Satusfaction are proud to announce a couple of really exciting documentary film releases featuring the skills of our very own Graham Taylor – ‘Death Of A Gentleman’ and ‘Chemsex’
Death Of A Gentleman
Documents the story of two cricket fans who became journalists – from opposite ends of the social and geographic scale, but united by their love of Test cricket, joining forces to help save it. They embark on a journey across the cricketing empire to find the answer to the question ‘Who really cares about Test cricket?’ They talk to the players, ex-players, broadcasters, journalists, administrators and fans. They venture, often uninvited, into boardrooms, offices, hotel rooms and even the home of cricket itself, Lord’s, looking for answers as to who is responsible, and what are they doing to save their game. It’s a modern morality tale about a future where sport and money collide. Showing in selected cinemas now.
View the trailer at:LINK
Traversing a dark underworld of intravenous drug use and weekend-long sex parties, ‘Chemsex’ tells the story of a group of men battling with HIV, drug addiction and finding acceptance in a changing world — and one health worker who has made it his mission to save them. The film, directed by Vice’s Will Fairman and Max Gogarty, explores the lives and fortunes of a group of men actively taking part in the chemsex lifestyle, and those who have come out the other end and survived. With unprecedented access to chemsex parties and the U.K. health service’s only chemsex support clinic, the film seeks to understand the complex issues at the heart of the story, exploring notions such as internalized shame, cycles of self-destruction and redemption. Released Dec 2015
View the trailer at: LINK
See link for trailer (edited by our very own Smurf- Ian Smith)
‘God’s Acre’ is the directorial debut of our lovely editor J.P. Davidson. It’s set in the bleakest realms of London’s suburbs. Matthew Jure gives an incredibly powerful performance as Malcolm, a failed property developer dealing with his inner demons. Driven to bankruptcy due to the recession, Malcolm loses everything and falls into deep debt. With his only possession being a house that’s rotting around him, Malcolm must renovate and sell in order to repay his creditors and escape the spiraling danger which their lack of patience precipitates. It won’t be that easy though; the home haunts Malcolm’s mind and drives him further into an alcohol-driven loneliness. There’s something sinister in the very foundations, and Malcolm must see this through to the bitter end…
We are happy to announce that we will be sponsoring the Griersons again this year.
The shortlist has now been announced and can be seen at
The BFI Film festival will be opening on the 7th October, we are looking forward to watching Louis Theroux’s new Scientology documentary showing on the October 14th.
See link for other highlights http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff .
And let us know if you’re going!
Congratulations to Joe Wilby, the film he edited has been nominated in the 2015 D&AD awards. We will find out the results on May 21st, but see the film here;
Well done Joe!
Also a big Congratulations to Rob Chandler, the episode of Surviving Evil he edited has been nominated in the Lifestyle/Factual/Reality catergory of the 5th Anual Canadian Cinema Awards.
Don’t forget the Sheffield Doc Fest this year which will be running from the 5th to the 10th June. Louisa, me (Satu) and Katie will all be there so do let us know if you’re thinking of going.
Some of the events are starting to be announced, see link;
Hunted won the The Sony Impact Award, the film which was directed by Ben Steele, enters the world of Russian vigilante gangs who, encouraged by recent anti-homosexual legislation, go on hunting “safaris” to catch, humiliate and abuse gay victims.
Congratulations to Tim Fielding who won this years prestigious (love that word) Broadcast Tech Young Talent Award.
The Young Talent Award recognises outstanding individuals under 30 who work with technology in the fields of production, post and delivery.
Tim won: Editor of the year.
Doesn’t he look smart!
For more info see https://storify.com/MBIEvents/broadcast-tech-young-talent-awards-2014
The BFI Film Festival is coming soon, October 8th to 19th see link for more details http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff . If any of you have films to recommend do let us know. Also, if anyone is going please get in touch, I’m sure Louisa and Katie will try and attend and would love some company! We hope to see you there.
Lem is very kindly designing our ad to go into the Grierson Awards programme which is bigging up all you editors! This should be out in the next few months, watch this space…..