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October 2018 by Phil Sealey

World Premiere of The Bicycle Thief

Our latest short film, The Bicycle Thief will have it’s World Premiere at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival outside San Francisco on October 6th, 2018 as part of their Mind The Gap Programme. Shot over two days in April 2018 by a production team that was over 70% female, we’re incredibl proud to be included […]

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January 2018 by Phil Sealey

The Bicycle Thief has been chosen for Directors UK’s Alexa Challenge 2018

The script for a new short film by Kerry Skinner and Stewart Alexander called, The Bicycle Thief has been chosen for Directors UK’s ALEXA Challenge 2018. Full details of the competition can be found here: https://directors.uk.com/news/challenge-alexa-2018/ but the gist is that Park Bench Pictures will recieve an incredible amount of support from both Directors UK and Arri, including the most sought-after camera […]

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January 2017 by Phil Sealey

Kerry Skinner Selected for WFTV Mentoring Scheme 2017

The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is a programme designed for women who have more than five years’ experience working in film, TV or digital production and are looking to take a significant step in their career. The scheme runs for six months, during which time participants receive six hours of mentoring contact with an experienced industry […]

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May 2016 by Phil Sealey

Common People UK TV Premiere

On Thursday May 19th at 10pm, ‘Common People’ will have it’s UK television Premiere on London Live as part of their Independent Film Season. It will continue to play throughout June. You’ll find it on Freeview 8 – Sky 117 – Virgin 159 – You View 8

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May 2016 by Phil Sealey

Kerry Skinner and Stewart Alexander on the Producers Network at Cannes 2016

The Producers Network hosts more than 500 producers from around the world for a series of meetings and unique events specifically designed to stimulate international co-production and optimize networking. During this week, with a different program each day, they are given opportunities to meet the potential partners that will move their projects forward: co-producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers…

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September 2015 by Phil Sealey

Kerry Skinner on the Crowdsourcing Panel with Stage 32 at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival

Kerry Skinner shared her experience of making a micro-budget feature film, and getting a nationwide UK release as part of Stage 32’s Crowdsourcing panel at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival in London. http://calendar.raindancefestival.org/films/crowdsourcing-your-film

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February 2015 by Phil Sealey

STEPHEN FRY’S PRE-BAFTA TWEET RECOMMENDING COMMON PEOPLE

You can see the tweet yourselves, and even retweet it here: https://twitter.com/stephenfry/status/563736502128345088

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February 2015 by Phil Sealey

Common People Highly Recommended by Stephen Fry

After seeing Common People as part of their BAFTA campaign, BAFTA member, and ceremony host, Stephen Fry has given the film his seal of approval with a glowing recommendation. Fraking Films also Blogged about it here: https://goo.gl/mtF7ui

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January 2015 by Phil Sealey

Common People is Number 5 in Fraking Films Top 10 Films of 2014

Common People has been chosen as one of the Top Ten films of the year by Fraking Films. You can read the whole list, and see why they chose Common People here: https://frakingfilms.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/top-ten-films-of-2014/

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November 2014 by Phil Sealey

Common People Screens at BAFTA

Following a successful nationwide cinema release Common People is eligible for BAFTA nominations. The film was screened for voters at BAFTA Piccadilly followed by a Q&A hosted by Phil Willmott with Co-Directors Kerry Skinner and Stewart Alexander, Composer Tom Hodge, and actresses Diana Payan and Eleanor Fanyinka.

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November 2014 by Phil Sealey

Front Page News in the Montreal Gazett

Common People, uncommon film success

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July 2014 by Phil Sealey

Common People Reviews

After the nationwide cinema release on June 14th, the reviews are in. Here are some excerpts: “A positive, life affirming film… plenty of laughs, moments of tenderness and very nicely drawn performances… a micro-budget film with a big heart.” BritFlicks “There’s some incredibly good (and very funny) dialogue here, and an innate sweetness and charm… […]

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