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New London screening!

10 Oct

We are honoured to announce THE SPACE BETWEEN will screen at the Century Club as part of the new ‘Discovery Screen’ collaboration with Rebekah Smith (Film Festival Doctor).

Official poster for THE SPACE BETWEEN

The screening will take place on Tuesday 15 October.

7:30pm for an 8pm start.

A post-screening Q & A will feature the film’s leading actor Vivien Reid, as well as editor Anthony Bueno.

This marks our film’s 3rd London screening and we’re delighted to once again be showing London audiences our Edinburgh love story.

Many thanks to Century Club, Vivien Reid, Rebekah Smith and Nigel Stowe for making this wonderful event possible.

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Distribution

4 May

As THE SPACE BETWEEN reaches the end of its tour – after 57 screenings, followed by audience Q & A’s, followed by fantastic conversations full of praise for our film – it makes sense to document how we achieved what so few independent films achieve – a theatrical release.

Firstly, we kept control of our work. Filmmakers know best. They put their heart, skills, savings and soul into their projects, and there are no better guardians.

And secondly, we set no timescale. This film needed to find audiences, so we went to find them.

We built our contacts through our debut film – award-winning Scottish road movie THE INHERITANCE – and these we worked with to distribute our follow-up film. We premiered at (and sold out) Edinburgh’s Filmhouse – our spiritual home – and then screened throughout the city in art galleries, cafes, community centres, theatres, universities and both the city’s observatories. The reception was amazing and put our indie film on the map.

We then blitzed cinemas in Scotland – deciding to distribute the film to our homeland and build up a following. Cinema programmers were intrigued and gave us slots to show the film. We contacted local press and film / theatre / arts societies, inviting them along. We received a decent box office share from every screening. I personally hosted each screening and took part in the audience Q & A afterwards.

Audiences came and the conversation flowed. And people offered their opinions and praise. And we discovered that THE SPACE BETWEEN chimed with audiences of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, tastes.

We contacted more cinemas. We contacted film societies throughout the UK. They’re interested in indigenous film-making and gave us slots. They have good venues, good projectors & sound systems, and big community audiences who love film.

We were invited to Berlin to screen at Korsobad – a fantastic arts venue which the British Council supported us to attend.

The film was invited to Shetland Film Festival, curated by Mark Kermode. We were invited to screen at Oxford University, in Magdalen College. We premiered in London at the beautiful Genius cinema in Whitechapel, and then returned after we sold it out.

After 2 years, 55 screenings, countless pieces of heart-felt praise, we released the film on DVD. All sales are valuable – recouping the budget and going into the pot for making future work.

We are not alone in making self-distribution work – film-makers all over the world are discovering new ways to find audiences. With energy, belief and hard, hard work, film-makers can distribute their films in cinemas, where their work looks most at home. A revolution is happening in film, and indie film-makers have never before had more possibilities to show their work. The future looks incredibly exciting.

 

For a full list of screenings or to purchase the DVD, see our pages above.

Film Screenings

29 Oct

EDINBURGH SCREENINGS

  • Filmhouse  –  Thursday 10 March  2011-  WORLD PREMIERE
  • Henderson’s Cafe  –  Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 March
  • City Art Centre  –  Saturday 12 March
  • Stills Gallery  –  Sunday 13 March
  • Teviot House  –  Tuesday 15 March
  • North Edinburgh Arts Centre  –  Thursday 17 March
  • Royal Observatory  –  Tuesday 22 & Thursday 24 March
  • Henderson’s Cafe  –  Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 March
  • Calton Hill Observatory  –  Friday 25 March
  • South Side Community Centre  –   Monday 28 March
  • Napier University  –  Monday 4 April
  • Avalanche Records  –  Wednesday 20 April
  • Telford College  –  Tuesday 3 May

THE TOUR

  • The Maltings, Berwick  –  Wednesday 4 May
  • Eden Court, Inverness  –  Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 June
  • Filmhouse, Edinburgh  –  Saturday 11 June
  • Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh  –  Monday 13 June
  • Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy  –  Sunday 19 June
  • Macrobert, Stirling  –  Wednesday 6 July
  • Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Skye  –  Tuesday 19 July
  • BAFTA SCOTLAND, Glasgow  –  Thursday 4 August
  • Shetland Film Festival, Lerwick  –  Friday 2 September
  • Bo’ness Hippodrome, Bo’ness  –  Saturday 3 September
  • Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh  –  Tuesday 6 September
  • Pentland Film Club, Penicuik  –  Sunday 11 September
  • Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow  –  Monday 3 October
  • Waterfront Cinema, Grennock  –  Tuesday 1 November
  • Craigievar Film Society, Tullynessle  –  Thursday 3 November
  • Dunvegan Hall, Skye  –  Friday 4 November
  • Universal Hall, Findhorn  –  Friday 11 November
  • Tarbert Film Club, Tarbert  –  Saturday 12 November
  • Macphail Centre, Ullapool  –  Thurday 24 November
  • Korsobad, Berlin, Germany  –  Fri 2 & Sat 3 Dec  –  EUROPEAN PREMIERE
  • Comrie Cinema Club, Comrie  –  Saturday 10 December

. . . 2012 . . .

  • Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist  –  Friday 10 February
  • An Lanntair, Stornoway  –  Thursday 16 February
  • Moorflix, Temple  –  Saturday 25 February
  • Cameo, Edinburgh  –  Thursday 5 April
  • Filmhouse, Edinburgh  –  Thursday 19 April
  • Cameo, Edinburgh  –  Wednesday 19 September
  • Playhouse, Perth  –  Thursday 27 September
  • East Kilbride Arts Centre  –  Thursday 4 October

. . . 2013 . . .

  • Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle  –  Tuesday 15 January
  • Genesis Cinema, London – Thursday 24 January
  • Magdalen College, Oxford – Friday 22 February
  • Genesis Cinema, London – Tuesday 5 March
  • Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy – Tuesday 11 March
  • Century Club, London – Tuesday 15 October

. . . 2016 . . .

  • Victoria Bar, Glasgow – Friday 21 October