Tuesday, December 14, 2010
There were seven awards in 2010 to New Visions/New Mexico winners – those with asterisks (*) are also winners of the 2010 Panavision camera package:
Peter Kershaw - What?($20,000 award)* So, we also gained the $10,000 Panavision package award.
This means, we can now focus on raising money for post-production and that WHAT? will go ahead and into production in 2011 as planned. This success was made possible thanks to those whom have and will be supporting us as donors without whom, we couldn't have demonstrated support - thank you on behalf of the cast & crew and future audiences for helping to make this potential, an actual. Your support made a difference.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
2-3pm, Saturday 30th October, 2010
CINEMA OF HORROR as part of short film program.
301 S. Foch Street
Senior Rec Center
Truth or Consequences
What: Playing as part of TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES fabulous
Halloween & Day of the Dead Film Festival. http://torcfilmfestival.com Oct. 28-31
Synopsis: Three students drift through the genres of their favourite Asian flicks. Their arguments take them into an array of comic fantasy scenarios, from Bollywood song-and-dance spectaculars through to blood-soaked bulletfests and creepy nighttime terrors in this entertaining comment on modern European and North American filmmaking.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I am working back in Yorkshire again, for the first time in 3 years. I find myself doing a Bollywood again! lol. And in Sheffield too. A nice 40 day shoot.
I have asked Duncan to come as my assistant. He is proving his weight in gold on this one! lol. And we have got Hannah Ingleby on for a few days makeup too. Hopefully she can do the rest of the shoot.
So the Peter Kershaw finishing school paid dividends!
This email came in today from an ace Location Manager in the UK, Martin Walker. Loyalty, support, friendship and helping the "good" people to find work is what the film industry network should be about and practise - Martin is one of the best and for keeping the team working on Features so that talented people continue to grow their credits and craft, he remains an example to us all. Go Martin!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
On Saturday 11th September, The Astronomers Sun won the animation award at the 2010 Rome International Film Festival in Georgia, USA.
Then across the pond, on the same day, in St Petersburg, Russia at the VI International Short and Animation Film Festival OPEN CINEMA awarded "THE ASTRONOMER’S SUN" Special Prize from the Organizing Committee «For the mystery of liberation»!
I’m told the film was highly estimated by the members of International Jury, organizing committee and rose an enthusiastic response from the side of public.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Chair, Directors Guild of Great Britain
‘I have known and worked with Peter in his capacity as a producer and director for more than 15 years. Peter is one of the most creative and professional programme-makers I have ever come across. He produces work of the highest quality – whatever the size of the budget. I have found him to be responsive, reliable and easy to work with. His enthusiasm and commitment is admirable and he attracts the best collaborators and crews.’
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
University of Sunderland
(Former Controller of Programmes & Managing Director of ITV Tyne Tees Television)
‘Peter is one of the most creative students I have ever met and his energy seems to have no limits…He is very open to all suggestions but at the same time really decided in the sense that he knows perfectly well what he wants to say and do.’
Screenplay Tutor & Filmmaker
‘I can highly recommend Peter as being a very hard working and efficient assistant. He was pleasant to work with, courteous and patient in dealing with crowd extras and the general public.’
1st Assistant Director
Agatha Christie’s Poirot
‘…it is his very nature that causes me to so highly recommend him to you. No matter how highly pressured a situation he found himself in, he always reacted in a calm, professional manner. I wish that the rest of my staff could be counted on to that degree!’
David A Culver
Center City Video
‘Peter is top notch. Not only is he enthusiastic and willing to pitch in on any project, he is smart and maybe more important, he has a lot of common sense. I know that if I handed Peter a project, that the job would get finished quickly and correctly.’
Laura M Bare
Center City Video
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The show talks with independent filmmakers showing their films and making their films in New Mexico.
Following last Saturday's screenings at Zane Bennett Gallery in Santa Fe.
At 18.30 on Friday, 27th August on KSFR 101.1 Public Radio
Producer/Director Peter M. Kershaw will be interviewed about our new Santa Fe film WHAT? and filmmaking in the UK and NM.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The Astronomers Sun is continuing to perform well on the worldwide festival circuit. So far, we have the film in 17 festivals worldwide. This summer it’s been playing in Melbourne, New York, London, Toronto and Seattle and is due to screen in Rome, St Pietersburg Seol and Albuquerque.
