More than 20 filmmaking teams recieve London Calling and London Calling Plus commissions.
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Film London has awarded 21 filmmaking teams across the capital with funds to make short films through its London Calling and London Calling Plus initiatives. A record 620 applications were received this year.
The scheme invests more than $300,000 (£200,000) in London’s short filmmakers with production funding, training and a platform to showcase the films to the industry.
Last year’s slate included Riz Ahmad’s Daytimer, which premiered at Sundance; the BAFTA-nominated Three Brothers; and LOCO Award-winning Two Dosas.
This year’s slate includes Chick or Treat from rising internet stars Mandem On The Wall; The Monster, which will star Richard Glover (A Field In England, Sightseers); Rainbow Party, which marks the directorial debut of BAFTA-nominated producer Eva Sigurdardottir; and Above, which was scripted by award-winning playwright Michael Bhim.
Chick or Treat is one of the projects selected by London Calling Plus, now in its second year, which focusses on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent.
Both funds are supported by the BFI NET.WORK, Creative Skillset and seven London boroughs, along with industry partners Performance and Panalux.
London Calling Plus 2015 selection
Producers: Tom Kimberley, Ali Mansuri
Writer/Director: Toby Fell-Holden
Chick or Treat
Producer & Co-writer: Raphael Warner
Writers: Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott, Dee Kartier
Director: Freddie Osborne
Producer: Kelly van Osch
Writer/Director: Chi Yu
Japanese Samurai Sword
Producer: Angélique Talio
Writer/Director: Lab Ky Mo
Love in a Time of Death
Producers: Jennifer Eriksson, Yvonne Ibazebo
Writer/Director: Ashish Ghadiali
London Calling 2015 selection
Producer/Writer/Director: Victoria Mapplebeck
Producers: Ameenah Ayub Allen, Annie Wood
Writer: Michael Bhim
Director: Clare McQuillan
Producer: Archie Johnston Stewart
Writer/Directors: Jamie Whitby, Jamie Gyngell
Producer: Peter Brennan
Writer: Theo James Krekis
Director: James Doherty
Producer: Carey Thring
Writer/Director: Ed Wiles
Producer: Carla MacKinnon
Writer/Director: Christopher Andrews
Girl Like You
Producers: Paul Harry Thomas, Terese Bröchner Christensen
Writer: Sharmila Chauhan
Director: Rajinder Kochar
I Used to be Famous
Producers: Chris Pencakowski, Bella E. Danon
Writer/Director: Eddie Sternberg
Producer: Jennifer Eriksson
Writers: Ashish Ghadiali, Rene Pannevis
Director: Rene Pannevis
Producer: Carol-Mei Barker
Writer/Director: Stella Corradi
Producers: Eva Sigurdardottir, Ragnheidur Erlingsdottir, Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Thora Karitas Arnadottir
Writer/Director: Eva Sigurdardottir
Producer/Writer: Nidhi Gupta
Director: Kawita Sareen
The Girl in the Dress
Producers: M J McMahon, Matthew Jones
Writer/Director: Natalie Malla
Producer: Andrea Farrena
Writer: Kieran Grant
Directors: Lucy Barrick, Kieran Grant
Producer: James Wren
Writers: Bob Pipe, James Wren
Director: Bob Pipe
Producers: Sara Jimenez Criado, Fyzal Boulifa, Taina Galis
Writer/Director: Anwar Boulifa
Nine of the London Calling short films are receiving awards via the borough film funds. These are the Eastern Edge Film Fund (Redbridge and Waltham Forest), Southern Exposure Film Fund (Lambeth and Southwark), Shorts Film Fund (Wandsworth and Kensington and Chelsea) and North London Film Partnership (Haringey).