“Jonny has opened doors for my work that I didn’t even know how to knock on. “

Jen Randall
Producer and Director
Psycho Vertical, released into UK Cinemas spring 2018

 

Every film needs a strategy to get it to its intended audience, and I can help you as your project’s Distribution Consultant or come on board early in your film’s lifetime as your Producer of Marketing and Distribution (PMD).

Helping you find the right venues for your feature and enabling it to meet its audience, I offer bespoke film distribution and marketing consultancy services on a film-friendly and low-outlay basis.

Working with filmmakers closely on a release is crucial, and my hands-on, DIY approach ensures that projects reach the intended destination without diluting their messages.

My experience spans audience strategy and engagement, devising and delivering bespoke distribution campaigns, managing marketing budgets, press and publicity, social media channels and the creation of dedicated outreach campaigns.

I can also help fundraise, crowdsource and seek sponsorship support for your work.

As Distribution Consultant I identify and approach cinemas, negotiate booking terms, organise film transport and the creation of DCPs, liaise with the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification), arrange press screenings and more.

With over 20 years of specialist experience working in the UK exhibition sector to inform our planning, I’ll work closely with you to define and execute the right approach needed to place your film into the right venues.

Please get in touch to discuss your project here.

CURRENT PROJECTS

WARU

A film by
Ainsley Gardiner
Casey Kaa
Renae Maihi
Awanui Simich-Pene
Briar Grace Smith
Paula Whetu Jones
Chelsea Cohen
Katie Wolfe

In UK cinemas on Friday 9th November

“A fascinating glimpse into New Zealand’s contemporary Māori community, Waru brings a sense of dramatic, urgent realism to a story that plays out like a suspenseful mystery.”
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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A groundbreaking production from eight female Māori filmmakers, WARU is the story of a small New Zealand town coming to terms with a bitter tragedy – the death of a small boy, Waru, at the hands of his caregiver.

Eight ten-minute segments, each shot in a single take, set at exactly the same time and with a female lead, focus on the impact of Waru’s death in different corners of the community. The films combine to tell a bold and inspirational story of grief, guilt, addiction, bravery, and redemption.

Co-presented with UK film distribution company Day For Night.

www.day-for-night.org/waru


Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

THE BEST OF ShAFF 2018

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

After a fantastic iteration in spring 2018, the key event in the UK calendar for outdoor and adventure film fans, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, hits the road for a UK tour.

For the first time in its 13-year history, ShAFF is taking the best of the 2018 festival on the road, with a 103-minute package of the finest films to debut in Sheffield in 2018, selected by Matt Heason, director of ShAFF.

www.shaff.co.uk

THE YUKON ASSIGNMENT
By Chris Lucas

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

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A British father and son undertake a five hundred mile canoe journey through the Canadian wilderness. An honest story of real adventure and the importance of making time for each other.

The Yukon Assignment will be released in autumn 2018.

www.yukonassignment.org

DIRTBAG – THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY
By Dave O’Leske

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

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Fred Beckey was the original American “Dirtbag” climber whose name evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey’s stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake.

The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations with his monumental first ascents, eloquent books and the lifestyle he fearlessly pioneered, is told for the first time in this documentary.

There is only one Fred Beckey. His legacy in the mountains will live on forever.

www.dirtbagmovie.com

GEORDIE JAZZ MAN
By Abi Lewis

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

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Keith Crombie was the cranky, contrarian spirit of Newcastle jazz, presiding for years over the English city’s premier dive – the Jazz Café, a home away from home for anyone from Eric Burdon and Wynton Marsalis to generations of young Geordie misfits. This atmospheric portrait recounts his early adventures in the music business (and, just maybe, the mob) and celebrates a life dedicated to keeping the blue note beat alive. 

www.geordiejazzman.com

IT IS NOT ONE WAY
By David Kenny

Coming soon

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It Is Not One Way is a story of a divided UK. 

Nationalism, religion and anarchy are on the menu as a Muslim labour councillor, a member of ANTIFA and a member of the English Defence League get together for a civilised meal.

Laden with emotion and passion, the trio’s discussion puts the divisions and differences that the UK and the wider world currently face under the microscope, unpicking the fears, anger and joys that unite us all.  A riveting and eye-opening snapshot of the spectrum of views within modern UK society, IT IS NOT ONE WAY will provoke safe discussion and open debate without the need to take conflict to the streets.

www.akennyfilm.com/films/it-is-not-one-way/

ALAN HINKES
THE FIRST BRITON TO CLIMB THE WORLD’S HIGHEST MOUNTAINS
by Terry Abraham

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

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Terry Abraham is an acclaimed filmmaker and photographer renowned for his work documenting the great outdoors. He’s best known for producing and directing the critically-acclaimed BBC hits ‘Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike’ and ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’. After a string of sold out premieres and previews in Autumn 2017, in 2018, Terry’s film about the legendary UK mountaineer will screen in cinemas around the UK.

From award-winning and critically acclaimed filmmaker Terry Abraham (BBC hits ‘Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike’ and ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’) comes this epic documentary featuring legendary mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE; the first and only Briton to have climbed all fourteen 8000m peaks.

Featuring stunning world-class landscapes from the Lake District, Yorkshire, Scotland, Wales and the Himalayas, this breath-taking and powerful documentary will both inspire and entertain lovers of the outdoors and those who have an interest in British mountaineering heritage.

www.facebook.com/terrybnd
www.terryabrahamlakedistrictvideo.wordpress.com

PSYCHO VERTICAL
by Jen Randall

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

WINNER OF THE BEST CLIMBING FILM AWARD at the 2017 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL and VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

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Light Shed Pictures is Jen Randall and Alex Gorham.

A production company specialising in creative documentary film, adventure, -lifestyle photography and commercial campaigns. They make work about identity and landscape with an honesty, humour and curiosity that comes from the heart to create engaging, accessible films, photographsarticles and campaigns which celebrate the human spirit – whilst posing some of life’s biggest questions.

Psycho Vertical is an award winning film based on the bestselling autobiography of the complex life and motivations of writer, funny-man and Britain’s unlikeliest hero – acclaimed mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick. A raw and emotive study of Andy, the film is woven into his 18 day solo ascent of El Capitan, Yosemite.

Psycho Vertical has been embraced by UK cinemas and is playing in over 30 UK sites between March and June 2018.  Despite the release having a very limited budget the film has been well-received by UK cinemas and is taking mountaineering into the mainstream.  It has been reviewed in the film magazines Total Film (four stars) and Sight & Sound and continues to receive bookings on a daily basis.

www.lightshedpictures,com
www.psychoverticalfilm.com