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7 Reasons To Attend Raindance Film Festival

Independent film is exploding!  For 22 Years Raindance has been bringing the brightest and best independent film to the core of London’s West End. If you are serious about filmmaking or serious about independent film you won’t be missing this year’s festival celebrating the best in independent film from around the world. 7 Reasons To … Read More

How Film Festivals Struggle To Stay Relevant

Why is it that cinemas, theatres, art galleries, music venues and dance companies are closing in droves? Arts organisations face an uphill battle for economic survival. As our governments in Europe and America slash arts funding, ballet companies, theatres, art galleries, opera companies and film festivals need to think very differently about the economic realities … Read More

Why Every Film Maker Needs A Thelma

John Owen is the first British director to make a Bollywood movie and Elliot Grove had no hesitation in inviting him to screen The Goa Run (aka Peter Gaya Kaam Se) at Raindance 2014.  But that was only going to happen if John was to win a long running `David and Goliath’ battle with producers … Read More

Faking an Accent

  It’s an acting rite of passage. Some actors turn up to an audition having never tried the accent they are about to do. Sometimes it’s excruciating for them. Sometimes it’s excruciating for us. ‘Why did they hire (x) when they could have cast someone great with a natural local accent?’ Because it’s fun. The … Read More

16 short films that launched careers

28 Brilliant Films You Can Watch in the Time It Takes to Eat Lunch

Journalist and author Noah Gittell over at one of my favourite websites, mic.com wrote a very successful and amusing piece on the 14 Brilliant Films You can Watch In The Time It Takes To Eat Lunch. You should go over there and read Noah’s piece and watch the movies he recommends. It’s almost an entire … Read More

16 short films that launched careers

16 Short Films That Launched the Careers of Famous Directors

Mic.com is one of my favourite websites – I check it nearly every day for interesting thought pieces on the arts. They have posted and article: 16 Short Films That Launched the Careers of Famous Directors that really caught my eye. It’s almost a mini film school. Why? I really believe that short films are … Read More

5 Things we didnt know about Robin Williams

5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Robin Williams

Comedy über alles. It’s kind of ironic that the first and the only trending topic worldwide on Twitter related with Robin Williams is his death. Right now every possible newspaper or website is racing in with articles about Williams and his work in comedy or film. What I want to do, on the other hand, … Read More

Guest Post: 5 Tips For Crowdfunding Trailers That Work

Crowdfunding campaigns are becoming increasingly relevant in the current filmmaking market. Quite a few independent directors and producers that would have previously attempted to court production companies are now turning to their own potential audience to collect the money they need. Along with incentives such as gifts and the chance to visit the film set, … Read More

Darker and Edgier – A Token of our Times?

Demythologizing medieval. All stories about flawless princesses, mighty knights struggling with dragons and powerful sorcerers are foundations on traditional ways of thinking, tales we have been told as children. J.R.R. Tolkien’s modern fantasy epic Lord of the Rings is absolutely based on this scheme, and this is why the whole world at one time went … Read More

Top 3 Mistakes in Writing Virgin Stories

1. All protagonists need a clearly defined goal I’m going to tell you something that many in the story-writing world find shocking.  Only Hero stories need to begin with a clearly defined goal.  Big breath.  Virgin stories don’t know where the protagonist will land.  It’s about awakening to her inner voice and trusting it. She changes … Read More

Stabilise it!

Amazon.co.uk Widgets Now. Unless you’re watching Cloverfield, The Blair Witch Project, or any film that uses the “running with a video camera” gimmick, shakiness in films is something to be avoided. Unless you’re intending to make a film like those similar to the ones mentioned about, shaky shots and dizzying footage not only is an annoyance … Read More

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