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Annie Waits: Enginuity Awards

London-centric short, Annie Waits won Best Female Voice Over for April Kelley’s performance at the Enginuity Awards. Written by Chris Anastasi who crafted a script nearly entirely of voice over of the inner thoughts our the main character Annie. Watch the trailer here. Annie Waits IMDb

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Aug 0
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Annie Waits: Sunrise 45 Film Festival

We’re thrilled that Annie Waits has been selected for the first annual Sunrise 45 Film Festival. Nestled in the small town of Alpena in Northeast Michigan (what they call the Sunrise Side of the state). Watch the trailer here. Annie Waits on IMDb

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Aug 0
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Edith: Bay Film Festival

Christian Cooke’s debut, Edith has been selected for the Bay Film Festival. Now heading in to it’s thirteenth year, the Bay International Film Festival in Thunder Bay are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Heritage Canada, and many more. BAFTA long-listed, Edith stars Peter Mullan and Michelle Fairley and […]

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Aug 0
Aug 0

Annie Waits: Model City Film Festival

Annie Waits has been selected for the first annual Model City Film Festival which is organised by State Theatre Company; the festival’s purpose is to facilitate, expose, and celebrate the works of independent filmmakers in all genres. MCFF hopes to engage Kingsport (and the Tri-Cities area) in America, with a weekend full of showings, coffee […]

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Jul 0
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Annie Waits: Mzansi Women’s Film Festival

Annie Waits will be making it’s South African debut at the Mzansi Women’s Film Festival. The Johannesburg based festival, established in 2014 is held the first weekend in August, Women’s Month in South Africa. Films by women, about women. Sounds like a perfect fit for ol’ Annie. Find out more about the festival here. Watch the trailer […]

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Jul 0
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Annie Waits: MY Film Festival

Annie Waits is heading over to Toronto, Canada to screen as part of the first ever MY Film Festival. Annie’s been making her way around the world screening at 20+ plus festivals so far but this is her first time in Canada. Watch the trailer here. Annie Waits on IMDb

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Jul 0
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A Dog Called Moose: Latitude Festival

A Dog Called Moose premiered at Latitude Festival this weekend. From the imaginations of the female powerhouse duo Shay Kuehlmann and Kate Roxburgh of DogSky Films, the heart of this film is the magic that happens when you open yourself up, release the past and let something new in. A Dog Called Moose on IMDb

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Jul 0
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Annie Waits: The INDIs

Our London romp, Annie Waits is heading up to Leeds this weekend to screen at The INDIs which now in its sixth edition of screening independent British and International cinema, industry sessions, panel discussions and other installations entirely curated for an audience of 16-30 year olds. We’re thrilled to be a part of it and […]

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Jul 0
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Annie Waits: Best Shorts Competition

Annie Waits was won the Award of Excellence at Best Shorts Competition for the June edition, in California. The judging takes place by in-house staff and a committee of industry professionals including Emmy, Telly and Communicator award nominees and recipients. Annie Waits tells the story of lust and disappointment, as a twenty-something waits for her adult […]

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Jul 0
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Annie Waits: St Albans Film Festival

We’re very excited to announce that Annie Waits will be screening at the St Albans Film Festival this week. It will screen in The Odyssey a beautifully restored, independent Art Deco cinema, which is far too classy but right up Annie’s street. The film is also up for best actor for April Kelley in the role of Annie. […]

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Jul 0
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Not The Devil: Palace International Film Festival

Thrilled to announce that Not The Devil has been officially selected for this years Palace International Film Festival in Poland. PIFF is a strand of The Palace Artist Residency held every year in a 700 year old palace in Southern Poland. Not the Devil premiered at BFI FLARE: London LGBT Film Festival and follows a […]

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Jul 0
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Acting On A Dream: Join The Community Today

After a long period of development, we’re proud to relaunch our sister company, Acting On A Dream. This is only the first phased of development and we’re so excited for you to see what we have in store… AOAD is here to build a community of people who share a belief that anything is possible. Acting […]

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Jul 0
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Annie Waits: IndieFlicks

