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Channel 4 Drama Casting Call

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Born To Kill - 4 Part Drama For World Productions & Channel 4

A psychological thriller about a teenage serial killer called Sam who lives in a suburban town, battling with his violent urges at the same time as falling in love with the new girl at school Chrissy who may just scupper his twisted plans... or is it too late?

Director: Bruce Goodison

Exec Producer: Jake Lushington

Location: Cardiff

Overall Shoot: 7th November 2016 - 3rd Feb 2017 - (must be available for this period)

Looking For 3 Young Actors - Playing Age 15 / 16 - Must Be Over Licensing Age (So 16 Before 1St Sept 2016 And Must Not Be Older Than 21)

This Is A One Off Drama So Does Not Require Options For Further Series.

Please do not submit yourself if you have been previously seen for this project, but happy to receive another submission if you were not seen before.

Please send a CV and
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Born To Kill - Updated Casting Brief

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Born To Kill

Closing Date For Submission – 23Rd March 2016

Written by Tracey Malone & Kate Ashfield.

Born to Kill is a 4 part thriller about a 15 year old boy called Sam whose fallen in love with a new girl at school Chrissy But Sam is hiding something…..psychopathic urges. This series will have its audience on the edge of their seats, and question how we can like someone so much when we know what he is capable of.

Production Co: World Productions For Channel 4

Exec Producer : Jake Lushington

Director: Bruce Goodison

Producer : Nick Pitt

Shooting Location : Cardiff

New Overall Shoot Dates : 4th June – 14th August 2016

Casting Details – The majority of first round auditions, workshops and all the recalls will be in London, but we will also be coming to other cities including Cardiff, Nottingham and Manchester.

Please email recent photo (just one) and a CV if you have one to office@danieledwardscasting.
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Pinewood, Red Planet, Cinecitta head to 2016 Media Production Show

The first Media Production Show will take place in London June 9-10 with a host of top industry brands attending.

The inaugural Media Production Show, hosted by Media Business Insight, will host brands including Pinewood Studios, Cinecitta Studios, Canon and Panasonic and industry such as Tony Jordan (Red Planet Pictures), Julia Stannard (producer) and Hamish Hamilton (director).

Taking place between June 9-10 at the Business Design Centre in Islington more than 70 exhibitors will showcase the latest products and services while key industry will speak at the event to share ideas, techniques and plans for the future.

Event director Charlotte Wheeler reveals more about what visitors can expect…

Who should attend The Media Production Show and why?

Anyone who works in film and wants to learn more about making the best content across the globe should not miss this event.

Technology has had a huge impact on the creative process of film-making and the re-emergence of using film to
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Murdered By My Father

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Kiran Sonia Sawar stars as Salma, a 17 year old girl who is the victim of a so-called "honour" killing at the hands of her father in a new BBC Three factual-based drama Murdered By My Father, due to air online later this month.

Murdered By My Father follows the renowned success of BBC Three’s bold dramas based on real-life testimonies, including the critically acclaimed, BAFTA-award-winning Murdered By My Boyfriend and also Don’t Take My Baby.

Inspired by real events, Murdered By My Father is directed by multi-award-winning director Bruce Goodison and written by new screenwriter Vinay Patel, and tells the shocking story of how family love and duty can be turned to violence and murder.

Kiran Sonia Sawar (represented by Polly's Agency) is a graduate of Oxford School of Drama and has previously appeared in American crime series Legends and the BBC’s Holby City.

Salma’s love interest,
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'Virunga' wins at Grierson Awards

'Virunga' wins at Grierson Awards
Other winners include 20,000 Days on Earth.

Oscar-nominated Virunga was one of the top winners at this year’s Grierson Awards, taking home Best Cinema Documentary.

The film, which was also nominated for a BAFTA at the beginning of this year, covers the fight between business interests, rebel groups, and rangers over the Congolese home of the world’s only remaining mountain gorillas.

Elsewhere at the awards, Grayson Perry received Documentary Presenter of the Year for his Channel 4 show, Who Are You?

