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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 Gazette

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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July 2014 by Phil Sealey

Common People & Sam Kelly Honoured At Toronto’s Reelheart Film Festival

Our dear friend and colleague, the late Sam Kelly, has been honoured with the Best Actor Award at the ReelHeART Film Festival in Toronto where Kerry Skinner & Stewart Alexander also received The Indie Spirit Award and COMMON PEOPLE was runner-up for Best Narrative Feature. According to ReelHeART: “The ReelHeART Spirit Award goes to the filmmakers […]

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June 2014 by Phil Sealey

Common People Gets The Thumbs Up On Toronto Film Scene

Ada Wong from Toronto Film Scene describes Common People as, “a hidden indie gem that fans of heartfelt, Richard Curtis-type films will surely enjoy.” The full review is available here: http://thetfs.ca/2014/06/27/reelheart-2014-review-common-people/#.U-pF-lYbrwJ

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June 2014 by Phil Sealey

Common People At Directors UK Festival

Kerry Skinner and Stewart Alexander were interviewed about the making and marketing of Common People at the Directors UK’s first festival. Other panels featured interviews with Tom Hooper, the Academy Award winning Director of ‘The King’s Speech,’ Mike Newell, Director of ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ and Amma Assante, Director of ‘Belle.’ https://storify.com/Directors_UK/directors-festival-2014-first-time

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June 2014 by Phil Sealey

Common People on the Gaby Roslin Show

Kerry Skinner and Stewart Alexander are interviewed by Gaby Roslin on BBC Radio prior to Common People’s nationwide cinema release. The full interview is available to listen to here: http://goo.gl/F8TbLB

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June 2014 by Phil Sealey

Common People Gets Nationwide Cinema Release

After a nine week, sell-out run at the Clapham Picturehouse in London, Common People is to be released nationwide in Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK. Paul Ridd, Acquisitions Coordinator at Picturehouse UK blogged about the filmmakers’ amazing progression from local phenomenon to nationwide success. You can read it here: https://goo.gl/O4i1zY

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April 2014 by Phil Sealey

Common People Goes To Hollywood

COMMON PEOPLE will screen at the legendary Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard as part of the official selection at The Beverley Hills Film Festival.

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April 2014 by Phil Sealey

Common People Wins Excellence Award

We are delighted to announce that Common People has been honoured with the Excellence Award at The Rincon International Film Festival in Puerto Rico.

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