Annie’s coming back home to screen in Shoreditch, London this week at IndieFlicks Monthly International Film Festival. It will also be simultaneously screening in Liverpool, Manchester & Sheffield. Annie will be making her way through the UK like does her men! For more information and to buy tickets click here. Catch the Annie Waits trailer here. Annie […]

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Jul 0
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Annie Waits: Wins Best Dramedy at Snake Alley Festival of Film

Well slap her bum and call her Shirley, Annie Waits only went and won Best Dramedy at the Snake Alley Festival of Film, over in Iowa on the Mississippi River. Written by Chris Anastasi and the directorial debut for Marnie Paxton-Harris, Annie Waits follows the story of lust and disappointment, as a twenty-something waits for her adult life to […]

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Jul 0
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Annie Waits & Edith: Twin Lion International Short Film Festival

Both Annie Waits and Edith will receive their India premier’s at Twin Lion International Short Film Festival. Annie Waits is a teaser to the TV series currently in development and Edith is Christian’s Cooke’s directorial debut which was BAFTA long-listed this year. Watch dramedy, Annie Waits trailer here and drama Edith here. Annie Waits on IMDb   […]

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Jun 0
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Edith: Burien Film Festival

Christian Cooke’s Edith was a finalist at the Burien Film Festival this week over in The States. The BAFTA long-listed film stars Peter Mullan and Michelle Fairley and explores the heartbreaking inevitability that is old age. Watch the trailer here. Go behind the scenes here. Edith on IMDb

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Jun 0
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Queen’s Mile: Damn These Heels

Martin Delaney’s Queen’s Mile is screening at possibly our favourite named festival to date, Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival in Salt Lake City, United States. Born out of the Utah Film Center, Damn These Heels is the longest running LGBTQ Film Festival in the Mountain West, Damn These Heels is a safe, supportive environment […]

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Jun 0
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Twelfth Man

We’re thrilled to announce we have teamed back up with Pork Chop Pictures and Mark Brennan to executive producer their next project, Twelfth Man. Twelfth Man is a short film based on a true story by ‘Only Fools And Horses’ star John Challis, set during the World Cup Final of 1966 when a theatre company are […]

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Jun 0
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Not The Devil: Liverpool Pride

We’re very excited to announce that Not The Devil will screen as part of this year’s Liverpool Pride at FACT. Liverpool Pride is an entirely volunteer-led charity seeing to combat homophobia and trans*phobia across the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Our core values are that we are FREE, INCLUSIVE, VISIBLE and all about LIVERPOOL. Not […]

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Jun 0
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Annie Waits & Edith: Olbia Film Market at Figari Film Fest

Annie Waits and Edith find themselves in another film market this week. This time over in Italy at the Figari Film Fest. Born in 2011 Figari Film Fest is a movie Festival devoted to young and independent cinema, to short films and to young directors’ debuts. In 2017 Sardinia will host its first International Short Film Market. […]

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Jun 0
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Annie Waits & Edith: Palm Springs ShortFest Film Market

If you’re out at Palm Springs ShortFest this year, be sure to check out Annie Waits and Edith in the ShortFest Film Market. The ShortFest Film Market is the only market in North America that promotes short films exclusively. Each year, hundreds of film industry professionals use the Market as a way to find new […]

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Jun 0
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Annie Waits, Edith & Not The Devil: Snake Alley Festival of Film

It’s a hat-trick! Annie Waits, Edith and Not The Devil have all been officially selected for this years Snake Alley Festival of Film which kicks off today. Films will screen at the beautifully restored Capitol Theatre in the heart of downtown Burlington, Iowa. The festival derives its name from Snake Alley, a street constructed in 1884 […]

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Jun 0
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Queen’s Mile: North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Queen’s Mile is at it again… It’s heading back over to the States but this time, North Carolina for their Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. NCGLFF is the second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons yearly. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, […]

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Jun 0
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Annie Waits & Edith: The English Riviera Film Festival

London centric comedy, Annie Waits and Northern set drama, Edith head off together again but this time down to Devon to screen at The English Riviera Film Festival where the Mini girls have been asked to join for Q&A about the films. Developed from a one day event in 2015 to a full week’s worth of programming […]

