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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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A Contemporary Take on Film Editing

Posted Monday, February 2nd, 2015

UPDATE: Past the deadline? DON’T PANIC! Due to popular demand, Pond 5’s Public Domain Project creative challenge has been extended by a week. The deadline is now March 9th, so you have a whole other week to email kelie@shootingpeople.org with your name and link to your submission. Don’t worry, you won’t  have to get your hands on a Steenbeck for this editing challenge. Pond5 is launching their new ‘Public Domain Project’ and it’s pretty snazzy. A library of royalty free content designed

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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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Catch Up at Shooters in the Pub

Posted Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Hi Everyone, This February 9th we’ll be meeting up at The Arts Theatre Club 50 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SQ from 6.30pm onwards. Come along for some networking drinks, free nibbles and to catch up with the new Shooting People team Anna Bogutskaya (Partnership & Membership Manager) and Kelie Petterssen (Content Editor). They’ll be at the event to talk to you about what Shooting People has to offer this year, as well as to answer any questions you might have

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Save The Curzon Soho.

Posted Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Lawrence Jones’ campaign to save the Curzon Soho has nearly hit the target of 20k signatures. You’ve already signed of course… https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-curzon-soho

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BAFTA Season: SP’s Sensations

Posted Monday, January 12th, 2015

With the BAFTAs around the corner on February 8th, SP have been looking who in the community could potentially snatch up awards in each category. To no surprise at all, members are dotted all over the nomination list all across the filmmaking spectrum. Outstanding Debut by British Writer, Director or Producer. Andrew de Lotbiniere is up for this award as Producer of ‘Kajaki: The True Story.‘A suspenseful recreation of a horrific event that took place during the Afghan war; the film follows

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A Rare Opportunity: Jameson First Shot

Posted Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

At Jameson First Shot, three filmmakers will have the awesome opportunity to have their scripts turned into short films by Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, and to direct Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the lead role. The winning shorts will also be premiered in LA with the team in attendance. We think it’s a great opportunity – and we’re helping Jameson First Shot to find UK filmmakers to use the competition as a great step on the ladder in their

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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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PULSAR: Inside the shoot

Posted Monday, December 15th, 2014

Enter the pitch winner and Shooting People member, Aurora Fearnley is currently filming PULSAR, a contemporary interpretation of the biblical story of Jonah, in Huddersfield. Enter the Pitch want to keep members updated with the progress of the shoot – there might even be a learning curve or two in there somewhere. PULSAR First Day – Friday 11th December At North Light Film Studios in Huddersfield – the start of a five-day shoot for the winner of the Pitch film

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