Sound, Silence and the Working Class in the Film Industry

Posted Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Our NEW SHOOTS live event programme continues online and in January, we sat down with Bafta nominated writer/director Francis Lee (‘God’s Own Country’, ‘Ammonite’) and award winning sound designer Johnnie Burn (‘The Favourite’, ‘Under the Skin’, ‘Ammonite’) to discuss breaking into the industry from a working class background, directing actors, visual storytelling, sound design and sound immersion and the relationship between the Director and Sound Designer. Interviewed by SP’s Cath Le Couteur, self-taught writer and director Francis Lee revealed his

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2020 wrapped up

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2020

As this rollercoaster of a year is coming to an end we wanted to look back on some of the amazing work and shooters’ achievements that came out of 2020.

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NEW SHOOTS With Ben Wheatley

Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Our quarterly free live event, NEW SHOOTS is your chance to hear from bold independent filmmakers and their teams, to network with fellow creatives, and to develop your own future stories. In July we took NEW SHOOTS online for a special Q&A with the cult writer and director Ben Wheatley (Free Fire, High Rise, Kill List). Ben chatted to SP’s very own Cath Le Couteur about micro budgets, studio blockbusters and everything in between, before answering audience questions.  A very

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NEW SHOOTS – ROCKS

Posted Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Our quarterly live free event, NEW SHOOTS is your chance to hear from bold British independent filmmakers and their teams, to discover the best of brilliant new British cinema, to be inspired, to be ready to catch the films on opening weekend, and to network with fellow creatives to develop your own future stories. Due to the government lockdown we switched our April NEW SHOOTS event to a Live Stream Q&A with the creative team behind the Toronto International Film

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Shooting People’s Summer Round-up

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Shooting People has had a cracking first half of the year and we wanted to raise a glass to our amazing community and all their achievements.  So far this year we’ve held three sold out NEW SHOOTS events. In January we welcomed writer, director and SP member Shola Amoo to speak about his incredible career and his Sundance-premiering feature film ‘The Last Tree.’ In April, BAFTA winning director Toby Macdonald and writer Freddy Syborn revealed how they made the leap

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Events: Short Cuts Launch Party

Posted Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

In January we’re celebrating Shooting People’s 20th anniversary by launching SHORT CUTS, our new career development focused film competition. We’ll also be in conversation with writer/director Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling) and producer Manon Ardisson (God’s Own Country). We’ll be discussing their breakout feature projects this year and all the work that led into them, and hearing their insights on navigating the industry as an independent filmmaker. After the talk there’ll be time to meet other filmmakers over some complimentary

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Events: BAFTA Screenwriters Series

Posted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

      Screenwriters, BAFTA’s lecture series will this year feature screenwriters Mark Boal, Sean Baker, Edgar Wright, Dee Rees and Anthony McCarten. The 8th edition of BAFTA’s Screenwriters’ Lecture Series, the programme exists to “celebrate screenwriters’ authorial contribution to film, and gives esteemed writers a platform to share highlights and insights from their careers.”

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SP Networking with S.J. Clarkson & Charles Sturridge

Posted Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to direct a primetime television series in the UK or the US?  On Tuesday 7th November, join Shooting People for an open discussion with director/writer S.J. Clarkson (Orange is the New Black, The Defenders, Dexter, House, Bates Motel) and director/writer Charles Sturridge (Strike (J.K. Rowling), Brideshead Revisited, Da Vinci’s Demons) about what it’s like to write / direct some of the most renowned international television shows.

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2Spooky4Me: 5 Film Events Happening This Halloween

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016

With Halloween approaching on the horizon, and our promo underway, here’s a list of the best spooky gatherings going on around the capital to get your skin crawling in excitement.

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Festival Focus: Frames of Representation Programme Preview

Posted Friday, April 15th, 2016

A new festival, co-curated by BRITDOC‘s Luke Moody and Nico Marzano from the ICA, Frames of Representation offers a selection of the sort of documentaries that rarely reach UK audiences through regular distribution. Presenting new styles, methods and forms for non-fiction filmmaking, the programme focuses on films that present their subjects in unique and innovative ways. Their inaugural edition is based around the theme of the ‘New Periphery’, looking at documentaries that bring marginalised individuals to the forefront of the screen and offer voices to

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