• Posted on May 13, 2015

Reel Suspects boards Aidan Gillen thriller “Still”










EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based outfit boards international rights to UK thriller.

Matteo Lovadina’s Paris based-sales outfit Reel Suspects has acquired world sales rights to UK thriller Still, starring Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones).

The film, which premiered last year at the Galway Film Fleadh, where it won Best International First Feature award, marks the debut of writer-director Simon Blake.

The London-set thriller charts the violent disintegration of a father who is unable to come to terms with the loss of his son in a car accident.

Verve Pictures will distribute in the UK in May, while Film Movement has rights in North America.

“I am very happy to come on board Simon Blake’s debut feature, which has already proved itself on the international festival circuit,” said Lovadina.

“Aidan Gillen’s performance is incredibly powerful and compelling. The Game of Thrones fans will be delighted to experience Aidan’s vast talents, in an equally thrilling, yet very different, setting.”

Producers are Blunt Pictures and 011 Productions in association with Lipsync Productions LLP.

  • Posted on May 13, 2015

Shoreline to sell AmStarDam

Cannes- Shoreline to sell 'AmStarDam' | News | Screen










EXCLUSIVE: Stoner comedy marks the debut feature of the Lennox Brothers with a cast including Alice Lowe and Billy Boyd.

LA-based Shoreline Entertainment has acquired world sales rights to UK comedy AmStarDam and will begin sales at the Cannes Marché next week.

The film, in post-production, marks the feature debut of the writer/directors the Lennox Brothers and was shot at London’s 3 Mills studios and Amsterdam.

Combining classic fairytales with the wild side of Amsterdam,the fantasy-comedy is billed as a coming-of-age adventure with a twist.

Jonathan Readwin stars as a young man who arrives the Netherlands capital in search of his father, played by Sean Power. Through a momentary magical encounter he discovers the secret weapon that could turn around their ailing marijuana coffee shop.

Producer Zorana Piggott said Shoreline shared its “passion and excitement for this wonderfully crazy film”.

The cast also includes Lord of the Rings’ Billy Boyd, Sightseers’ Alice Lowe, Javone Prince (PhoneShop), Eline Powell and Kenneth Collard. Former drug smuggler-turned-author Howard Marks makes a special appearance as the ‘Ganja Godfather’.

The Lennox brothers are established directors of music videos and commercials and have worked with artists such as Robbie Williams, Coldplay, Chicane, Take That, Kasabian, Kid Cudi, Stereo MC’s etc.

AmStarDam is produced by Zorana Piggott of 011 Productions and executive produced by Simon Liddell, Tony North and Brian Jamieson of Propeller Artists.

AmStarDam is a Propeller Artists production in association with 011 Productions.


  • Posted on May 13, 2015

Couple in a Hole wraps principal photography









Tom Geens feature centres on a couple living in a hole in a forest.

Principal photography has wrapped in Midi-Pyrenees for Couple In A Hole, a drama from writer/director Tom Geens and producer Zorana Piggott.

The film will finish shooting at 3 Mills Studios in London over the next five weeks.

The film stars Paul Higgins (Red Road, Utopia), Kate Dickie (Prometheus, Filth), Corinne Masiero and Jerome Kircher and tells the story of a British couple living in a hole in the middle of a vast forest, somewhere in France.

Piggott is producing the film on behalf of 011 Productions/Chicken Factory, in co-production with Belgium’s A Private View and France’s Les Enrages.

The film is being financed by the BFI Film Fund, Flanders Audiovisual Fund and the Region Midi-Pyrenees, in association with Met Film and Blunt Pictures.

Paradiso Filmed Entertainment is distributing the film in Benelux, and Verve Pictures will handle distribution in the UK.



  • Posted on November 26, 2012

Blunt Pictures and 011 Productions commence the shoot on ‘Still’, Simon Blake’s debut feature starring Aidan Gillen

Shooting has began in London on Simon Blake’s debut feature “Still” starring Aidan Gillen, RSC star Jonathan Slinger, Elodie Yung, Amanda Mealing and rapper Sonny Green. Zorana Piggott of 011 Productions and Colette Delaney-Smith of Blunt Pictures are producing.

Read more on Screen Daily

  • Posted on July 17, 2012

“Way Out East” selected from over 350 England-wide submissions for iFeatures2 development slate

011 Productions project “Way Out East” by writer/director Andrew Brand and producer Zorana Piggott has been selected as part of the iFeatures2 development slate. iFeatures2 is the UK’s most exciting low budget feature film initiative run by Creative England and its partners, the BFI Film Fund, BBC Films and Creative Skillset.

“Way Out East” is a modern day western set on the east cost of England.

Read more on Creative England website.

  • Posted on July 02, 2012

Verve picks up “Couple in a Hole”

Verve Pictures has acquired UK rights to writer/director Tom Geens’ feature “Couple in a Hole”.

  • Posted on July 02, 2012

011 Productions to produce Bettinga’s feature debut

011 Productions is to produce the feature debut of German filmmaker Eicke Bettinga whose film “Gasp” screened in Cannes’ Short Films Official Selection this year.


  • Posted on December 19, 2011

“Where There’s Smoke” at London Short Film Festival

Andrew Brand’s “Where There’s Smoke” has been selected for the 2012 London Short Film Festival. The film will screen in competition as part of the Fucked Up Love selection on Saturday 7th January at 12pm at Curzon Soho.

Tickets are available on the Curzon Soho website or by calling 0330 500 1331.

  • Posted on November 15, 2011

“Together” to screen in Baghdad

“Together” by Eicke Bettinga will be representing the UK as a Guest Country at the 2nd Iraq Short Film Festival. The festival takes place in Baghdad from 17th – 19th November.