Repeating its success from last year, Channel 4 won a total of five awards out of the 12 available, including Best Documentary Series and Best Entertaining Documentary.

As previously reported, Kim Longinotto was presented with the Grierson Trustees’ Award for achievement in the world of factual film.

Lorraine Heggessey, Chairman of the Grierson Trust said about the winners: “Once again our winning films demonstrate the vibrant, exciting and innovative ways in which the UK documentary industry
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DVD Review: 'Leave to Remain'

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★★★★☆ Bruce Goodison's impressive feature Leave to Remain (2013) confronts the issue of teenage asylum seekers struggling to adapt to life in London and dealing with past trauma as they wait for their permanent leave to remain. In Britain, unaccompanied minors are granted temporary asylum and are placed in foster homes or shelters. But when they reach eighteen, their cases are reassessed and they live in limbo as they await the court's decision which can take months, or even years.
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Provocative Drama 'Leave To Remain' Follows Trials & Triumphs of Young Asylum Seekers in the UK

Set to screen at Tiff's Next Wave series next month, is director Bruce Goodison's drama "Leave to Remain," which is described as a provocative coming of age drama about young people cut loose from society because they live in the UK as asylum seekers. In the UK, when an asylum seeker seeks leave to stay in the UK, its called "leave to remain," hence the title of the film; further, this can be anything from a day to 3 years, and comes with restrictions on being able to work and getting an education. In the film, 3 teenagers forced to leave everything behind, learn to live alone in a hostile environment, fighting to survive, as they form a unique and...
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Into Film readies 2014 festival

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Into Film readies 2014 festival
The world’s biggest film festival for children and young people will include preview screenings of The Imitation Game and Disney doc Bears [pictured]; Q&A’s with Harry Potter’s David Yates, Stanley Kubrick’s daughter and Selfish Giant director Clio Bernard.

Into Film Festival (Nov 4-21), the world’s biggest such event for children and young people, is preparing to launch its 2014 edition with a raft of previews, filmmaker Q&As and workshops on how to break into the industry.

Formerly known as the National Youth Film Festival, the programme anticipates 300,000 attendees aged 5-19 - up from 200,000 last year - at screenings and events across the UK and is funded by Cinema First and supported by the BFI through National Lottery money.

The programme will roll out across more than 520 cinemas across all the major chains and in a range of venues across the UK. Autism friendly screenings and, for sensory-impaired
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Female-led World War II drama Jambusters for ITV

ITV has announced a new six-part World War II drama series.

Created and written by Simon Block and given the working title Jambusters, the drama follows a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community.

"We're really delighted to have commissioned Jambusters," said ITV director of drama Steve November.

"Great writing from Simon has given Julie Summers's wonderful book a fictional life. The women are real and engaging, and have fantastic spirit and attitude.

With World War II on the horizon, multiple strands of plot interweave to create a period drama full of jeopardy and intrigue, but also great humanity and modernity."

Executive producer Francis Hopkinson added: "Thanks to Simon Block's brilliant script, inspired by Julie Summers's book, this series will take a fresh look at life on the Home Front, showing both the tragedies and the triumphs, and offering some wonderful roles for Britain's top actresses.
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Film Review: 'Leave to Remain'

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★★★☆☆Immigration has been a hot topic of late, with the fluidity of British borders given a great deal of political capital. It's into this atmosphere that the feature debut of documentary man Bruce Goodison arrives in cinemas, delving into the somewhat unexplored subject of teenage asylum seekers in the UK. Part of an ongoing project to provide film industry skills to kids just like those appearing in his film, Leave to Remain (2013) is based upon true stories told first-hand to the director. They prove the basis for a heartfelt, but flawed, attempt to tackle the legitimate issues faced by the thousands of teachers arriving on our shores in search of a new life each year.
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Drama Feature 'Leave To Remain' Follows Trials & Triumphs Of Young Asylum Seekers In UK

From director Bruce Goodison (Our War, My Murder) comes a new film titled Leave to Remain, a provocative coming-of-age drama about young people cut loose from society because they live in the UK as asylum seekers. In the UK, when an asylum seeker seeks leave to stay in the UK, its called "leave to remain," hence the title of the film; Further, as the film's website states, this can be anything from a day to 3 years, and comes with restrictions on being able to work and getting an education. Here's the film's brief synop: 3 teenagers forced to leave everything behind, learn to live alone in a hostile country. That country is the UK. Fighting for survival they form a unique and...
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East End fest unveils line-up

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East End fest unveils line-up
World premiere of Dermaphoria, starring The Vampire DiariesJoseph Morgan and Ron Perlman, to open 13th edition of the London festival.

