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BFI, Aardman reveal £1m Development Lab for three animation features

6 December 2016 6:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Three teams selected for Lab from more than 100 applicants.

The BFI has partnered with Aardman Animations on a £1million Development Lab to help create new British animated feature films.

Two filmmaker duos and one individual filmmaker have been selected for the Lottery-funded Lab from more than 100 applicants, and are receiving funding and support over two years to develop their feature projects.

The teams have been working with Aardman’s story artists, producers, marketers and directors, including Nick Park – who is currently working on new Aardman feature Early Man – since June 2015.

David Sproxton, co-founder of Aardman, explained to Screen how the filmmakers will work with the studio: “They’ll develop [their projects] for two years, through outline, to treatment, to first draft script. Alongside that they’ll ramp up the visual elements, working on character design, setting design and the story reeling process.

“At the end, their pitch package will consist of some fantastic artwork, a sizzle »

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BFI, Aardman launch £1m Development Lab to make new animation movies

6 December 2016 6:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Three teams selected for Lab from more than 100 applicants.

The BFI has partnered with Aardman Animations on a £1million Development Lab to help create new British animated feature films.

Two filmmaker duos and one individual filmmaker have been selected for the Lottery-funded Lab from more than 100 applicants, and are receiving funding and support over two years to develop their feature projects.

The teams have been working with Aardman’s story artists, producers, marketers and directors, including Nick Park – who is currently working on new Aardman feature Early Man – since June 2015.

David Sproxton, co-founder of Aardman, explained to Screen how the filmmakers will work with the studio: “They’ll develop [their projects] for two years, through outline, to treatment, to first draft script. Alongside that they’ll ramp up the visual elements, working on character design, setting design and the story reeling process.

“At the end, their pitch package will consist of some fantastic artwork, a sizzle »

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BFI reveals 2016 Vision Awards

23 August 2016 5:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Twenty-two emerging producers to receive up to £2.2m; almost 500 applicants.Scroll Down For Recipients

The BFI has announced the recipients of its 2016-18 Vision Awards, comprising 22 investments in up-and-coming UK producers.

The awards, generally spread over two years, are designed to enable producers to build and develop their companies, slates and creative relationships.

The BFI had intended to give 20 awards but increased that allocation to 22 in response to the number of strong applications it received. Almost 500 companies applied for the awards, which are backed by a total commitment from the BFI of £2.2m of National Lottery funding.

Fifteen of the awards are to women producers or partnerships, while eight of the companies are based outside of London, located in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and York.

In a bid to foster sustainability, the third iteration of the Vision Awards will include an allowance to cover a producer’s fees and overheads of up to half »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Genesius picks up 'Starfish' starring Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley

17 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: True-life drama stars Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.

Debbie Gray and Julian Gleek’s London-based Genesius Pictures has acquired UK distribution rights and international sales rights to Starfish, starring Joanne Froggatt [pictured] and Tom Riley.

The Little Film Company is in Cannes showing footage to the inspirational true-life story of a couple whose lives change forever when the man contracts a rare disease that leads to the loss of all four limbs and parts of his face.

Bill Clark wrote and directed and based his screenplay on interviews with the actual couple on whom the story is based.

Starfish is a Genesius Pictures presentation in association with Head Gear Films, Kreo Films and Unlimited Pictures of a Starfish Pictures Limited production with Origami Films Ltd, CrossDay and What’s The Story. 

Pippa Cross, Mel Paton and Ros Hubbard produce and Gray is on board as executive producer with Robbie Little and Gleek, Diana Phillips, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Genesius picks up British medical drama 'Starfish'

17 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: True-life drama stars Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.

Debbie Gray and Julian Gleek’s London-based Genesius Pictures has acquired UK distribution rights and international sales rights to Starfish, starring Joanne Froggatt [pictured] and Tom Riley.

The Little Film Company is in Cannes showing footage to the inspirational true-life story of a couple whose lives change forever when the man contracts a rare disease that leads to the loss of all four limbs and parts of his face..

Bill Clark wrote and directed and based his screenplay on interviews with the actual couple on whom the story is based.

Starfish is a Genesius Pictures presentation in association with Unlimited Pictures of a Starfish Pictures Limited production with Origami Films Ltd, CrossDay and What’s the Story. 

Pippa Cross, Mel Paton and Ros Hubbard produce and Gray is on board as executive producer with Robbie Little and Gleek, Diana Phillips, Claire Best and Peter Lang for Unlimited, Joanne Froggatt, Graeme »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Couple in a Hole’ VOD Review

27 April 2016 7:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Paul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jérôme Kircher, Corinne Masiero | Written and Directed by Tom Geens

John (Higgins) and Karen (Dickie) used to have it all. They had uprooted from Scotland with their son to a small, yet idyllic cottage in the beautiful Pyrenees Mountain range of France. However, tragedy struck by the way of a fire that not only left them homeless, but even worse; childless. With their life destroyed, the pair decide to shut themselves off from the rest of the world and live off the land and take shelter in an isolated cave. After Karen is bitten by a deadly spider, John is forced to make his way in to the nearby town in search of some medicine for his wife. Although desperate to save his wife, an apparition of his recently deceased son causes him to panic and he begins to retreat. Thankfully, local farmer Andre (Kircher »

- Mondo Squallido

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