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IBZ is a reckless and truthful account of a volcanic holiday romance on the white party isle, Ibiza. Fuelled by ecstasy and Ecstasy, IBZ is all the things you want to say and all the things you never should.
IBZ is inspired by true events and is has an original electronic soundtrack created by DJ and producer Alexandra Milne, with additional music from MC Devvo & Alex Lamy. IBZ had its first public screening in London in March and is part of the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival, 2017.
IBZ’s journey began 5 years ago when Kat Ronson was inspired by a very eventful summer ‘working’ in Ibiza as a love-struck 19-year old. IBZ is inspired by true events, stories, moments encountered by myself and others throughout my time there. I returned filled to the brim with many things but mostly creativity, heartbreak and a life-changing yearn to protect women, to be some kind of voice. I wrote a 45-minute one-woman show but it really has come to its true beauty and rawness in film form.
IBZ is a unique filmic-music collaboration, the soundtrack is basically a whole character in itself. Alexandra Milne was added to the mix to write an original soundtrack, to create a sound capturing our life out in Ibiza. We met while we were working out there, having indulged in many a 1-euro-sangria-carton-filled night.
Director Matthew Rowney commnets: I saw IBZ the one-woman stage show and both Kat Ronson and I agreed it was too unique to stop with a stage show. We wanted to collaborate and a one-woman film was something we’d both never seen. We wanted to really give the sense of Kat’s experience in Ibiza so jet off filming it abroad. We stayed true to the original vision whilst reimagining scenes to take it from being a stage performance set in one location to moving through this character’s chaotic holiday romance.
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MELODY was BAFTA Award-winning Director Alan Parker’s (Bugsy Malone, The Commitments, Midnight Express) debut screenplay and his first film collaboration with Producer David Puttnam (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire). Directed by Warris Hussein it stars Mark Lester and Jack Wild (stars of the 1968 musical film adaptation of Oliver!) alongside Tracy Hyde making her acting debut aged just 11.
MELODY is the wonderfully nostalgic, funny and touching story of childhood based around romance between 11-year-olds Daniel and Melody who, despite their age and the objections of their families and Daniel’s best friend Ornshaw, are determined to get married. Alan Parker sets a fledgling Romeo and Juliet romance against the backdrop of a 1970s London comprehensive school and tells this innocent story of growing-up, first-love and youthful rebellion entirely from the children’s point of view.
Since its original release in 1971 MELODY has been seen all over the world and has become a cult favourite. In the US, Director Wes Anderson loved MELODY so much he used it as the inspiration for his film “Moonrise Kingdom” and in Mexico Director Alfonso Cuaron saw the film as a child and says it was one of the films that inspired him to become a filmmaker.
Quiet, well-behaved Daniel Latimer (Mark Lester) and cheeky troublemaker Ornshaw (Jack Wild) could not be more different but they become the best of friends. That is, until Daniel spots Melody Perkins (Tracy Hyde) at the school disco. The boys’ friendship becomes jeopardized, as Ornshaw grows jealous when his best friend seems more interested in a hanging out with a girl! Initially embarrassed by the attention, Melody comes to return Daniel’s feelings, and the couple announce to their parents, teachers and friends that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future, but now. The adults – incredulous parents and moronic teachers - attempt to dissuade them, but Daniel and Melody's determination leads Ornshaw to have a change of heart. He and their classmates gather together at one of the children's hideouts to 'marry' the couple, with their discovery leading to a final riotous, no-holds-barred showdown where the children stick it to the grown-ups.
Alan Parker’s script captures what it was like to be a kid on the brink of adolescence in 70s Britain, drawing inspiration from his and Puttnam’s own school experiences in London. Those are brought to life by Warris Hussein and Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky (Tale of Tales, Maps To The Stars, Eastern Promises, A History Of Violence) and the film features many timeless London locations plus an evocative soundtrack, including songs by the Bee Gees ("In the Morning", "Melody Fair", "Give Your Best", "To Love Somebody" and "First of May"), and the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young hit "Teach Your Children".
