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‘Mad to be Normal’ secures US distribution deal with Samuel Goldwyn

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired US rights to Gizmo Films’ Mad To Be Normal directed by Robert Mullan and starring Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss and Doctor Who’s David Tennant.

The film tells the story of controversial Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing, played by Tennant, who experimented with LSD on his patients in the 1960s and 1970s.

Mad To Be Normal also stars Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne, David Bamber, and Olivia Poulet. Charlotte Arden produced, while Peter Dunphy served as Executive Producer.

Read the full article at Screen International

 

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‘Funny Cow’ to premiere at the BFI London Film Festival

We are delighted to announce that Gizmo Films’ ‘Funny Cow’ has been selected to premiere at the British Film Institute London Film Festival

 

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Mad To Be Normal wins Best International Feature!

Last week our latest film Mad To Be Normal which stars David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne attended the Galway Film Fleadh – the Irish film festival where we had our very first Irish premiere for the film.

The best bit, we’ve won the award for Best International Feature! A huge achievement for Gizmo Films, the cast & crew and everyone who mad Mad To Be Normal the success that it is.

 

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Funny Cow now has it’s very own website!

Our upcoming project Funny Cow Film is now in the stages of editing and post production. To wet fans appetites this week we’ve made the official website live! Here you can find out details about the cast, crew, plot, photos and much more for potential investors and fans to view.

Funny Cow stars Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine, John Bishop and Vic Reeves. A Gizmo Films, Pow Films & Entertainment One film.

You can check out the new website here: http://funnycowthefilm.com/

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Cannes Film Festival 2017 – Behind The Scenes

Earlier this week Peter Dunphy from Gizmo Films arrived at this years Cannes Film Festival. On Monday he attended a meeting at the International Village to talk with international film commissions and potential co-producers about the best locations and most competitive regional and national film subsidies. Monday evening Peter attended the premiere too. More photos to come throughout the week. 

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Cannes Film Festival 2017 begins

Yesterday the 2017 Cannes Film Festival begun. Next week Gizmo Films will be attending to discuss new projects, but we’re not going alone! We’ll be taking our upcoming Funny Cow and the thriller film we’re co-producing, Two Graves with us. Exclusive behind the scenes photos will be coming next week. To keep updated with all the projects we’re currently working on including our now released Mad To be Normal, Funny Cow and Two Graves follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gizmofilms/

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Mad To Be Normal – Mental Health Awareness Week

This week throughout the UK is mental health awareness week. Our newly released film Mad To Be Normal starring David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon and many others in out now in selected Our Screen cinemas. You can purchase tickets here: https://www.ourscreen.com/film/Mad-To-Be-Normal

Mad To Be Normal has a strong focus around mental health within the 1960’s and 70’s, and tells the story of of the Scottish psychiatrist’s life RD Laing and the unique community he fostered at Kingsley Hall in east London. Flying in the face of popular psychiatric thinking of the day, Laing had his own revolutionary take on mental health treatment.

One fan recently said “So enjoyed Mad to be Normal screening, urge anyone with an interest in mental health to check it out very thought provoking.”

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Gizmo Films are co-producing thriller ‘Two Graves’

Gizmo Films are happy to announce that we’re co-producers of the British thriller, ‘Two Graves’. The film is from the writer and producer of Harry Brown and is currently in the process of post production. Some of the talented cast feature Josh Herdman, Cathy Tyson and David Hayman. To keep updated with the latest stages of production visit the ‘Two Graves’ official website: http://twograves.co.uk/

Financing for the film is now complete. 

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Gizmo Films – ‘A Queer Country’ gets into Tel Aviv Festival

Award winning documentary ‘A Queer Country’ has bagged itself a place at this years Tel Aviv festival.

‘A Queer Country’ explores the development of Israel’s buzzing LGBT community in Tel Aviv – recently crowned the gay capital of the world – and how this challenges the country’s unique legal structure and society based on Orthodox Judaism. It examines the hold of Orthodoxy over family law and how this affects Israel’s citizens when it comes to achieving equal rights in their private lives.

The filmmakers, Lisa Morgenthau and Harriet Davies explore this through a personal level, by interviewing many influential figures living within Tel Aviv and beyond. The documentary is now award winning, last year the film won an award in the 2016 Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards with Lisa Morgenthau receiving the Women Filmmaker’s award. The film was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature. You can purchase your tickets to this years Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival here: http://tlvfest.com/tlv/he/en/ For further updates follow their official Twitter: https://twitter.com/TLVFest

 

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Gizmo Films – Cannes Film Festival 2017

This year Gizmo Films will be attending the Cannes Film Festival from 21st May till 28th May. We won’t be going alone though, we’ll be taking our newest project Funny Cow with our sales partner Moviehouse and distributor eOne to confirm further international distribution deals.

We’ll also be taking Two Graves, a thriller film from the writer of ‘Harry Brown’ and starring  Cathy Tyson and Dave Johns of ‘I Daniel Blake’. Along with the two films we will also be exploring future projects whilst at the festival. Stay tuned nearer the time for behind the scenes photos of the festival.

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