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Watch On Demand: Now available to watch/download online!

Posted on February 16th, by admin in Our blogs. Comments Off on Watch On Demand: Now available to watch/download online!

Our distribution journey continues! We are thrilled to announce that Addicted to Sheep is NOW available to buy or rent online. Different platforms cover different territories but it is now accessible worldwide in the English version! We hope we can reach many more people across the globe.

Please click on the links / buttons below to access your preferred platform:

iTunes: Available in US, UK, Canada, Germany and most territories globally. Soon Addicted to Sheep will be available in French iTunes stores. 

         

Amazon: Available in US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan

         

jMAN: Available everywhere except for China

         

Vimeo: Available everywhere except for China

If you do have any questions please do get in touch with us at hello@provenancefilms.com and we will do our best to help.



Special Christmas Gifts!

Posted on November 4th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

Christmas is fast approaching and we can help you find the perfect present! We now have a limited edition of Addicted to Sheep T-Shirts which can only be purchased from our website here. They come in size S, M, L, XL and XXL but we only have a limited number for each! We also have 2 gift packs available at a reduced price and of course individual items such as DVDs, mugs, tote bags, cinema posters as well as needle felted miniature sheep made by Julia Knott. Please visit our online shop here. If you have any questions please do get in touch with me at magali@provenancefilms.com

As we know that all our American and Canadian followers have been desperately waiting to see it on DVD but up to now we have only been able to produce PAL versions of the DVDs which … Read More »



The continued impact of Addicted to Sheep: it has reached over 1.6 million viewers!

Posted on November 1st, by admin in Our blogs. Comments Off on The continued impact of Addicted to Sheep: it has reached over 1.6 million viewers!

School Reprieved

Some of you will already know that earlier this year Forest-of-Teesdale School which featured in Addicted to Sheep was threatened to be closed by Durham County Council as it was seen as not being viable. It was sad news for the children, the parents and the community on a whole. We made some clips from the film available for them to use and show the benefits of having a small school in a rural area both for the children and the community. We are now delighted to say that after a lot of hard work from the School Board, the parents, the community and all of you who have signed a petition and showed your support Durham County Council decided to keep it open for now and for a lot longer we hope. Great news and a relief for everyone involved.

Artists, … Read More »



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’s North American Premiere

Posted on March 16th, by admin in Our blogs. Comments Off on Addicted to Sheep’s North American Premiere

EXCITING NEWS! We are so pleased to announce that Addicted to Sheep has been selected to screen at Ashland Independent Film Festival, in Oregon (USA), one of the coolest film festivals in the world according to MovieMaker!

We are looking forward to participating in this lively and vibrant festival that attracts over 7,000 film lovers in this historic town the Washington Post called “a dream you’ll never want to leave”. We hope this is the launchpad for the long awaited release of the film onto the North American market. For those of you who live on the Western seaboard this is an opportunity not to be missed to see it on the big screen. The festival runs from the 7th to 11th of April and Addicted to Sheep will be screened on Friday 8th of April at 3.30pm local time at The Historic … Read More »



Provenance Films wins RTS Award 2015

Posted on March 2nd, by admin in Our blogs. Comments Off on Provenance Films wins RTS Award 2015

We attended The Royal Television Society North East & The Border Awards 2015 last weekend. We are pleased to say we were presented with the RTS North East & The Border Award 2015 for the cinema version of Addicted to Sheep! A great accolade and reward for everyone involved in making the film. To see more pictures please visit the film’s website here.



“Kermode Uncut: The Big Sheep”

Posted on February 5th, by admin in Our blogs. Comments Off on “Kermode Uncut: The Big Sheep”

In the last month, we have had a lot of good news. First, we released the DVD of Addicted to Sheep, then we featured in BBC Countryfile‘s “Winter Special”, followed by BBC4 confirming the Transmission date of our 60 min TV version on Feb 8 at 9.00pm and Feb 9 at 11.00pm. And this week we were proud to see the film and The Hutchinson feature on a double spread page in Radio Times. We thought it couldn’t get any better but today we have more good news. Film Critic Mark Kermode chose to review Addicted to Sheep in his blog ‘Kermode Uncut: The Big Sheep’. The week keeps getting better!

Watch Mark Kermode’s blog here.



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.

