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2017

‘Out Of Blue’: First-Look At Patricia Clarkson In Neo-Noir Detective Thriller

07 December 2017

Production has just wrapped in New Orleans on Carol Morley’s Out Of Blue, with a first-look pic of star Patricia Clarkson.

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Sarah Bolger, Andrew Simpson Board Abner Pastoll’s ‘A Good Woman Is Hard to Find’

06 December 2017

The crime thriller is currently shooting in Belgium

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Independent Announce New Head Of Sales And Chief Operating Officer In Organisation Restructure

15 November 2017

UK sales and production company Independent has promoted long-standing sales and marketing director Sarah Lebutsch to head of sales.

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IFC Buys Gemma Arterton Drama ‘The Escape’ for North America

10 November 2017

IFC Films has nabbed U.S. and Canadian rights to “The Escape,” a character study that features a bravura turn by Gemma Arterton as an unhappy wife and mother. The film, which was written and directed by Dominic Savage (“Love + Hate”) and co-stars Dominic Cooper (“The History Boys”), premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

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First look at Samantha Morton in UK drama 'Two For Joy'

07 November 2017

Shoot is now wrapped on photographer turned writer-filmmaker Tom Beard’s directorial debut Two For Joy, starring Samantha Morton, Billie Piper, Daniel Mays, Emila Jones and Game Of Thrones breakout Bella Ramsey.

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Jacki Weaver, James Caan Join ‘Out Of Blue’ Neo-Noir Feature From Carol Morley

23 October 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Production has begun in New Orleans on The Falling helmer Carol Morley’s crime drama Out Of BlueJacki Weaver and James Caan have joined the cast alongside the previously announced Patricia Clarkson and Toby Jones.

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Irish black comedy 'Dark Lies The Island' reveals first look

23 October 2017

Principal photography has wrapped on black comedy Dark Lies the Island, written by Irish writer Kevin Barry (City Of Bohane).

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Eddie Izzard Joins Australian Movie ‘The Call Back’

23 October 2017

Film is set in Australian wine country and Izzard will play a British actor

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UK submits Urdu-language 'My Pure Land' for foreign language Oscar race

15 September 2017

Sarmad Masud’s feminist Western is the first-ever Urdu-language film submitted by Britain for the Academy Awards. 

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Daniel Mays, Emilia Jones, Bella Ramsey join Samantha Morton, Billie Piper in 'Two For Joy'

11 September 2017

Daniel Mays (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Emilia Jones (Brimstone) and Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones) are joining Samantha Morton (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who) in UK drama Two For Joy.

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Picturehouse pre-buys Carol Morley’s US-set crime-drama 'Out Of Blue' (exclusive)

11 September 2017

UK distributor Picturehouse has swooped on UK rights to Carol Morley’s US-set crime-drama Out Of Blue, which is due to start production this autumn in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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First look at battle rap drama 'VS.'

07 September 2017

Rising talent Connor Swindells stars in UK feature backed by BBC Films.

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IFC Midnight Takes U.S. Rights to Toby Jones Movie ‘Kaleidoscope’

07 September 2017

IFC Midnight has taken North American rights to Kaleidoscope, the British psychological drama starring Toby Jones (“The Hunger Games”) that has been making the rounds of various film festivals.

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DOMINIC SAVAGE’S THE ESCAPE TO RECEIVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON 12TH SEPTEMBER

17 August 2017

Independent to sell battle rap drama VS. with Connor Swindells and Shotty Horroh

12 June 2017

BBC Films and Lorton Entertainment are co-financing battle rap drama VS., which stars rising British actor Connor Swindells (pictured) and Adam Rooney aka Shotty Horroh.

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Cannes: Brandon Cronenberg Sets Sci-Fi Epic ‘Dragon’ as Sophomore Feature

18 May 2017

Canadian director Brandon Cronenberg is teaming up with Marvel Comics writer Dan Abnett on epic sci-fi thriller “Dragon.” 

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INDEPENDENT and CAMP ready production on Carol Morley's OUT OF BLUE

11 May 2017

INDEPENDENT and CAMP will go into production on director Carol Morley’s OUT OF BLUE, continuing a relationship started in 2014 with Morley’s critically acclaimed THE FALLING. 

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INDEPENDENT TO LAUNCH DIRECTORIAL DEBUT OF “MOON” CONCEPT DESIGNER, ARCHIVE

11 May 2017

Independent will produce ARCHIVE, the exciting and highly anticipated directorial debut of Gavin Rothery, concept designer of Duncan Jones’s MOON

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INDEPENDENT ANNOUNCE FIRST CANNES TITLES

28 April 2017

Independent is preparing a busy Cannes slate, announcing two initial titles including a documentary about the acting legend and multi-award winning actor Ian McKellen. 

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UK RELEASE OF THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES on 10 March 2017

08 March 2017

Click here for tickets: www.timeoftheirlivesfilm.co.uk

Michael Winterbottom’s ON THE ROAD receives its North American premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on 16 March 2017

08 March 2017

2016

Independent coming on board for THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES starring Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and Franco Nero

28 October 2016

London, 27 October 2016. In the lead up to the American Film Market, Independent have come on board to represent available territories on Bright Pictures and Daryl Prince Productions’ heartwarming comedy THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES.  

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INDEPENDENT ON BOARD TO SELL NOEL CLARKE’S BROTHERHOOD

13 October 2016

Andrew Orr’s INDEPENDENT FILM SALES today confirmed they are on board to sell Bafta-winner Noel Clarke’s BROTHERHOOD. Independent will screen the film to buyers during the American Film Market. 

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Independent boards THE ESCAPE starring Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper

09 September 2016

Independent will represent powerful drama THE ESCAPE for International Sales, directed by Dominic Savage (LOVE+HATE, FREEFALL) and produced by Guy Heeley (LOCKE, LONDON SPY) for Shoebox Films. The project will be introduced to buyers at Toronto 2016.

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Independent closes deals on Documentary Slate

06 September 2016

Independent has closed a raft of deals across their documentary slate.

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Michael Winterbottom’s ON THE ROAD to be sold internationally by Independent

10 June 2016

Independent will represent ON THE ROAD, directed by BAFTA winning director Michael Winterbottom (24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE, THE TRIP), for International Sales. The film is produced by Melissa Parmenter (THE TRIP, THE FACE OF AN ANGEL) and Anthony Wilcox for Revolution Films.

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Tribeca-bound comedy 'Adult Life Skills' gets sales, distribution

08 March 2016

Tribeca-bound UK comedy Adult Life Skills (formerly known as How To Live Yours) has secured an international sales deal with Independent and a UK distribution deal with fledgling London-based outfit Lorton Distribution, which will make the film its first release. 

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Boxing Drama 'Jawbone' Begins Shoot

07 March 2016

Johnny Harris stars alongside Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane, with music from Paul Weller. 

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I Am Not A Serial Killer to have World Premiere at SXSW

06 February 2016

The South by Southwest Film Festival has announced their 2016 line-up with Irish co-production ‘I Am Not A Serial Killer’ recieving a World Premiere as part of the Narrative Spotlight strand.

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