Sharing The Creative Life - Raindance

How To Write A Press Release For FilmWith Raindance Film Festival in full swing it never fails to amaze me the amount of creative talent and innovation out there.

My life doesn’t revolve or evolve without creativity, but some people could mistake that it’s just because I work in the film industry. While it’s true that I work in an industry that doesn’t exist without creativity, this industry is also made up of the lives of everyday people, going about their everyday lives. And many of these people intuitively know that whether they are working on a film or not, their whole life needs creativity, not just one part of it.

Like every hero in every film receives their call to action, there is a unique voice inside all of us that is urging us to take action and create sharing acts with the world, which is essentially what creativity is. At Raindance I constantly implore people to go out and create something to let their voice be heard.

And being so passionate about this subject is why I shared my voice in a collaborative book called “A Life Creative: define your world” by artist/writer Danielle Oke.

In this book she talks about how important creativity is in everyday life, and that it doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself an artist or not. What she champions is the need for everyone to explore their inner territory, find out their beliefs and their dreams, and to find that unique voice and express it via whatever form it wishes to take. She has included various exercises and tune-ups that everyone can use for personal experience. And the section that I feature in is dedicated to a group of 30 international creatives working in diverse disciplines, each of us sharing our own insights into creativity.

I truly believe in this topic, and in this project. She is currently running a campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds to start her art production company and produce its first production, which is this book. So if you love creativity, want to be more creative, or simply want to be all you can be, check out the DMoArtWorlds campaign, and pick yourself up a limited edition, pre-release copy of the book while you’re at it!



Photo Credit David Martinez / BIFA 2018

Few people know more filmmakers and screenwriters than Elliot Grove. Elliot is the founder of Raindance Film Festival (1993) and the British Independent Film Awards (1998). He has produced over 700 hundred short films and five feature films: the multi-award-winning The Living and the Dead (2006), Deadly Virtues (2013), AMBER (2017), Love is Thicker Than Water (2018) and the SWSX Grand Jury Prize winner Alice (2019). He teaches screenwriting and producing in the UK, Europe, Asia and America.

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Elliot has written three books which have become industry standards: Raindance Writers’ Lab: Write + Sell the Hot Screenplay, now in its second edition, Raindance Producers’ Lab: Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking and Beginning Filmmaking: 100 Easy Steps from Script to Screen (Professional Media Practice).

In 2009 he was awarded a PhD for services to film education.

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