 



BBC Countryfile & BBC4 TV Version

Posted on January 30th, by admin in Our blogs. Comments Off on BBC Countryfile & BBC4 TV Version

The Hutchinsons who feature in Addicted to Sheep and Director Magali Pettier had the pleasure to be filming together one more time at the farm. But this time it was by a team from the BBC for a ‘Winter Special’ for BBC Countryfile. The Hutchinsons who spoke to Matt Baker about their passion for sheep, the challenges they face as hill farmers in the winter and their motive for letting Magali Pettier film their lives will feature in the programme in a 6 min piece on Sunday 31st January from 7.00pm. Some clips of Addicted to Sheep will also be included in the programme. Help us spread the word!

And more good news, over the last few months we have been working with BBC4 to make a 60 min TV version based on our 85 min cinema version. We are now pleased to say … Read More »



Addicted to Sheep Now on DVD

Posted on January 17th, by admin in Our blogs. Comments Off on Addicted to Sheep Now on DVD

We are pleased to say that Addicted to Sheep is now available on DVD which includes extra scenes as well as a little surprise inside the box! You can buy it from our online shop here. And that’s not all, on our shop you can also get a little memento of the film as we sell mugs, bags, film posters and even some handmade needle felted sheep!

We are also working on online distribution and looking into distributing the film in other countries. To keep up to date with our distribution plan you can sign up to our occasional newsletter here!



Updates on Addicted to Sheep UK Tour

Posted on January 2nd, by admin in Our blogs. Comments Off on Updates on Addicted to Sheep UK Tour

Over 180 screenings, 28 Q&As and 70 venues, from London to the Isle of Lewis we have been very busy with Addicted to Sheep. Our 85 min film has been extremely well received since the start of its UK cinema release on August 28 2015 and we couldn’t be happier.

The film received rave reviews from Top Film Critics Mark Kermode from The Observer, Brian Viner from Daily Mail and David Parkinson from Empire amongst many others. To read all reviews follow this link.

Nearly 5 months since it all started and our tour continues at cinemas and community screenings across the UK. We have had many new bookings including cinemas and village halls in Lancaster, Worcestershire, Buckinghamshire, County Durham, Derbyshire, Cumbria, Somerset, Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Ireland and West Sussex. For more details on how to book tickets for different … Read More »



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 »



Director of Provenance Films on Radio

Posted on March 20th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

On Feb 19 2015, it was the first cinema preview of Addicted to Sheep at The Gala in Durham. The Director of Provenance Films, Magali Pettier, spoke to Presenter Ewan Allinson from Radio Teesdale about the process of making Addicted to Sheep.

Listen to the interview here

We have also recently featured in BBC Cumbria and The Journal amongst others. For more info, please visit our Media page on the Addicted to Sheep’s website.

 



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/.



We’ve completed our first indie feature-length documentary!

Posted on September 11th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

In the last four years there have been lots of twists and turns but thanks to our great team and all of you who supported us, The Addicted to Sheep Team is now proud to say WE HAVE DONE IT! and announce that we have officially completed our first indie documentary Addicted to Sheep.

However, it doesn’t stop here. In fact, some would say it all starts now!

We have already started to enter the film into film festivals across the globe and will enter more in the weeks to come. We are now working on our new trailer. It’s looking great so far and is funny and full of engaging characters but still some work to do. We hope it’ll make everyone want to watch the film!

We are also in the process of organising a ‘sneak preview’ for the people involved in … Read More »



Watching Addicted to Sheep on a cinema screen!

Posted on September 10th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

In the last few weeks, we have watched Addicted to Sheep on many screens (TV, desktop computers, laptops…) and each time it feels like a different experience.

For our final test before we said ‘that’s it we are happy with the sound mix and the colour grading’ we watched it on a Cinema screen.

The technician did all the set-up for us to make sure we got the screening format right and the sound levels spot on.

After 4 years of hard work, it felt like the first time we could really sit back and relax, and enjoy taking in the scenery, appreciate the sounds and music.

We have watched it many times, but this time it felt like we were all enjoying watching the completed film as viewers. Secretly, we all had a little tear in our eye!

We have now entered a few high profile film festivals. … Read More »



Provenance Films’s work in the Media

Posted on August 11th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

Over the past few months we’ve been in the media with our first indie feature-length documentary Addicted to Sheep.  In case you’ve missed out, here is a selection of our recent interviews.

It all began with an early morning. Listen to the programme where we talked about the impact of Media on Farmers with Charlotte Wilson and Sarah Gayton (the 6 minutes interview is extracted from the 15 minutes programme).

 

We also spoke to Journalist Keith Seacroft about Addicted to Sheep and our crowdfunding campaign. It was featured in The Newcastle Journal Culture Magazine: Read the article 

 



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 »