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FLYING BLIND SWOOPS INTO CINEMAS THIS APRIL
Celebrated actress Helen McCrory stars in the sensational FLYING BLIND as Frankie, an aeronautical engineer whose profession and ambition is put at risk when she embarks on a passionate affair with a French-Algerian student.
Described by Total Film as an "an intriguing mix of sex and suspicion" and Variety as "a sleekly styled debut," FLYING BLIND tours NBCQ cinemas from April 11th.
Find out where FLYING BLIND will screen near you here.
MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM’S ‘EVERYDAY’ ON DVD NOW
Shot over a period of five years in rural Norfolk, this potent film from Michael Winterbottom (The Trip, 24 Hour Party People, A Cock and Bull Story) is a story of a family apart and the celebration of the small pleasures of everyday life. John Simm (Life On Mars, Doctor Who) plays father Ian who is serving time in prison, leaving Karen (Shirley Henderson - Harry Potter, Meek's Cutoff) to bring up their family of four children by herself.
Described by The Guardian as “Wonderful”, EVERYDAY is essential viewing for Winterbottom fans and another example of challenging and ambitious filmmaking.
Everyday is available to buy here.
“…FURTHER PROOF THAT GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES”…
...said The Daily Telegraph of British short film collection THE JOY OF SIX - to be released on DVD February 4th, online and in retail stores.
Hot off the heels of a tour of UK cinemas and BAFTA nomination of one of the film's stars, Dame Judi Dench; THE JOY OF SIX leads NBCQ 2013's DVD releases, giving you a chance to discover the next big thing in this showcase of the best of British screen and directing talent.
Featuring Sundance Film Festival selected LONG DISTANCE INFORMATION (starring Peter Mullan), Romola Garai's ('The Hour') directorial debut SCRUBBER and GUN FOR GEORGE, directed by 'Garth Merengai' creator Matthew Holness.
Click here to order it now
What I Know
Simon Kearney, Producer 1234
- Always plan ahead, even before you’ve finished the script or called cut on the last take, be planning the whole lifecycle of a film including your film deliverables and marketing strategy. The cliche is, ‘fail to prepare and prepare to fail’, but, you know what? They weren’t joking.
- A film is made 3 times, once when it’s scripted, again when it’s filmed and once more when it’s being edited. A film will develop and change across these stages, you’ll find out that things you scripted don’t work as well when they’re filmed, and scenes that are filmed don’t add to the narrative when they’re edited. So don’t be afraid of changing things. Do what’s best for the film and your audience.
- Wear a pair of comfortable shoes, I ended up walking everywhere during the shoot – to locations, between locations, to the production office, to the edit suite, to meetings. Comfortable shoes are important.
- Don’t be afraid to ask, when we were casting for 1234 we knew we wanted some top actors but thought they’d never do it. We decided to ask anyway and they all said, ‘Yes!’
- Anything is possible, even on the smallest of budgets. (Well, almost anything!)