Planispheres repesents new and established film makers at major markets and festivals including:
The Berlin International Film Festival and the Co-production Market- www.berlinale.de
Co-production Market project budgets at €2m - 4m £1.6m - 4m US$2m - 5m with 30% finance in place
The CineMart Co-production Market and the Rotterdam International Film Festival - www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com
Co-Production Market projectbudgets €500,000 - €2m with 20-25% finance in place
The Cannes International Film Festival - www.festival-cannes.fr
The Edinburgh International Film Festival - www.edfilmfest.org.uk
The London International Film Festival - www.bfi.org.uk/lff
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival www.bfi.org.uk/flare
The IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - www.idfa.nl
Sunny Side of the Doc - International Documentary Market La Rochelle www.sunnysideofthedoc.com
The Sheffield International Documentary Festival - www.sidf.co.uk &Britdoc www.britdoc.org
Planispheres is a member of PACT the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television and Malcolm is an active member of their Film Policy Group www.pact.org.uk
RECENT FILM PRODUCTIONS
Planispheres is your potential UK co-production partner for current and future productions. By bringing together creative talent and the business side of the industry Planispheres assists filmakers realise their creative and commercial potential and help navigate the production finance deal.
Carer Awareness | 5 x Corporate Shorts | UK | Format HD Canon XF 300 | 2019 Malcolm is co-producing a series of five videos with Healthcare Films on Carer Awareness for the West London NHS Trust. A leading national provider of forensic, community and inpatient mental health services with a turnover over £250 million employing 3,560 staff and providing mental health care to 100,000 people a year.
Lessons from Joan | Documentary Feature | 2018 | Australia UK Narrated by Miriam Margolyes and using archive footage the film explore the memories of esteemed members of the original cast 'Oh, What a Lovely War!' 1963 including interviews with Barbara Windsor, Murray Melvin, Judy Cornwell, Nadine Holdsworth. In 1960s England, Joan Littlewood, one of the first female directors in British theatre - a force to be reckoned with - developed a revolutionary approach to theatre, creating the famous anti- war musical. Planispheres avised on UK documentary financing options available and potential partners to build on the Screen Australia development funding and leveraging 20% of the budget from the Producers Equity Programe along with interest from broadcaster Foxtel Arts.
As It Comes | Short Film | UK | 2018
Marco Feliciano's producer debut, written and directed by Top Tarasin. As It Comes has competed in a dozen international film festivals, including the May 2018 Independent Shorts Awards, the 2018 Diversions International Short Film Festival in Croatia, and the 2018 ARFF Barcelona. A journey of memory, the indifference of nature, and the trans-formative power of small occurrences, the film explores how one derives meaning from nature and the forces that act within it. Here, inspiration and longing are analogous to natural spectacle and the passage of time - nature may be indifferent to our wants and desires but is necessary for us to lead more meaningful lives. Planispheres drafted the international cast and crew contracts and provided business and legal affairs services.
Outspoken | Documentary Feature| 2020 | Burma Dakar Sudan Liberia New Zealand UK and USA | Format: HD Canon XF 300 A feature documentary that highlights an explosion of rap ‘activists’ who step up to the mic to voice protest and demand change. Outspoken carves out a place for club-land MCs in the great spoken art traditions of the world by journeying to the backyards, clubs and shantytowns of Africa, Asia and Polynesia as well as New Zealand, the USA and the UK to meet artists who use rap to celebrate, reinforce and ‘represent’, prod the ‘powers-that-be’ and protest. In association with Outspoken Films, Producer Director Sarita Siegel, Exective Producer Darryl MacDaniels (Run DMC) and Executive Producer Co-producer Malcolm Moore. Developed with Planispheres and the assistance of the European Documentary Network with support of the MEDIA Programme. Selected for the UK Producers Lab on European Co-Productions at the Berlin Co-production Market. AKA 'Rhyme and Reason'.
Darryl MacDaniels (Run DMC) remembers sound system culture arriving in New York during the 70's, during an era of repressive legislation and urban decay. Once rap messages were recorded on vinyl, the artform quickly bounced across the U.S.A and around the globe. In 1980's New Zealand, Te Kupu helmed a revival of Maori culture by producing rhymes in Te Reo Maori with UHP. In Burma, Zeyar Thaw, a nationally celebrated rapper with Generation Wave, is elected to Parliament after three years as a political prisoner for his hip hop inspired activism. South Sudan's Emmanuel Jal proves that the microphone is a far more powerful weapon than the gun in resolving conflict in a long running civil war. MC Xuman in Dakar uses rap to convey vital news to a youthful TV audience and Liberian radio MC's inform their audiences how to protect oneself from Ebola. Sister Fa steps on to the stage in West Africa to rap about female genital mutilation and women's rights. In the wake of global instability and rapid change, the voice of the rap artist echoes environmental catastrophe, social and political rupture and police brutality. “Outspoken” reveals that rhyming is a living and transforming art form that originated with the griots, bards and storytellers of ancient times, yet this swirling global dialogue is the social commentary for our times, that helps us to understand world events that engulf us all.
