S EVERETT's Comments
Comment on: Bradford International Film Festival cancelled
Shame on the people behind these changes. There are SO many people up in arms about this. First losing the photography exhibits, which are being shifted down to London - and now the death of the Bradford International Film Festival. Film is NOT 'an important part' of their future plans. They no longer have film programmers there, and the new STEM focus (science, engineering, maths. technology) - how is that FILM?!! it's going to be a Maths museum - not a media one. It used to be a great museum, and now it's what - maths?! BIFF was an important festival - especially for us who actually live 'up North'. End of an era. I hate maths.
Anonymous - who says WOMEN don't have a love for cinema? With only 1 in 10 feature films directed by women, why not do something to address the balance - even if it starts with shorts? The fact there is a fund for shorts is good news! Apart from for female filmmakers who aren't in London, presumably? Why see something that is positive as being negative? And why do people who make negative comments always do it anonymously...?
Comment on: Simon Perry joins Sweden's Film i Vast
Great news. Good luck, Simon!
Comment on: Friends and colleagues remember Chris Collins
What lovely tributes to a genuinely lovely guy. I hope Chris knew how we all felt about him. Still hard to believe we won't see him again.
Comment on: Vanishing director George Sluizer dies
The Vanishing is an amazing film. Unforgettable. I was lucky to meet him once, and he was such a lovely guy. So open and down to earth. At least he managed to finish Dark Blood after all this time. That must have made him happy.
Comment on: UK industry reacts to Tessa Ross leaving Film4
Tessa Ross is a legend. She will be hugely missed. The shoes she leaves behind for filling are as big as boats...
Comment on: John Travolta fears for future of film
That's a bit snidey, Anonymous, the jibe about Battlefield Earth. What about Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty...? He is speaking a lot of sense.
Comment on: MGM pacts with Fox on Poltergiest
'They moved the headstones... not the bodies.' Poltergeist is a total classic, a note perfect film. Shame we can't have the original back on the big screen just as it is. Originality wins over remakes every time.
Comment on: Sony to remake A Prophet
A company called Original Film doing a remake? Ah, the irony...
Comment on: Why Sightseers is the British film of the year
You REALLY should go see this film. It isn't like anything else out there. A real original. It made me laugh so much that I wanted to punch the air. It's dark and twisted fun.
Comment on: PGA to bestow Selznick honour on Working Title
That's brilliant news. A big well done to Working Title.
Comment on: Iain Canning on Top of the Lake, See Saw's TV slate and producing future Steve McQueen films
A TV crime drama by Jane Campion?! That is really exciting. With that and The Killing 3 on the way, it's a fantastic time for TV. Bring it on...
Comment on: Screen Yorkshire unveils £15m production fund
Great news for Yorkshire! Hurrar for Screen Yorkshire, and for the remaining people there who have worked so hard to keep things afloat. The region needs them.
Comment on: Industry pays tribute to Bingham Ray
I first met Bingham at EIFF way back in 1995. He was always the friendly face in a room. Will be sadly missed.
Comment on: Hot projects on Screenbase
I can't wait to see The Snowman! It's a stunningly visual (and scary) book - and to have a master like Scorsese direct it is a very exciting prospect. A big thumbs up to Working Title.
Great news for Leeds - and it's a real credit to the festival's short film programmers that the quality of their selections has made it an Oscar shorts qualifying festival. Quality, indeed.
Hit those blue faced Smurfs! Do it. Do it. It's time they went down...
Comment on: The Future of Edinburgh?
Hadn't the £1.9 million from the UKFC already been spent in the 3 years that it was for (2008,9,10)? Isn't that a big part of the reason why this year's festival was so scaled down, because it no longer had that and other funding? I had a great time at this year's festival - even without the lovely red carpets. The Talent Lab was a real success, and there were sold out screenings (mainly evenings but when is the daytime ever full?) for films like Perfect Sense, Trollhunter, Weekender, Monica Velour, Our Day Will Come, Project Nim...to name just a few. And who knows -maybe it will go back to August, and looks like the prizes will return. Here's to the future of Edinburgh - it is a festival to cherish and support.
I'm also worried at the lack of Regional input here. Is Screen England there on behalf of all the RSAs? As it feels a bit wrong (umm, very wrong) that there isn't some kind of representation from the actual regions themselves. What about Screen Yorkshire, E M Media and all the other regions? Shouldn't they be in the first round of consultations? They are not second class to London.
I saw 2.37 when it screened in Cannes several years ago - it was a cracking film, very emotional. I always wondered what happened to the film afterwards, as people who had seen it loved it. I look forwards to his next project. Good luck mate!