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.
The Production Bridge takes place in the Excelsior hotel, located on the Lido island, right at the heart of all the festival activity. It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many seasoned professionals and speak to people from around the world about our film and careers.
We did manage to catch some films, including the impressive THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, THE KING by David Michod, BEYOND THE BEACH by Graeme Scott and Buddy Squires, and many more.
Feature film development can seem like quite a lonely place, so having the opportunity to test ideas and speak to sales agents can be hugely insightful and motivating. Thankfully, people loved the idea and we’ve returned to the North East with a renewed sense of commitment to make the film. Over the course of the next few months Ben will be busy writing, and I will have lots of meetings with financiers! Onwards!