Posts Tagged ‘script’

#Brighton Rock’s Film Festival

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Great News today, just found out we are a finalist in the Brighton Rocks Film Festival, why not come along and see us, have a chat.

BBC Radio Solent interview

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Our first Radio interview is being put together as I type this message with Warren on the morning show at 11;00 am . At the moment it is looking like Thursday 29th, but this may change as we try to bring three of us from the production together. the line up for the interview is myself, Melvyn Hayes, and Peter Heppelthwaite. Will keep you all posted as I know more.

Melvyn Hayes meeting

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Had a great weekend on the Isle Of Wight meeting Melvyn Hayes, we worked on the script, and discussed the filming with him in May. A truly lovely and wonderful man. Everyone is looking forward to filming T I M (This Is Me) on the island. We have rented a villa for filming, found locations, now just dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s.

This Is Me (T I M)

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Excited, just packing to go spend the weekend with Melvyn Hayes  #MelvynHayes , going to be going through the script, and planning filming in May. currently putting together a production company, getting liability insurance sorted. Peter Heppelthwaite #PeterHeppelthwaite is set to be Directing it along with me, so going to be bouncing off one another.

#DementiaUK

Monday, March 12th, 2018

I must say I am quite gutted today, when a charity like #DementiaUK, refuses my donations offer of help! It now looks like it will be #AlzheimersSociety only who are prepared to work with us.

here is the letter I received today via e – mail

Dear Philip,

I hope you’re well?

Thank you for contacting Dementia UK about your film T I M = This Is Me.

 

I have spoken to my colleagues and unfortunately making a donation as a percentage of profits from ticket sales is not straightforward. As the donation would be tied in to sales it is what is called ‘commercial participation’. This means that legally there a number of things which would have to be in place, including having a contract.

 

After a recent assessment we have decided not to pursue such commercial participation agreements due to the time and resource (on both sides) in setting up and managing the relationship – including the time spent on the contract itself. You can find more information on commercial participation by following this link.

 

I’m afraid then that this means that we won’t be able to work with you in this way. We would be happy to receive a donation from you to the charity’s work. It’s just anything that links sales to donations would be an issue.

 

I’m sorry if this is disappointing news, but we do really appreciate you thinking of us.

Best wishes,

Holly

Holly Draper

Community Fundraising Executive

t: 020 7697 4320

Holly.Draper@dementiauk.org | www.dementiauk.org

Dementia UK, Second Floor Resource for London

356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

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This Is Me (T I M)

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Things are coming together well for the filming of THIS IS ME,

we have booked a villa on the isle of wight in May and we are filming a clip from the script and a few other bit to form a promo video of the film. have a great team together  Nathan Hoyle Greenwood is our camera man, Peter Heppelthwaite  is Directing, along with myself. We have Alan Cross on drone camera,  we then have Jez Anderson playing TIM, Simone Svanera playing PANSY, Steven O Rourke playing TOBY ARMOUR, Jude Forsey playing YOUNG TIM, Angel Webb playing DEBBIE,  Amir Boussobeine playing BRIAN, Danny Balloo playing the DOCTOR, Karn Moore playing STEVE, Lana Pillay playing SUMMER, Johnny Robinson playing PAIGE, and hopefully Chris Wilson playing the COPPER. We will have a few others joining the cast as Peter Heppelthwaite fills a few of the other parts from his Limitless Academy.

Getting props together organising film equipment, lighting, sound, ferries, etc.For this first bit of filming we are just using Melvyn Hayes, Jerry Anderson, and Simone Svanera. But exciting times seeing another project come together.

Thanks

Philip

 

Peter Heppelthwaite joins THIS IS ME

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Had an amazing day today, Peter Heppelthwaite agreed to meet me today to discuss Directing my new film “This Is Me”  which he has agreed to do 🙂

Peter brings years of experience to the production, acting and directing, and he runs an academy of performing arts called Limitless Academy.

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/