Rich Mix London – Great Upcoming Events

Posted Saturday, October 13th, 2018

As The 62nd BFI London Film Festival enters full swing, our SHORT CUTS venue partner Rich Mix London invites you to enjoy the glitz, glamour and great stories of one of the world’s most wide-reaching film festivals. But the fun won’t stop with the end of LFF, because Rich Mix has a whole season of festivals that will take you right through November. Next up will be Film Africa 2018, opening on Friday 2 November. With up to 10 days of screenings, Q&As, debate, live music

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Producer Cecilia Frugiuele Discusses the Making of Sundance-winner The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Her Collaboration with Desiree Akhavan

Posted Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Cecilia Frugiuele (left) and Desiree Akhavan (right) Photo: Jeong Park As a networking organisation for indie filmmakers, we’re always fascinated by how creative collaborations are formed and how these relationships work. One partnership in particular that’s intrigued us is the one between producer/writer Cecilia Frugiuele and director/writer Desiree Akhavan, the powerhouse team behind indie hit Appropriate Behaviour (2014) and the soon to be released The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018), which won the much-lauded Grand Jury Prize at this year’s

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How to Make A Zero Budget Web Series

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Two SP members, Rebecca Boey and Joseph Brett, of Jackdaw Films completed their webseries Jade Dragon last year completely out of their own pocket. In this blog post, they explain how they achieved it and offer tips for any aspiring filmmakers looking to do the same. Over to Rebecca and Joseph… We made our 19-episode comedy Jade Dragon, set in a Chinese takeaway, on zero budget. That’s not to say it didn’t cost us anything. Of course it did. It cost us

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God’s Own Country Producer, Manon Ardisson, Answers Shooter Questions

Posted Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

At our SHORT CUTS Launch Party last month, we were lucky enough to be joined by Producer and SP member Manon Ardisson who has seen huge success with the break-out hit of last year, God’s Own Country. The feature, directed by Francis Lee, premiered at Sundance 2017, winning the Special Jury Award for Directing in the World Dramatic competition. The film went on to win awards at international festivals, notably Best British Film in Edinburgh, Best International First Feature in

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Festival Focus: London Short Film Festival 2018 Preview

Posted Friday, December 8th, 2017

The 2018 London Short Film Festival bill has been announced and we’ve gone through and picked out our top 5 special events to attend. Once you’ve made time for all the new shorts you’ll need to be seeing, make sure you don’t end up missing these.

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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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Events: #Soundtracks

Posted Monday, November 27th, 2017

  Tristan C Anderson, a Shooting People member and BAFTA winner, is releasing #SOUNDTRACKS, his new solo album, and accompanying documentary project, something new and exciting sounding in format and approach. Tristan, is the co-founder of Doc Heads, the UK’s leading documentary screening, networking and membership organisation.  He is a London based, director, producer and musician.  His music blends folk, electronic, trip-hop and orchestral strings.

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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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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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Events: BAFTA x British Council x Shooting People – Short Sighted

Posted Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

BAFTA and British Council Film present, in association with SP, SHORT SIGHTED, an annual all-day event dedicated to maximising the impact of your short film. For the unfamiliar, Short Sighted is a series of presentations, panels and conversations devoted to all aspects of making shorts and getting them seen, distributed and appreciation, alongside some great networking opportunities and a chance to visit BAFTA’s premises in Piccadilly Circus. There is always some very useful insights, great people to meet and lots to take away. so

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