The Things We Found This Week – Future Artists

Future Artists New Letter!

1) North West New Wave film ‘Diary of a Bad Lad’ gets full theatrical distribution deal, see it next week!

2) Future Artists celebrate their first birthday with a thought provoking 1 day event ‘In Exile’

3) THE BENCH – By Joe O’byrne returns to Salford Arts centre next week

4) ‘Just do it‘ – Director Emily James explains ‘Just get off your arse and save the world’

In Full

1) Diary of a Bad lad Premieres at Art Deco cinema in Stockport, UK,

Future Artists are proud to support the first film from what is being called ‘the north west new wave‘ of film making, by southern media types

‘Diary of a Badlad’ produced by pleesed sheep films, and is now being tipped as one of the top films of 2010. We like to think of producer Jon Williams as the ‘Godfather’ of the new wave, and so invite you all to the opening night screening on Tuesday 29th June 2010, in Stockport. They’ve bagged one of the last original Art Deco cinemas to do it in too, so well worth it on two levels!

More info and tickets here at the film’s official website

2) Future Artists in Exile

Its our First Birthday Party on the 17th of July and so to celebrate we are having an unconference, a Picnic in the Park in Hume Park, with live music, followed by a screening of yet to be released Beyond the Pole, multi awarding winning film staring Stephen Mangan (Green Wing, Confetti); Rhys Thomas (Bellamy’s People, Fast Show); Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) and Helen Baxendale (Friends, Cold Feet) who also exec produces.

Supporting the main feature is Bogstandard, a short film. All this takes place at the Zion Arts centre in Hulme as the final part of future artists respond residency… tickets and full info here and on facebook here

3) THE BENCH – by Joe O’byrne

Following successful runs at Salford, Didsbury and Manchester, Joe O’Byrne’s hit play The Bench returns to the region later this month.

The play follows the lives of an eclectic group of Paradise Heights residents as intersect around a bench in the local park, over a 12 month period.

Thematically the play is about life, death and rebirth. Many of the characters find themselves at transitional points in their lives. They are either nervously eyeing an uncertain future and change, or coming to terms with the often painful process of moving on, or letting go.

Whilst some are desperately holding onto the past, others are are even more desperate to escape it and the unbearable pain that has made them who they are.

Tickets and more info 0161 925 0111

4) ‘Just do it’ – Director Emily James explains ‘Just get off your arse and save the world’

Mark Ashmore of Future Artists met Emily James at last years Sheffield Doc fest, both where filming the climate camp movement, both for the same reasons, and so over a beer, they embarked on an filming assignment – to Copenhagen, Denmark, to follow activists who where getting off their arse’s and trying to DO something about climate change,

The project is funded by the crowd, by those that care, so take 5 minutes to check out the trailer and website here, and get involved…. its your planet too, after all,

Trailer here

Hope you enjoy and to see you soon!

Jenny Inchbald and Mark Ashmore

Future Artists HQ


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