Saturday 27 November 2010

All News that's Fit to Blog - An Update

Louise Milne's The Druids: Travels in Deep England, featuring various druids, pagans, authors and cavers, is nearing the end of postproduction.

Louise and Sean have collaborated on a second film (after the acclaimed Lanterna Magicka: Bill Douglas & the Secret History of Cinema), titled A Boat Retold. This is a short documentary about boats, stories and sea routes and features author, poet, sailor and storyteller Ian Stephen and author Robert Macfarlane. The film was shot on and around Lewis and the Shiants in August, and is due to premiere at an Lanntair in Stornoway in March 2011, where it will be screened as part of an exhibition featuring work by Ian. The film is now in postproduction.

Finally, Sean's feature film, Folie à Deux is once again in postproduction after a lengthy lay-off due to adverse astrological alignments. The film's sound design and mix are in the very capable hands of Julien Pearly and Jake Clark-Darby. We hope the film will be finished in early 2011.

Monday 7 June 2010

Date of US Lanterna Magicka Premiere

... has yet to be annouced, although we can now tell you that the date(s) will be posted on the Maine Film Festival's site in mid-late June. We'll post again once we know ourselves when the film is being screened. We - Sean and Louise - will be introducing the film, and also Bill Douglas's Comrades, which will be screened in its new 35mm print (which looks fantastic, btw!).

Tuesday 4 May 2010

Lanterna Magicka - US Premiere Upcoming

Lanterna Magicka will receive its US premiere in July 2010. More details soon.

Sunday 11 April 2010

Lanterna Magicka - English and International Premieres

Lanterna Magicka had its English premiere at the Flatpack Festival in Birmingham on 27 March, and receieves its international premiere on 8 April 2010 at the Buneos Aires Festival of Independent Cinema. More information can be found here. The film screens again on 13 April.

Friday 5 March 2010

Lanterna Magicka Flatpack Festival Screening Details

Lantera Magicka will receive its English premiere at the Flatpack Festival in Birmingham on 27 March. The screening will start at 4 pm, and go on until 6. (Please note the revised time - it was originally scheduled to start at 3.)

The film will play as a double bill with a magic lantern show by Mike Simkin, who not only appears in Lanterna, but also did the original magic lantern work on Comrades. This is a unique, one-off event not to be missed!

Both myself and Louise will be there to introduce the film.

More info and ticket details can be found here.

Sunday 7 February 2010

Lanterna Magicka - English Premiere Screening Details

We now have the details of Lanterna's English premiere. The film will screen as part of the Flatpack Festival in Birmingham on Saturday 27 March, 3-5pm at Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE. The film will be followed by a magic lantern show. Lu and I will be there to introduce the film and meet fellow lanternists. See you there!

Friday 29 January 2010

Cornelius Crow on IMDB

You can now watch our 2005 psychogeographic thriller, The Notebooks of Cornelius Crow, on IMDB. Go here - and it's free!

The Druids

Louise Milne's film The Druids is heading towards the final stages of post. We've just added the music and it's looking (and sounding) very good indeed. It's by Somerset lad, and now resident of Stockholm, Jack Richold. You can hear more of Jack's stuff here.