Film Sprites PR: 2016 In Review

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It’s been a whirlwind of a year here at Film Sprites PR and we’ve had the pleasure of assisting so many wonderful filmmakers with publicity and digital marketing of their films at various stages of production. That being said, we want to take a look back at what the year was like for us. Grab a cuppa, sit back and find out what we got up to in 2016.

The year started for us with Life Off Grid, a Canadian documentary which explored the lives of Canadians who had chosen to build their lives around renewable energy. The film had a very special advanced screening at Academy Cinemas in Auckland, followed by a Q&A session with producer Phillip Vannini. Prior to the film we held a press junket so media could have a chat with Phillip.  You can read a great review of the film over at Cinemaddicts NZ.

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In February we rolled up our sleeves to assist with the Kickstarter for D.R Hood’s feature film THIS FAMILY. THIS FAMILY is the second feature film for writer/director D.R Hood, whose first feature Wreckers made its UK debut at the BFI London International Film Festival 2011, where it was nominated for best British debut. It would go on to win the Perspectives award at Moscow IFF 2012. Wreckers starred Shaun Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy. THIS FAMILY is currently in post-production and we’re tremendously excited about the future of the film. You can read an interview with D.R Hood over at the Turnabout Media website.

Speaking of crowdfunding campaigns, we also assisted Fall of the House Productions with their IndieGoGo campaign for Medusa’s Kitchen, the fourth short film in their Northern Line Series. The series is based around modern re-tellings of Greek myths and legends set along London’s Northern Line stations. It’s such a tremendously fun series and it was a delight to be able to help the team raise 101% at their crowdfunding campaign! You can see the first three films in the series here.

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Very recently we also had the great privilege of assisting young filmmaker Daphne Fischer with the Kickstarter for her short film Enough. We began providing digital marketing assistance for the campaign only 5 days away from the end of the campaign and by the end of the campaign the target of $6000 had not only been reached but a further $945 was raised. Enough aims to shed a light on the issues women face in regards to eating disorders and body image, so we were pleased to be able to assist a young female filmmaker to gain the funds she needed to make this story come to life.

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We have also had the great privilege of working with filmmakers we’ve worked with previously, continuing a great ongoing relationship where we could provide them with publicity and digital marketing of their films. We assisted Mad Shelley Films with the freeview month of their award-winning short film The Halloween Girl, and we are currently working on publicity and digital marketing for their up-coming limited series, Under The Flowers, which will debut January 15, 2017.

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We’ve also continued providing ongoing digital marketing and publicity for writer/filmmaker Oliver Park. His first short film, Vicious, continues to be a fan favourite and was even featured in this Buzzfeed article, 16 Terrifying Horror Movies You Can Watch in 20 Minutes or Less. His second short, STILL, has been on the film festival circuit this year, so watch this space for its public release in 2017!

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It was also great to provide digital marketing assistance to Adam Nelson’s short film Emotional Motor Unit. The film has been doing wonderfully at film festivals and has received glowing reviews.

Sometimes when it came to liaising with the media, it was us on the receiving end of interviews! This year Head Sprite Lynnaire was interviewed by Cinemaddicts NZ, Write Out of LA and the Young Women Entrepreneur’s Club. There are two new podcast interviews in the pipeline coming very soon.

2017 is going to be our third year of operation, and our biggest year yet. You can read about how we’re working to assist even more filmmakers in 2017 here.

A massive thank you to the media we connect with, the filmmakers we have the privilege of working with and supporting, as well as friends, family and supporters. We absolutely couldn’t do this without any of you and for that we’re grateful!

Film Sprites PR will be on summer vacation from December 14 2016 until January 14 2017.

Greek Myths Come Alive on London’s Northern Line in The Northern Line Series

You’ll find them along London’s Northern Line: Aphrodite’s temple in Shoreditch, Athena’s temple attached to the British Library, Ares’ temple in Trafalgar Square…welcome to the world of The Northern Line Series, created by Jessica Burn and produced by Fall of the House Productions. Film Sprites PR is thrilled to be assisting publicity and digital marketing of The Northern Line Series in preparation for the crowdfunding campaign for the fourth short film in the series, Medusa’s Kitchen.

The Northern Line Series is a retelling of Greek myths, set around locations on London’s Northern Line.

Let us acquaint you with the first three short films in the series, all available to view on YouTube. Enter the world of The Northern Line Series, but beware: be very careful what you say about the Gods. Remember they are always listening and are very sensitive to insult or hubris…

A Gift From Aphrodite

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The hapless Pygmalion is hot property thanks to his novels. Despite Aphrodite’s best efforts, the lovelorn Pygmalion only has eyes for his fictional creation, Galatea. What’s a goddess to do? This is the story of what happens when Aphrodite decides to help Pygmalion find love by thinking far, far outside the box.

The Guardian of Thebes

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Thebes is a particularly nasty run down neighbourhood in London located between Kings Cross and Caledonia road. A ruthless gangster named Laius controls the area and is determined to build himself a nefarious kingdom which he can rule unrivaled and eventually seize complete control of the underground criminal networks of the city.
But Thebes has another dangerous inhabitant who, in her way, provides a certain protection for the lost souls of London, an inhabitant who even Laius is wary of. She is waiting for a man whose arrival has been prophesied…a man who will destroy Laius and finally clean up the streets of Thebes. Until then…Let me ask you a question…

Into The Labyrinth

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A rare look at the inner workings of the famous Labyrinth of Borough Market and how one day even the gods might want to see an end to the annual slaughter.

But the short films are just the beginning…visit the website and acquaint yourself with the Gods of the Northern Line as Hermes, the God of communication and technology attempts to bring the Gods into the 21st century by filming them. This has mixed results, as you will see!

Enter the world of The Northern Line Series on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.