Learn more about how to develop your feature film whether fictional or documentary, then market and distribute it. Pip will share his experience based on producing feature projects for the cinema. He will talk about the whole film production process, from development through to financing and on into production and distribution. Discover some of the possibilities and issues around crowd funding and independent hybrid distribution, as well as new emerging digital models.
In 2006 Blue Hippo Media ltd (BHM) emerged as the new business platform for Pip after several years running a media charity working with young people. BHM has developed an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally for its diverse media work. Filming work has taken the company to Europe, the Middle East, USA, New Zealand and South Korea.
In 2008 BHM won its first major film award for its international documentary Andy Parkin : A life in Adaptation about world-class alpinist and artist Andy Parkin. The film was shot over two years in France, Switzerland and the UK. The film won the special jury prize at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, one of the world's foremost festivals for this genre. It also went on to win best film at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival and has travelled the world as part of the prestigious touring BANFF Mountain Film Festival.
In late 2009 BHM made their first feature film, a UK/NZ co production with Lord of the Rings producer Tim Sanders. The Insatiable Moon was released theatrically in NZ and the UK and has gone onto win Best Film at the Moondance Festival USA and Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the NZ film and TV Awards.
Last Shop Standing, a feature documentary about UK indie record shops shot in 2011/12, was screened in over 100 cinemas in the UK and internationally and won critical acclaim and was Record Store Day film of 2013 globally. It is regularly aired on Sky Arts.
Pip’s most recent film Bicycle is a feature documentary about the history and impact of the bicycle in Britain. The film received its World Premiere at the 2014 Tour de France and has screened across the UK often to sell out screenings in over 100 cinemas. It is being sold globally by its European and USA sales agents. Pip produced the film and it was directed by double BAFTA winning director Michael B Clifford.
More info here: www.bicyclethefilm.com
Pip teaches very part time on an MA in film distribution and marketing which he helped set up and is the CEO of the Producers Forum.