Just a quick update – the MannIN Shorts/Isle of Man Film Festival night went extremely well! The Broadway Cinema was a near sell out; the contributors were fascinating and we were particularly pleased so many film makers turned out for the night, both experienced & budding new talent; this led to some great networking opportunities for all involved.
Ahead of the event, we’d interviewed a small selection of film makers that we’re already aware of over here – from 15yr old award winners to Zombie-loving crisp eaters! In case you missed it, you can now watch it here:
Oscar nominee Chris Jones wrote a great blog about his experience on the Island, & the chance the night gave him to compare film to HDSLR: read it here. He seemed really inspired by his visit, as did all the contributors, each of whom commented on how refreshing it was to see the enthusiasm and eagerness of so many new young filmmakers, especially on such a small Island.
The reaction to ‘Ghostgirl’ was also extremely encouraging; Chris has since been speaking to Dave about how he can work with us to help get the film out there to a wider audience – it’s all very exciting, but we can’t reveal any more than that at this stage! Although seeing ‘Ghostgirl’ on the big screen went some way to convincing Chris that HDSLR is a bonafide competitor in the film making world, ‘Gone Fishing’, his own multi-award winning short, looked utterly beautiful playing out on 35mm on the night.
So of course, now we want to keep the momentum going! Dave (Armstrong), Phil (Gates) and myself (Christy!) are in the process of finalising plans for the MannIN Shorts scheme; we’ll post more details here as and when we can. In the meantime, if you’re a film maker based on the Isle of Man, or are interested in getting involved in the film making process (be it in pre- or post-production, behind the scenes or in front of the camera) drop a note to christy(AT)runningmedia.com and be sure to join the facebook group and twitter page for updates.