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Addicted to Sheep premieres in France!

Posted on April 28th, by admin in Our blogs. Comments Off on Addicted to Sheep premieres in France!

We are buzzing! We are pleased to say that Addicted to Sheep has been translated and subtitled in french. And for the first time it will be shown to a french audience at the International Documentary Festival DOC-Cévennes in Lasalle on the 5th of May at 2.00pm.

Director/Producer Magali Pettier will make the journey from Northern England to the South of France and will take part in the Q&A session after the screening.

To read more about Addicted to Sheep in french please visit the festival’s online catalogue here, page 14. Tickets will be available to purchase at the festival from Wednesday 4th of May. For more details please visit page 60 on their online catalogue. We hope you can join us!



Addicted to Sheep features in Radio Times!

Posted on February 4th, by admin in Our blogs. Comments Off on Addicted to Sheep features in Radio Times!

Addicted to Sheep has made it in Radio Times Magazine this week! The double page spread features an exclusive interview with The Hutchinson by Brian Viner who wrote a 4-star review of Addicted to Sheep for Daily Mail last year (Reviews here http://www.addictedtosheep.com/reviews-3/). See below samples of this week’s feature! You might want to get a copy this week!

The 60 min TV version will be shown for the first time on Monday 8th February at 9.00pm on BBC Four and for those of you who like a late night it will be repeated on Tuesday 9th February at 11.00pm on BBC Four too!

If you missed Countryfile’s ‘Winter Special’ last Sunday in which Addicted to Sheep features you can catch up here.

 



Addicted to Sheep in UK Cinemas from 28 August 2015

Posted on August 18th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

We are delighted to announce that Addicted to Sheep, our first feature-length documentary, will be released in UK cinemas and celebrate its London Premiere on Friday 28th August at Picturehouse Central on Shaftesbury Avenue!

We are proud to be presenting our film with prestigious partners who really care about indie films including Picturehouse Cinemas, Tyneside Cinema, Bertha DocHouse many others.

The film will have a 7 day run at Picturehouse Central in London and it doesn’t stop there! Addicted to Sheep will also be shown at a number of cinemas across London and around the country at one-off Q&A screenings.

Thanks to the Hutchinson family and all those involved in the making of Addicted to Sheep, it feels like a real achievement to now be able to share the film with a wide audience to show a world difficult to witness up close, especially given the current headlines about … Read More »



World Premiere of Addicted to Sheep at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Posted on May 7th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

EXCITING NEWS! We’re delighted and also a little bit humbled to have been selected to screen Addicted to Sheep at Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals. Having the backing of Sheffield Doc/Fest for our Festival World Premiere is a real honour and with over 3,000 industry delegates from around the world and 25,000 public audiences from across the UK it’s also a great launch-pad for the film!

Described by Indiewire as the ‘Cannes for documentary people’ Sheffield International Film Festival is one of the top three documentary festivals and markets in the world. It takes place June 5-10 2015 and brings together the documentary family to celebrate the art and business of documentary for six action-packed days.

Having our World Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest is a massive boost to our small team as it will allow more people to see and talk about Addicted to Sheep at the start … Read More »



4-Star Film Review by David Whetstone, The Journal

Posted on March 2nd, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

On Feb 19, we held the first cinema preview of Addicted to Sheep at The Gala in Durham, which coincided with The Chinese New Year celebrations. And this is year it’s The Year of the Sheep, a good omen for our film!

We had the pleasure to have the journalist David Whetstone in the audience who wrote a 4-star review and we were delighted! You can read it below! To find out more about the preview, visit our Facebook page here.

A documentary about tenant sheep farmers in Upper Teesdale could be an unlikely hit at film festivals this summer

A scene from Addicted to Sheep

The Oscars will be doled out in Hollywood this weekend, rewarding the best cinema releases of 2014, but it’s a fair bet none of the judges will have seen a film like Addicted to Sheep.

The feature-length documentary charting … Read More »



Time to Celebrate!

Posted on October 7th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

We still can’t believe that we have completed the 85 minutes version of Addicted to Sheep. We still have a lot of things to do in order to take the film to audiences but the team thought that before we continue on our journey, it was time for celebration! We are a happy bunch!

If you haven’t read our latest Addicted to Sheep’s newsletter about our plans for the future you can read it here http://eepurl.com/3TOZv. If you would like to make sure you receive it directly to your email address you can sign up on the film’s homepage http://www.addictedtosheep.com/.



Our Tales from the Edit

Posted on June 13th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

As you may already know we are now in post-production with our first independent documentary film Addicted to Sheep. We are nearly there! If you would like to be part of our journey and learn a little bit about our thought processing behind the making of the film, please read our weekly blogs ‘Tales from the Edit’. Every week, you will learn more about filmmaking and the work that goes into making an 80- minute documentary. Amongst some of the great things we have been doing, we have worked with Chris Watson, one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena and James Burrell, a London based composer, songwriter and music producer, specialising in children’s television, feature documentary films and the development of recording artists. Feel free to get in touch if you would like more information about our film … Read More »



You can still be part of our crowdfunding campaign

Posted on April 26th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

It’s a great feeling. We’ve reached our goal. And now, with a wave of goodwill towards our film, and the edit in front of us, will you please help us imagine an even more successful campaign? If you wanted to be part of it but haven’t had the chance to yet, you still can!

Post-production isn’t the final step in making a film. After the film is made, there are still festival submissions to pay for, legal, distribution and promotional costs to name but a few. Our post-production budget was small and largely based on a lot of good will from our small team who have all put their heart and soul into the film. If we can achieve a higher goal in this campaign right now, that just means a finished film without seeking out other funds further down the … Read More »



Addicted to Sheep Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted on April 23rd, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

We set out to raise £7K to complete our first indie feature-length documentary, Addicted to Sheep 2 weeks ago. With a three week campaign in mind, all from our own website to minimise admin fees, it’s been a steep learning curve, fun and frantic at times. We’re now moving into the final week and have learnt a lot! It’s about building an audience as much as raising the funds. Reaching out and raising awareness. Listening too.

There’s still time to be part of this very special film. Find out how you can be involved by visiting our donate page



We are now crowd-funding

Posted on April 9th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

4 years in the making, we’ve achieved more than we ever thought possible, but we now need your HELP to finish the film………………….. Please Watch, Pledge and Share

Find out what motivates a farmer’s daughter from Brittany to spend 18 months filming in all weathers high up in the North Pennines.   We warmly invite you to hear more about the Director’s very personal film-making journey in this short message from Magali Pettier.  We think you will like it.

For more information about our crowd-funding campaign, you can read our Newsletter: We invite you to be part of something special here.