Chris Keenan – Prime Objective

Chris Keenan, trading as Prime Objective is a photographer who models himself after a WWII surveillance pigeon, taking photos and making short films around the world with a wide variety of tools, from polariods and lomography to super-8. In fact I’m not sure “photographer” is the right term for him – seems a bit restrictive. … [Read more…]

Inspiration Sessions deadline

The deadline for applications for the 4Talent Inspiration Sessions is coming up on April 2nd. “Each event will have just 15 attendees, who will spend an entire day working with at least four top creatives – sharing ideas, discussing working practices, and learning from the best in the business.” The events take place in Birmingham … [Read more…]

Rotunda Memories

Nic Gaunt are currently producing a mixed media arts project based on the Rotunda in Birmingham that will culminate in a documentary and photographic exhibition. The title ’21 Stories’ has been chosen to encapsulate the project which will tell the story of the Rotunda through peoples personal stories, memories and connections to this wonderful landmark. … [Read more…]

Producers’ Forum Co-Production Seminar

Co-production is becoming an increasingly viable option for independent producers who are looking to finance their projects. Join the Producers’ Forum for an afternoon of talks, discussion and case studies from producers experienced in this field. Guest speakers include: Rebecca O’Brien (Producer, The Wind That Shakes The Barley) JJ Lousberg (UK Film Council) Isabel Davis … [Read more…]

New Generation Arts Festival

The New Generation Arts festival brings all the various UCE arts graduate shows under one banner for two weeks in this summer. It’s a neat idea allowing them to make more of an event of their varied shows and really push the creatives involved. It’s still early days but the website looks to be adding … [Read more…]

The Event

The Event is “a series of artist run activities in permanent and temporary spaces throughout central Birmingham” running for a fortnight from Martch 31st to April 15th. Participating organisations are a.a.s., Capital Art Projects, Colony, [insertspace], International Project Space, Modulate, Periscope, 7inch Cinema, Spectacle, and the Springhill Institute. There’s also a launch party on Saturday … [Read more…]

Dan Read interview on Ten4

4Talent has a 6 minute video interview with Dan Read, writer/director of the previously blogged Straightheads feature film. Aimed at up and coming film makers he talks about starting out in documentaries, how this educated him in the art of dialougue the advantages and disadvantages of being a writer/director, the value of having a huge … [Read more…]

Screen Forum: Actors and Directors

The next Screen Forum, which exists to “showcase quality work in the region and to facilitate networking, collaboration and the sharing of information and resources”, takes place on April 19th at 7pm at the Light House in Wolverhampton. The subject is Actors working with Directors/Directors working with Actors Screen forum is a regular meeting of … [Read more…]