It's May and that can only mean one thing...Cannes! Once again the French riviera was awash with film aficionados ready for a great ten days of parties, networking and of course films. Here are a few snaps from our adventures in Cannes this year.
We headed over to Wales for the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival where not only were our shorts Killing Thyme and The Girl in the Dress both officially selected but went head to head in the Best Comedy Award section. A lovely day spent in Wales taking in both British and International shorts and feature films was topped off by a great evening with Killing Thyme picking up not just the award for Best Comedy but the Best of Festival award too!
After such a wonderful evening at the BFI Stephen Street for The Girl in the Dress screening back in December it was a no brainer to hold the cast and crew première for Capture's latest short film Killing Thyme there, so last night that's exactly what we did!
With over a hundred guests including the film's female lead Charlotte Riley and Director of Photography acclaimed cinematographer Phil Méheux, each of the four screenings was packed with a great audience. The reception space was abuzz with great reactions to film, lots of mingling and all the trappings of good evening (aka a well stocked bar). It really was another brilliant evening!
We just can't get enough of the South - after a great time in Austin we headed to Music City for The Man from Mo'Wax (formerly Artist & Repertoire) Southeast US Premiere - and what a city it was!
One of only nine films to be selected for the Music Films/Music City feature competition, The Man from Mo'Wax screened twice to amazing audiences with each screening followed by a Q&A with producer M J McMahon.
For more photos (and much more), visit the film's official Facebook page!
Capture had a blast in Austin at South by South West where our latest project, had it's World Premiere, screening as part of the festival's prestigious 24 Beats per Second section! Kicking off the filmmaking fun, Director Matthew Jones and Producer M J McMahon were lucky enough to attend the filmmakers lunch at Trouble Maker Studios. The speakers at the event included SXSW's Head of Film Janet Pierson as well as filmmaker/screenwriter Robert Rodriguez. A great opportunity to network with other filmmakers (whilst consuming copious amounts of traditional Texas BBQ), the event was a perfect start to a great 10 days!
The Man from Mo'Wax (formerly known as Artist & Repertoire) had its big World Premiere on Sunday the 13th of April at the beautiful Alamo Ritz in Austin. With a great turnout and an even better reception (as well as the first sunny skies since the beginning of the festival), Capture's feature film debut was a day to remember. With a total of three screenings across the festival to amazing audiences including members of the BFI, the BBC, Variety, the Verge and renowned film critic Harry Knowles (Ain't It Cool News), the film ended up generating a lot of buzz in Austin, both online and in print media. It was an amazing reception from an amazing city and a truly memorable first step in the life of the film.
When the team weren't out representing The Man from Mo'Wax at screenings across Austin, they were kept busy by the festival's multiple events. For anyone that's even slightly unsure of how large the festival is, it basically takes over the entire city of Austin. From acoustic gigs in ice cream shops on the edge of city to to industry talks by the likes of Ellen Page and Joel Edgerton in massive venues at the centre of town, the festival is a melting pot of music, film and technology. With some fantastic films watched, some seriously delicious food consumed and some really great buzz generated for Artist & Repertoire, SXSW definitely didn't disappoint!
SXSW was most definitely the place to be, and on that note, here are a few shots from our time in Austin:
The BFI at Stephen Street was definitely the place to be last night! The Girl In The Dress had a private screening for close to a hundred guests, including lead actress Olivia Poulet, BAFTA award winning Producer Duncan Kenworthy (Love Actually, Notting Hill) and legendary British cinematographer Phil Méheux (who just so happens to be the DoP on Killing Thyme, another Capture short).
Guests were welcomed into the beautiful reception lounge area at the BFI Stephen Street. With a total of four screenings held over the course of the evening and a never ending stream of people coming in and out of them, it proved to be the perfect setting for everyone to mingle between screenings and share a drink or two.
Afterwards, guests made their way to The Jack Horner pub around the corner for some post screening drinks (since no proper event is really ever finished without a pint fueled debrief at a pub).
All in all, it was a fantastic evening with a wonderful crowd and a really great reception for the film.
Last night was the world premiere of The Girl In The Dress, and what better place to have it than as part of the BFI Film Festival!
One of only 7 films to be chosen to screen at the festival as part of this year's Film London London Calling selection of shorts, the film screened as part of the Journey section of the festival.
And our very own Nick Helm did the introductions for the night!
All in all, it was a great evening and a fantastic way to kick start the journey of our finished film.
We can officially reveal the new posters for The Girl In The Dress!
We're back from this year's Cannes Film Festival (and what a festival it was!) Check out a few of our snaps from the festival below:
Capture were commissioned by Columbia Records & The7Stars to re-purpose original designs byAitor Throup for a series of 7 different sized motion billboard outdoor spaces across the UK to publiciseKasabian’s album “48:13″. Over 100+ 6 Sheet sites, and an additional 6 different Ocean Outdoor sites too.
We're feeling sun-kissed here at Capture, and we'll thank Cannes for that. Once again we headed over to the Riviera for a festival full of great films and brilliant events - and made it back in one piece! Below are some of our favourite moments in Cannes this year.
The video below shows our opening titles and for RDF and BBC Two’s prime time “Collectaholics“. Capture concieved, filmed, composited, edited and animated bespoke motion graphics – bringing everything together as seen here, along with some behind the scenes pics!