We’re happy to announce that ‘Mr. Invisible’, the short which we produced in association with Tin Monkey will have it’s Worldwide Premiere at the Palm Springs Shortfest next week. The festival is one of the biggest in the world and we’re very excited be part of it. It will be a pleasure to start sharing it with audiences and we have high hopes that this will be the first of many in the film’s festival run.
After a year in post-production our short film ‘Mr. Invisible’ (which we produced with Tin Monkey Productions) has now been completed. It required a lot of visual effects work and also contains a fantastic score by Mr. Nick Lloyd Webber. Thanks to everyone involved for their time and efforts, especially Prime Focus who were so helpful.
The film is in great shape and we’re very excited about it’s chances at the festivals this year. We’ll be doing a London screening in April, when Mr. Julian Glover has finished touring with his play.
Keep up to date with news via our facebook page.
Our web comedy “Super Chill” has been well received over in the US, where it was shot earlier this year. As well as gaining the attention of the Portlandia team, it was also selected as a finalist in the Samsung Storyteller’s Competition at the New York TV Festival last month.
We are planning to launch Super Chill on You Tube next month. But you can currently watch all episodes via the website, www.superchill.tv.
Fresh off the the festival circuit, our award-winning short film ‘Mr. Mzuza’ is now available to stream or download via distrify. For a small fee you can support independent film and be entertained in the process. Plus you can share the link with others to earn a cut of the cash yourself. You’ll get rich, more people will see our film, and happiness will reign across the land.
Visit the Mr. Mzuza website (mzuza.tumblr.com) to watch the trailer and then rent or download the film. If you don’t watch it, Mr. Mzuza and Gary might pay you a visit… Believe!
Greg recently flew to LA where ‘Fired!’ was screening as part of the LA Comedy Festival. It was one of 60 films selected from across the world, and we were proud to be part of one of the biggest comedy festivals in America. The film went down well with lots of fellow filmmakers saying they really enjoyed watching it.
We were also very excited to discover that ‘Fired!’ was nominated for the Best Foreign Short film at the festival. The results haven’t come through yet, but we’ve got our fingers crossed. This was the first festival we put the film into, and we are planning on taking it to a number of others throughout the forthcoming year.
Greg was down in LA with actor Vin Shambry, talking to people about their upcoming comedy series and BBL production ‘Super Chill’.
We finished filming short film “Mr. Invisible” on Sunday night after what was a hugely enjoyable, but also very hectic, 4 day shoot. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew though we got everything we wanted and more. It was a great privilege to work with Mr. Julian Glover, who despite being in his mid-70s was as as enthusiastic as anyone.
The shoot took place in both Aylesbury and London, which posed different sorts of challenges. A special highlight was the large set-piece on the final day in Bedford Square, which included coordinating 20 extras, and a dramatic action scene involving a police motorbike and a car.
Shooting the bulk of the film in a small town definitely worked in our favour. Special thanks to Comet Aylesbury, the Aylesbury Library and Tilbury’s Butchers for letting us use their spaces.
Mr. Invisible is a co-production between Big Bright Lights and Tin Monkey. It was directed by BBL’s Greg Ash, produced by Kieran O’Brien and written by Richard Sainsbury. It is expected to be completed by mid-2012 when it will then be exhibited at various film festivals around the world. Keep up to date with news via our facebook page.
The first ever showing of Fired! on Tuesday was a great success. 100 people crammed into a screening room at the Hilton Courthouse to see it. The atmosphere was great, and the film seemed to go down very well. There’s still a little more post-production work to do on Fired!, but we’re very hopeful for our chances at festivals throughout 2012.
To mark the occasion, we commissioned the above poster from talented Portland-based designer Will Bryant. He worked closely with the illustrator Jordan Domont to create this fantastic piece.