Shakes

We were happy to create a trailer for the short film ‘Shakes’ directed by our friend Tom Childs who has been a valued member or our extended production team, filming much of our content for our valued entertainment clients.
SHAKES

Directed by
TOM CHILD

Cast 
(In order of appearance)
SOPHIE SPREADBURY
KATHRYN DRYSDALE
TOM DURANT-PRITCHARD

Written by 
SOPHIE SPREADBURY
TOM DURANT-PRITCHARD

Director of Photography
DAN POOLE

Fadia’s Tree Amnesty International Award

Fadia’s Tree’ was chosen for the Amnesty International Award for Best Feature Film at the Donostia – San Sebastián Human Rights Film Festival. Directed by visual artist Sarah Beddington, Fadia’s Tree is a documentary about a Palestinian woman in a refugee camp in Lebanon who yearns for the ancestral homeland she’s denied in stark contrast to the millions of birds that migrate freely in the skies. She sets a challenge to the director to find an ancient tree that stands as witness to her family’s existence. With only inherited memories, a sightless man and a two-headed dragon as guides, this is no easy quest.
This story of a 15-year friendship that stays connected across a divided land and a fragmented people, adopts the aerial perspective of migratory birds to reflect on freedom of movement, exile and the hope of return.

GVFilm worked closely with the director and Over The Fence Films to craft the trailer for festivals and beyond to spread Fadia’s story to the wider world.

Spitfire Over Berlin

GV Film worked closely with Kaleidoscope Film Distribution and Tin Hat Productions on teaser and sales trailers for the World War 2 action drama ‘Spitfire Over Berlin’. After crafting the narrative and graphic elements we handed the trailer over to the guys at Tin Hat for a final edit and a new music and audio mix.

Fadia’s Tree

Official trailer for Fadia’s Tree.

We were commissioned by Susan Simnett, producer at Over The Fence Films to create the trailer for visual artist Sarah Beddington’s feature documentary.

‘While millions of birds migrate freely in the skies, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, yearns for the ancestral homeland she’s denied. She sets a challenge to find an ancient tree that stands as witness to her family’s existence – guided only by inherited memories, a blind man and a two-headed dragon. This story of a 15-year friendship that stays connected across a divided land and a fragmented people, adopts a bird’s eye perspective to reflect on freedom of movement, exile, and the hope of return.’

Fadia’s Tree is screening November 27 at the Curzon Soho.

Trailer link: HERE

Muse Of Fire

MUSE OF FIRE is an 83-minute feature documentary produced by actors Giles Terera (Hamilton) and Dan Poole (Dungeons & Dragons), (Peterloo) in 2013. At GVFilm we helped sculpt the narrative via sizzle reels and sales trailers, before assisting in the edit of the film and a special BBC version – as well as also providing Trailers and promotional material. To this day it is still racking up new international sales across a huge variety of formats.
It is a testament to creating materials that will sell a film and can be delivered to global platforms.

Dawn Of War

Official trailer for Kaleidoscope Film Distribution.

The international box office smash hit: a stunning spy thriller set on the eve on WWII, this is the real-life story of an Estonian spy tasked with catching a Soviet double agent, and preventing a catastrophic Red Army invasion. 

It’s August 1939 and Europe fears an imminent war. Standing alone against Stalin’s Soviet Union and Hitler’s Third Reich, the country of Estonia suffers a fatal blow when the head of counter-Soviet Intelligence is murdered, raising suspicions of a mole within their ranks. As global, political and military events unfold at a dizzying speed, the task of finding the mysterious Soviet double agent falls to Estonian spy, Feliks Kangur. But whilst chasing down the traitor, Germany and the Soviet Union make their move to invade Poland, and Feliks makes a chilling discovery… The Red Army have actioned a covert operation to annex Estonia next, an event that would have devastating consequences for both his country, and his secret relationship with young Polish art historian, Maria.

Crash

Theatrical trailer for the Arrow Video release of the brand new 4K restoration of Crash, taken from the original 35mm camera negative and supervised by writer/director David Cronenberg and director of photography Peter Suschitzky.

This was followed by a 30 second trailer campaign across social media. Different trailer versions highlighted the stepped release dates from Digital to Blu-Ray.

The Space Theatre Of Survival on SKY Arts

We have been involved in the making and promotion of this documentary for a long time and it is gratifying to see it making its way to UK TV screens on SKY Arts and we congratulate our friends at Timebomb Pictures.

“In 1972 at the height of the apartheid struggle in South Africa, a group of artists risked everything to build a safe space dedicated to all freedoms—artistic, social and political. ‘The Space’, born from the unremitting efforts of the government to silence all opposition, became the ‘Theatre of Survival’ for the voices of all artists – a place where, no matter the colour of their skin, they could be seen and heard. The groundbreaking work of these artists reverberated worldwide at a time when the price of their artistic freedom was incarceration or worse. Featuring Athol Fugard (the most performed playwright in the world after Shakespeare), Tony award-winners John Kani and Winston Ntshona, satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys, Academy Award winner Richard E. Grant, and many more, The Space is the definitive record of the Cape Town theatre with a mission to oppose Apartheid and champion freedom of expression.”

The Rifleman (Blizzard Of Souls)

UK trailer for Parkland Pictures with all production in-house at GVFilm as we continue remote workflows during the Covid-19 Crisis.

The Rifleman pays stark witness to the horrors and brutality of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of an innocent 17-year-old farm-boy turned soldier. Though he is underage, and his dad, a former marksman, is overage for the army, they are both conscripted into one of Latvia’s first national battalions. The thrill of training is soon followed by reality, as shells burst around them in the endless mud. He grows up on the battlefield, fighting at the side of his father and brother, their lives are constantly in jeopardy. Adapted from the book by Aleksandrs Grins, which was banned in the U.S.S.R., the story was based on Grins’ own war experiences in a Latvian battalion.

Out now in selected UK Cinemeas across the country.
Available on digital download from August 10, 2020, and on DVD from August 24, 2020.