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The British Film Industry: Elitist, Deluded or Dormant? (2014)

A UK feature documentary examining the current state of the alleged British Film Industry.


Robin Dutta (co-writer), Vinod Mahindru (co-writer)


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Credited cast:
Alan Parker ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aude Accary-Bonnery Aude Accary-Bonnery ... Herself
Sam Bern Sam Bern ... Himself
Stephen Frears ... Himself
Jonathan Gems Jonathan Gems ... Himself
Stefan Georgiou Stefan Georgiou ... Himself
John Goldschmidt ... Himself
John Gore John Gore ... Himself
Alex Hamilton Alex Hamilton ... Himself
Nigel Hastilow Nigel Hastilow ... Himself
Mike Hodges ... Himself
Mark Jeavons ... Himself
Scott Johnston Scott Johnston ... Himself
Gerald Kaufman Gerald Kaufman ... Himself
Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself


An independent self-funded feature documentary about the real state of the so called 'British Film Industry' in light of the recent closure of the UK Film Council and the uneven playing field of the current tax credits set up for the UK. The film starts with a warning from the film maker, Sir David Lean in 1990, about the future for young new film makers. The documentary meanders through a cast of contributors. This ranges from upcoming new UK film makers from the grass roots to film maker veterans, politicians, Hollywood insiders, and personnel entrusted to nurture, support and promote new film makers from various parts of the UK. The thread of the story questions the measuring of attainments from bureaucracies such as the UK Film Council, to the gateways now available to British film makers, access to a paying market, and recognising the true value of culture in reflecting our own unique stories. How does Britain compare to smaller economies such as France, Denmark, India, Australia... Written by Vinod Mahindru & Robin Dutta

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The documentary they don't want you to see!



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2014 (UK) See more »

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Who Killed British Cinema? See more »

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Quota Films Limited See more »
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Did You Know?


Ben Kingsley: I think the new generation of film makers have to be insistent that they are the defenders of our culture and they are the new poets of our civilisation.
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