#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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Last Goodbye: Nichols through the ages

Posted Thursday, November 20th, 2014

 ‘Any good movie is full of secrets.’ – Mike Nichols Certainly a statement that rang true to me when I first watched ‘Closer’ (2004). Nichols definitely knew how to portray the nature of secrecy – and how enticing that was. On the evening of Wednesday 19 October, Hollywood said goodbye to one of their most recognised directors Mike Nichols. At 83, he died suddenly after suffering a heart attack. Nichols has quite a reputable career, with a portfolio of classic and memorable

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Future Artists article : Activism and new UK Film: How The Underground Recreated The Hero

Posted Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Activism and new UK Film: How The Underground Recreated The Hero : Written By Jane Mcconnell     Jane McConnell @janemcconnell  and @futureartists May 8th 2012, Salford, UK   In Emily James’ Just Do It, we watch news packages from major news outlets interlaced with POV footage from protestors scaling the giant cooler chimneys at the Ratcliffe Power Station. For a UK audience, a film like Just Do It is particularly subversive – even controversial. The protests were decade-defining – it

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#Occupymedia – Project Lost Generation – Film + experience

Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

#OCCUPYMEDIA.   One Film Versus The World. The Lost Generation. They occupied Wall Street. NY. DC, Chicago. London. …What if they occupied the media? #occupymedia New Manchester film The Lost Generation is the UK’s newest feature film to be released independently – at the end of the world – on the 20th December 2012, which takes a searing look at freedom, cyberwarfare and our idea of celebrity.         FILM SYNOPSIS “Think of a law. She’s broken it. Think of

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