The Land Beneath Our Feet | Feature Documentary | Format: HD | Liberia UK USA | 2017
Directors Gregg Mitman and Sarita Siegel. Writer Sarita Siegel. Stars, Philomena Bloh Sayeh, Cecil T.O. Brandy, Miatta Fahnbulleh.
When lost footage from the 1920s depicting a corporate land grab in the early days of globalization arrives back in Liberia, it sparks inquiry into how Liberians lost sovereignty over the very land that sustains them.
Malcolm advised on production structures and verifying the historical chain of title documentation. Including cross checking clearances for locations, contributors and archive material including lost footage from the 1920s and original photographs, the fair use/fair dealing exceptions, Errors and Omissions insurance requirements for broadcast licenses in each jurisdictions, and the negotiating implications for distribution and broadcast agreements.
Sparks and Embers | Feature Film | Romantic Comedy | 84 mins | 2014 | UK Gavin Boyter's feature debut as writer and director, with Benjamin Craig as producer and Alan Latham producer and executiveproducers Omar Todd, Kirsty Bell, Christopher Mould, Jason Garrett, David Rogers, Paul Rogers and Nigel Thomas.
With Kris Marshal as the male lead and Annelise Hesme French actress plays the female lead 'Paris', 'Moliere', and 'Alexander' best known in the UK as the face of France in the Renault Clio 'England vs France' TV campaign.
"Old flames are hard to extinguish' Tom and Eloise meet in inauspicious circumstances, trapped in a stuck lift after Eloise has Tom fired. Nevertheless, sparks fly. 5 years later, they have broken up and Eloise is going back to France. Tom has 45 minutes to win her back.A sparkling romantic comedy in the vein of Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset”
Planispheres made introductions to raise the budget with an EIS and private equity and provided business and legal affairs services to Cinemagine the London based production company. Available on Netflix in the UK and the USA as well as available on other digital platforms in the UK: Virgin Media, Blinkbox, iTunes, Sky Store, Amazon Instant Video, and Google Play. In addition, the film is available to rent or own on DVD in the UK, Australia, and Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands.
Alice Walker Beauty In Truth | 60 mins | American Masters, ITVS | Documentary Feature | UK USA Co-production | 2013 Planispheres provided consultant services to Kali Films on issues raised by the initial development and production and the initial US public funding arrangements. Produced by Pratibha Parmar and Shaheen Haq with Kali Films. World premier in London as part of a three day Women of the World (WOW) festival, at the Seattle International Film Festival and had it's US television premier on PBS’ American Masters series. See: http://www.alicewalkerfilm.com/
The Fighters Ballad | Feature Film | 99 mins | 2010 | UK An independent feature film starring Clive Russell and Peter Cadwell, Directed by Tony Sebastian Ukpo, Produced by Jane Frisby,Screenplay by Peter Cadwell (adapted from his prizewinning stage play). Original score by Samuel Karl Bohn. The film picked up three International awards: Best Feature Film, Best Actor Peter Cadwell and Best Screenplay Peter Cadwell at the John Paul II International Film Festival' Nov 2012, Miami,Florida USA.Official Selection: 'John Paul II International Film Festival' Miami 2012, 'London Independent Film Festival' 2012 Official Selection 'Cornwall Film Festival' 2011.
Planispheres assisted with pre-production, the production agreements and the finance arrangements for Peter Cadwell's feature debut adapted from his prizewinning stage play.
The Mirror Boy | Feature Film | Fantasy Drama | Nigeria Gambia UK | 2011
The award winning fantasy drama held it's world premier in a sell out screeningin Leicester Sq London UK. Nominated for three African Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs), Edward Kagutuzi won an AMAA for his outstanding performance. A Obi Emelonye film with OH Films in association with the Nollywood Factory. Producer Patrick Campbell, Director Writer Obi Emelonye. Staring Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme and Fatima Jabbe. Gordon Irole Line Producer, Fatima Jabbe Associate producer, Akin Salami, Executive Producer. Planispheres provided co-production advice and business and legal affairs services to Patrick Campbell at OH Films.
Fire Burn Babylon | Documentary | 57 mins | Monserat UK | 2010 A cautionary tale of how Montserrat’s Rastafarians adjust to life in England after a volcanic eruption devastates their island. Forced to leave their Caribbean paradise where they live in spiritual retreat, they evacuate to London which they see as an oppressive concrete jungle and the heart of ‘Babylon’. Opportunities in music, employment and personal lives present themselves, yet success and self-realisation seem to be just beyond their grasp, as they pitch between enjoying the thrills of the city and committing to the temperance that Rastafari extols.
