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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 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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