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Happy 2018

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Happy 2018 everyone,

Looking forward to doing some more filming this year, hoping it will be a good year for Malcolm & The Magpies.

Hope you all have a good year too, thanks for the following

Philip

More recognition for Malcolm & The Magpies

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Philip L Moore
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Philip L Moore Wins Award in Best Shorts Film Competition

Philip of Worthing in West Sussex UK, has won a prestigious Award of Merit special mention from The Best Shorts Film Competition. The award was given for Philip L Moore’s exciting production Malcolm & The Magpies. This is Philip’s first pilot/short, and Malcolm & The Magpies is a testimony to what can be achieved on a very low budget and using Social Media, as Philip used Face Book to connect with Andrew & Kay Morris in Devon where the clip was filmed. Philip also used Face Book to connect with all the actors used in Malcolm & the Magpies.

 

Executive producer Philip L Moore, has been overwhelmed with the public support and recognition from the film industry. Malcolm & The Magpies has already won Best Comedy in the UK Monthly Film Fest, and is in the Official Selection for the Brighton Rocks Film Festival, which actor Jerry Anderson is in another film which is in selection for the same festival.  Director Steve Bannister of Akushi Media, the production company used by Philip is really pleased at how the production came together. Akushi’s camera man and editor Nathan Greenwood went beyond the call of duty to capture some amazing scenes. For sound Philip used his friend Martin Pay from Frome in Somerset. The clip features excellent acting from Jerry Anderson as “OX.”  Keith How as “SPUD,” Karn Moore as “Malcolm,” and Hannah Atwood as “Sweetheart. Philip also made an appearance in the clip playing “Bert.” Philip also wrote the theme tune, Gold Bar’s & Jaguars which is sung by Jules Winchester from Rustington West Sussex.

 

This short clip is a good introduction to what will become either a TV series or film. Philip explains that making the clip was real team work, all the actors and crew are really pleased with the win and take great pleasure at receiving the award, a real merit to what they were trying to achieve with the production, of Malcolm & The Magpies.

 

The Best Shorts Competition recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about Best Shorts and a list of recent winners can be found at www.BestShorts.net.

In winning a Best Shorts Award, Philip L Moore with his Malcolm & The Magpies joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including, Disney Interactive for Vinlymation: A Love Story and Oscar winning production Mr. Hublot from Laurent Witz from Luxembourg. Rick Prickett, who chairs The Best Shorts Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “Best Shorts is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Best Shorts Competition helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of Best Shorts is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

Congratulations team!!!! Best Shorts Competition Award of Merit Special Mention: Film Short: Malcolm & The Magpies!!!!!

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Yes more good news! Malcolm & The Magpies has won an award of Merit.  Congratulations team!!!!
The award has been given out by the Best Shorts Competition in the USA.

Award of Merit Special Mention: Film Short: Malcolm & The Magpies!!!!!

Charles Kay & £1 million for film makers

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Some of you have been asking about my rant on FB :-

Done myself no favours today! Guess I am not going to be winning any more festivals in a hurry! I am sorry Film Industry but when when those higher up knock my writing and my Malcolm & The Magpies clip and the acting in it , you are going to do one thing and one thing only GET MY FUCKING BACK UP ! GGGRRRRRR We did it on a fucking shoestring budget, I’ve seen far worse with thousands if not millions spent on them. GET OFF YOUR HIGH FUCKING HORSES AND GIVE THE SMALL INDEPENDENT FILM MAKER A CHANCE!

Well it was all to do with a Bigot called Charles Kay and him being allowed to decide who is worthy of getting a grant from Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor £1 million he has put up to help up and coming film makers.

Now you would think this would be down to some sort of committee, but no, it seems they have left it all to Charles Kay to establish whether or not something is his cup of tea.

