Blur To Release Two Films With Altitude
British band Blur will release two feature films this year — a documentary and a concert film. Altitude will launch international sales at EFM and release both films in UK and Irish cinemas later this year. The first film is a new feature-length documentary depicting the band’s recent reunion, captured across a year in which they made a surprise return with their first record in 8 years. The second is blur: Live At Wembley Stadium, a two-hour concert film. Both films are directed by Toby L and produced by Josh Connolly, via production house Up The Game, who previously collaborated on Liam Gallagher: Knebworth 22, Olivia Rodrigo: SOUR Prom, Foals: Rip Up the Road, Tonight With Arlo Parks, and Bastille – ReOrchestrated.
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Embankment has launched global pre-sales on the animated pic Bollywoof, directed by Frederic Du Chau (Racing Stripes), reuniting The Amazing Maurice producers Cantilever Media and Sky Cinema who are joining forces with Mikros Animation. UK’s Newscope Films co-produces alongside Good Story Productions and Parti Productions. The script was developed with the support of the BFI. “Bollywoof is Basil’s adventure – a very British Springer Spaniel lost in India, trying to find his human family. Chased by a fearsome dog catcher, Basil teams up with a street-wise, Bollywood-obsessed Street Dog forever living off his wits, and a feisty holy cow with a lot of attitude,” said Du Chau. “The movie’s story is epic – action-packed, emotional, funny, and stacked with vibrant locations – its core purpose is to have great fun and celebrate the importance of friendship, and the true value of emotional connection, whilst basking in the vitality and warmth of India. Artist Stephen Hanson’s intimate and joyful character design and visual development is inspirational.”
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