Are You Super Chill?
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.
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 - 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This poster was designed by Will Bryant. It’s the first in a series of posters he’s working on for our upcoming short film “Fired!” Greg met him over in Portland, and we’re excited to be building bridges across the Atlantic and working with this talented young man.
Editor is going strong on Fired! and we’re hoping to screen it in London sometime in October.
Here’s the first teaser for our new short film “Fired!” Directed by Greg Ash, and starring James Hiller and Kieran O’Brien. We’re aiming to have it ready for screening in Autumn…
We’re in full-on Spaghetti Western mode this summer in anticipation of the release of “Fired!” our next short film. We’ve been cutting a Teaser which we’re calling “The Good, The Dad and the Ugly”. It’ll be avaliable to watch in the next few days. In the mean time here’s some screen shots…