I am very proud to announce that The Astronomer's Sun won it's first award last night at the Northern Futures Awards! The film was chosen by the judges against some stiff competition from other northern film makers, including another ...
The Astronomer's Sun - http://theastronomerssun.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Here is a role of honor for the many whom have helped us succeed thus far:
David Beale, Duncan Laing, Happy Price, Henry Sweeney, Jacquelyn Hall, Joan Mudd, John T Johnson, Mark Keen, Viola Kershaw, Matthew Rowe, Michael Pye, Peanut Simon and all those who wished to remain anonymous.
But you can still be involved - in fact we need you to be. We will be launching the major production phase two funding in mid-August and we need success at this next stage to be able to shoot in September. Crowd funding sites work on traffic so sharing, leaving comments, passing on, as well as becoming a supporter and leaving a donation all help us succeed. A big thank you on behalf of the team, Peter M. Kershaw, producer/director.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
We've just launched a new short comedy/drama film - 'WHAT? or A ROAD TRIP TO EUROPE' on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. An innovative way to raise funds for arts projects. This site is a place where you can find out more about the project, follow its progress, and show support by recommending the project to your friends, put it on your facebook page, and spread the word through your social networks.
Indiegogo is also a way for people to help support by making a contribution and getting some fabulous film perks in return for yourself or as gifts for friends! Donations start at five dollars, but the sky's the limit, ever fancied being credited as an Associate Producer on a film? - just one of the perks we offer. It's also possible to support the film in other currencies, especially British sterling.
So what we're hoping you will do is:
1) visit www.indiegogo.com/WHAT-or-A-ROAD-TRIP-TO-EUROPE
2) explore the site and learn more about the project - tabs at the top and links at the bottom of the page lead to lots of information
3) watch Peter's pitch video on the first page!
4) share the site with your social network - lots of ways to share are on the first page
5) have a look at the perks in the green box on the right of the screen
6) support the film at whatever level you can by clicking on the '$' or 'fund our project'
7) make sure you come back to see what's happening on a regular basis!
Thanks for your support and encouragement. Enjoy being a part of making this film with an important contemporary debate be made here in New Mexico.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
It is easy to become a supporter by clicking on the green button right of frame on the Indiegogo site and in return there are some great film perks by way of thanks for your support. Crowd funding works by word of mouth - so pass this link on.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Go to the link below to learn more. This works by getting the word out there - please pass on the link, add to facebook, your social network sites, pass on the link to 3 friends today.
A comedy with a social heart. Up a mountain go a man, his family, a donkey and a chicken, where they meet a border guard!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Reviewed By: Andrew Robertson
A stop motion figure enters an observatory, its skeletal dome stuck into the heavens, panels missing from its frame indicating age, neglect, a clear sense of abandonment. Inside there is a mechanism, an orrery fantastical which gleams with mechanisms and markings uncanny. Through a flashback, the eyes of a clockwork teddy bear, we see the orrery engaged, a man inside, with a comet in the sky, the terrified face of a child.
That same child now adult, the same bear hidden in the same chest, the same comet in the sky. With character design that recalls the stylised yet hyper-real figures of Eastern European animation, the ridges and quirks of nature before the rounded edges of Aardman, this is a visually exciting film. Served well by David Aston's sound work, the machinery and the small quantity of voicework, and by Peter Wright's music, it's technically excellent.
Written and directed by Jessica Cope and Simon Cartwright, it conveys a lot simply, and strikingly concludes with an ending that is almost equally maudlin and joyful. With its focus on machines arcane, even magical, this piece is phantasmagorical, recalling perhaps His Dark Materials before Tik Tok of Oz. The trick to short animation is to do just enough, and as the planets and gears of the orrery combine to wondrous effect so too do the elements of the Astronomer's Sun.
Producer's David Bunting and Peter M. Kershaw for Duchy Parade Films
Friday, July 9, 2010
Films - Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)
The Astronomer's Sun. A young man finds the answer to humanity in the stars, ... Peter M Kershaw WS Duchy Parade Films L no dialogue TD digibeta/2010 ...
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Venue: Institute Of Contemporary Arts (The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH)
Screening Dates: 22, 25 Jul 2010
Cost: £9 / £8 Concessions / £7 ICA Members.
