Something For The Weekend? Making The Passion Of The Christ

Mel Gibson’s brutal and deeply felt telling of the biblical tale of the crucifixion of Christ is a fascinating and apt documentary for today – in some ways its a horror movie, certainly a a torturous gore fest and a little bit unhinged. Irrespective of your own beliefs though, it remains a masterclass in passionate […]

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Successful Crowdfunding Old Skool: Raise money for your film by posting letters through people’s doors!

Has it ever occurred to you that there are millions of people who do not want to use the internet, don’t use Twitter or Facebook, have never heard of Kickstarter… but who want to help? Meet Emma Yap who has just raised £thousands by writing letters and not emails! Over to Emma… When most film […]

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50 Kisses at BAFTA for the Guinness World Records, the video

Just over a week ago, the writers of 50 Kisses gathered at BAFTA to celebrate the news that they had collectively entered the Guinness Book Of Records for the most co-writers on a feature film. Here’s the video of the event! Onwards and upwards! Chris Jones My movies www.LivingSpiritGroup.com My Facebook www.Facebook.com/ChrisJonesFilmmaker My Twitter @LivingSpiritPix […]

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The Three Pillars Of Successful Low Budget Horror Film Production

Jen Handorf, veteran of five Brit low budget horror flicks, shared her experience at the London Breakfast Club today. It was an insightful conversation with a producer who has been prolific in production and effective in distribution and sales. Listen to the podcast below… Having worked on so many films, Jen has managed to distil […]

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Something for the weekend: Roundtable with John Carpenter, John Landis and David Cronenberg

What an extraordinary collection of the biggest names of horror, interviewed largely as their careers were blossoming. What I would have given to be at the after recording drinks to chat with all three of these legends in the same room. Fascinating to hear them talk from a late seventies, early eighties perspective. Enjoy! Onwards […]

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I promise you, World Record Breaking film ’50 Kisses’ is going to be MASSIVE in Birmingham! Tracey Flynn

Following a suggestion by local filmmaker Brendan O’Neill of Stickleback Productions (@Stickleback_Pro) Tracey Flynn is now organising  a screening in at The Giant Screen in Birmingham. Tracey, one of the screenwriters from 50 Kisses, has taken it upon herself to get 50 Kisses played on the BIGGEST screen in the midlands… She is also on […]

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Making a transportable DCP and naming conventions for a DCP

Copying and sending out DCP drives and the importance of naming conventions is something that can bite you on the ass as you enter distribution and your films festival run. I am prepping DCP’s of 50 Kisses for cinemas now, and I am sending it out on 64gb USB 3.0 pen drives. The DCP itself […]

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Why producers WILL NOT READ YOUR SCRIPT – shocking case study from one exec

A producer friend at a production company recently shared this email interchange with a writer. It painfully illustrates why most producers will only accept solicited submissions or via a reputable agent. Irrespective of the talent this writer may show in the future, this bridge is burned. I have redacted certain details with XXXXXX’s and of […]

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50 Kisses Screenwriters’ Celebrate Their Guinness World Record!

Guest post by Leilani Holmes Today I joined a room full of ‘Officially Amazing’ people (there were snazzy hats to prove it!) who began a screenwriting project that became a feature film reality and has now become an official Guinness World Record for the most co-writers. And that in itself is pretty incredible before one […]

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’50 Kisses’ achieves a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

‘We are delighted to confirm that you have successfully achieved a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for ‘Most co-writers credited for a film’. We would like to congratulate you on your record-breaking achievement. You are OFFICIALLY AMAZING’ The co-writers of ‘50 Kisses’ are now WORLD RECORD HOLDERS and will appear in the next Guinness Book […]

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Final Draft come onboard the 50 Kisses BAFTA Award Ceremony On Friday as Sponsor

It’s just days now till the 50 Kisses BAFA Gala event and we are delighted to announce that Final Draft have come onboard as official sponsors of the event, and even issued us a discount code so you can buy the newest version of the industry standard screenwriting software for 30% off (use code 50KISSES […]

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10 Ways to Make A Micro-Budget Movie

Guest post by Ross Aitkin I’m one of the 50 Kisses writers (Advice) and I’m in the middle of production of my feature debut (as co-writer/director/producer), a micro-budget comedy called ‘Kidnap Me’. It’s an edgy black comedy of love, sex and mistaken identity, in which a kinky couple book a roleplay kidnap experience, only to […]

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Something For The Weekend? The Making Of Citizen Kane

When I rewatched Citzen Kane in HD on the big screen, I was struck not only by the storytelling, but also the visual impact. This documentary, made by the BBC, really does justice to this extraordinary movie. Here in the UK we should all be grateful that the Beeb has both the reach and desire […]

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How and why you should consider running a LIVE event as part of your crowdfuning campaign

Filmmaker Lance Nielsen just hosted a one night live event for the crowdfunding campaign for his film ‘The Journey’ His campaign ends in the next couple of days too MORE HERE. So why run a live event when we can connect so rapidly over the internet? 1. Because the internet is noisy Online, it’s now […]

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What game are you playing and who are you competing against?

What game are you playing? Who are you competing against? Consider most of us compete with the people closest to us, who rarely are world class in their field right? Do they feel that competition with you in perhaps negative ways? Does that shut down some possibilities? Can you rely on them to share strategies, […]

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