MELODY is released on DVD, Blu-ray and EST on 17th April 2017 from Studiocanal as part of their Vintage Classics Collection – showcasing iconic British films, all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content: www.facebook.com/vintageclassicsfilm
SPECIAL FEATURES: New interviews with Lord David Puttnam, Sir Alan Parker, Waris Hussein and Mark Lester; Stills gallery.
(left to right) Andy Beckwith (Sony the Yank), Terry Stone (Jack Comer), Josh Myers (Moisha Bluebell)
Directed by Simon Rumley, ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON is a brutal look at the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (Terry Stone). Their criminal empire covered the length and breadth of the country lasting until the mid-1950’s, and paved the way for notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons.
Leo Gregory (Billy Hill)
Currently shooting on locations around London ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON dramatises the violent reign of two of London’s most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (Terry Stone) and charts the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties and which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons.
Left to right Justin Salinger (Harry White) & Jamie foreman (Alf White)
Described as ‘Peaky Blinders meets Legend’, the film also stars, Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Kate Braithwaite and Laura Carter. Joining the eclectic ensemble are comedian Simon Munnery, boxers Frank Buglioni, Steve Collins and Joe Egan, footballer Jamie O’Hara, singer / TV star Nadia Forde, Union J’s JJ Hamblett and magician Ali Cook.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON is a Gateway Films & Ratio Film Presentation, directed by Simon Rumley, written by Will Gilbey, Simon Rumley & Terry Stone and produced by Terry Stone & Richard Turner. Co-Producer: Tiernan Hanby, DOP: Milton Kam, Costume Designer: Michelle May, Makeup Designer: Emma Slater, Production Designer: Anna Mould.
Holly Earl as Aggie Pickett
Left to right: Josh Myers (Moisha Blueball) & Terry Stone (Jack Comer)
6 Days is a new feature film chronicling the events that took place during the notorious Iranian Embassy siege in London, 1980 when the whole country stopped still and looked on as a tense standoff played out between the British security forces and armed militants, culminating in a dramatic and brutal assault.
Directed by Toa Fraser, the film was shot on location in London, in and around Knightsbridge. The screenplay was written by acclaimed screenwriter Glenn Standring after extensive research and interviews with various individuals who played a key part in the days leading up to, during, and after the Embassy siege. The framework for the film largely follows the perspective of three people who played a vital part in the events at the time – hostage negotiator Max Vernon, the man responsible for communicating with the terrorists inside the building; news reporter Kate Adie, who was covering the events for the BBC and Rusty Firmin, leader of one of the SAS assault teams that entered the Iranian Embassy to end the siege.
In April 1980, six armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London, taking 26 people inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid, the likes of which the world had never seen before.
6 DAYS is a definitive inside account of a historic military operation, where for the first time ever the public witnessed the incredible bravery of the Special Air Service (SAS) in action.
Directed by Toa Fraser. Written by Glenn Standring. Produced by Matthew Metcalfe. Starring Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish.
6 Days will release across the UK, Ireland 4th August 2017.
The trailer have been released to Coz Greenop's thiller/horror DARK BEACON.
In intense new horror thriller DARK BEACON we follow Amy Wilcock (April Pearson, Skins) who loves the married Beth Gadbsy (Lynne Anne Roger) with a fierce and tragic passion. When Beth's distraught husband Christian (Jon Campling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) dies in an emotional intervention, the now widow disappears with her daughter Maya into secret seclusion...
Amy eventually tracks Beth down to a distant lighthouse only to find her broken and maddened in the midst of an alcoholic abyss. But that is not all she finds. They shockingly discover that the spirit of Beth's spurned husband will not rest until he takes the surviving trio with him. Can Amy save them all from the spiral of madness and the crazed and hell-bent supernatural threat?
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