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Otto Bathurst Q&A

15 Dec, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Directors, Guest blog, Talent

Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst on his big break, best career advice and the modern plague of cyber abuse

On the set of Peaky Blinders

Q. What’s been your career highlight so far?

A. I went to a film premiere about two years ago, and I arrived early and the red carpet was empty. In those days I had a pretty shaggy beard and was wearing a knackered leather jacket. As I walked the carpet, one of the paparazzi …

Film4 at Sundance Film Festival

09 Dec, 2014 Productions Posted in: Festivals, Sundance

The selections for this year’s Sundance Film Festival have been revealed. Three Film4-backed films will feature at the festival, including two World Premieres.

John Maclean’s Slow West, starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee, features in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

Louise Osmond’s Dark Horse will feature in the World Cinema Documentary Competition.

Both films will receive their World Premieres at the festival.

Also featuring in the festival’s Spotlight selection is Yann Demange’s ’71, which last night won the Best Director award at the British …

Film4-backed films take five awards at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards

09 Dec, 2014 Productions Posted in: Awards, BIFA

Five Film4-backed films received awards at the 17th annual BritishIndependent Film Awards which took place last night, including Yann Demange who took home the Best Director Award for ’71 along with Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard who received the Best Debut Director Award for 20,000 Days on Earth.

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed, awarded Best British Newcomer at the London Film Festival Awards, was once again recognised for her role in the forthcoming Catch Me Daddy and took home the Most Promising Newcomer …

Film4 Innovation Forum Tomorrow

17 Nov, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Film4.0, Talent

In Partnership with Creative Skillset.

Happy Monday! We look foward to seeing you at our Forum tomorrow. We hope you’ve all managed to take a look at our pre-forum package, but just to jog your memory, all the info is here.

As a pre-cursor to the day, we’d love you to take some time to check out two of our case studies so that we can explore them in more depth tomorrow.

FRANK: A Twitter Prequel
Jon Ronson in conversation with Hugh Garry



Film4 Innovation Forum 2014: Digital Storytelling

13 Nov, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Film4.0, Talent


This year the Innovation Forum day, in partnership with Creative Skillset, is the focus of what we hope will be a bigger information sharing and learning experience for us all.

During the afternoon of the Forum we’ll be hearing from experts on Film4 projects and other great examples of work that engages audiences through storytelling across multiple platforms from the worlds of TV, theatre, gaming and beyond.

With this in mind, this mail is packed with links, documents and information with all …