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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Events: BAFTA Crew

Posted Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

  BAFTA will be running their ‘BAFTA Crew’ scheme for the fourth year soon, and have opened applications for entrants. Its an initiative we are quite fond of and one we feel falls in line with Shooting People’s values, recognising that films are not made by a single person, but as part of a collaborative process of many talented, often under appreciated, individuals. BAFTA Crew aims to connect emergent “below the line” talent with experienced industry professionals across all of film’s

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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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What’s On: The Rulebreakers: Innovations in the Doc Genre

Posted Friday, September 25th, 2015

A  weekly series of 10 films at Bertha DocHouse that have influenced and developed the art of documentary and which continue to inspire us today. The Rule Breakers is a 10 week educational series that we’re incredibly excited about. The season is a journey through the ‘boundary pushing’ docs of the 20th and 21st century, from Robert Flaherty’s Man of Aran in the 30s, to Peter Watkins’ controversial Punishment Park in the 70s, right up to the radically experimental and

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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015: Day 3

Posted Monday, June 8th, 2015

Planetary (dir. Guy Reid) Meditation Session Yes, I meditated to a film – this was a nice little retreat from the hustle and bustle of the festival. Taking yourself away to a ‘mindfulness meditation’ session to the audio of Planetary; a poetic and cosmic journey into global perspective. It’s a visual reminder that every living thing is connected that will question your own environmental awareness. The soundscapes are mesmerising, so much so that I completely missed the bells ringing for the meditation to

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Shooters in the Pub plus Q&A with Lisa Gunning

Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

On June 1st we’ll be meeting up for Shooters in the Pub at the Arts Theatre Club, 50 Frith Street, London W1D 4SQ from 6.30pm onwards. We’ll be talking to Lisa Gunning, (Seven Psychopaths, Fifty Shades of Grey, Nowhere Boy) about how she started her career as a film editor, director and writer. The talk will start at 7.00pm and will be hosted by Shooting People’s co-founder Cath Le Couteur, following this there will be a short Q&A with the

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