In order to apply for this funding one is simply asked to make contact by e-mail to Charles Kay and simply put “Short Films Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE” in the correspondence, which is what I did. Now let me be clear here there was no mention of attaching your script or budget, or production, this was simply first contact. So I sent this :-

“Short Films Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE”

Dear Sir/ madam,
I would like to apply for the short film funding.
This is my pilot clip I made earlier this year
 
Kind regards
 
Philip L Moore
I kept it simple, I thought in my stupidity that Charles would ask for further info or ask to read the script. but no, some time later this is the reply I received from Charles Kay :-
Dear Philip,
Forgive me if there’s been a short delay in responding – but as you can imagine we are inundated with enquiries.
Thank you for your interest in the Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE Short Film Fund. I think it’s important to underline that we don’t produce the films we fund. Nor do we tend to make grants on scripts alone. This means, for instance, that we don’t tend to support script development and other early stage activity. I suggest when you have a project that is scripted, costed and has a producer in place, that you get in touch so that we can have a look and see what we can do to help.
We have a particular interest in encouraging entrepreneurialism within production teams and many of the grants will be awarded to complete budgets on projects that have already demonstrated the ability to raise finance.
Many applicants have found their way to us from the recent flurry of news reports about the fund. It is important that they understand the key driver in our activity is to promote diversity in the both the make-up of the industry – and it’s output. To that end Professor Allesch-Taylor has been quoted as saying:
‘It’s about promoting diversity and inclusion in the UK film industry at this critical time. It’s about producing short films which showcase best in class talent. The U.K. is proudly multi-cultural and if there’s any doubt about that remember there are over 300 languages spoken in this country. I don’t think the news cycle has ever been more daunting than it is now – much of which is being driven by what divides us. Supporting diversity and inclusion in all walks of British life has never been more important. The film industry has been in the spotlight recently and frankly it’s clear to everyone it needs a serious and meaningful shake up. Promoting diversity and inclusion has to be a key part of that.’ 
The best way to grab our attention is to put together a pack with the script, a pitch deck and your financials.
Yours,
Charles
Charles Kay
So I am a bit miffed by this because Charles is saying things like “we don’t produce the films we fund. Nor do we tend to make grants on scripts alone. This means, for instance, that we don’t tend to support script development and other early stage activity. I suggest when you have a project that is scripted, costed and has a producer in place, that you get in touch so that we can have a look and see what we can do to help.”
Remember they are offering funding for new comers! So I replied with :-

Hi Charles,

Sorry I don’t quite understand, we have a script, we have a producer, and we have a director, and production company, and we have already produced the demo clip?
Kind regards
Philip L Moore
My reply from Charles Kay was simple, it read :-
Philip.
I’ve watched your Promo – it’s not for us.
Thank you.
It is at this point that Charles Kay has got my back up, firstly Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE has allegedly stumped up £1 Million for “short films with the aim of supporting diversity and inclusion in the UK film industry, and promoting upcoming talent from across the U.K.”  and ‘Helping filmmakers get their first break, or to be able to take the next step in their careers!”
Now here’s my problem, I may be right, I may be wrong, but I am pissed off!  As I went on to explain to Charles my on going script, has different languages, different colours, transsexual’s, gays, and a strong female lead the deals with self harming and over coming abandonment. But Charles Kay wouldn’t know any of this, as he hasn’t bothered to ask to see the script! Why hasn’t he? Because it seems Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE has left all the decisions not to a committee, but to Charles Kay, who didn’t like my clip! Nor my writing, nor my production in fact he slated the whole thing.
Now I totally except Malcolm & the Magpies is not everyone’s cup of tea, and it is very hard to put where a story line is going in just over 12 minutes! But I would have expected where funding is concerned to have at least been asked to supply a script or give an explanation as to where it is going.
I am sad to say from here on in, it went into a battle of insults, ending in me wanting to meet up and pound his face in with my base ball bat called Mary, “Bloody Mary!”
My conclusion to all this is as much as Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE says he wants to allocate his £1 Million to help up and coming writers and Film makers, it won’t happen while ever he has a bigot like Charles Kay brushing new comers into the gutter.
End of Rant!
Philip

Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE £1 Million for film makers

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

I was forwarded this by a friend and it looked a good opportunity, so I applied, Sadly it turns out that it is down to one mans bigoted view of your work, someone called Charles Kay.

Philanthropist and Executive Producer Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE Commits £1 million To Support Diversity and Inclusion in the UK Short Film Industry

LONDON

–(SPW)–

UK based philanthropist and executive producer of multi-award winning short films, Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE has announced he is committing £1 million to short films with the aim of supporting diversity and inclusion in the UK film industry, and promoting upcoming talent from across the U.K.

