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Watch inspirational dance film shot over two years, umpteen countries and with four generations of iPhone… and meet the filmmaker

I met filmmaker Miklas Manneke at the Tampere Film Festival a few years ago and he recently shared this video he has shot on his travels. I asked him what he learned making it… (and check out his impressive Instagram too) Why did you choose to do this? This is a passion project that started […]

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Film Directing Fundamentals Part One… Map the DNA of your screenplay so you can bend with the winds of production problems and NEVER snap

Last week I directed an extraordinarily ambitious short drama for a charity. You will hear more about it in the Winter as it’s a Christmas family film. Stupidly, on this project we broke all the long established and sensible rules. It had kids. Lots of kids. It had a story spanning five decades. It had […]

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Making Feature Films For No Money: How I Made My “★★★★ Intense and Tender Psychological Thriller” and Premiered in London’s West End

By Brian Barnes I have a confession to make.  I’m a terrible producer.  You’d think that after making films day in and day out since 1987 I’d have learnt the one key skill a producer needs.  But, no – still no further along that road.  That key skill?  Raising money. That means that, as a […]

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