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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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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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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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