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Jun 0
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Love, Sex & Killing: Frontières Fantasia

We’re thrilled to announce that our feature, Love, Sex & Killing has been selected as one of 20 projects to take part in this year’s Frontières at Fantasia. Frontières is an international co-production market and networking platform specifically focused on genre film financing and co-production between Europe and North America. It is organised by the Fantasia International […]

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Jun 0
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Not The Devil: FIRE!! Barcelona LGBT Film Festival

Not The Devil is over in Barcelona screening as part of their FIRE!! LGBT Film Festival. Established in 1995 by Casal Lambda, in Barcelona, it addresses affective diversity in its broadest sense through a careful selection of feature films, documentaries and short films. A selection of art-house cinema and an educational approach are its main […]

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Jun 0
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Annie Waits & Edith: I Hella Love Shorts

Annie Waits and Edith are heading to Oakland, USA to screen at I Hella Love Shorts on June 4th. IHLS is a quarterly short films festival designed to promote independent films that reflect the rich and diverse experiences within the Bay Area and across the globe. We’re thrilled that our two very different films have found new audiences across […]

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Jun 0
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Not The Devil & Queen’s Mile: Rio Gender & Sexuality Film Festival

We’re thrilled that both Not The Devil and Queen’s Mile are heading to Brazil to screen at Rio Gender & Sexuality Film Festival. Not The Devil tackles the exploration of exploring identity and is in search of guidance whereas Queen’s Mile tells the heartwarming story of a young woman’s courage in coping with depression, in her own […]

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May 0
May 0

Annie Waits: Wins in Plymouth

Annie stayed closer to home and screened in Plymouth last week at the First Rule of Film Club where it was nominate for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Soundtrack. Our little teaser to the TV series took home Best Actress for Annie herself, April Kelley. Annie Waits tells the story of […]

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May 0
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Queen’s Mile: Queen City Shorts

What a fitting festival! Queen’s Mile will screen as part of Queen City Shorts over in Canada in their May screening. We’re thrilled that our LGBT story keeps reaching people around the world. Watch the tailer here. Queen’s Mile on IMDb

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May 0
May 0

Trump Sucks: £5k Raised for Charity

In case you had missed it, adult play pioneers Smith & Sinclair launched a limited edition ‘Trump Sucks’ lollipop, to offer anyone unhappy with 45th president the chance to indulge in a little sweet revenge. Donald-shaped lollipops will were available online for £10 each with 100% of profits donated to International Planned Parenthood Federation, supporting an International Abortion Fund, in […]

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May 0
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Annie Waits: Los Angeles CineFest

Annie didn’t wait long to head back over to LA! The comedy was a part of Los Angeles CineFest and even made it to the semi-finals. Annie Waits tells the story of lust and disappointment, as a twenty-something waits for her adult life to begin. Along side Annie is a whole host of male eye […]

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May 0
May 0

Tea For Two: The Zone

Just when we thought Tea For Two was reaching the end of it’s journey it goes and shoots off to Texas, USA to screen as part of The Zone Sci-Fan Film Festival this month! If you’re not in Texas and are itching to see the film which stars John Challis and Amanda Barrie then you’re in […]

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May 0
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Queen’s Mile: KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Queen’s Mile will be making it’s India premier at KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival this May. KASHISH attracts close to 8500 footfalls every year over its 5 days festival at two venues. It is the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with approval by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India. Described as […]

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May 0
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Annie Waits: Hellfire Wild Card

Our naughty romp of a teaser, Annie Waits screened as part of the Hellfire Film Festival this week, a multi-event organisation that hosts several film-related events in the south east of the UK… Specifically Folkstone for our screening! And it appears that the good folk of Folkstone liked it so much that we’re now a Wild […]

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Apr 0
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Short To The Point

We’ll keep this short and sweet… It’s a hat-trick for Mini as three of our films have been selected for the next edition of Short To The Point over in Bucharest in Romania. LGBT drama, Not The Devil, BAFTA long-listed Edith and TV teaser Annie Waits will all be making an appearance. Not The Devil on IMDb […]

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Apr 0
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Tea For Two Now Online!

