Bryan M. Ferguson: On Making It As an Indie Music Video Director and Surrealism in Horror

Posted Monday, March 14th, 2022

Hey shooters, Some of you may have seen we’ve been running our SP Spotlight on Facebook and Instagram for SP members to share their successes and celebrate our community’s wins. If you’ve ever wondered how to break into music video from a career founded on making films about self-amputation and belly-button fetishists, how to project on to a fog screen all using practical effects or how to approach big bands, read on about how Bryan approaches his brilliant work in

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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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Festival Focus: Underwire Festival 2017 Preview

Posted Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

London’s Underwire is a celebration of the best of the UK film industry’s female talent, and this year’s festival is fast approaching. We are thrilled to learn that several of our very own Shooters have films in the bill, so we’ve compiled a list of events to look out for if you’re attending.

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News: Short Cuts

Posted Monday, July 3rd, 2017

For the 10th anniversary of Shooting People’s ‘Film of the Month’ – during which SP partnered with over 100 industry judges including Danny Boyle, Andrea Arnold and Stephen Woolley – the competition has now evolved into SHORT CUTS.

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Film of the Month: March Winners – Anna Biller

Posted Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

In March, Shooting People worked with filmmaker Anna Biller for our Film of the Month competition. Judge, Biller is known for her use of classic genre modes in her films as a means to talk about women’s roles within culture. Read more about Anna’s filmmaking career, and her two feature films here. Anna shares her insightful view on the top three films from March’s competition below.

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Film of the Month: Anna Biller

Posted Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Anna Biller is a filmmaker whose work focuses on the “lived day-to-day experience of the female,” using the styles and modes of classic cinema to address female roles within culture, “coding feminist ideas within cinematic aesthetics and visual pleasure.” Though her work appropriates, quotes and reinterprets existing conventions, it remains entirely unique. “”Proper” art films masquerading as popular films.”

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Film of the Month: Stephen Woolley

Posted Friday, February 10th, 2017

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Film of the Month: Alma Ha’rel

Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Alma Har’el is an Israeli-American filmmaker and music video director, best known for her boundary blurring feature documentaries Bombay Beach (2011) and LoveTrue (2016).

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Film of the Month: Scilla Andreen

Posted Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Scilla Andreen is CEO and Founder of Indieflix. Indieflix is a film streaming service “created by and for independent thinkers” that takes a different approach to similar platforms. Their Royalty Pool Minutes payment model rewards filmmakers for each minute that their film is viewed, increasing the filmmaker’s payout as the= company grows. IndieFlix was founded in 2005 with 65 titles, and now has over 8,000 shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV and web series from in excess of 85 countries, 2500 film festivals and the top film schools

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Film of the Month: Alexander Dinelaris

Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Alexander Dinelaris is a producer, playwright and screenwriter best known for his work on Alejandro Iñárritu’s last two features. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Revenant. Dinelaris, along with the other three credited screenwriters, won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Birdman in 2015. His smart stories offer a peek into his rocky beginnings.

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