Milo Sekulovich Posted April 1, 2007 Share Posted April 1, 2007 Greetings, Since I'm the one responsible for this avalanche of responses,I felt compelled to show my face again. I'm in the US, and love many (primarly older) British films. I wasn't purposely trying to knock the British film industry. Rather,I wanted to be enlightened as to the reasons why the situation is so bleak. The funding paradigm it seems is a huge culprit. How many of you are aware of the following scenario having taking place in the last few years in the UK: 1. A director/producer/screenwriter/cinematographer(any of those) wishes to make a feature. Goes on fund raising mission,borrows from friends,relatives, gets dentists,doctors.a person of wealth to invest. Say 50-100,000 pounds raised. Feature shot on Super 16. Film slated just for direct to video distribution either just in the UK or a few other regions. Financing is not dependant on any sort of grant. I realise that this is a bit of a generalisation,but the reason I mention it is that this scenario is played out on a regular basis here in the US. I myself am shooting my own feature in 35mm-short ends,small crew,no pay etc. Andy raised an interesting point-is there really such a dearth of shooting on Super 16 in the UK? I see a certain absurdity in approaching a film granting institution with a possibly good marketable project only to be rejected for those very reasons-then watch them grant thousands of pounds to things that will most certainly not see the light of day! Regards, Milo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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