Cuppa’s at the ready! Whether you take it milk with two sugars or you’re sweet enough already, get that kettle on and hit the link below to watch our quirky British comedy, Tea For Two. The film which was executively produced by Fiona Cairns and stars John Challis and Amanda Barrie has been released in […]

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Apr 0
Apr 0

Mini Team Joins BAFTA Crew!

The Mini duo are very excited to announce that they’ll be joining the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew this year! The initiative will expand to include writers, directors and producers who are on the way to making their first feature films. They will join below-the-line film workers who have at least two years of broadcast or […]

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Apr 0
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Annie Waits heads to LA!

After three preview screenings in London at Fresh Faced Film Festival at the Lyric Hammersmith, Sunday Shorts in South London and Cinema Jam in East London, Annie Waits heads over to LA as part of the official selection for Zero Film Festival at Soho House in West Hollywood this week. Annie Waits, is our short film teaser to […]

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Apr 0
Apr 0

Tea For Two: Public Release on National Tea Day!

We’re thrilled to announce that our award-winning short film, Tea For Two in collaboration with Pork Chop Pictures and Fiona Cairns, will be available to the public via Film Shortage and National Tea Day. Written and directed by Mark Brennan (Meat), Tea for Two combines comedy, romance and a mystery twist. The film’s Executive Producers include renowned baker Fiona […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Mini Team Wins JETS Initiative at Berlinale

The Mini team was invited out to Berlinale to pitch as one of twenty projects on the JETS Initiative (Junior Entertainment Talent Slate), a scheme for 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature filmmakers. The following four winners will receive project development / financing assistance from some of the participating jury members: John Keville & Mark Noonan […]

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Mar 0
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Annie Waits: Cinema Jam

Annie Waits will be previewing at Cinema Jam’s March Jam Session on Tuesday. Cinema Jam is a community of filmmakers and freelancers based around these Jam Sessions: a monthly night of screenings and casual conversation. This session will also feature guest speaker Phil Meheux the cinematographer for films such as James Bond: Golden Eye and Casino […]

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Mar 0
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BFI Flare: Not The Devil & Queen’s Mile

BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival is the biggest LGBT film festival in Europe. The 31st edition of the Festival will open with the world premiere of Against the Law and close with the international premiere of Signature Move. If you have a delegate pass you can catch Siobhan Schwartzberg’s Not The Devil and Martin Delaney‘s Queen’s […]

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Mar 0
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Edith: Shrewsbury Short Film Festival & About-Blank

We’re very excited that Edith will be screening at the first ever Shrewsbury Short Film Festival. We’ve also had a wonderful review written by About-Blank: “Tender, sad, affecting; this is a movie to be watched over and over again to uncover its layers of subtlety and nuances, and the tension between love and inevitably, loss.” Read the […]

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Mar 0
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AOAD: The Hospital Club Blog

“Break in when everyone can hear you. Smash the door in, set the alarms off and let the whole damn world know you are there.” To coincide with International Women’s Day, The Hospital Club member Mark Heywood dreams big with entrepreneurs April Kelley and Sara Huxley and their initiative Acting On A Dream. Read full […]

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Feb 0
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Not The Devil: World Premiere at BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival

We’re thrilled to announce that Siobhan Schwartzberg’s Not The Devil will premiere at BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. The film will play as part of the Falling Free (UK shorts programme). Being described as ‘an inspiring and varied collection of queer tales, showcasing our most exciting home-grown filmmaking talent.’ This film follows the journey of a […]

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Feb 0
Feb 0

Queen’s Mile: New Renaissance Film Festival

Martin Delaney’s drama, Queen’s Mile has been officially selected as part of this years New Renaissance Film Festival based in Amsterdam. We’re also thrilled to announce that our lead actress, Emerald O’Hanrahan has been nominated for Best Actress in LGBTQ Short Film. Watch the trailer for Queen’s Mile here. Queen’s Mile on IMDb

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Feb 0
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Edith: Dublin International Film Festival

We’re very excited to announce that our BAFTA long-listed short film, Edith will be having its Irish premiere at the wonderful Dublin International Film Festival later this month. Sponsored by Audi this film festival is Ireland’s premier event. ADIFF turns the city into a film mecca for cinema-goers and experience-lovers of all kinds. We’re thrilled that Edith […]