The line-up for the East End Film Festival (June 13-25) has been revealed.

The 13th edition of the festival - which runs for 13 days - will open on Friday 13th June with the world premiere of Dermaphoria. The Us film is the second feature from Ross Clarke, the east London-based filmmaker and DJ who directed homeless documentary Skid Row in 2007 and co-founded music festival Lovebox.

Based on a novel by Craid Clevenger, Dermaphoria follows an experimental chemist who wakes up in a New Orleans jail with amnesia, accused of arson and links to a drug-manufacturing ring. The cast includes Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Walton Goggins (The Shield), Anwan Glover (The Wire) and Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy).

Football focus

The festival, which coincides with the World Cup in Brazil, will welcome
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East End Film Festival Line-Up Announced Led by Dermaphormia, Chef, Leave to Remain & Palo Alto

The East End Film Festival returns to the city of London this summer celebrating its thirteenth year, and running in the height of the World Cup, Director Alison Poltock says she’s determined to make it the festival’s best year ever.

Opening on Friday, 13th June, the festival will run in East London for thirteen days, playing host to over 100 feature narrative and documentary films, and close to 100 shorts, the majority of which will be either World, UK, or London premieres.

Ross Clarke’s sophomore feature, Dermaphormia, will kick events off as the Opening Night Gala selection. Clarke has lined up an impressive cast for his first narrative film, following his award-winning documentary Skid Row, led by Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Nicole Badaan, Walton Goggins (Django Unchained), Lucius Falick, Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Anwan Glover (The Wire), and Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy). The crime-thriller centres on an experimental
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Lff 2013: Leave To Remain Review

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TV documentary filmmaker director Bruce Goodison spent three years making this film with real asylum seekers to gain a more authentic voice to the immigration story. He also trained them in filmmaking so they could tell the stories from their perspective, within a fictional context (co-written by Goodison and Charlotte Colbert). The result is a more spontaneous work than usual that is a little rough around the edges but altogether unique.

The three stories the film centres are based on a collection of several real-life experiences of unaccompanied minors coming to the UK and entering the asylum system: Zizidi (Yasmin Mwanza, debuting) from Guinea, who was circumcised as a child and suffered a stillbirth and a botched caesarean, was brutalised by her husband and his friends for trying to flee; Confident Omar (Noof Ousellam), the longest-staying refugee, who suffered at the hands of the Taliban in Afghanistan; Finally, Abdul (Zarrien Masieh,
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Lff 2013: Leave To Remain Review

Director: Bruce Goodison.

Starring: Naoufal Ousellam, Masieh Zarrien,Yasmin Mwanza, Toby Jones, Simon Meacock.

Running Time: 69 minutes.

Certificate: 15.

Synopsis: Abdul (Masieh Zarrien) arrives in the UK from a village in Afghanistan and joins a class of teens in a refuge home. He soon discovers that England isn’t what he had hoped for and that friends from his home country may be his enemies in the UK.

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Leave To Remain goes where not many films have dared to go before. The movie is based on interviews with real young immigrants in the UK who have spoken of their experience with authorities here and in their home country, fellow asylum seekers, and the horrendous pasts they are escaping from.

The film shows a group of young immigrants from countries like Afghanistan, Nigeria and more seeking help at a refuge home where their teacher (Toby Jones
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Lff 2013: 'Leave to Remain' review

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★★★☆☆ Bruce Goodison's feature debut Leave to Remain (2013) imbues the meticulous rigour of a documentary with the conventional methodology of a narrative drama to create an unusual deviation on the coming-of-age tale. A film about children thrust into adulthood thanks to their status as asylum seekers, Goodison looks to give a voice to the thousands of young refugees currently fighting their case in the courtrooms of the United Kingdom. Leave to Remain takes the perspective of a young Afghan boy whose arrival at a local refuge home (run by Toby Jones' English teacher) sets of a fateful chain of events.

