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UK Film Industry Brexit Proof


12 November 2018

Twickenham Studios, famous for award-wining films such as ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘The Italian Job’ is the latest to confirm their enlargement and development plans, with a staggering £50 million pounds to invest in the late Littlewoods site in Liverpool. Press are nicknaming the site ‘Hollywood of the north’. The project is being overseen by regeneration specialist Capital & Centric, who bought the 17,000-sq site in 2017.

This announcement builds on a record-breaking year for the UK film industry, with 2017 seeing spend on film reach £1.9 Billion a 12% rise on the previous year, according to the BFI.

 

Twickenham Studio’s is not the only major studio in the UK with news that will boost the post-Bretix economy. World famous Pinewood Studios, the home of ‘James Bond’, in Buckinghamshire have signed a huge deal with Walt Disney Pictures, committing the corporation to the UK’s film industry until 2029, for ten years after Brexit. The studio is also creating 3,100 full time jobs due to their £200million upgrade which they are undergoing.

 

All in all, the British film industry could be propping up the UK economy through a tough period.

 

Heretiks at AFM 2018


07 November 2018

The American Film Market (AFM) is now halfway through its 39thedition at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. It is here you can see the hustle and bustle of sales agents and distribution companies making deals. There couldn’t be a better place for WTFilms to screen our movie Heretiks to these all-important industry members.

 

What is The American Film Market? It’s the largest motion picture business event, with Over 7,000 industry leaders converging for eight days of deal-making, screenings, conferences and networking. Participants come from more than 80 countries and unlike a film festival the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. More than US$1 billion in deals will probably be sealed from productions in early development to completed films. AFM is the pivotal destination for any movie looking for sales.

 

We at Templeheart Films are excited for the future of Heretiks and the outcome from the AFM when the market draws to a close. We fully expect the movie to obtain deals in a large number of worldwide territories, so watch this space for further announcements in due course.

 

Heretiks – Synopsis

In the early 17th Century, innocent young Persephone is falsely accused and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed except for the timely intervention of the mysterious Reverend Mother offering her not just sanctuary, but hope. For the Reverend Mother is the self-appointed leader of a small religious retreat, a secluded Priory, where her fellow Sisters devote their lives to the Lord and seek atonement for their pasts. But upon arrival, Persephone is plagued with terrifying visions and soon realises that it’s not salvation that awaits but a battle for her very soul itself.

 

https://www.screendaily.com/news/wtfilms-picks-up-sales-rights-to-nun-horror-heretiks-exclusive/5133489.article

 

 

'Halloween' A Frightful Box Office Hit


22 October 2018

‘Halloween’, is the eleventh film in the 'Halloween' series and this movie is a direct sequel to the 1978 version, which means it continues the original story and ignores every other film between then and now. The film is Directed by David Gordon Green and stars Jamie Lee Curtis once again, reprising her iconic role of Laurie Strode. Not only did the movie gain the second-best R rated opening in history but it also scored the second-best debut ever for the month of October, only behind Venom which made $80.3 million earlier on this month. The movie did win the top opening of all time for a Halloween-themed title opening up around the holiday, the previous title went to ‘Paranormal Activity 3’ at $53.8 million. ‘Halloween’ also hit a fantastic height with the movie being the best horror opening of all time with a female lead and it also claims to be the biggest debut ever for a movie with a female lead over 55 years old.

 Kudos to the movie’s producer Jason Blum and his perfectly budgeted strategy, as ‘Halloween’ only cost $10 million to make with Blumhouse and Miramax co-financing. Not that you would ever guess, by watching the films, the budgets of Blumhouse made projects, as they frequently make cinematic movies that look like they cost much more than they actually spend. It will be music to the financiers’ ears to hear the movie is up by $67.5 million from US and Canada alone.

  “I am enormously proud of this film” Jason Blum says. “Halloween brings the franchise back to life in a fresh, relevant and fun way that is winning over fans and critics alike”. The producer is right as the box office figures speak highly and the movie has earned an 80% score on the review site ‘Rotten Tomatoes’.

You can watch the trailer on the following link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_-x4Dwz-rU

 

 

 

Heretiks US Premiere


10 October 2018

The Telluride Horror Show is Colorado’s first and longest running horror film festival. This year see’s the 9th edition of the festival, where it showcases the latest and best genre films from around the world. MovieMaker Magazine also listed the Telluride Horror Show in 2017 within their 25 coolest film festivals in the world.

 Heretiks Synopsis

In the early 17th Century, innocent young Persephone is falsely accused and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed except for the timely intervention of the mysterious Reverend Mother offering her not just sanctuary, but hope. For the Reverend Mother is the self-appointed leader of a small religious retreat, a secluded Priory, where her fellow Sisters devote their lives to the Lord and seek atonement for their pasts. But upon arrival, Persephone is plagued with terrifying visions and soon realises that it’s not salvation that awaits but a battle for her very soul itself.

Our previous movie The Seasoning House was also an official selection at the Telluride Horror Show.

 Passes to the festival are available on their website

https://www.telluridehorrorshow.com/passes

 

Being Keegan in BAFTA Qualifying Festivals


01 October 2018

Entry in to such prestigious festivals as these are a real testament to the quality of our film. Cambridge Film Festival first opened its doors back in 1977 and has proven to be a fantastic showcase platform for many a filmmaker inclusive of Christopher Nolan who had his student short film selected back in 1996. With the festival being recognised by BAFTA it’s an amazing achievement for all the cast and crew.

 Cambridge Film Festival runs from 25th October until 1st November 2018. Tickets will go on sale Saturday October 6th, the film festival brochure and schedule will also be available to download.

https://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk

UnderWire Film Festival is the UK’s only film festival celebrating female film-making talent across the crafts. It was founded in 2010 to address gender imbalance in film and change the industry from the inside out.  Not only has the film been selected, it’s also been placed in the ‘Men by Women’ programme and the film has been nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay.

UnderWire Film Festival runs from Friday 16th November to Sunday 25th and Being Keegan screens on Sunday 18th November, you can buy tickets on the below link.  

http://www.underwirefestival.com/2018-festival/  

If you can’t wait for 25th October to see the film, Being Keegan is also an official selection at Liverpool Film Festival where the movie will screen once again on its own turf. The film will be screened at the opening gala event on the 12th October 7pm at Liverpool’s Odeon cinema.

Liverpool Film Festival runs from Friday 12th October until Sunday 14th October 2018

Tickets and passes can be bought here: 

http://www.liviff.com/festival-passes/

 

Being Keegan logline: When a tormented naval officer returns home to Liverpool, the city becomes a landscape for atonement as he is forced to confront a traumatic childhood event.

In the meantime, you can wet your appetite with the films trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f8u-t3Ltnw

Being Keegan stars

 Stephen Graham as Jay

Ryan Barr as Young Sean

Adam Perryman as Young Jay

Kieron Simpson as Teen Jay

Elena Stephenson as Sally

Andrew Games as Tommy

Sean Rooney as Andy

You can also catch Kieron Simpson in the up and coming movie 'Hunter Killer' starring Gary Oldham and Gerard Butler, which will be in the cinemas from 19th October.

Stephen Graham continues his fantastic career where we can catch the talented actor in various different programs and films inclusive of Edris Elba's directorial debut movie 'Yardie' which is currently in the cinemas and on DVD release and it's just been confirmed that Stephen will be joining the cast of 'Line of Duty' which is BBC2's most ever popular drama series in the multi-channel era, we can't wait.

We look forward to publishing more good news on this film soon.