‘XV Beyond the Tryline’ on DVD and iTunes

XV BEYOND THE TRYLINE is now available on DVD and download in the UK.

The Rugby World Cup is one of the great sporting events and the eighth staging of the competition was hosted in England. ‘XV Beyond the Tryline‘ provides a unique take on the tournament. We see the World Cup through the eyes of a number of different characters all with key roles at RWC2015.

These characters include the Twickenham head groundsman, a kit man, a coach driver, a physio, a Welsh choir, a pair of Argentinian Tango dancers, referee Nigel Owens and tournament volunteers. We turned our cameras on the media too as well as some of the key players and coaches from the tournament. And for the first time in RWC history we had dressing room access. In addition we feature insight from some legends of the game – World Cup winners, Wilkinson, Fitzpatrick, Stransky, and Lynagh as well as the great Argentine star, Agustin Pichot.

DIRECTOR: Pierre Deschamps

Buy on Amazon | Watch on iTunes

 



‘The Time of Their Lives’ on DVD and iTunes

time-of-their-lives-dvdTHE TIME OF THEIR LIVES is now available on DVD and download in the UK.

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES is a feel-good character-driven comedy starring Golden Globe-winner Dame Joan Collins, BAFTA-winner Pauline Collins, and Italian heartthrob Franco Nero.

Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral on the glamorous French hideaway of Îe-de-Ré, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a dwindling marriage.

Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road in a race to get to Île-de-Ré, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire (Franco Nero) along the way. On this unforgettable journey, they find true friendship in one another – and have the time of their lives.

CAST: Joan Collins, Pauline Collins, Franco Nero

Written and Directed by Roger Goldby

Buy on Amazon | Watch on iTunes

 



IDENTICALS Released on DVD (UK)

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IDENTICALS now available on DVD in the UK

 
IDENTICALS has been released on DVD in the UK, available from all major stockists including Sainsbury’s and Tesco. IDENTICALS is also available on iTunes! Click here to watch.

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The organisation BRAND NEW-U identifies networks of IDENTICALS – “people who walk like you, talk like you, but are walking through different, better lives” – and helps their customers make a life upgrade. But errors can occur, and a Brand New life can cost more than expected.

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The BFI, Irish Film Board, Netherlands Film Fund and Finite funded IDENTICALS premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where it was nominated for the prestigious Michael Powell Award.

CAST: Lachlan Nieboer, Nora-Jane Noone, Nick Blood, Michelle Asante, Tony Way

WRITER/DIRECTOR – SIMON PUMMELL

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IDENTICALS is Simon Pummell’s first narrative feature film. He is best known for directing the BAFTA-winning documentary feature film Bodysong (2003) that Time magazine described as “an utterly mesmerizing and humbling portrait of humanity.” It was the first film to be scored by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and in 2010 was re-released as a British Film Institute Collectors Edition DVD & book. Simon’s recent feature documentary Shock Head Soul premiered in the Orizzonti Competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2011.

Earlier in his career he made numerous award-winning animated films for UK television exploring various interpenetrations of technology and bodies. More recently an ongoing series of animation films Atlas For Animate Bodies showed as an installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum in Sept 2013.

PRODUCER – JANINE MARMOT

janine-marmot-bioHot Property was set up in 1995 by the critically acclaimed award-winning producer Janine Marmot. Two films produced by Janine have won a BAFTA, Bodysong, (Simon Pummell), and most recently Kelly + Victor, (Kieran Evans).



‘Identicals’ Available on iTunes

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IDENTICALS is now on iTunes! Click here to watch.

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The organisation BRAND NEW-U identifies networks of IDENTICALS – “people who walk like you, talk like you, but are walking through different, better lives” – and helps their customers make a life upgrade. But errors can occur, and a Brand New life can cost more than expected.

The BFI, Irish Film Board, Netherlands Film Fund and Finite funded IDENTICALS premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where it was nominated for the prestigious Michael Powell Award.

