Island is continuing to keep us busy with trips all over the country. Thank you to all of you who have made it along to the Q&As so far and have been telling friends/family/neighbours/pets to get along too. Last week featured a very animated Q&A at Dartington with some great questions about storyworld and pacing, and the Lexi Kilburn provided a wonderful independent cinema-going experience with a bar just off-screen for emergency aperitifs! The screenings and Q&As for Island have illustrated how supportive UK independent cinemas and their audiences are – independent UK films just need the support in getting made in the first place! If you haven’t been to see it yet the following screenings are yet to take place:
Chapter Cardiff 7th & 9th June
Riverside Studios Hammersmith 13th June
Light House Wolverhampton 13-16th June
Dundee Contemporary Arts 17th & 19th June
Eden Court Inverness 16-21st June
Hippodrome Bo’ness 20th & 23rd June
Cornerhouse Manchester 23rd June
Greenwich Picturehouse 6th July
Hyde Park Picturehouse Leeds 9-12th & 14th July
City Screen Picturehouse York 12th July
Tyneside Cinema Newcastle 13th July
Picturehouse at FACT Liverpool 18th July
Elizabeth has also managed a fleeting visit to Cannes to promote Island some more, and also to start talks on the next Brek Taylor / Elizabeth Mitchell feature film, this time a more cheery genre, a Russian Rom Com – to find out more please subscribe to the Tailormade Blog and be sure to follow Tailormade Productions on Facebook. The script is being written as we blog, it’s great fun to be starting a fresh new project with the momentum of Island behind us.
And finally thanks so much for all the competition entries – I can announce the winners for the question “What is your favourite film adaptation and why?” are….
Sharon Sant – The Princess Bride – It retains the razor wit, subtle irony and quirkiness of the book whilst streamlining the story enough to appeal to a much broader audience than the book could ever do, perfect casting, perfect pitch, perfect film –
We can whole-heartedly agree with you on that one Sharon – a brilliant film
Kip Heath – All Quiet on the Western Front – The 1930 adaptation remains true to the book and doesn’t give in to modern temptation to make war films all about action. The film shows perfectly how you don’t need to have masses of money or special effects to tell a story that audience will remember forever.
A very valid point Kip
Congratulations to both winners, we will be in touch shortly.
Best Wishes – The Island Team