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.
“Water is H2O: hydrogen two parts, oxygen one. But there is also a third thing that makes water and nobody knows what that is.”
– D.H. Lawrence
Sunday 22 March marks UN World Water Day – a day for water and water for sustainable development.
Coincidentally, on UN World Water Day, film director Victor Kossakovsky and his team will be at Lake Baikal to complete a new stage of research and development for our film AQUARELA.
The film is a special project that aims at reconnecting us with one of the most –if not the most – powerful substances on earth: water.
Water gives and takes away life. Life depends on it 100%, and that’s why visionary director Victor Kossakovsky wanted to develop this epic journey, at the heart of which is the majestic element of water.
Filming from an iceberg as it breaks from an ice sheet, melting as it traverses the sea, AQUARELA takes us into the perspective of water. In the film, we will experience the beauty of this essential life-giving element as well as its shattering power, and that’s why World Water Day is so important to us.
AQUARELA is a co-production with ma.ja.de, Louverture Films and Danish Documentary Production. Thanks to development support from Creative Scotland; Tribeca Film Institute; Sundance Film Institute and Eurimages.
What does World Water Day mean to you? Tweet us @aconitedocs using the official UN World Water Day hashtag #WaterIs and let us know.
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