Category Archives: Short Films

Mr. Invisible To Premiere At Palm Springs

Mr. Invisible (2013)

Mr. Invisible (2013)

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.

‘Mr. Invisible’ – Coming Soon

‘Mr. Invisible’ – Coming Soon

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.

Mr. Mzuza Is Now Showing

Now Showing

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!

Fired! screened at the LA Comedy Festival

Greg and actor Vin Shambry at LA Comedy Festival

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’.

Mr. Invisible Wrapped

Mr. Invisible - Coming Soon

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.

New Production – Mr. Invisible

Mr. Invisible (2012)

We’re excited to announce our next production, “Mr. Invisible”. It’s a short film about an old man who lives alone and is ignored by society. Of course, that’s not the whole story, but it’s all we can say for now. It’ll be a collaboration with fellow production company Tin Monkey, and is set to be our most ambitious project yet.

Directed by BBL founder Greg Ash and produced by our friend Kieran O’Brien, it will feature the legendary actor Julian Glover (Star Wars, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade) in the main role. More details to follow soon.

We aim to go into production mid-January and are currently in the process of raising funding for the shoot. If you are interested in this great opportunity to invest in an exciting British film project, please write to our executive producer Matthew Adam (matt@bigbrightlights.co.uk).

Fired! Screening

Exclusive Screening - Tuesday 13th December

We’ve organised an exclusive screening of our next short film “Fired!” at the Hilton Courthouse on 13th December. It’s primarily for the cast, crew and investors. But we will have some seats left over, which we’re making available to our supporters for a £7.50 contribution to Big Bright Lights.

So if you’d like to be one of the first in the world to see this exciting new short, then please contact matt@bigbrightlights.co.uk.