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Film4 On-Air Refresh 2014: Mike Alderson & Curtis Baigent, ManvsMachine

02 Sep, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Directors, Idents

To celebrate the launch of a new set of idents on the Film4 channel today (!), we’re featuring a new ident online each day this week alongside interviews with some of the creative talent behind them. Today we have an interview with Mike Alderson and Curtis Baigent from the Design & Motion Studio ManvsMachine, the company responsible for directing the 15 new idents. You can watch one of the new idents below, and then read on for our interview with …

Film4 On-Air Refresh 2014: Daniel Chase

01 Sep, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Film4 Channel, Idents

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 …

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 …