2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Lovely little film, big aspirations
thriftshopxl from Glasgow, Scotland
19 July 2003
I'm James Gibson and I wrote and directed Landmark.
I wanted to make a British film that looked like cinema - Something the
Brits don't do. When we Brits get our hands on screentime, we always end
making something that looks like good TV.
My idea was to exploit the screen and create some huge vistas whilst, at
same time, tell a little intimate and personal story.
We shot over four days on 35mm(anamorphic) in the summer. It turned out to
be thick fog for the first three days and gloriously sunny on the final
As we had no weather cover we just had to shoot when we could. We ended up
shooting almost the entire film on the last day! Not a bad acheivement
The film was shortlisted (not nominated) for the BAFTA that year and has
been in the running for quite a few other prizes internationally. In all,
has been a fantastic experience.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped me bring
film to the screen, particularly JS Mundh who co-wrote it, Tony Dixon at
Yorkshire Arts who started the funding-ball rolling, Ann Tobin at YMPA and
Gary Holding who produced it with Simon Watson. I don't know what I'd have
done without Gary. He knew when to be around and when to keep his
He's been a great friend ever since.
Add another review