CAST: Lachlan Nieboer, Nora-Jane Noone, Nick Blood, Michelle Asante, Tony Way

WRITER/DIRECTOR – SIMON PUMMELL

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IDENTICALS is Simon Pummell’s first narrative feature film. He is best known for directing the BAFTA-winning documentary feature film Bodysong (2003) that Time magazine described as “an utterly mesmerizing and humbling portrait of humanity.” It was the first film to be scored by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and in 2010 was re-released as a British Film Institute Collectors Edition DVD & book. Simon’s recent feature documentary Shock Head Soul premiered in the Orizzonti Competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2011.

Earlier in his career he made numerous award-winning animated films for UK television exploring various interpenetrations of technology and bodies. More recently an ongoing series of animation films Atlas For Animate Bodies showed as an installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum in Sept 2013.

PRODUCER – JANINE MARMOT

janine-marmot-bioHot Property was set up in 1995 by the critically acclaimed award-winning producer Janine Marmot. Two films produced by Janine have won a BAFTA, Bodysong, (Simon Pummell), and most recently Kelly + Victor, (Kieran Evans).



Watch ‘Tomoko’ on Nowness.com

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Nick Norman-Butler’s short film TOMOKO is being screened online for the first time exclusively by Nowness.com as part of ‘Nowness Shorts’.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

Synopsis

Inspired by true events in Japan, TOMOKO tells the story of a middle-aged homeless woman who shared an apartment with a wealthy businessman for over a year without his knowledge.

WRITER/DIRECTOR: Nick Norman-Butler

CAST
Tomoko – Masayo Aizawa
Ren – Dai Tabuchi
News Reporter – Meg Kubota



Brand New-U Review (Cineuropa)

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“Brand New-U: Intricate and mind-blowing – Jonathan Glazer lit a beacon for European sci-fi with Under the Skin; now Simon Pummell’s here to keep that flame alive. The production design and locations in this film are excellent, clashing almost gothic Georgian settings with maddeningly modern, swooping architecture and a few almost Sirk-esque red rooms too. And on top of the exceptional haute-couture décor in these scenes, the lighting is extraordinary.”

 

Above video made by Joost Broeren for IFFR 2016.

Read Thomas Humphrey’s full review here.

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SYNOPSIS

A BRAND NEW LIFE COSTS MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED

The organisation BRAND NEW-U identifies networks of Identicals – “people who walk like you, talk like you, but are walking through different, better lives” – and helps their customers make a life upgrade. But errors can occur, and a Brand New life can cost more than expected.

Indie Sci-Fi

The BFI, Irish Film Board, Netherlands Film Fund and Finite funded Brand New-U premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where it was nominated for the prestigious Michael Powell Award.

CAST: Lachlan Nieboer, Nora-Jane Noone, Nick Blood, Michelle Asante, Tony Way

WRITER/DIRECTOR – SIMON PUMMELL

simon-pummell-bio

Brand New-U is Simon Pummell’s first narrative feature film. He is best known for directing the BAFTA-winning documentary feature film Bodysong (2003) that Time magazine described as “an utterly mesmerizing and humbling portrait of humanity.” It was the first film to be scored by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and in 2010 was re-released as a British Film Institute Collectors Edition DVD & book. Simon’s recent feature documentary Shock Head Soul premiered in the Orizzonti Competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2011.

Earlier in his career he made numerous award-winning animated films for UK television exploring various interpenetrations of technology and bodies. More recently an ongoing series of animation films Atlas For Animate Bodies showed as an installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum in Sept 2013.

PRODUCER – JANINE MARMOT

janine-marmot-bioHot Property was set up in 1995 by the critically acclaimed award-winning producer Janine Marmot. Two films produced by Janine have won a BAFTA, Bodysong, (Simon Pummell), and most recently Kelly + Victor, (Kieran Evans).

