Day two of our viral extravaganza

Posted Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

And exciting things have been happening at the house of Fat Rat. Check out the video: and come have a chat with us about it over here: We want to hear your thoughts. Fred and Gemma, Fat Rat Films  

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Video Blog – our experiment in online distribution

Posted Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

This week we’re doing an online release of our new animated documentary, Act of Terror.  It’s about Gemma’s fight for justice, after she was assaulted by the police for filming them. You can watch it here. Act of Terror But the reason we’re here on Shooting People is that over the next week we’ll be publishing a video blog of our attempt to make the film go viral.  We’ll be talking about our campaign, sharing the successes and the failures,

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MANCHESTER – Future Artists Film and Media Festival Nov 1st to Nov 4th 2012

Posted Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Future Artists’ Film & Media Festival ~ Thurs 1st-Sun 4th November ~ The Black Lion, Salford Opening LAUNCH PARTY @ THE SHARP PROJECT FILM STUDIO – YOU ARE INVITED!!!!!!!! Get your FREE Ticket here Future Artists’ Film and Media Festival is a collaborative project, bringing together a selection of both emerging and established entrepreneurs in the industry. Its aim is to explore how the next generation of media creators are breaking new ground in digital storytelling and to celebrate the

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Somebody has a lot of time on their hands!

Posted Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Hello from ant1mat3rie on Vimeo.

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Kevin Curtis is a Dead Man – poking fun at British films

Posted Saturday, January 14th, 2012

You have to admit that this fake trailer is right on the money about certain British film tropes. “Is this film going to batter audiences over the head with a message of social injustice?” Meanwhile I’m waiting with bated breath for the results of Lord Smith’s review of UK government film policy on Monday. I do hope it is more nuanced than Cameron’s simplistic demand that the film industry should support “commercially successful pictures.” As Ben Blaine pointed out, this

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The Night Before Christmas – Drunk History Style!

Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Drunk History Christmas with Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey and Eva Mendes from Ryan Gosling

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Shake Up Your Perspective: Raghava KK’s Wonderful TED Talk

Posted Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

  I hadn’t heard of Raghava KK before I watched this TED Talk yesterday but now I’m a huge fan. I love the idea of shaking up your perspective by shaking an iPad. Haptic change! Could be a whole new social movement!  

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Young Steve Jobs introducing the Macintosh in 1984

Posted Thursday, August 25th, 2011

I am a die-hard Apple fan so, along with the rest of the Twittering classes, I was swept up in yesterday’s news about Steve Jobs stepping down. Today I have been thoroughly enjoying this video archive gem:     PS. This was the computer I wrote all my essays on in my last year at university. Do I win some old school points?    

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Most awkward 404 page ever?

Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

I love Steve Lambert’s playful, politically charged work and his THE MOST AWKWARD 404 NOT FOUND PAGE ON THE INTERNET is no exception. I think it would be so great if filmmakers did more really creative things with their 404 error pages. Instead of an annoying mistake, people will be purposely trying to type in the wrong URL!  

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Heavy Metal Parking Lot is 25 years old this week

Posted Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Watch it. Revel in it. Happy Birthday To You!

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