#FilmmakersTell: Orlando von Einsiedel

Posted Monday, April 13th, 2015

Investigative documentary filmmaking can impose real challenges and risks, especially if you’re taking on one of the biggest oil exploration companies in the world. Director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga and long-time Shooter, Orlando von Einsiedel, opens up about making a film that really takes a stand. Touching on Netflix distribution, teaming up with Leonardo DiCaprio and his career in filmmaking. Orlando started off shooting snowboarding videos before delving into documentary filmmaking, tracking down incredibly varied stories across Africa, Asia, the Americas and the

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Film of the Month: David Oyelowo

Posted Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Fresh from portraying Martin Luther King Jr in Academy Award-winning Selma, acclaimed English actor David Oyelowo has come on board as April’s Film of the Month Patron. David is a graduate of prestigious LAMDA, and his past films range from indie darlings to blockbuster treats with roles in A Most Violent Year, The Butler, The Paperboy, Interstellar and Lincoln. . Now one of Hollywood’s most sought after acting talents, David will be able to provide fantastic insight on your films.

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Good Morning, Austin: Mayor Peacock

Posted Monday, March 23rd, 2015

As the sun sets on SXSW 2015 – we look back at some of the highlights. Here’s some more from Chris and Ben’s time in the deep south, their screening of Nina Forever and when they met the ruler of the roost…

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#FilmmakersTell: Charlie Lyne

Posted Monday, March 9th, 2015

Making your first feature film is no easy feat. Since there isn’t a direct route to take to come out on the other side unscathed and on top, taking on a feature can seem like quite a daunting prospect. Luckily for you, Shooting People members are willing to share their experiences to give you insights on the reality of filmmaking – from development to distribution. Charlie Lyne is a filmmaker and freelance journalist. He directed and edited his first feature, ‘Beyond Clueless’, which is

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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: January’s Finest

Posted Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

This month’s patron is American Screenwriter and Director, Desiree Akhavan. Best known for her web series ‘The Slope’ and more recently, her 2014 feature film debut ‘Appropriate Behaviour’. She won the Grand Jury Prize for Appropriate Behaviour at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. This month’s top 10 continue the comedy streak, with some quite notable short filmmakers in the running. Voting ends midnight on Saturday, so make sure you take a look because members would appreciate your feedback. 1.

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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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Peculiar Locations

Posted Monday, December 15th, 2014

The idea that filmmaking can take you around the world is extremely attractive. Sampling the delectable delights of South East Asia… or getting drunk on air (or lack of), standing atop and looking over the Argentinian mountain range. I would never have thought, personally, filmmaking would take someone somewhere like Bulgaria; to the communist monument of Buzludzha. SP member Michael Garrett made his first fiction short, ‘Last Contact’, out here and had some interesting experiences. The film has just finished a few

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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 Penalty Q&A: Docs Docs and more Docs.

Posted Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

I went down to Reel Nice Studios, in the depths that is the maze of London Bridge, to speak to the lovely One for Ten team about their upcoming feature The Penalty. This documentary explores the criminal justice system in the U.S  on a deeper level than has been before; lifting the lid on the human cost of the death penalty. They are currently crowdfunding for their feature on Kickstarter here – where you can watch the trailer and find out more

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