Brand New-U Links

Website: www.brandnew-u.com
Twitter: twitter.com/BrandNewUMovie
Instagram: instagram.com/BrandNewUMovie
Facebook: facebook.com/BrandNewUMovie



‘Winter’ at Glasgow Film Festival 2016

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Winter has been nominated for the prestigious Audience Award at the 2016 Glasgow Film Festival, taking place between February 17 – 28, 2016. The film will have its Scottish premiere in the city on Monday, February 22nd.

Screening information:

22/02/2016 20:45 – GFT 2
23/02/2016 20:30 – GFT 3

Tickets are now available at the festival’s website:
www.tickets.glasgowfilm.org

Glasgow Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Scottish cinema to film lovers and offers screenings, discussions, festivals within the festival, workshops and the chance to meet filmmakers from around the world.

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Synopsis

WOODS (Tommy Flanagan) is a father consumed by grief who must come to terms with an emotional breakdown in order to save his relationship with his two young sons, 19 year-old TOM (Tom Payne) and 14 year-old MAX (Bill Milner) deeply moving and visually arresting, WINTER is a poignant exploration of love, loss and family bonds. 19 year old Tom and his younger brother Max were happy, had everything going for them. A wonderful art gallery mother and a successful, artist father WOODS.

This happy family is turned upside down when MARIE is killed in a random act of violence. Woods beloved wife has been suddenly taken away and his heart has broken. He spirals into a mental and emotional break down. His daily life becomes a series of drinking binges and psychotic episodes in a bid to forget. He now frequents only the darkest of places. His bright and popular son TOM who, has gained a place at Columbia University due to his exceptional grades and hard work, is now his sole carer.

Writer/Director: Heidi Greensmith

British writer/director Heidi Greensmith was born in the South East of England. One of seven children she made her own entertainment obsessively watching films and memorising the dialogue word for word. After graduating from The London Film School Greensmith worked briefly as an undercover reporter for a documentary production company until she realized that the dialogue of non-fiction was too restrictive. She then signed to a London production company to direct music promos and commercials. Greensmith has just completed her debut feature WINTER and is in development with her second feature, a comedy noir BLOODY MARY. She is married to musician and composer Dominic Greensmith and they have four children together.

Cast

This debut feature stars Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy, Braveheart), Tom Payne (Wuthering Heights, The Physician), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac, The Tale of Tales), Bill Milner (X-Men, Broken) and Judith Godrèche (Stoker, Paris s’éveille).

www.winterthefilm.com
IMDB



‘Innocence of Memories’ – Orhan Pamuk in The Guardian

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His story of unrequited love in 1970s Istanbul was conceived as both a novel and a collection of related objects. Now, Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence has inspired a film that explores his memories of the city.

Read Orhan Pamuk’s full article here.



‘Innocence of Memories’ UK Premiere at BFI Southbank

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Innocence of Memories will have its UK premiere at BFI Southbank on January 26th 2016, featuring a special Q&A with director Grant Gee and Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk.

The film will have daily screenings during its extended run which ends on February 11th:

Friday 29 January 2016 18:10 NFT3
Friday 29 January 2016 20:30 NFT3

Saturday 30 January 2016 15:40 Studio
Saturday 30 January 2016 18:20 NFT3
Saturday 30 January 2016 20:35 Studio

Sunday 31 January 2016 15:50 NFT2
Sunday 31 January 2016 18:10 NFT3
Sunday 31 January 2016 20:25 Studio

Monday 01 February 2016 18:20 NFT2

Tuesday 02 February 2016 18:00 Studio
Tuesday 02 February 2016 20:40 NFT2

Wednesday 03 February 2016 20:50 Studio

Thursday 04 February 2016 20:50 Studio

Friday 05 February 2016 18:40 Studio
Friday 05 February 2016 20:30 NFT3

Saturday 06 February 2016 16:20 Studio
Saturday 06 February 2016 18:40 Studio
Saturday 06 February 2016 20:50 Studio

Sunday 07 February 2016 18:10 Studio
Sunday 07 February 2016 20:35 NFT3

Monday 08 February 2016 20:50 NFT2

Tuesday 09 February 2016 18:40 Studio
Tuesday 09 February 2016 20:50 Studio

Wednesday 10 February 2016 20:50 Studio

Thursday 11 February 2016 20:55 Studio

Tickets are on sale at the BFI Southbank website:
www.whatson.bfi.org.uk

BFI Southbank is a four-screen cinema venue showing over 2,000 classic and contemporary films each year, with film seasons, director and actor retrospectives, and extended runs of cinema classics. View over 1000 hours of free film and TV in the Mediatheque, visit the library and film shop, and enjoy two of the South Bank’s best restaurant bars.

