It gives us immense pleasure to soon welcome Canadian filmmaker Bart Simpson to Scotland where he’ll start the editing of his new film, Brasilia: Life After Design (BLAD).
Bart is a multi-award winning filmmaker, best known for his work on films such as ‘The Corporation’ and ‘Big Boys Gone Bananas’. Also, we are proud that Bart is collaborating in Scotland with award winning editor, Colin Monie ( ‘Water’ ‘Hallam Foe’ ‘Magdalene Sisters’ ‘Young Adam’)
Brasilia: Life After Design is the story of a city in conflict between its environment and its people. A true modernist experiment, Brasilia is considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Despite the population growing every year, the city plan itself cannot change. It was designed for 500 000 people, and now over two and a half million live within its borders. Despite its designers’ best intentions, people were secondary considerations. And in order to live there, people have to break the city’s rules.
As Scotland celebrates next year, the year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, please keep an eye on our site and social media for screenings of this film at local cinemas.
Thanks to our team and Creative Scotland for their continuing support.
After returning from Sheffield Doc/Fest where our team was busy pitching our latest projects, watching inspiring documentaries and enjoying the company of great friends and colleagues, we are now getting ready to pitch at the Edinburgh Pitch.
Our project ‘Electric Malady’ by talented artist Marie Liden is one of the projects selected to pitch there this year.
The Edinburgh Pitch is running alongside the Edinburgh International Film Festival (17-28 June). Independent filmmakers and companies developing and raising finance for creative feature documentaries are pitching their projects in front of an international panel on Tuesday 16th June.
ELECTRIC MALADY is a feature documentary and interactive website that explores the illness electrosensitivity. This is an illness where the sufferer becomes hypersensitive to electro-magnetic fields. This is a very personal project to filmmaker Marie Liden as her mother developed a severe version of this illness when Marie was little and because of that she had to grow up more or less without electricity.
We are co-producing with award-winning producers Bart Simpson (The Corporation, Big Boys Gone Bananas!) and Lucie Tremblay of Lowik Media and the digital platform is being designed and developed by two talented web-docs experts: Jamie Balliu of Up Creatives and Anrick Bregman of Unit9.
This project is being developed thanks to the support of Creative Scotland.
During the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Aconite Productions is also involved in the “Get it Made: Funding Stories – Panel Discussion” taking place on the 25th of June at the Traverse at 11.30 am.
Come along and join us to hear stories the filmmakers have to tell, and what they have gone through to get their projects made.
See you all there!
As Hot Docs is in full swing, we are delighted to be present this year thanks to the great collaboration we have been developing with our international partners, friends and colleagues:
Their film is having its world premiere today 29th of April at Hot Docs, the most important North American Festival and Market in our Creative Documentary industry. It’s part of the Special Presentations programme.
The film follows the case of three Norwegian teenage girls who are charged with drug trafficking. It exposes how gender, race and class affect the justice system’s decisions regarding the verdict on who is guilty or innocent.
Click in the link below for details about the screenings. Congratulations to our friends and colleagues Violeta and Dan. They have accomplished a great film, one that raises important issues on social justice. It’s a must see film for all.
Meanwhile, our Canadian co-production partners Bart Simpson and Lucie Tremblay are busy pitching two projects with which we are collaborating:
‘Brasilia: Life After Design’, a story about a city in conflict between its environment and its citizens. The film is directed by Bart Simpson- best known for his work on ‘The Corporation’ (2003) and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2011).
‘Electric Malady’ (formerly known as ‘Scorching Burning Bitches) by talented Swedish artist and filmmaker Marie Liden. Having experienced herself the effects of Electrosensitivity (ES), filmmaker Marie explores the vulnerability of people suffering this condition in an age when more than ever we are exposed to the effects of electrical networks and with few places to escape them. The project is a documentary combined with a digitalinteractive experience that aims to demystify this increasingly common illness and to help provide answers as well as present the science behind it.
These projects have already attracted international attention within our international industry. We’ll keep you all updated on further development.
We wish all our friends and colleagues a happy Hot Docs!
We look forward to continue connecting and developing partnerships with talented and visionary international partners who feel as passionate as we do about producing high quality, creative and exciting documentary films.
It gives us immense pleasure to soon welcome Canadian filmmaker Bart Simpson to Scotland where he’ll start the editing of his new film, Brasilia: Life After Design (BLAD) Read more
After returning from Sheffield Doc/Fest where our team was busy pitching our latest projects, watching inspiring documentaries and enjoying the company of great friends and colleagues, we are now getting ready to pitch at the Edinburgh Pitch. Read more