Showing for two days only, Rushes: Animation showcases a fantastically eclectic selection of both new and established talent, UK and international, working with a broad range of techniques. (2 hours
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
ABP just announced their program for July 30th to August 1st summer
film festival at Rooftop Films and Bam Cinematek
To see the entire schedule:
ABP received 518 entries in 2010 and will feature just 90.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
So for my second inside insight - or - what I've learned, lets begin at the end - distribution!
I would suggest worth a look for any serious independent filmmaker - http://www.thefilmcollaborative.com/
For an annual fee (I think about 350 dollars) you can have complete access to advice on film distribution - aimed really at Indie Features this seems a real resource.
I haven't used them yet so would stress I'm not endorsing them, it is a resource worth a look but, up to the individual to decide if it fits a need and provides a solution. I merely bring to your attention as a useful organisation filling a need.
What they say about themselves:
The film collaborative is the first non profit full service provider dedicated to the distribution of Independent Film including narrative features, documentaries and shorts.
Check out and I hope you find useful.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Follow the link to read a the latest review of our film - The Astronomer's Sun.
Catch it in competition in Edinburgh.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
More than a diary, the premise behind this segment - an involving series of posts - is a look at filmmaking in the US if you're an 'outsider'.
What do we have - we have one filmmaker from the UK more used to the European world landed in New Mexico - a totally alien world with zero idea on who, what, where, how the industry works here.
What I'm hoping to do is track whether my own journey is successful but also offer insights in to what I find along the way. Stuff that may be a 'resource' or of use to my fellow filmmakers overseas and offer a different perspective to the new filmmaking community here in the US, of which I'm looking to become a part. A chance to see their own business through other eyes as so far it all seems very disconnected compared to my previous experience.
Hopefully, it will be a fun insight to the success and failure of my own adventure while providing a useful set of contacts/resources for those interested in independent filmmaking or interested in the American experience - at least, from one person's journey through that. A resource I would find useful to have as I start out!
No two directors are alike and no two filmmakers would do or follow the exact same path - or, so they say - so my choices may be what or differ entirely from your own approach, but hey!, that's the beauty it is like a game of chance so let's see what unfolds.
So become a 'follower' and add the blog to your network and let's see what tid-bits, contacts, companies, individuals and discoveries I can share with you and ultimately if it all works out or not.
Welcome to the journey!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Here's what the reporter/reviewer for Horror UK had to say about it:
'I just reviewed this film for the Horror UK Film & Literary Festival and loved it. This is totally British and had me laughing throughout, the horror bits were good too.
If you get the chance to watch this, then you should do.
To be honest, the thought of a film combining zombies & Bollywood got me worried, but it actually worked.
This is likely to win awards just because it doesn't take itself seriously and has the true heart of horror - to entertain in a different way.
Go watch it!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
NM film makers programme at the NM Film office 2010. Opening film at opening event ahead of 4 days of excellent NM films.
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Monday, April 26, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I was especially pleased to receive a letter wishing me support with my new adventure.
The DGGB is a great organisation running events and
get togethers for Directors in the UK and one of a few worth while industry bodies worth being a part of.
Thanks to Ivor, Vanessa, and Iris.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The Astronomer's Sun confirmed for Official Selection for Toronto International Film Festival, 2010. See Henry and Teddy in Canada with times and details on Toronto's Film Festival website.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Cinema of Horror - the comic fantasy drama is currently on tour. Produced in 2009, it take a wry look at Western films take on Asian genre cinema with soundtracks by Jiang Li and Malook Singh.
For further details about booking this film for screenings contact Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 9, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
http://www.duchyparadefilms.com/ - click on the flashing blog for recent updates & news.
The Official Last Coiner Movie Blog - for developments on the Coiners Feature.
The Astronomer's Sun - www.theastronomerssun.blogspot.com
Blog for 2010 to follow this animation.
www.Goolesilentmovie.blogspot.com - Blog this production history.
www.duchyparadefilms.com/Bittersweet - for this innovative site.
The Last Coiner - to learn more about the graphic art novel behind the current Coiner Movie.
The drama - Cinema of Horror - will be appearing on the Duchy site and also reviewed in distribution on this site.
Let me introduce myself....... a few clips from some fun productions.
Thanks to all the crews, musicians, editors, animators, and actors who collaborated and made the fun possible. Thanks Darren for making this cut.
Peter M. Kershaw, filmmaker