The city’s currents begin to sweep them further and further from their core values and collective identity, and they drift deeperinto troubled lives. They reinvent themselves as 'rude-boy' rappers and smalltime hustlers on the nightclub circuit.
Will their dreams of celebrity be realised before the law catches up with them?
Can these ‘mighty-lions-of-Judah’ remain true to their spiritualidentity?
An Alchemy Films production in association with Planispheres. Written, directed and produced by Sarita Siegel. Executive produced and co-produced by Malcolm Moore. Distributed by TVF International, Freestyle Life, Gaiam and Collective Eye. Licensed to CaribVision – broadcast in Germany, the New York Tri-State and throughout the Caribbean. FreeStyle Life Film Exhibition' Audience Award, Online Premier 2012
Bronze Palm Award, Finalist Africa World Documentary Film Festival, St Louis, USA 2011
in competition Aruba International Film Festival 10 -16 June2011
BronzePalm Award, Mexico International Film Festival 2010
Making A Difference Award, Honorable mention COMMFFEST AWARDS, Toronto Canada 2010
Rokumentti Rock Film Festival' Finland Nov 2012. Nominated best music score Jamaica reggae Film Festival 2012, One Love Festival,Kent, 2012. SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival 2012, Freestyle Life Film Festival 2012, Beefeater In-Edit: Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Musical de Barcelona - market. 2011 Docuwest, Docutah, HBO New York Latino Film Festival, Broadcast on Carib Vision through out the Caribbean and the NY tri state in late 2012. The Jamaica Reggae Film Festival: 'World Tour' May 2012, London East End FilmFestival 2011, WorldFilm Festival of Visual Culture, Tartu, Estonia 2011. DocuWest International Documentary Film Festival, September 2011, Colorado, USA. The HBO funded New York International Latino Festival 16-21 August 2011 which Sarita was invited to attend.
Jonathan Demme ('Silence of the Lambs', 'Phillidelphia') said he had huge prasie for it and it received special mention as reported in Screen International at the Aruba International Film Festival 10 -16 June 2011 when it screened in competition in their Caribbean Spotlight series which Sartia attended.
Inaugural Open City London Documentary Festival 16-19 June 2011 followed by a Q&A, London East End Film Festival May 2011, WorldFilm Festival of Visual Culture, Tartu, Estonia 2011, WisconsinFilm Festival 2011, San Diego Black Film Festival, 2011, Africa World Documentary Film Festival, St Louis, USA 2011, Black History Month, London 2010, International Women’s Film Festival, Miami 2010, Portobello Film Festival 2010, Jamaica Reggae Film Festival 2010, Aspekty Film Festival Poland 2010, Mexico InternationalFilm Festival 2010, COMMFFEST AWARDS, Toronto Canada 2010.
The independently financed production picked up its 3rd international award the FreeStyle Life Film Exhibition' Audience Award, Online Premier 2012. The 2nd at Commffest - the Global Community Film Festival in its 5th year the festival was held in Toronto, Canada in September 2010 and Sarita's film was given honourable mention with a MADA award. Selected by a jury panel, the handcrafted awards are given to filmmakers whose work demonstrates the ability to make a difference. The Festival engages in a dialogue of social issues and cultural exchange through the powerful language of film in all genres. Its main objective is to bring communities together to increase awareness andunderstanding that we are more alike than not. (updated 15.10.10)
Selected for the Bronze Palm award at the Mexico International Film Festival, May 2010. Invited for screeening at the 5th Women’sInternational Film & ArtsFestival (WIFF) in Miami USA 23rd March - 3rd April 2010 - A unique, cultural event featuring films, visual and performance arts and other artistic expressions by women. Also screened in the run up to the Black Filmmaker (bfm) International Film Festival (IFF), in October 2009 as part of Black History Month showcase in London. The festival is the leading and longest running platform for Black World Cinema in the UK which features narratives, documentaries and short films from the UK, Africa, the Caribbean, the US, Canada and Europe. A sneak preview was also shown to a sell out audience at the EastEnd Film Festival, Genesis Theatre, Mile End in London in 2009. Described as a brave and honest piece of filmmaking a lively Q & A followed with the filmmaker Sarita and participants Lyndon, Ishaka and Makabius. (updated 20.02.20)
Sarita Siegel has produced and directed award-winning documentaries and dramatic features for over 12 years. Including associate producer on “The Real Dirt On Farmer John” for US PBS, IDFA award winner, and writer director, producer on ”The Disenchanted Forest” a National Geographic film for NGCI and Nat Geo US narrated by Brooke Shields. Also sold to ARTE, Fuji TV, France 5 and Discovery Canada amongst others. Won 2nd Best Primate Film, International Primatological Society 2008, as well as finalist for Best Newcomer Award, Jackson Hole Film Festival and Commendation in the Genisis Awards.
