The Man Who Was Full of Birds plunges the viewer into a post-apocalyptic world seen through the eyes of an unknown man living in solitude.
In a desperate struggle for survival, he has learnt how to live off the land and settles in an abandoned village, where his lonely existence is painfully haunted by the remains of civilization surrounding him.
Through a series of unexpected events, he slowly loses touch with the concept of humanity and battles the rise of the animal within.
Music for the trailer:
“My Madness Offends” - Liberez
It’s been a while since we’ve posted to this but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy. Many of you may be coming to this post through our website, which we’ve been working on for what-seems-like-forever so welcome to you all.
It’s been a busy year so far. As a company we’ve produced 3 films but Ben has also been flexing his cinematographic muscles and has worked on a number of other projects. We currently have 4 features and 5 short films in development and are hoping to produce at least 2 of them by the end of the year.
Here is a quick round up of what’s happening over the next few weeks;
Complete 16 - The Only Limit Is Your Imagination
Produced to highlight the fantastic Complete 16 package, will be screened at BAFTA as part of the annual ‘NFTS Stars of Tomorrow’ event on Wednesday 5th September. Although this is not a public screening you can check it out now on our Vimeo site or on the website.
One Year On
Following the cast & crew screening back in April, we sent the film off to 15 international film festivals. We’re still waiting to hear back from a number of them but as soon as we know we’ll pass the info on.
A short film that Ben photographed back in 2011 is screening at two festivals in October, following on from its international premiere at the Samsung Women’s International Film Festival in July. The two festivals are:
The British Urban Film Festival in London - www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk on Saturday October 13th at Oxford House, Bethnal Green along with 10 other UK films. This will mark it’s UK Premiere.
Africa In The Picture Festival in Amsterdam - www.africainthepicture.nl
Screening dates for the festival in Amsterdam still haven’t been confirmed but as soon as we know more we’ll pass it on.
2011 Cinematography Graduates Showreel
Produced for the National Film and Television School and screened back in March at the NFTS Graduation Shows, you can now check out the work of the most recent graduates of the Cinematography course on the National Film and Television School website by clicking on the following link: http://screeningroom.nfts.co.uk/video/cinematography-showreel-2012?current-channel=all-channels
That’s about all the news we have so far regarding projects we’ve been involved with over the last 7 months.
We’re going to be “off-the-grid” from Sunday 2nd to Monday 17th September, as we’ll working on an exciting new project.
When we come back we’ll write another update and also let you know about some of the projects we have in development.
Signing off for now.
Just thought we’d let you know about a few screenings that are coming up over the next month.
We’ve been working really hard over the last few weeks on a new project - a music video length promo for Fuji Film. We pictured locked yesterday and are now moving into the final stages of post. The finished film will be screened for the first time at the FUJIFILM: CREATIVITY IN A COMMERCIALLY INDEPENDENT WORLD event, as part of the Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival 2012. All the information you need is on the website here;
Ben, who directed the promo, will be talking with Andrew Alderslade, the cinematographer, and Jerry Deeney from Fuji Film - so do come on down if you have a chance - it’s free! The promo will be up available online after the event.
The second screening is for a film called THE PRAYER, which Ben shot back in 2011. The film (directed by Shola Amoo and Nosa Nedion) can be seen on the 7th Day (21st July) of the Fifth SAMSUNG WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in India. All the information regarding this screening can be found at their website here;
That’s about it for now. We’ll keep you posted on more news items when they happen.
We went to the Hackney Picturehouse on 6th June 2012 to watch ‘Mission To Lars’ - a documentary about Fragile X sufferer, Tom Spicer and his mission to meet his hero, Lars Ulrich the drummer from Metallica.
Ben worked on the film back in 2009 with Leigh Alner who was camera operator on ‘One Year On.’
Massive congratulations to James Moore and Will, Kate and Tom Spicer for all their hard work. It’s in Picturehouse cinemas nationwide throughout June and July. Catch it if you can.