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Scorching Burning Bitches

22/11/2014: Scorching Burning Bitches pitching at IDFA

Aconite is delighted to announce a new production: Scorching Burning Bitches.

This exciting project has been selected to pitch on Tuesday the 25th November at this year’s International Film Festival and Forum in Amsterdam (IDFA)

Scorching Burning Bitches is a film and interactive project by Swedish filmmaker Marie Lidén which explores Electrosensitivity (ES). Having experienced the effects of ES first-hand, Marie Liden explores the vulnerability of people who suffer from this condition in an age when we are exposed to the effects of electrical networks more than ever.

This project is being supported by Creative Scotland and is a co-production with Bart Simpson (the producer behind The Corporation and Big Boys Gone Bananas!) through Lowik Media, Canada. The interactive site is being developed by Jamie Balliu of Up Creatives.

Marie says about the story:

Growing up, I used to think my mum was some kind of werewolf or had superpowers. She wasn’t like all the other mums. She spent days on end hidden in dark rooms, avoiding daylight. My sister and I had a device that could measure the levels of electrical density; however, by simply dragging her fingers over the wall, my mother could tell us exactly where the wires were drawn. She was always right. Soon, however, I realised that this wasn’t a superpower. Mum was actually really ill…

It turned out, my mother wasn’t the only one…

The film aims to demystify this increasingly common illness and to help provide some answers to the science behind it.

Keep your eyes peeled on this site for information on future developments!


Everybody's Child Journeyman

18/11/2014: Aconite Distribution with Journeyman Pictures

We are delighted to announce that Aconite is working with film distribution company Journeyman Pictures.

journeymanJourneyman Pictures is an independent distributor of festival and topical documentaries. They distribute dynamic and powerful stories fresh from the world’s most exciting producers.

Last week, our film Everybody’s Child is the Journeyman Documentary of the Week!

 

Click here to rent the film with Journeyman Pictures.

Everybody’s Child is directed by Garry Fraser, who  faces up to the damage done by a life of crime and drugs. He wants to ensure his three children have something he never had; a loving, supportive family.

He’s directing the documentary at the same time as battling his heroin addiction. His making of the documentary and his recovery become interlinked as he takes the audience for an emotional and powerful ride.

The film was commissioned by BBC and Creative Scotland.

Find out more about Journeyman on their website.


digital scotland

05/11/2014: New Support for Aconite Productions

Aconite has recently received support from Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise’s Digital Scotland to advance its digital marketing and distribution efforts.

NBrobotDigital content specialist Nicola Balkind will be partnering with the Aconite team throughout the rest of 2014 to bring Aconite productions to a wider audience in Scotland and the UK.

This means that you will be seeing much more of us online in the coming months. We’re on Facebook and Twitter sharing news about our films as well as some great resources for filmmaker’s news about the documentary filmmaking industry and discussions about film.

We are also offering key films for exhibition at local cinemas, including charity screenings and educational opportunities. If your cinema, film club, organisation or school would like to work with Aconite to learn about the topics our films explore then please get in touch.

We will be sharing more information about these opportunities in the coming weeks and months. Keep up-to-date here on our website, via our social media channels or by signing up for our mailing list below.




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Scorching Burning Bitches

22/11/2014: Scorching Burning Bitches pitching at IDFA

Aconite is delighted to announce a new production: Scorching Burning Bitches.
This exciting project has been selected to pitch on Tuesday the 25th November at this year’s International Film Festival and Forum in Amsterdam (IDFA) and is being supported by Creative Scotland.
Read more »


Everybody's Child Journeyman

18/11/2014: Aconite Distribution with Journeyman Pictures

We are excited to announce that Aconite is working with film distribution company Journeyman Pictures. Read more »


digital scotland

05/11/2014: New Support for Aconite Productions

Aconite has recently received support from Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise’s Digital Scotland to advance its digital marketing and distribution efforts. Read more »


Everybody's Child at SMHAFF

14/10/2014: Everybody’s Child at SMHAFF

Everybody’s Child screened at Filmhouse as part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival in Edinburgh on 13 October 2014. Read more »