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SYNOPSIS

In 1999, Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel Prize winning author, bought a run-down house in a run-down neighbourhood of Istanbul and began work on parallel projects – the writing of a novel and the building of a museum, both called The Museum of Innocence. The novel was published in 2008 and the museum opened in 2012, which houses real objects tracing a fictional affair with 83 exhibits corresponding to the 83 chapters of the book.

Feature Documentary
International Sales – The Match Factory
PDF download – Press Book

Writer/Director: Grant Gee

Twice Grammy-nominated for music documentaries Meeting People Is Easy – about Radiohead – in 2000 and Demon Days – about Gorillaz. His film Joy Division premiered at TIFF 2007 and won multiple awards including the prestigious Grierson Award 2008 for Best Cinema Documentary. His 2011 feature Patience (After Sebald) received theatrical distribution both in the UK and US.

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk is the author of eight novels, the memoir Istanbul, and three works of nonfiction, and is the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in literature.

Producer: Janine Marmot

Films produced by Janine Marmot have won awards at festivals around the world, including a BAFTA and BIFA for Bodysong. She has produced documentaries and drama for television; working with directors including the Brothers Quay, Michael Whyte, Nichola Bruce, Tom Shankland and Christopher Petit, as well as producing the films of Simon Pummell.



‘Winter’ at Palm Springs International Film Festival 2016

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Winter has been selected for the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, taking place from January 1 – 11, 2016.

The film will screen in Palm Springs on:

Sun, 3rd Jan 7:30 pm – Palm Springs Regal 9
Mon, 4th Jan 11:30 am – Palm Springs Regal 9

Tickets are now available at the festival’s website:
www.psfilmfest.org

Now entering its 27th year, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has a well-established reputation as one of the most prestigious and well-attended film festivals in the US. The Festival has long secured its place on the world stage as the portal for the very best in world cinema, welcoming more than 136,000 enthusiastic filmgoers to Palm Springs every January.

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Synopsis

WOODS (Tommy Flanagan) is a father consumed by grief who must come to terms with an emotional breakdown in order to save his relationship with his two young sons, 19 year-old TOM (Tom Payne) and 14 year-old MAX (Bill Milner) deeply moving and visually arresting, WINTER is a poignant exploration of love, loss and family bonds. 19 year old Tom and his younger brother Max were happy, had everything going for them. A wonderful art gallery mother and a successful, artist father WOODS.

This happy family is turned upside down when MARIE is killed in a random act of violence. Woods beloved wife has been suddenly taken away and his heart has broken. He spirals into a mental and emotional break down. His daily life becomes a series of drinking binges and psychotic episodes in a bid to forget. He now frequents only the darkest of places. His bright and popular son TOM who, has gained a place at Columbia University due to his exceptional grades and hard work, is now his sole carer.

Writer/Director: Heidi Greensmith

British writer/director Heidi Greensmith was born in the South East of England. One of seven children she made her own entertainment obsessively watching films and memorising the dialogue word for word. After graduating from The London Film School Greensmith worked briefly as an undercover reporter for a documentary production company until she realized that the dialogue of non-fiction was too restrictive. She then signed to a London production company to direct music promos and commercials. Greensmith has just completed her debut feature WINTER and is in development with her second feature, a comedy noir BLOODY MARY. She is married to musician and composer Dominic Greensmith and they have four children together.

