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.
Demand for digital content is at an all time high, and the pandemic has seen distributors and service providers scramble to update platforms with catalogue titles. But often the trailers provided (even from just a few years ago) may not be suitable for use, either because of technical specifications or content. At GVFilm we have years of experience in quickly and economically re-editing and re-branding trailers to platform specifications ready for delivery. Sometimes trailers just may not be suitable at all, and we pride ourselves on scripting, editing and producing original trailers for re-releases.
Official Trailer re-cut and re-brand for Kaleidoscope Film Distribution.
1937, Essex, England. Given an opportunity to investigate the most haunted house in England, leading British paranormal investigator, Harry Price, is given the keys to the infamous Borley Rectory for six months, hoping to discover the truth behind the hauntings, strange sounds and apparitions that have plagued the abandoned property and surrounding area for over 500 years. The film stars Julian Sands (Warlock, A Room With A View), Colin Baker (The Sixth Doctor, Doctor Who), Christopher Ellison (The Bill, We Still Kill The Old Way), Toyah Willcox (80s Pop Legend) and is Co-Written & Directed By Steven M. Smith (The Haunting Of Borley Rectory, Essex Boys: Law Of Survival, Doll House, Dead Again) Produced by Louisa Warren (Unhinged, Tooth Fairy), Steven M. Smith & Paul G. Andrews (Boogieman, The Great Hunger). The film is released through Kaleidoscope Distribution Halloween 2021. Steven M. Smith said, “We are so excited to release the Official Trailer for THE GHOSTS OF BORLEY RECTORY. Working in partnership with Globalwatch Films, CoCo Pictures and Champdog Films has been excellent. We have a very strong and talented cast and crew and cannot wait to show you all the film which we feel is our best and scariest work.”
Release date trailer for Digerati Games. Original edit, mix, GFX and platform specific branding in-house at GVFilm Ltd.
The Magister is a murder-mystery card-battler RPG. Build and customise your deck to fight in battles, or use ‘Tactical Diplomacy’ to pacify those who stand in your way. Gather clues and discover motives as you investigate the death of your predecessor and unmask the guilty culprit.
A new monthly trailer for content on Arrow Player.
The films your mother warned you about. From Video nasties to scream queens and buckets of blood. Get ready for August at ARROW. Streaming in the UK, US and Canada from August 2. https://www.ARROW-Player.com.
Edit, mix and GFX produced in-house at GVFilm Ltd.