This tale of hope, desperation and deplorable discrimination allows us to reinterpret the familiar through unacquainted eyes. Starring recognisable British actors like Jones alongside bona fide refugees, Goodison allows the pupils of his film academy to articulate themselves through their performances, giving these young teens a chance to regale
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57th BFI London Film Festival Review - Leave to Remain (2013)

Leave to Remain, 2013.

Directed by Bruce Goodison.

Starring Toby Jones, Noof Ousellam, Zarrien Masieh and Yasmin Mwanza.

Synopsis:

Leave to Remain is the unique story of three teenage asylum seekers who are trying to escape various problems in their respective homelands to find refuge in England.

What sounds like quite a heavy and topical plot is so much more. It’s also a startling and enlightening tale of people putting all their hope and faith into a system that isn’t always ready to help.

The story focuses on three refugees – Omar, Abdul and Zizidi – and their very different paths to get to this country. We begin with Omar telling a room full of strangers his story and why he came to live in this country, a story he admits has lost all meaning over time.

What follows is simply an in-depth look at how refugees suffer injustices and prejudice
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Full line-up for the BFI London Film Festival announced

With Venice underway and Toronto beginning this week, festival season is in full swing, and next month it's the turn of the UK capital for the 57th BFI London Film Festival. This morning the BFI's Clare Stewart announced the full line-up for the festival, which is set to include a total of 234 fiction and documentary features, including 22 World Premieres, 16 International Premieres, 29 European Premieres and 20 Archive films. Here's the press release in full....

Galas

Opening & Closing Night Galas

The Festival opens with the European Premiere of Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips a high-stakes thriller based on true story of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates with Tom Hanks playing the eponymous lead role.

The European Premiere of Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks will close the festival, the film which tells the untold story of how Mary Poppins was brought to the
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London Film Festival 2013: full line-up

London Film Festival 2013: full line-up
Browse all the sections of the 57th London Film Festival (Oct 9-20) including the galas, competition titles and individual sections.

Alphabetical list of titles by section including feature premiere status

Wp = Wp

Ep = European Premiere

IP = International Premiere

UK = UK Premiere

Gala’s

Opening Night

Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass (Us) Ep

Closing Night

Saving Mr Banks, John Lee Hancock (Us/UK) Ep

Philomena, Stephen Frears (UK) UK12 Years A Slave, Steve Mcqueen (UK) EPGravity, Alfonso Cuaron (Us) UKInside Llewyn Davis, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen (Us) UKLabor Day, Jason Reitman (Us) EPThe Invisible Woman, Ralph Fiennes (UK), EPThe Epic Of Everest, John Noel (UK) WPBlue Is The Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche (France) UKNight Moves, Kelly Reichardt (Us) UKStranger By The Lake, Alain Guiraudie (France) UKDon Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Us) UKMystery Road, Ivan Sen (Australia) UKOnly Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch (Us) UKNebraska, Alexander Payne (Us) UKWe Are The Best!, Lukas Moodysson (Sweden) EPFoosball 3D, Juan Jose Campanella (Argentina
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12 Years a Slave, Gravity, The Zero Theorem & More Lead BFI London Film Festival Line-Up

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The 57th BFI London Film Festival line-up has officially been revealed, and it is led by a slew of incredibly promising films, many of which have already been buzzing on the festival circuit, and a number of which will be making their debuts here in London.

As previously announced, Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips will open the festival next month, and John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks will close it, book-ending the festival with Tom Hanks leading two highly prominent, Oscar-primed movies.

Stephen FrearsPhilomena was also previously announced as the Lff American Express Gala, with The Epic of Everest announced as the Lff Archive Gala.

And leading the line-up alongside them this year will be some of the most Oscar-buzzed movies of 2013, including Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Jason Reitman’s Labor Day, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity (in 3D), Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem,
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