Inspiring filmmakers with Tony Grisoni
Mon 31 Mar 2014, 18.30-20.30
Conference Centre, British Library
£8, (£6 Over 60s) and £5
From 17th-century newspapers to underground comics, pop videos to TV news, Luke McKernan, the Library’s curator of news and moving image, sheds light on the unique resources available for filmmakers who are looking for inspiration or on a fact-finding mission.
Enjoy screenings of award-winning shorts from Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival:
Orbit Ever After - Written & Directed by Jamie Stone
Beat - Directed by Aneil Karia
In the Air is Christopher Gray - Written, Directed & Animated by Felix Massie
Happy Birthday Cindy Wei - Directed by Tsveta Lozanova
Hear stories from acclaimed screenwriter/director Tony Grisoni, art department researcher Celia Barnett, production designer Tony Noble and director Jamie Stone about their work and doing research for films. Q&A moderated by Cinema Jam founder Jared Fryer.
Join us at the bar and mingle with fellow filmmakers and film fans.
Tony Grisoni is proud to count himself amongst the ship of fools: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote directed by Terry Gilliam with whom he collaborated on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Grisoni adapted the David Peace Yorkshire Noir novels Red Riding and more recently, Southcliffe, an original four-part drama for Channel 4. He has also written and directed a number of short films including the Bafta nominated Kingsland #1 and The Pizza Miracle.
Celia Barnett studied Theatre Design at Central St Martins and went to the National Film School as their first student in Art Direction. She has worked in the film industry for over 30 years starting as a standby on Time Bandits. She works mostly on big budget and historical films, amongst them: all eight Harry Potter films, Quantum of Solace, V for Vendetta, Troy, Gosford Park and the upcoming drama In the Heart of the Sea.
Tony Noble’s production design for the highly acclaimed, Bafta winning film Moon was described by Reel Film Reviews as ‘jaw dropping’. He’s worked on Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd and Xavier Gens’ post apocalyptic The Divide. Noble has also production designed campaigns for some of the biggest names in British commercials including Ridley Scott, Patricia Murphy and Paul Weiland.
Jamie Stone studied film at the Edinburgh College of Art. His work encompasses documentaries, animation and live-action drama. His BBC documentary Scotland's Brand New Bank was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA for Best Current Affairs Documentary and Orbit Ever After took the 2013 Brief Encounters Grand Prix Award.