Film Makers

International Moving Image Society changes for a new age and industry.

I have been honoured by being invited to join the board of this great film institution. The invitation comes at a time when our industry from top to bottom and end to end is facing its greatest challenges. But with these challenges go significant opportunities to develop, diversify, encourage and grow. No more so than …

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Delighted to confirm that this year’s Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ film Festival is going ahead. Now in its second year, Deborah Espect, herself of Moggy Film Productions, says the following: “Like many festivals in 2020, due to the Covid-19 crisis, we’ve had to cancel our live events and switch to delivering our programme online. We’re …

Mitesh Take on Domestic Violence during Lockdown

  The initiative from Moving Pictures Theatre and Marc Green and Lucy Nordberg continues apace. Mitesh Take has sent, to the From Home initiative, this thought-provoking and original video focussing on domestic violence during lockdown. Mitesh says: “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a married middle class Indian couple is in a lockdown situation. The wife …

Untimed by Fabio Reitano part of the From Home series

A further contribution to the From Home project for the Lockdown, part of a series organised by Lucy Nordberg and Marc Green of Moving Pictures Theatre, comes from Italian Director Fabio Reitano. The short film explores the director’s new discovery of his own home. He says “In April 2020, Italy faced one of the most …

The Last Lighthouse Keeper from Moving Pictures Theatre

  We have met independent film company Moving Pictures Theatre (MPT) before with their frontier work on 360 filming. This initiative provides for an immersive film experience via a VR headset. While VR headset work has been used most obviously for gaming and education, its role in art, poetry and plays has been underestimated. With …

Isabella and Coral McCarthy Sommervile and Deborah Espect “From Home”.

So, this is continuing the “From Home ” project, initiated by Brighton-based Moving Pictures Theatre and Language Umbrella Media. Two more beautiful contributions from Brighton filmmaker Deborah Espect (This Blog, July 16th, 2019. Moggy Productions, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts-7lmrM93o&t=44s) on her own experience of life under, what has become known as, “Lockdown” and where her current situation relates …

A New Story From Moving Pictures Theatre

We have met Moving Pictures Theatre before on this Blog and here we have a new initiative from this inventive multi-media company that is suitable for the age. Previously the company have produced short films like “The Mirror”   “The Last Lighthouse Keeper” as well as dramatic plays such as “King Arthur”.  The Brighton, U.K., …

Elliott Hasler to feature at 2020 Berlin Film Festival

Quick update on one of this Blog’s favourite Sons. Elliott Hasler (Charlie’s Letter, To Hunt a Tiger, Vindication Swim) has landed a plumb placement at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Brilliant news and further encouragement for all Independent Filmmakers.  The Festival runs, this year, from Thursday 20th February until 1st March. More news on this …

Wired Sussex Festival: “Three Sixty Degrees: New Ways of Experiencing Creative Performances”. Update: Saturday 12th October: This event sold out in 48 hours.

Date and Time” Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 1800-2100, Location, 3 Hanningtons Lane, Hanningtons Estate Brighton, BN1 1GS. Saturday 12th October: Following the news that this event sold out in 48 hours we will report back on how it was received. “As part of Brighton Digital Festival, the city’s hub for emerging technologies, The FuseBox, is …

Pleased to announce new initiative for all independent film makers.

Greetings, after a Summer break we are back with new promotions, announcements on independent filming productions and promotions and, immediately, a new national and international initiative to promote and support the work of independent filmmakers around the World. If you are an independent filmmaker, no matter how small, this can include you. It is what …