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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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Shooters in the Pub Christmas Party

Posted Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Hi Everyone, It’s finally that time of year again, so put on your best Christmas jumper and join us at the Shooters in the Pub Christmas Party for some free drinks, mince pies and a short film screening by Shorts on Tap. Shorts on Tap is a free monthly event that showcases films by up-and-coming and established filmmakers, this December they’ll be screening Christmas films by Shooting People members. After the screening you can join us at the bar for

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Behind the Scenes Jurassic Park

Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is a long running favourite of mine (and probably of every other kid ever), its theme tune never fails to make me all nostalgic. Today I came across these behind the scenes snap shots of Jurassic Park, showcasing some of the late great Stan Winstone’s enthralling work as a film special make-up effects creator. Here are a few for you to gawk at, plus some amazing behind the scenes footage of velociraptors and Tyrannosaurus with their puppeteers:

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Member News – Grierson Award Winners and BIFA Nominees

Posted Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

The Grierson Awards celebrate documentaries by up-and-coming and established documentary filmmakers, we’re proud to say that several Shooting People members were shortlisted by Grierson with five members taking home awards. Ben Steele from Blakeway Productions was awarded Best Documentary on Current Affairs for ‘Dispatches: Hunted’, Best Historical Documentary went to ‘The Iraq War: Regime Change’ directed by Paul Mitchell, and Louise Hooper has been awarded Best Entertaining Documentary for ‘Our Gay Wedding: The Musical’. Best Newcomer Documentary went to ‘Last Chance School’ whose

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Best Halloween Movies Available to Watch Online

Posted Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Teen movie spectacular The Craft follows a group of outsiders as they take over the school with dark magic. Possession (1981) – not for the feint hearted. All we can say is be prepared for the messy, bizarre and down right terrifying. Who hasn’t had a Carrie like nightmare with the whole school pointing and laughing at you? Our number 1 unforgettable classic, a must over Halloween weekend! Nightmare before Christmas, Tim Burton’s finest work (along side Edward Scissor Hands

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Member News – DiCaprio joins Virunga as Exec Producer

Posted Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Virunga is a documentary about endangered gorillas on the Congo directed by long time Shooting People members Orlando von Einsiedel, and produced by his company Grain Media. Tipped for box office success after a string of prestigious festival award nominations (and wins) this year including The Emerging Director at Hot Docs. The films following has grown from strength to strength, most notably picking up the one and only Leonardo Dicaprio as an Executive Producer. The film is also partnered with Netflix on the

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Why Training?

Posted Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

As Creative Skillset launch their Creative Industries Workforce Survey 2014, Charlie Phillips reflects on the value of training for documentary filmmakers. Not many documentary filmmakers know they want to make documentaries for a living until it suddenly happens to them. You were minding your own business not caring about the world and then suddenly, boom, that social conscience and interest in making art from reality had blossomed into an attempted route to the confusion of a sustainable career in the

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UK Music Video Awards Nominations

Posted Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Nominations have been announced for this years UK Music Video Awards. Alt-J, Metronomy, Paolo Nutini, Jungle, FKA Twigs, Coldplay, Disclosure, London Grammar, Jon Hopkins, Peace and Paloma Faith are among the British acts who pick up multiple nominations in this year’s UK Music Video Awards, the annual celebration of creative and technical excellence in music videos made in the UK and beyond, which takes place at the Southbank Centre in London on Monday November 10th. Metronomy lead the charge as

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A Divorce Before Marriage – Kickstarter Campaign Notes

Posted Monday, October 6th, 2014

Matt and I are filmmakers based in Brighton and London respectively, and we have been working with Leeds band I Like Trains for five years now. Soon after starting to work with the band we realised that, due to the loss of their initial record deal, they actually had to work day jobs to earn a living, despite being a well known and loved group of musicians. As filmmakers, we’d followed a similar path where we made our money doing

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What we love about Britain

Posted Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

10. The weather….No really, what would we talk about if it was sunny everyday? 9. Lakes, Britain’s lake district is second to none. 8. The NHS. It’s only practical to love the thing which saves thousands of lives each day. 7. The seaside! One of the benefits of living on an island is having beaches all over the place…It may mostly be too cold and wet to enjoy them but for 2 magnificent weeks each summer we really go to

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