Cast

This debut feature stars Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy, Braveheart), Tom Payne (Wuthering Heights, The Physician), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac, The Tale of Tales), Bill Milner (X-Men, Broken) and Judith Godrèche (Stoker, Paris s’éveille).

www.winterthefilm.com
IMDB



‘Winter’ Nominated for BIFA Discovery Award

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Winter has been nominated for the Raindance-sponsored ‘Discovery Award’ at the 2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards taking place on Sunday 6th December at Old Billingsgate, London.

The ‘Discovery Award’ recognises innovation and vision in lower-budget films; more information on Winter, and all the nominated films, is available at www.bifa.film.

The Moët British Independent Film Awards highlight and reward the best, most innovative and creative independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the UK. They identify and encourage emerging talent, support and celebrate the independent film community and promote British film and talent to the public. Now in its 18th year, BIFA was founded by Elliot Grove and Suzanne Ballantyne in 1998, who also founded the Raindance Film Festival in 1993.

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Synopsis

WOODS (Tommy Flanagan) is a father consumed by grief who must come to terms with an emotional breakdown in order to save his relationship with his two young sons, 19 year-old TOM (Tom Payne) and 14 year-old MAX (Bill Milner) deeply moving and visually arresting, WINTER is a poignant exploration of love, loss and family bonds. 19 year old Tom and his younger brother Max were happy, had everything going for them. A wonderful art gallery mother and a successful, artist father WOODS.

This happy family is turned upside down when MARIE is killed in a random act of violence. Woods beloved wife has been suddenly taken away and his heart has broken. He spirals into a mental and emotional break down. His daily life becomes a series of drinking binges and psychotic episodes in a bid to forget. He now frequents only the darkest of places. His bright and popular son TOM who, has gained a place at Columbia University due to his exceptional grades and hard work, is now his sole carer.

Writer/Director: Heidi Greensmith

British writer/director Heidi Greensmith was born in the South East of England. One of seven children she made her own entertainment obsessively watching films and memorising the dialogue word for word. After graduating from The London Film School Greensmith worked briefly as an undercover reporter for a documentary production company until she realized that the dialogue of non-fiction was too restrictive. She then signed to a London production company to direct music promos and commercials. Greensmith has just completed her debut feature WINTER and is in development with her second feature, a comedy noir BLOODY MARY. She is married to musician and composer Dominic Greensmith and they have four children together.

Cast

This debut feature stars Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy, Braveheart), Tom Payne (Wuthering Heights, The Physician), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac, The Tale of Tales), Bill Milner (X-Men, Broken) and Judith Godrèche (Stoker, Paris s’éveille).

www.winterthefilm.com
IMDB



‘Innocence of Memories’ Review (The Guardian)

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“British film-maker Grant Gee has got together with Turkey’s Nobel prize-winning novelist, and the result is a mesmerising, original meditation on love and the city… This a mesmerising film, richly textured and beautifully nuanced. With it, Gee has some claim to have joined British film-making’s premier league.”

 

Read Andrew Pulver’s full review here.



‘Light Years’ in Competition at Venice Critics’ Week

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LIGHT YEARS has been selected for competition at Venice International Film Critics’ Week an independent section of the Venice Film Festival taking place between 2nd – 12th September 2015.

Screening details are as follows:

Tues 8th Sept – 8.00pm – Perla 2 (Press/Industry)
Wed 9th Sept – 2.00pm – Perla (Public / All Accreditations)
Thurs 10th Sept – 9.00am – Perla (Public / All Accreditations)

Further information is available at the Venice International Film Critics website:
www.sicvenezia.it

The independent section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival will take place from 2 to 12th September. The 2015 line-up includes a selection of seven first time director’s full-length films from all over the world plus three special events.

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Synopsis

Rose reckons a family is like a constellation – all connected, hanging up there, in the infinite. Stars can feel each other, even if some died millions of years ago. Even if they’re light years apart. Over the course of one long day, as mum wills her children closer, Rose’s fractured family pulls back into its constellation. Aching to reconnect they find themselves facing the true implications of their own devastating, inherited legacy.

