We are thrilled to announce that we have won another award: the Jury Award at the Mexico International Film Festival! We are very happy! Thanks to all involved for awarding our film!
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
|Talking to students on the BA (Hons) Film Production at the University of Gloucestershire. Pictured with Course Leader, Freya Billington.|
As we've always tried to keep our friends, followers and fans posted on what we get up to behind-the-scenes on LIFE JUST IS, I thought it might be worth writing a quick piece about the main LJI-related thing that's been keeping me busy over the last month: going to Universities to talk about the making of LIFE JUST IS.
After the publication of the DIRECTOR'S JOURNAL and SCRIPTBOOK in January, Roland and I decided it might a good idea to start getting in touch with film courses up and down the country. As a small, independent production, we always knew that a reasonable percentage of our audience would be made up of aspiring filmmakers, and as a film about recent graduates, the student and graduate market has always been of interest to us. So going in to talk to students about the film seemed like both a logical extension of our general aim to be as open as possible about the making of the film, and a good way to hopefully drum up further interest in the film and the books.
I suppose it remains to be seen how successful the lecture tour is in terms of translation to actual sales of DVDs and books, but it has been a lot fun. Plus, having a classroom of students listen to you talking about your film seems like a much more engaging and rewarding way to promote it than sticking up some Facebook adverts.
Hopefully the students have been enjoying the talks too. I've been honest and open in my sessions, so with any luck it'll help them on their way to making their own first features.
For anyone who's interested in finding out more about our talks, or in arranging for us to come and talk at your institution, feel free to drop us a line on info*at*lifejustisfilm.com.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
We are thrilled to announce that LIFE JUST IS has been selected for the 22nd Arizona International Film Festival. The film will screen on Sunday 21st April 2013 in The Screening Room, Tucson.
For more information on the screening and the festival, please visit the festival's website.
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Friday, 11 January 2013
LIFE JUST IS: DIRECTOR'S JOURNAL (hard copy)
LIFE JUST IS: DIRECTOR'S JOURNAL (ebook)
LIFE JUST IS: SCRIPTBOOK (hard copy)
LIFE JUST IS: SCRIPTBOOK (ebook)
The event was a great success, and we'd like to sincerely thank all those who made it along – and especially those who stayed for the (hour long!) Q&A.
Some photographs from the event:
Producer Tom Stuart (left), Writer/Director Alex Barrett (middle), and host Sam Wigley (right) during the Q&A.
Executive Producer Christine Hartland at the book stall.
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- Life Just Is is an independent feature film. The debut feature from writer/director Alex Barrett, Life Just Is offers a fresh examination of young adult life.
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