Launch of the 4th series of THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE

Posted on 4 September 2012

Thursday 27th September 2012

7pm at MAC, Birmingham

The Departure Lounge, a swish films and MAC collaboration, celebrates
and showcases debut and first feature films, giving lift off to UK
independent cinema. ‘For films and film makers taking off.’

These are all Departure Lounge Lizards – writers, producers, directors – whose films have been screened in The Departure Lounge…

Tracey Emin, TOP SPOT; Stephen Frears, GUMSHOE; Smoking Dogs, THE NINE
MUSES; Leigh Campbell, Lindy Heyman, Lisa Marie Russo, KICKS; Khaled
El Hagar, LITTLE DREAMS; Sean Spencer, Claire Ingham, ROMANCE: Sarah
Walker, ALMOST STRANGERS; Lincia Daniel, Michael Maynard, FREESTYLE:
Carol Morley, Cairo Cannon, EDGE: Deborah Aston, MADE IN BIRMINGHAM /
REGGAE PUNK BHANGRA: Tinge Krishnan, JUNKHEARTS; Natasha Carlish,
Michael B Clifford, TURBULENCE; John Bradburn, Andy Paton, George
Fleming, WRISTS: Eve Wood, THE BEAT IS THE LAW; Jim Martin, ELEANOR;
Mark Pressdee, TITANIC LOVE…..

We are delighted that the new series opens with Birmingham based Steve
Rainbow’s debut feature film, N F A – a recent success at the
Edinburgh International Film Festival.

N F A is screening at 8.30pm, Thursday 27 September, in MAC Cinema.
Tickets available from MAC box office at usual prices.

Director: Steve Rainbow
Cast: Patrick Baladi, Saskia Butler
Prod. Justin Edgar, Alex Usborne, Colin Pons
2012 | UK | 80mins
Thursday, 27 September, 8.30pm


A psychological thriller that uses the true stories of homeless
people, some of whom worked on the film, and condenses them into one
man’s story. Adam (Patrick Baladi) is a family man with a beautiful
wife and daughter, a nice home and a job, who goes to bed on his
birthday grateful and content. The next day he wakes up in a hostel
for the homeless with empty pockets and no idea how he got there, and
so starts one man’s journey into despair.

Steve Rainbow is a filmmaker from the Midlands. His short films have
been screened at international film festivals, and have won awards
including the Best Short Drama Award at the 8th Birmingham Film
Festival in 1992.

“Writer/director Steve Rainbow deserves plenty of credit for creating
such an effective movie that explores the main issue with sensitivity”
Kevin Matthews, Flick Feast


The Departure Lounge in October / THE LAST SHOP STANDING, dir Pip
Piper / Thursday 25 October, 8.30pm

See trailer here

The Departure Lounge in November / SMALL CREATURES, dir Martin Wallace
/ Date TBC

See trailer here

Launch of the 4th series of THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE