Events: Shooting People Christmas Party sponsored by Jameson

Posted Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Please JOIN US, for the last Shooters in the Pub of 2015! If you’ve yet to swing by our lively London meetup, our Christmas Party will be the biggest one yet. We’re partnering with Jameson First Shot to finish off the year in style. We’re offering free drinks. We’re screening some blistering short films (including previous Jameson First Shot winners and award-winning shorts by SP members). We’ve found yellow balloons. We’re going to introduce you to the brilliant activism of

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Jameson First Shot: The one film competition you must enter this year

Posted Friday, October 16th, 2015

Dear Shooters and ALL writer/directors in the UK, Jameson First Shot film competition for 2016 is now officially OPEN. We’ve been saying it for years and years… this is by far the best film competition out there and we’re determined to see UK­-based filmmakers triumph. What to do?! Send in a stonking short script. Make it the very best you can. Get selected as one of three winners. Receive a phone call from Kevin Spacey! Answer that phone call, ok?

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Yes, That Kevin Smith: Film of the Month

Posted Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Iconic writer, director, producer and podcaster Kevin Smith is gracing us with his presence and acerbic feedback this month as Film of the Month patron. Kevin made his iconic film debut at Sundance with ‘Clerks‘ (1994), filmed at the convenience store where he worked outside of working hours. Other films in the shared canon of the View Askewniverse include ‘Chasing Amy’, ‘Dogma’, ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’ and most recently he has released the horror flicks ‘Red State’ and

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Film of the Month December Shortlist

Posted Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

A variety of films made the leader board this month, all racing for the opportunity to be seen by the UK’s leading documentary distributor Dogwoof. The Act of Killing and Blackfish are only two of the sensational features Dogwoof have on their resume. We caught up with the lucky ten on the shortlist for a little bit about themselves and their films. Round 2 voting is now well underway. SP, take a vote and decide who deserves to win. A Tragedy

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Just another Saturday night…

Posted Thursday, December 11th, 2014

A Dark and stormy chain of events from the minds of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez are back for DVD, Blu-Ray and On Demand release in Sin City 2 : A Dame To Kill For (starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba, Eva Green and Lady Gaga) on Monday the 15th December. Shooting People and Lionsgate are giving you the chance to win a framed Frank Miller print and a Sin City deluxe box set for the best 1 minute short themed around

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The Pitch Competition Winners

Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Aurora Fearnley and Nic Crum both picked up prizes at this years ‘The Pitch’ competition. Aurora became the competition’s first ever female winner with her sci-fi short film, Pulsar. Aurora won production support from ‘The Pitch’ who will continue to help develop her idea with a budget of £25,000. Actor David Gyasi, one of ‘The Pitch’ judges, rated her idea by saying: “For me it was the story and the character that grabbed me. I could really envisage the film

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Interview with MOFILM Tribeca winner James Hillier.

Posted Monday, September 13th, 2010

With MOFILM’s competition at the Rome Film Festival just around the corner we recently caught up with Shooting People member James Hillier who won first place for his Nokia advert at MOFILM’s 2010 Tribeca Film Competition. Here’s what he had to say about the experience. What was it like working within the confines of a design brief? Dave Hewitt (my working partner) and myself have been involved with and made a number of films in the past but this was

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A Town Called Panic: stop-motion competition for Shooters

Posted Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

To celebrate the forthcoming release of the critically acclaimed, stop-motion feature A TOWN CALLED PANIC (described by EMPIRE as “Toy Story on absinthe”), we are offering you the chance to have your own stop-motion comedy short screened prior to the feature at the Curzon Soho in London. The winner and 3 runners-up will also receive a heap of PANIC goodies and Optimum Releasing DVDs. Your stop-motion comedy can be a self-contained short or an extract from a longer film, no

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Unique filming opportunity for Shooters

Posted Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

We know it can be tough sometimes to secure the locations you’re after when shooting your film. If you’re making a short with a small (if existent) budget, it’s even harder. At Shooting People HQ we were thinking about this. We thought it was a shame that some of the UK’s most beautiful and unique locations were reserved only for those with bigger budgets or pushy producers. Twiddling our thumbs, we drew up a list of filming locations we thought

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Mofilm Create an Ad and Win a trip to the Tribeca Film Festival (and a MacBook!)

Posted Thursday, March 25th, 2010

We had so much fun last time we’re partnering with Mofilm again! Shooter Henry Scholfield, who won the Grand Prize last month, made his ad over the course of a weekend; he’s now off to make an ad with Avatar producer Jon Landau. This time people entering through Shooting People are automatically put in the draw to win a MacBook. You only have until April 6th to create and upload your entry so get cracking (brands include Nokia, Best Buy

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