We are proud to launch a brand new platform, The Midlands Film Archive. The Midlands Film Archive is a showcase of films made by talented filmmakers living or originating from the Midlands, UK. Midlands-based filmmakers are scattered far and wide across the reaches of the internet. With so many great examples of storytelling available, we decided to help celebrate that talent by putting the best of them in one place for you to enjoy.
Daniel Alexander, Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders), Debbie Isitt (Nativity Film’s), Natalie Griffith (CEO Identity Spark) Neil Duncanson (North One TV) and Ed Shedd (Chair) today announced our new Industry Screen Body #Createcentral where we’ll be working together to develop the screen industry in the West Midlands. Thank you to Marverine Cole for being an amazing host and the Mayor Andy Street for the epic presentation. Watch this space.
We're putting on monthly meetings with new and emerging filmmakers, with the intention of providing an encouraging space to offer questions and answers about how to best navigate their journey into the industry.
We have just launched our brand new training series Beginners Guide to Advanced Filmmaking (BGAF), designed to equip filmmakers with practical hands on training in a variety of production areas. Our training follows on from the success of providing a number of workshops over the years to a variety of companies including BFI, BBC Academy, London/Birmingham City Council.
This is our second year running our film training course in partnership with BFI, BBC & Creative England. We take 6 filmmakers & commission them to make their own films with the support of industry pros.
Commonwealth Games Film
Daniel Alexander was selected to direct the official film for the Commonwealth Games hand over ceremony. The video was broadcast live from Australia and was viewed all around the world by over 1 billion people.