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Edith: DC Independent Film Festival

Edith will be having its US Premiere at the DC Independent Film Festival in Washington this February. As the oldest independent film festival in Washington, the DC Independent Film Festival has a storied history of presenting extraordinary films. They have showcased cutting edge features, shorts and documentaries on every subject from every country with every […]

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Queen’s Mile: Desperado LGBT Film Festival

Martin Delaney’s heartwarming Queen’s Mile kicks off 2017 in the United States of America in Phoenix, Arizona at the Desperado LGBT Film Festival. Desperado’s mission is to showcase quality films that are related to the experiences of the LGBT community. Their goal is to create an event that is educational, enlightening, entertaining, and enjoyable. Find out […]

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Tea For Two: Slumberjack Film Festical

Yes, our quirky little comedy, Tea For Two is still doing the festival circuit and will now be heading to Cheshire for the Slumberjack Film Festival in March. Jim and Alice are serving behind the counter of an idyllic but quiet British village tea shop. When some customers finally arrive, they soon discover it’s more […]

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Edith: London Short Film Festival

We’re thrilled to announce that Christian Cooke’s directorial debut, Edith has been officially selected for the 14th London Short Film Festival at Hackney Picturehouse on Tuesday 10th January. Edith stars BAFTA winner Peter Mullan and SAG nominated Michelle Fairley and explores how we move on from bereavements. How we make peace with our past and find […]

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Dec 0
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Queen’s Mile: Festival News

Martin Delaney’s Queen’s Mile is finding homes all around the world on the LGBT festival circuit. Most recently this includes Merlinka International Queer Film Festival in Serbia, the Sardina Queer Festival and Pride Film Festival over the pond in Texas. The film stars Emerald O’Hanrahan (The Archers, I Am Yours, Casualty) and Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones, Silk, […]

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Nov 0
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Ex-Students Surprise Their Old Teachers

We asked a group of students which teacher had the greatest impact on their lives. We brought those teachers in to tell us why they loved their job… And then we had one more surprise. In collaboration with Viral Thread, this video was viewed more than 10 million times in under 48 hours and has […]

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The Reel Challenge 2017

Yes, that’s right – after the immense fun at The Reel Challenge earlier this year Mini Productions and Acting On A Dream have partnered with them again for 2017. In November, they’re giving you the opportunity to guarantee your place on The Reel Challenge 2017 for just £30! Why do it? We’ll tell you why… […]

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Moose

DogSky Films and Mini Productions presents Moose, a heart-warming, sometimes funny and often magical film about love, loss, and the circle of life. “For once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk with your eyes turned skyward for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci From […]

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Nov 0
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Viral Thread: Killer Clown Epidemic

Killer Clown Epidemic, a Mini Productions and Jungle Creations production. Two clowns, Bumbles and Smudge, embark on a mission to bring love and kindness to the people of London. Mini Productions partnered with Jungle Creations, to create a viral video for their platform Viral Thread, in response to the recent clown epidemic sweeping the world. Viral Thread boasts […]

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Nov 0
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Edith & Queen’s Mile: Winchester Success

Both Edith and Queen’s Mile have been officially selected for Winchester Short Film Festival this November! Wait, but there’s more news… Both films have also been nominated for Best British Short Film. We’re thrilled that WSFF recongnies such a range of films and that our two films have found a home there. Find out more […]

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Oct 0
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Queen’s Mile: US Double Bill!

We’re rounding off a cracking October for Queen’s Mile with a US double bill! Popular with the LGBT festivals, Queen’s Mile has screened at TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival and the Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival this month. The heartwarming story that see’s a young woman dealing with grief along the Queen’s Mile in London […]

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Oct 1
Oct 1

End Of The Line Theatre: Hull Truck Supporting Artists

It’s official folks! End of the Line Theatre are supporting artists of Hull Truck Theatre and we’re thrilled – what a privilege! Find out more about Hull Truck and the partnership! End of the Line Theatre are excited by the ordinary. Their vision is to energise their audiences through contemporary writing. They give a voice […]

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