‘Call Up’ tops Brit List

February 28, 2017 12:00 pm

LONDON — “The Call Up,” a sci-fi horror script by Charles Barker set in the world of virtual gaming, tops the 2011 Brit List, which ranks the most liked unproduced screenplays in the U.K. and Irish film community. Barker is a commercials director with extensive CGI experience. “The Call Up,” which heads the list with…

Pathe U.K. Strikes First Look Deal With Hot Brit Start-Up Stigma Films

February 28, 2017 11:59 am

LONDON – French-owned British-based Pathé U.K. has sealed a first look deal with fresh-faced producer Matt Wilkinson and his production banner Stigma Films. The aim is to have Wilkinson, a former Working Title Films high flier in the label’s development department, to develop “high concept genre pictures for an international audience.” One of Wilkinson’s projects…

British Council celebrates 10 years of support for new talent

February 28, 2017 11:59 am

The Berlinale Talent Campus is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this month. By the time it finishes on 16 February, over 450 emerging UK film ‘talents’ (some now very much established) will have passed through its doors in the decade since 2003. A six day creative summit for up-and-coming filmmakers during the Berlin International Film…

Altitude spies Spooks film

February 2, 2017 1:56 pm

AFM slate also includes Brit-List sci-fi The Call-Up, horror The Last Word and a documentary about alt-rock band Pulp. Altitude Film Sales is to bring five market debuts to the American Film Market (AFM) next week, including spy-thriller Spooks: The Greater Good – a feature version of the BAFTA-winning BBC TV series that ran for…

WORM – Short buzz

February 1, 2017 1:36 pm

It’s rare for directors and producers without a feature credit to draw as many industry to a short as were present on Wednesday evening for the BAFTA screening of Worm. Worm The strong attendance was in part down to the impressive collection of ascending UK talents who worked on the film. Written by ex-Working Title…

Brit List topped by sci-fi, western

November 22, 2016 12:03 pm

EXCLUSIVE: List of best unproduced movie scripts topped by two projects from emerging writers; biopics of Priscilla Presley, Alexander McQueen also feature. The 2016 Brit List – a line-up of the best yet-to-shoot movie screenplays as voted on by the UK industry – has been topped by a sci-fi and an apocalyptic western, both from…

AFM: Film Constellation boards comedy-horror ‘Double Date’

October 24, 2016 12:04 pm

EXCLUSIVE: First look at feature starring Michael Socha, Georgia Groome; Matt Wilkinson, Maggie Monteith produce; Dexter Fletcher among cameos. UK sales outfit Film Constellation has boarded international rights to recently wrapped UK comedy-horror Double Date, the directorial debut from UK filmmaker Benjamin Barfoot, written by UK actor Danny Morgan. The co-production between Dignity Group and…

Toby Jones, Anne Reid lead UK thriller ‘Kaleidoscope’

April 13, 2016 12:05 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Production underway on feature produced by Matthew James Wilkinson and Maggie Monteith. Principal photography has begun in London on UK psychological thriller Kaleidoscope, which will star Toby Jones (Dad’s Army), Anne Reid (The Mother) and Sinead Matthews (Happy-Go-Lucky). Described as a modern day Psycho, Kaleidoscope explores the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and…

Rhys Ifans, Ed Skrein to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Gateway 6’

October 25, 2015 12:07 pm

LONDON — Rhys Ifans and Ed Skrein are to star in science-fiction thriller ‘Gateway 6.’ Altitude Film Sales will handle worldwide sales and introduce the project to buyers at the American Film Market, which runs Nov. 4-11 in Santa Monica. Malachi Smyth’s screenplay topped the most recent Brit List, which is a compendium of stellar…