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Film4 On-Air Refresh 2014: Daniel Chase

01 Sep, 2014
by Daniel Chase

This Tuesday, Film4 channel is unveiling a new set of cinematic on-air idents, and here on the blog we’re taking you behind the scenes for a series of interviews with the creative team who’ve worked on them from concept through to broadcast. We’re also delighted to give you an advance look at one of the idents ahead of the premiere on the channel tomorrow, and we’ll be posting new videos on the blog throughout the week alongside each of the …

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Fred Dekker on Night Of The Creeps

21 Aug, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Directors, Guest blog, Writers

As Film4 screens 80s comedy-horror Night Of The Creeps for the first time, writer/director Fred Dekker looks back on his filmmaking debut…

Night Of The Creeps was written in three weeks.

At least, that’s what I read on the Internet. To be honest, I don’t remember how long it took. What I do remember is that my fledgling career circa 1985 was shifting into a higher gear with each passing day — I’d gone from being an English …

Film4 confirms 6 titles selected for Toronto International Film Festival

19 Aug, 2014 Productions Posted in: Festivals, Toronto

Six Film4 films have been selected for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival – three of which will be world premieres.

The prestigious festival will see the world premieres of Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club, Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy and Debbie Tucker Green’s Second Coming, as well as the North American Premieres of Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Gerard Johnson’s Hyena and Yann Demange’s ’71.

Tessa Ross, Channel 4 Controller of Film and Drama, said: “We’re really delighted by these invitations. …

David Kosse appointed as Director of Film4

04 Aug, 2014 Productions Posted in: Behind The Scenes

David Abraham, Chief Executive of Channel 4, has today announced the appointment of David Kosse as Director of its feature filmmaking division Film4. Kosse joins from Universal Pictures where he is currently President, International, and will take up his post on 1st November to lead the Channel’s award-winning and internationally acclaimed film production arm.

David Abraham, Channel 4’s Chief Executive, says: “After a very thorough search, I am delighted that David Kosse will lead the next chapter of Film4. David is …

Ian Rattray’s Must-See Documentaries at Film4 FrightFest 2014

01 Aug, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Film4 FrightFest

Film4 FrightFest co-director Ian Rattray highlights two must-see documentaries from the festival’s programme…

I’m always delighted to be asked about my favourite films from any FrightFest event. My co-directors Greg Day, Alan Jones and Paul McEvoy have already chosen theirs, which included several of mine, so I thought I might take a different tack.

I’m a huge fan of documentaries. Over the years I’ve managed to secure some real crackers for our program. Up until now the absolute highlight being Michael Stevenson’s …

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