New talent and the micro-budget film world

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Paul Green talks about how BFilm Micro is developing new talent, changing the film industry in Birmingham, and its relationship with Birmingham City University.

Lots of info about the Augmental feature film screenplay and the proof of concept teaser too… Listen below:

Augmental proof-of-concept has a director

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BFilm Micro’s proof-of-concept teaser Augmental will be directed by BAFTA award winning filmmaker Michael B. Clifford.

Michael has been working in documentary and drama since 1994, creating work for UK broadcasters Channel 4, BBC and Channel 5, together with Arts Council England, UK Film Council and Screen WM.

Erica Nockalls takes lead role in Augmental

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BFilm Micro are delighted to announce that the immensely talented musician and artist Erica Nockalls is cast as the lead actor, Tyke, in our forthcoming proof-of-concept teaser film for ‪Augmental‬, the feature film.

Following her audition, Andy Conway, screenwriter for the film, said: “It was a real pleasure to read scenes from Augmental with Erica and see the words on the page come alive.”

Augmental screenwriting team in place

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Following our call for scripts, we are pleased to announce that eight Birmingham-based screenwriters have been selected to work further with us on the Augmental feature film project. Congratulations to:

Mark Brendan
Ryan Davis
Jon Ellis
John Hunter
Scarlett Kefford
Oliver O’Connor
Nicky Tate
Dan Witherall

We received 21 entries to the project and said we would select 7 scripts to work with. The standard has been so good that we have selected 8 writers! We really loved how each of these writers responded to the brief and we are very much looking forward to working with them.

Over the next two months the writers will be working with lead screenwriter Andy Conway on the Augmental feature film script.

We know it’s going to be exciting, and that this is the first step in what we hope is a much longer relationship over the next decade.

Micro-budget: Big Ideas Masterclass with Writer-Director Faye Gilbert

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BFilm Micro is delighted to announce that rising writer-director Faye Gilbert will be joining us to discuss her forthcoming micro-budget debut feature Kill Her Witch.

When: 7-9pm Wednesday 8 th June

Where: Curzon Lecture Theatre (Room C197), Birmingham City University, Birmingham B4 7BD

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From Dudley to Hollywood: A Screenwriting Masterclass with Bobby Lee Darby and Nathan Brookes

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BFilm Micro is delighted to announce that screenwriting duo Bobby Lee Darby and Nathan Brookes will be joining us to discuss their meteoric journey from Dudley to Hollywood.

When: 3.30-5pm Wednesday 4th May

Where: Parkside Theatre; The Parkside Building, Birmingham City University, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

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