Drama

Writer/Director: Esther May Campbell

sic30-esther-may-campbellSelf-taught photographer and filmmaker, Esther has directed low fi music videos, sex education films, corporates videos for and about randy sailors as well as Channel 4 dramas and the BBC’s Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Her captivating cinema stories tell of lost souls, tragic lovers, limbo lives and daydreamers, all found in her self-penned short, the multi awarded and BAFTA winning September. Working with the Cube Cinema collective, Esther mobilises a community cinema for children affected by the aftermath of the Haiti and Nepal earthquakes.

Producer: Samm Haillay

Samm Haillay has produced Duane Hopkins’ multi-award winning short films and his feature debut, Better Things, which premiered to critical acclaim at Cannes Semaine de la Critique in 2008. Their short film, Cigarette At Night, was selected for the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011.

Cast

Beth Orton (Moira), Muhammet Uzuner (Dee), Zamira Fuller (Rose), Sophie Burton (Ramona), James Stuckey (Ewan).



‘Innocence of Memories’ World Premiere in Venice

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Innocence of Memories will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival’s independently run Venice Days section.

Turkish Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk is expected on the Lido for Grant Gee’s feature documentary.

This film is screening as a special event:

OFFICIAL Sept 7th – 10pm – Sala Perla 2
2nd SCREENING Sept 9th – 11.30am – Sala Perla

Further information is available at the Venice Days website:
www.venice-days.com

PDF download – Press Book

Venice Days, curated by Giorgio Gosetti, crosses the full spectrum of world cinema, while playing host to a number of Italian films.

The 20-movie lineup includes 18 world premieres, projects from eight female filmmakers, eight debut films and movies from 15 countries. Promoted by the Italian filmmakers’ associations ANAC and 100autori, in association with the Venice Biennale, the program aims to highlight the best in contemporary filmmaking.

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SYNOPSIS

In 1999, Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel Prize winning author, bought a run-down house in a run-down neighbourhood of Istanbul and began work on parallel projects – the writing of a novel and the building of a museum, both called The Museum of Innocence. The novel was published in 2008 and the museum opened in 2012, which houses real objects tracing a fictional affair with 83 exhibits corresponding to the 83 chapters of the book.

Feature Documentary
International Sales – The Match Factory

Writer/Director: Grant Gee

Twice Grammy-nominated for music documentaries Meeting People Is Easy – about Radiohead – in 2000 and Demon Days – about Gorillaz. His film Joy Division premiered at TIFF 2007 and won multiple awards including the prestigious Grierson Award 2008 for Best Cinema Documentary. His 2011 feature Patience (After Sebald) received theatrical distribution both in the UK and US.

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk is the author of eight novels, the memoir Istanbul, and three works of nonfiction, and is the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in literature.

Producer: Janine Marmot

Films produced by Janine Marmot have won awards at festivals around the world, including a BAFTA and BIFA for Bodysong. She has produced documentaries and drama for television; working with directors including the Brothers Quay, Michael Whyte, Nichola Bruce, Tom Shankland and Christopher Petit, as well as producing the films of Simon Pummell.



Brand New-U Selected for 69th Edinburgh Film Festival

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Brand New-U has been selected for the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival where it will have its world premiere. Simon Pummell’s film will play in competition for the Michael Powell award (for Best British Feature Film and Best Performance in a British Feature).

The film will screen in Edinburgh on:

Sat, 20th June 20:55 – Odeon 2
Sat, 27th June 15:50 – Odeon 4

Tickets are now available at the festival’s website:
www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/2015/brand-new-u

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SYNOPSIS

A BRAND NEW LIFE COSTS MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED

The organisation BRAND NEW-U identifies networks of Identicals – “people who walk like you, talk like you, but are walking through different, better lives” – and helps their customers make a life upgrade. But errors can occur, and a Brand New life can cost more than expected.

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The BFI, Irish Film Board, Netherlands Film Fund and Finite funded Brand New-U will premier at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and is nominated for the prestigious Michael Powell Award.

