Most importantly – and as the following pages demonstrate – the UK boasts a wealth of world class filmmaking talent and a respected film heritage.The UK’s talent pool – so evident as you scan the lists of top directors, producers, Do Ps, vfx houses and studios in this film special – provides a solid base to make acclaimed UK films and reassures Hollywood that its big budget shoots are in good hands here.
Big Talk is taking Ben Wheatley’s black comedy Sightseers to Cannes this month, where it plays in Directors’ Fortnight.Blueprint Pictures - Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin Riding high after its latest film – John Madden’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – topped the UK box office earlier this year, Blueprint’s next release is Ol Parker’s Now is Good.But it’s still an industry that remains as tough as ever in which to do business.In particular, financing and getting films made has not become any easier.Having produced over 100 films and generated over bn at the global box office, the producer of is on a completely different scale to other production companies here.
Fully funded by Universal Pictures, it feeds prestigious films with a British and European sensibility straight into Hollywood.
They are The Squad, with about four liters of estrogen added, and little to no loss in testosterone.
They are the Lovely Angels after a recruitment drive. This trope is common with Humongous Mecha anime, and Science Fiction in general, especially if they use fightercraft in their universe.
It’s been a productive year for the studio that takes years to make its lovingly crafted films - it’s just delivered two movies for Sony in less than six months, Arthur Christmas and The Pirates!
Aardman is a fully integrated company, with successful TV, commercials and digital divisions too.
Those companies are: Aardman, Big Talk Pictures, Cloud Eight, DNA, Ealing Studios, Ecosse Films, Heyday, Hammer, Number 9, Recorded Picture Company, Revolution, Ruby Films, Seesaw and Vertigo.