Ollie Kepler’s Expanding Purple World | Feature Fim | 90 mins | Format: HD | UK | 2010
Planispheres provided services developing the business plan as well as during pre-production and post-production.
Viv Fongenie's second independent feature film which he written and directed, has at its heart, a human story of genuine social significance. Compelling, moving, at times hilarious, ‘Ollie Kepler’s Expandin Purple World’ is a blistering account of a young man’s descent into madness and emergence from it. "Distinctive and daring". An impressive cast was assembled including Bafta and Golden Globe nominee Cathy Tyson, star of the hit film ‘Mona Lisa’ and multi award-winning TV series ‘Band Of Gold’ and Ed Hogg, selected by Screen International, the industry’s leading trade journal, as one of the rising stars of tomorrow. Ed Hogg Jupiter Ascending (2015), Anonymous (2011), White Lightnin' (2010 and Alfie (2005). Ed starred alongside Carrie Fisher in the US set feature film ‘White Lightnin' which screened to critical acclaim at Sundance in 2010.
Viv’s script generated an exceptional response from the industry with actors, agents and production executives being won over by its freshness, warmth and sheer originality. Finalist in competition for the prestigious Michael Powell award for best British feature at the Edinburgh International Film festival 2010 recognising imagination and creativity judged by an international jury. Vivis also developing a new feature with Margaret Matheson at Bard Entertainments and L.A. based producer Sean McKittrick, producer of the cult classic ‘Donnie Darko’. Viv Fongenie wrote and directed his first feature, “Let's Stick together”, which won several prizes - including Best Film - at international film festivals around the world. In 2002 Viv was invited to Canada by the British Council as an emerging British director and has worked on scripts with the BBC, FilmFour and the UKFC.
This Is What It Is | Feature Fim | Drama | 94 mins | 2008 | UK A feature film directorial debut, written, directed and produced by Christian Solimeno, cinematography by the award winning Bruce Melhuish. Planispehres provided business and legal affairs services, including the cast and crew contacts and the chain of title.
An engaging example of cinema aits most emotive. Solimeno is definitely a director who walks the talk". Billy Chainsaw, film critic.“Very Clever…very clever” Richard Homes, Producer Gods Own Country (2017), 45 years (2015), Eden lake (2008) Waking Ned Devine (1998) Shooting Fish (1997) former ifeatures executive producer at Creative England.“An engaging example of cinema at its most emotive” Billy Chainsaw. This is what it is reflects on love from the male side of the fence. Cass a self-confessed nostalgia junkie tries to come to terms with losing the great love of his life Kelly. Set over eighteen months we follow Cass as he at first struggles with the separation and the constant reminders of Kelly. His friends on the other hand do what friends do...drag him back out on the town. Six months later and Cass is bitter and out of control as he pursues every girl he comes into contact with. His memories of Kelly are fading fast. Finally 18 months have passed and Cass has a new lease of life and a new girlfriend and all is going well until he bumps into Kelly and is forced to realise that he is living a lie.
Deep in the Deal | Creative Documentary | UK USA | 2022
In post production with Nancy Cohen, Lambstar Productions (USA) and Planispheres.
The film involves in-depth interviews including Richie Havers - the opening act at Woodstock in '69, Gloria Streinem, Mike Leigh, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner, Helen Caldicott and many others, with the support of pioneering filmmaker, film critic and poet Jonas Mekas. Presented through an Alice in Wonderland-like lens, the film spins out from the personal story and becomes a patchwork of different voices and perspectives on the state of our species. It's a search to find what ever fragments of the dream of peace and harmony still exist. Experiencing a sense of nostalgia for the orginal Woodstock festival Nancy asks if the purity and innocence of those heady days can ever come again.“Deep in the Deal” is one woman's quest to rediscover the spiritual idealism of the sixties and make sense of her dream of peace.
Nancy Cohen is a writer, director and producer whose first film was the award-winning documentary "My Dinner with Abbie", which premiered at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the JungForum in Berlin and the AFI in Los Angeles. The film went on to win best in the catergory "Struggle for Human Rights and Justice" at Vermont Earthpeace Documentary Festival. Invited to attend Berlinale, the first Annual Berlin Talent Campus, Nancy's work has featured at international film festivals around the world and broadcast on both side of the Altantic by Channel 4 and PBS. Finalist for the 2006 Tribecca Film Festival, winner of the New York Public Library, Martin Luther King "I have a Dream" essay competition, and finalist for the Roy Dean New Zealand Writing Grant. Nancy is a poet and artist with her work appearing in galleries in London and New York.