What Olympians Can Teach Filmmakers

Like an athlete starting their career from nothing, so I started Raindance in 1992 from ground zero. The Olympics has amazed me with the success of the British Olympics team. Like their medal haul and success so too British film talent is hotter than hot, and unlike athletics there is too much talent for this […]

5 Key Ways Writers Become Writer-Directors

A few months ago I made the transition from writer to writer-director, directing my very first short film. As the UK winner of the Jameson First Shot Competition, my film HOME stars Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal and is produced by Kevin Spacey. Faced with this learning curve, here’s the top five things I learned […]

20 Films That Revolutionised Cinematography

Hi Baptiste, I truly enjoyed your Newsletter Article: 10 Films That Re-Wrote The Rules Of Cinematography… However, since I have been a Cinematographer for many decades, as well as an Author and Film Professor regarding this subject, I felt that I needed to expand on your original selection… 1. 1916 DW Griffith: INTOLERANCE (C: Billy […]

10 Films That Re-Wrote The Rules of Cinematography

How do you tell a story through film? Cinema is arguably one of the most complex art forms when it comes to narrative storytelling because it blends so many elements. The filmmaking process is extremely arduous, from its birth in writing all the way to colour-correcting and fine-tuning every frame in post-production. A great film […]

How To Attend Raindance Film Festival

Register Today for an Early-Bird Pass and save 20% 24th Raindance Film Festival – 21 September to 2 October 2016, central London Experience the entire Raindance Film Festival at a reduced rate. For twelve days truly immerse yourself in the world of independent film and discover new talents from the UK and from world cinema. […]

Hot Models Wanted: One Actor’s Point Of View On Casting Your Indie Film (Part 2)

Six dos and don’ts every actor wishes you knew from breakdown to booking.  If you are an indie filmmaker then you know that casting is that wildcard that can make or break your chances at festivals, awards, and making all of your hard work worth it, and that mis-casting can make your shoot a living […]

NOLLYWOOD: Some Patterns Of Our Now

Over the last eight years, Nollywood filmmaking has progressed from the curio domiciled in the heart of Surulere Lagos, Nigeria, to a widely successful industry whose films gradually inch into the West of the world. Instances abound: Mirror Boy (2010) premiered at the Leicester Square, London; Half of a Yellow Sun also first screened at […]