Allesch-Taylor commented: ‘It’s about promoting diversity and inclusion in the UK film industry at this critical time. It’s about producing short films which showcase best in class talent. The U.K. is proudly multi-cultural and if there’s any doubt about that remember there are over 300 languages spoken in this country.  I don’t think the news cycle has ever been more daunting than it is now – much of which is being driven by what divides us. Supporting diversity and inclusion in all walks of British life has never been more important. The film industry has been in the spotlight recently and frankly it’s clear to everyone it needs a serious and meaningful shake up.  Promoting diversity and inclusion has to be a key part of that.’

He continues: ‘Helping filmmakers get their first break, or to be able to take the next step in their careers, is really rewarding and by focusing on short films the filmmakers and talent are under real pressure to make an impression in a structured and professional way. We have no pre-conceived ideas of the type of short films we’ll back and I think that’s what makes it interesting for my team. It’s a continuation of what we’re already doing. I want to get the message out there now to go beyond the borders of my immediate network and open up the opportunity to all U.K. talent.  I’m interested in a completely transparent approach to promoting talent on its own merit alone. These grants will ensure the integrity of that process.’

‘I am a profound believer in using entrepreneurship to tackle serious issues around what I call ‘Opportunity Poverty’ – the inability of people to access the tools they need or the people they need to fulfil their potential. We’ve had real success with this over the years in a variety of sectors in the U.K. and Sub-Sahara Africa in projects that you wouldn’t necessarily feel would benefit from a business approach valuing social impact and profit equally.’

‘Whilst these grants are based on merit only I also want to explore creating a financial model that may be able to bring some form of sustainability to this part of the film making market that’s so important for emerging film makers and unexplored talent. It’s simply too hard right now for these filmmakers to get access to capital and the desire for content for the numerous platforms out there isn’t likely to diminish any time soon.’

London based serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Allesch-Taylor didn’t become involved in the film industry until 2009 when a friend suggested he executive produce Africa United, (2010), the much-loved British comedy about a group of Rwandan kids who travel 3,000 miles across Africa to get to see the World Cup. He was persuaded to sit down with the director, when her passion and daring intention to cast young unknowns in telling this particular story immediately inspired him to get involved.

Allesch-Taylor has since gone on to executive produce 15 shorts since 2010, including the multi award-winning Flyspy, Bricks and Ghosted. Executive Producer credits include: Gerry, Oksijan, Promise, Call Me Alvy, Baby Mine, Leash, Gone Dark, Ghosted, FlySpy, Lock In, The Riot Act, Bricks, Nazi Boots, Africa United.

Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for his services to philanthropic and charitable services in the United Kingdom and Africa and being a longtime champion of diversity, for Allesch-Taylor, helping emerging filmmakers is part of creating a more inclusive society.

‘I don’t care what background you have, if you are in the film industry in this country [UK] then we all need to be thinking about the issues of diversity and inclusion in a genuine and positive way right now.’

Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE is a judge and sponsor at TriForce (TFSFF) a London based short film festival held at BAFTA that champions diversity by bringing together emerging film-makers with industry movers and shakers.

Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE
Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE is a British entrepreneur, philanthropist, radio host, and educator. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for his philanthropic and charitable services in the United Kingdom and Africa and was appointed as the first Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship by King’s College, London in December 2016. Allesch-Taylor is a TriForce Short Film Festival Judge and also the Best of Fest Award Sponsor. He was named as one of London’s most influential people in the 2017 ‘Social Pillars: Charity and Philanthropy’ section in the London Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 list. ​https://twitter.com/StefanMeansBiz

TriForce Film Festival
TriForce Short Film Festival (TFSFF) is a short film festival established by the TriForce Creative Network in 2012 to showcase talent in contemporary film-making, helping emerging film-makers to develop skills and access opportunities to further their careers. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at BAFTA. For more info please see: http://tfsff.com/

New Livery

Monday, October 16th, 2017

 

 

Spent last week recommisioning Hearsula, put new stickers on Hearsula and the Prius , so now both cars out there promoting Malcolm & The Magpies, let me know if you see us out there!

 

 

Award winning Malcolm & The Magpies

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Malcolm & The Magpies has won best comedy in the UK MONTHLY FILM FEST,  we would like to thank the judges and all involved , this means such a lot to all those involved. We are all over the moon and can’t wait to get filming more.