Highlights Of The Week
– TALENT PROJECTS –
Mega rich Premier League clubs have the money and scouting networks to buy ready-made stars, so why do they keep turning to non-league for hidden gems?
A documentary for FourFourTwo football magazine, Non-league to Premier League | The stories of Jamie Vardy, Charlie Austin and Michail Antonio is the latest personal project by Blueberry’s Jonathan Briggs. Aside from the final mix he was the main creative force behind it, from camera/lighting and direction to edit, grade and motion graphics. Well done Jonathan!
The 6th Loco London Comedy Film Festival kicked off on Friday at BFI Southbank and runs until Sunday.
Blueberry’s David Chaudoir has one of his latest short films, Adonis and Aphrodite, screening as part of the Shorts Programme 2 which is scheduled on Sunday May 7th at 6pm at BFI’s NFTS. Get your tickets here!
In this thriller, after receiving a tip about celebrity actor Robert Barker dining with a young brunette and getting this “affair” on the front page of a tabloid, photographer turned paparazzi David is sent on a pursuit for the actor, by his boss. As the chase for the actor goes on, David is caught in the downward spiral of a fabricated tabloid story.
The film is one of the top films on iTunes in Latin America and Brazil, and it’s about to have its US and China release.
Christy Capes wrote on Flickering Myth: “Blooming with just-below-the-surface violence and dark nuances, Chasing Robert Barker is gritty and unforgiving, leaving audiences with a bitter after taste. Using the most nightmarish qualities of London, the film is firmly rooted in realism, depicting the destruction of a man’s whole world in just a few short days. It seems to tell us that it could happen to any of us, if we’re not careful.”
– EVENTS –
The full programme for this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, running June 9-14, has been announced this week and it’s as rich as ever! Here at Blueberry we’ve already got our passes. Stay tuned for news on the screenings and panels we’re going to attend. Will you be there next month? If so, let us know!
For the first time this year Blueberry will be attending Sundance London. Tickets went on general sale yesterday and since documentary is our passion and focus, we scored ourselves seats for Icarus, Chasing Coral and the Docs Panel. This year’s Festival runs June 1-4 and takes place as always at the wonderful Picturehouse Central. Book your tickets now before it’s too late!
– HQ NEWS –
Since our lovely Makeda was on holiday for her birthday two weeks ago, we celebrated her belatedly on Wednesday. She has been an outstanding addition to our team and we are lucky to have her.
We are also very excited for her imminent transition to our bookings team in the Short Form department. Happy belated birthday Makeda!