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Shooting 'Flip' in Bulgaria: examining the Bronze Cannes Lion-winner with Pulse Films producer Neil Andrews

Shooting 'Flip' in Bulgaria: examining the Bronze Cannes Lion-winner with Pulse Films producer Neil Andrews

Written by Joe Jackson on Jul 6, 2022. Posted in Interviews

The Location Guide had a conversation with producer Neil Andrews from Pulse Films, celebrating the production company's 'Flip' commercial for B&Q winning a Bronze Lion for Achievement in Production at Cannes Lions 2022. We discussed how Neil and the team made the project a reality with Icon Films Sofia, exploring why Bulgaria was chosen for this monumental shoot.

Onyx Collective set to release first all-black produced drama series Reasonable Doubt

Onyx Collective set to release first all-black produced drama series Reasonable Doubt

Written by Kianna Best on Jul 5, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Onyx Collective, a platform led by creatives of colour, gives a teaser of its first drama series. Reasonable Doubt is executive produced by Kerry Washington and the product of an all-black writer’s room led by Raamla Mohamed. The show follows the complex personal and professional life of defence attorney Jax Stewart. Its first episode is set to be released for streaming through Hulu on 27th September 2022.

Virgin Media and MC Neat's Hyped campaign champions new entertainment service

Virgin Media and MC Neat's Hyped campaign champions new entertainment service

Written by Joe Jackson on Jul 5, 2022. Posted in Production News

Virgin Media has released a multi-million pound brand campaign called Hyped. This campaign celebrates Virgin Media’s new entertainment service: Stream. The project will run throughout the UK for eight weeks. It is designed to demonstrate Virgin Media’s commitment to being ‘Better, connected,’ giving customers more flexibility and control in relation to their entertainment choices.

The Annecy Festival 2022 celebrates the future of animation

The Annecy Festival 2022 celebrates the future of animation

Written by Kianna Best on Jul 4, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

France’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival returned this past June with a bang. The event brought together some of the world’s most innovative creators for yet another year, highlighting the talents of the animation world. The film festival shone a light on the contributions of the award-winners. Record-breaking figures illustrated the continuing and growing impact of animation.

Disney+ series National Treasure commences filming in New Mexico

Disney+ series National Treasure commences filming in New Mexico

Written by Joe Jackson on Jul 4, 2022. Posted in Production News

The television series National Treasure has landed in New Mexico. Principal photography for the project took place in and around Santa Fe. This new live-action Disney+ Original series is an expansion of the National Treasure movie franchise. The show focuses on a charismatic adventurer, who seeks to uncover the truth about her family's mysterious past while saving a lost Pan-American treasure in the process.

Diamonds Are Forever BBQ Party hits Cannes Lions

Diamonds Are Forever BBQ Party hits Cannes Lions

Written by Joe Jackson on Jul 1, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The Gerety Awards celebrated the recent announcement of their shortlist with an Argentinian barbeque. The party took place at Cannes Lions 2022 thanks to support from hosts Tantor Films. Over 500 guests from 40 different countries joined the fun, honouring past and present judges as well as this year’s shortlist.

Nominations revealed for the 9th Annual LMGI Awards

Nominations revealed for the 9th Annual LMGI Awards

Written by Joe Jackson on Jun 30, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) has unveiled nominations for the 9th Annual LMGI Awards. This ceremony honours outstanding and creative visual contributions of international location professionals who work in film, television and the commercial industry. The winners will be celebrated at the LMGI Awards ceremony, which returns to a live in-person event on Saturday 27th August, 2022.

'Luzzu' raises the bar for Maltese filmmaking

'Luzzu' raises the bar for Maltese filmmaking

Written by Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante on Jun 30, 2022. Posted in Contributors

When watching any film that won at a leading international festival, I find there is an element of prejudice where one’s mind is already leaning towards receiving the film favourably, where for example one might be more patient.  But critical acclaim raises expectations and audiences expect to be well awarded for their time. This balances out, at least to my mind, any unfair prejudice towards the film. More patience in exchange for higher expectations.

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