GVFilm was recently commissioned by Over The Fence Films to create a trailer for the poignant documentary ‘Fadia’s Tree’. Fadia, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, is stranded by history on the wrong side of the border. When a chance meeting introduces her to the director, Sarah, she makes a grand and personal request: to find the ancient mulberry tree next to her grandfather’s house in Sa’sa, northern Palestine. A mere 2 hour drive from Beirut where she lives, Fadia is barred from crossing that border. With only received memories, a blind man and a two-headed dragon as her guides, Sarah embarks on the quest to find the tree. Along the way, as she observes the homing instincts of millions of migrating birds, nature inadvertently reveals instinctive elements of the Palestinian yearn to return home. Through a birds’ eye perspective, we reflect on freedom of movement, exile and return and a sense of hope projected by the land itself. Fadia’s Tree is a remarkably warm debut feature film by artist, Sarah Beddington, and a heartfelt rumination on the nature of belonging. Fadia’s Tree is showing Saturday November 27 at the Curzon Soho, Shaftesbury Avenue as part of the London Palestine Film Festival.
At GVFilm we have a long history of creating trailers and sizzle reels for film markets such as Cannes and AFM. In many cases films may still be in production, and we are tasked with creating effective content with limited footage, time and budget. Often these trailers will go on to become the Official trailer when we complete with scheduled deliverables and versions for Theatrical / TV / OTT Platforms. For Spitfire Over Berlin we worked closely with Kaleidoscope Film Distribution and Tin Hat Films to edit this exciting introduction to the soon to be released WW2 adventure.
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.
The Movie Partnership called on GVFilm’s expertise to create a UK digital trailer re-version for this exciting, hard hitting thriller. We were tasked with keeping the feel of the film intact while making numerous censor and technical edits for OTT delivery.
Official trailer for Kaleidoscope Film Distribution.
The international box office smash hit: a stunning spy thriller set on the eve on WWII, thisis 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.
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.
Schemers is on track for a new September release date in UK Cinemas. Fingers Crossed !
Davie (Conor Berry) is a dreamer from the council schemes, constantly hustling for his next buck, then losing it on the horses. After a football injury, Davie falls for trainee nurse Shona (Tara Lee) and tries to impress her by running a disco. Along with friends John and Scot, the trio start promoting bands – culminating in a hugely ambitious Iron Maiden gig at the Caird Hall, Dundee. With ambition so grand they go deep in debt with Fergie, a gangster of legendary violence, Davie needs to use every trick to pull off the biggest scheme of his life. Starring: Conor Berry, Sean Connor, Grant R Keelan, and Tara Lee. Winner – Edinburgh International Film Festival – Audience Choice Award 2019 Winner – New York Winter Film Awards – Best Director & Best Actor
Official trailer and social media content for a brand-new feature-length documentary release – EVERTON – HOWARD’S WAY. Released in cinemas and on home entertainment in November 2019.
EVERTON – HOWARD’S WAY tells the definitive story of Everton FC at the very peak of their powers in the mid-1980s. EVERTON – HOWARD’S WAY features brand new interviews with the key players of the time, including Andy Gray, Kevin Ratcliffe, Peter Reid, Graeme Sharp, and Neville Southall.
UK Theatrical Trailer re-cut for the Arrow Video release.
The existing restoration trailer required a lower BBFC certification, a few edit tweaks and new end cards for individual cinema chains.
Re-edits and reformatting trailers for a host of different platforms can be a complex task, often hinging on legalities and technical specifications rather than content. GVFilm have provided this service for many international clients across the entertainment industry.