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NEW SHOOTS: Q&A with cult writer & director Ben Wheatley
July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
About Ben Wheatley
Wheatley cut his teeth as an animator and short filmmaker before making the self-funded crime comedy Down Terrace (2009) over eight days in Brighton. It won the Next Wave prize at Fantastic Fest in Austin and Best UK Feature at Raindance. He followed this with the critically acclaimed psychological horror film Kill List (2011) and the cult comedy Sightseers (2012) which screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival. Wheatley’s micro-budget civil-war horror A Field in England was shot in just 12 days and became the first UK film to be released simultaneously in cinemas, on TV and VOD. Wheatley went on to make the brilliant adaptation of the J.G. Ballard dystopian novel High Rise (2015), the star studded action comedy Free Fire (2016), executive produced by Martin Scorsese, and the dysfunctional family drama Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018).
He is currently in post-production on his biggest-budget movie yet- Tomb Raider II with Alicia Vikander, as well as a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic romance novel Rebecca, starring Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Scott Thomas, and the action horror movie Freak Shift. We’re thrilled he’s put aside some time for a chat with us and to answer your burning questions.
Please RSVP here to confirm your place online. Attendees will be sent the private URL the morning of the Q&A.
Wednesday July 8th, 2020
19:00 – Live Stream Q/A starts
19:30 – Questions from participants
About New Shoots
NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS is Shooting People’s film competition which aims to support filmmakers wanting to take the next step in their career. Win top industry mentorship, a Nikon Z 6 Essential Movie Kit, audio equipment, screenwriting software and more goodies.
Submissions open 1-31 July
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