CAST: Lachlan Nieboer, Nora-Jane Noone, Nick Blood, Michelle Asante, Tony Way

WRITER/DIRECTOR – SIMON PUMMELL

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Brand New-U is Simon Pummell’s first narrative feature film. He is best known for directing the BAFTA-winning documentary feature film Bodysong (2003) that Time magazine described as “an utterly mesmerizing and humbling portrait of humanity.” It was the first film to be scored by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and in 2010 was re-released as a British Film Institute Collectors Edition DVD & book. Simon’s recent feature documentary Shock Head Soul premiered in the Orizzonti Competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2011.

Earlier in his career he made numerous award-winning animated films for UK television exploring various interpenetrations of technology and bodies. More recently an ongoing series of animation films Atlas For Animate Bodies showed as an installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum in Sept 2013.

PRODUCER – JANINE MARMOT

janine-marmot-bioHot Property was set up in 1995 by the critically acclaimed award-winning producer Janine Marmot. Two films produced by Janine have won a BAFTA, Bodysong, (Simon Pummell), and most recently Kelly + Victor, (Kieran Evans).

Brand New-U Links

Website: www.brandnew-u.com
Twitter: twitter.com/BrandNewUMovie
Instagram: instagram.com/BrandNewUMovie
Facebook: facebook.com/BrandNewUMovie



‘Winter’ UK Festival Premiere at Raindance

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Winter will have its UK festival premiere at the 23rd Raindance Film Festival taking place from the 23rd September – 4th October 2015 in Central London (Piccadilly Circus).

Screening dates:

Mon 28th Sept 18:30 – VUE Piccadilly (Tickets)
Thurs 1st Oct 16:20 – VUE Piccadilly (Tickets)

Further information is available at the official Raindance website.

Raindance presents films and web series from around the world, celebrating and supporting independent, new and alternative filmmakers not just during our 10 day festival but throughout the year.

Now in its 23rd year, the festival has a strong legacy of showing alternative films and uncovering the hottest new filmmakers to hit the cinematic scene. Raindance-premiered hits include Memento, Old Boy, the Blair Witch Project, Pusher, Ghost World and Love Exposure. Listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’, Raindance aims to nurture, support and promote independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world.

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Synopsis

WOODS (Tommy Flanagan) is a father consumed by grief who must come to terms with an emotional breakdown in order to save his relationship with his two young sons, 19 year-old TOM (Tom Payne) and 14 year-old MAX (Bill Milner) deeply moving and visually arresting, WINTER is a poignant exploration of love, loss and family bonds. 19 year old Tom and his younger brother Max were happy, had everything going for them. A wonderful art gallery mother and a successful, artist father WOODS.

This happy family is turned upside down when MARIE is killed in a random act of violence. Woods beloved wife has been suddenly taken away and his heart has broken. He spirals into a mental and emotional break down. His daily life becomes a series of drinking binges and psychotic episodes in a bid to forget. He now frequents only the darkest of places. His bright and popular son TOM who, has gained a place at Columbia University due to his exceptional grades and hard work, is now his sole carer.

Writer/Director: Heidi Greensmith

British writer/director Heidi Greensmith was born in the South East of England. One of seven children she made her own entertainment obsessively watching films and memorising the dialogue word for word. After graduating from The London Film School Greensmith worked briefly as an undercover reporter for a documentary production company until she realized that the dialogue of non-fiction was too restrictive. She then signed to a London production company to direct music promos and commercials. Greensmith has just completed her debut feature WINTER and is in development with her second feature, a comedy noir BLOODY MARY. She is married to musician and composer Dominic Greensmith and they have four children together.

Cast

This debut feature stars Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy, Braveheart), Tom Payne (Wuthering Heights, The Physician), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac, The Tale of Tales), Bill Milner (X-Men, Broken) and Judith Godrèche (Stoker, Paris s’éveille).

www.winterthefilm.com
IMDB