We were recently invited to attend the Venice Production Bridge, a market that takes place during the Venice Film Festival. We are currently raising finance for our feature film MARWELL - written and directed by Benjamin Bee - so the VPB was the perfect opportunity to meet with international sales and co-production partners, interested in investing in the film.
With the new Candle & Bell website newly launched and I realised that it’s been an awful long time since I posted about the personal journey of running Candle & Bell.
In August 2018 we got the good news that MARWELL a feature film Candle & Bell are developing had been selected for the prestigious Biennale College Cinema, in Venice. The team, consisting of writer/ director Benjamin Bee and producer Maria Caruana Galizia, travelled to participate in an intense 10 day workshop in Venice. MARWELL was one of twelve feature film projects selected to participate in the workshop.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that, following Metroland’s screening at the amazing Bafta recognised UnderWire Festival, that Roma Yagnik received a nomination for best composer and Rache Teate won the award for best actor.
Elsewhere, a short film written and directed by Andy Berriman, and produced by Candle & Bell, has been selected for the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival and the Nottingham International Film Festival 2018.
Huge and deserved congratulations to the exceedingly talented Director of Photography Diana Olifirova as she is recognised by The British Society of Cinematographers for excellence as an emerging cinematographer for her work on Strange Cities are Familiar.
Strange Cities Are Familiar, written and directed by Saeed Taji Farouky and produced by Candle & Bell, has been selected for the Scandinavian International Film Festival, and the Boston Palestine Film Festival.
We’re very please to announce that Candle & Bell have once again been commissioned by the North East Culture Partnership to produce a video, showcasing the on-going investment in arts and culture venues across the North East.
We’re delighted to have been commissioned by Northumberland County Council to create video capturing all the events during Great Northumberland 2018.
In January 2018 we shot the BFI and AFAC funded short film Strange Cities Are Familiar by writer/director Saeed Taji Farouky.
Take a look behind the scenes on our Creative England funded short STINE.
Here is a first glimpse of Metroland! Thank you to Paul Stephenson for taking these amazing pictures!