THE SURVIVALIST WORLD PREMIERE IN COMPETITION AT TRIBECA

The Fyzz Facility is delighted to announce the World Premiere of THE SURVIVALIST in Official Competition at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The debut feature from writer/director Stephen Fingleton will compete with 11 other films at the prestigious festival and will have four public screenings including its World Premiere. Stars of The Survivalist Martin McCann (Shadow Dancer, The Pacific, Clash of the Titans), Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac) and Olwen Fouere (This Must Be The Place) are delighted with the news. The film is produced by The Fyzz Facility One Limited, with funding from the BFI, Northern Ireland Screen and The Fyzz Facility.

Writer/director Stephen Fingleton is thrilled with the recognition his first feature is receiving, stating: “Tribeca is the true home of contemporary independent cinema and it’s the ideal setting for people to get their first glimpse of The Survivalist. We did our post-production in New York and it’s a fantastic city.”



SUPERBOB WINS DISCOVERY AWARD AHEAD OF LOCO SCREENING

Last week, SUPERBOB was awarded the Discovery Award ahead of it’s Worldwide Premiere at the LOCO Comedy Film Festival on the 26th January 2015.

The film was well-received by moviegoers and tickets for the premiere sold out in record time. Catherine Tate, Brett Goldstein, Natalia Tena and Ruth Sheen were all able to attend. In the audience Ricky Gervais joined amongst a whole host of stars.

Read more about the film, and Brett Goldstein’s interview, here



CAKE IS RESOUNDING SUCCESS IN OPENING WEEKEND

TFF were delighted today to see Cake have by far the weekend’s biggest box office takings raking in just north of $1 million in 482 theatres.

The film stars Jennifer Aniston, Felicity Huffman and Anna Kendrick and will have its Theatrical Release in the UK in February 2015.

Read more about the film’s Opening Weekend here



MICHAEL LENNOX MAKES THE NOMINEES LIST FOR OSCARS BEST SHORT FILM

The Fyzz Facility were thrilled today to see A Patch of Fog director, Michael Lennox’s short film BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM announced as one of the nominees for the Oscar’s Best Short Film category. The short has been well-received, also being nominated for a BAFTA this year, and stars Martin McCann.

We are delighted to see Michael receiving such a prestigious honour and will eagerly be watching the Oscar’s ceremony on the 22nd February 2015.

See a full list of all the Oscars nominees here



A PATCH OF FOG DIRECTOR NOMINATED FOR BAFTA

TFF were delighted today to congratulate director Michael Lennox, who recently finished shooting The Fyzz Facility, BFI and NI Screen funded A PATCH OF FOG in Belfast, on his BAFTA nomination for the fantastic short BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM which stars The Survivalist star Martin McCann.

We are thrilled that Michael’s talent is being recognised and that he has been nominated by such a prestigious award.

A PATCH OF FOG heads into the edit this month.

See the full nominations list here



SCREEN DAILY VISITS A PATCH OF FOG SET

Today, Screen Daily released their set report for A Patch of Fog in which Sarah Cooper had the opportunity to meet with screenplay writers, John Cairns and Michael McCartney, as well as with stars of the film Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire) and with Oscar shortlisted director, Michael Lennox. Producers Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones were also on set to discuss their growing relationship with Northern Ireland , “We love working here, we have a good rapport with everyone and the crews are world class.”

Lennox says of the film, “It’s a dark buddy movie, with thrillerish elements and mystery permeating under the surface. But at the core is the bond between those two people and their strange, screwed up relationship, which makes it extremely funny and touching,”

Read the full article on Screen Daily’s website here



SUPERBOB’S LEADING MAN FEATURED IN EVENING STANDARD

TFF were thrilled to see SUPERBOB in London’s Evening Standard today in a two-page spread on leading man, Brett Goldstein in order to announce the film’s UK Worldwide Premier on January 24th at the fourth London Comedy Film Festival (LOCO).

The article discusses the film’s initial development, financing and production, as well as attaching talent including Catherine Tate and David Harewood. Overall, the piece highlights the themes of the movie; ”Goldstein is well-cast as this unlikely big screen saviour. He is handsome, but like SuperBob, quite nervous and shy.”

We are delighted to see the film receiving the press it deserves, click here to read more.

 

 



A PATCH OF FOG COMMENCES PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY

A PATCH OF FOG commenced Principal Photography today in Belfast, Northern Ireland. TFF were delighted last week to announce Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire, Snatch) who will lead the cast as lonely security guard Robert alongside Conleth Hill who is attached to star as Sandy Duffy, celebrated one-time novelist and TV personality.

The film is being produced in-house by The Fyzz Facility, with backing from Northern Ireland Screen and the BFI and will be director Michael Lennox’s (Boogaloo and Graham) first feature film.

Read more about it at Screen Daily 



TFF FIRST TIME FEATURE DIRECTORS SHORTLISTED FOR OSCAR

The Fyzz Facility were delighted to see two of our first time feature director’s short-listed for the 2015 Oscar nominations in the Live-Action Short Films section today.

Michael Lennox, currently mid-Principal Photography for A Patch of Fog, was shortlisted with Boogaloo and Graham. Stephen Fingleton, currently in post-production for The Survivalisthas had his short SLR announced. SLR and Boogaloo and Graham were selected for 10 places in the short-list, out of a total of 181 submissions this year.

TFF is extremely proud to be working alongside such talented directors and we hope to see both of them in the final nominations list.

You can read the full list of short-listed titles here.



AFM: SHELBY GAINS A U.S. HOME WITH STARZ MEDIA

This month, TFF were delighted to announce via sales agent Highland Film Group, the landing of a US home for Shelby to distribution house Starz Media. The pact also includes a video distribution deal with Anchor Bay Entertainment in the US.

The heartwarming movie tells the story of a mischievous pooch who escapes the dog pound on Christmas Eve and finds himself in the home of wannabe magician Jake Parker. With a dog catcher hot on his tail, SHELBY and his new friend must pull out all the stops so they can stick together.

Directed by Brian K. Roberts  the film stars Chevy Chase, John Paul Ruttan, Tom Arnold and Rob Schneider as the voice of Shelby and was developed in-house by The Fyzz Facility and executive produced by Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones and David Gilbery.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.



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