REVIEW: Malady

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Malady Festival Update Part 2

Following on from screenings at the East End Film Festival, Columbia Gorge and Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival – we had our next screening at Indie Cork.IndieCork_Poster

I managed to make my way out for the second half of the festival, and the atmosphere they had created out there was fantastic! I had the opportunity to watch some incredible features (my favourite being ‘Song of the Blackbird’ which deservedly won the award for best feature), an outstanding selection of shorts (‘How was your Day’, ‘Wait’ and ‘A Coat Made Dark’ were my favourite picks) and curated music events every evening!

I had a picture taken with Roxy at the festival that made my eyes look crazy. You can see it below…

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The screening itself went incredibly well, we had a fantastic turn out and a really positive response to the film! Enormous thanks needs to go out to Una, Eibh, Shane and the entire team at IndieCork who made me have a fantastic time. They literally made me, and it was brilliant!! The festival is only in it’s 3rd year but felt incredibly established; the programme was incredibly diverse and there was lots of events and workshops running alongside the screenings. Be sure to head out to Cork for this one in future years! Check out their site here.

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Malady Festival Update Part 1

It’s been a mad few months that have flown by incredibly quickly so wanted to do a quick update regarding recent festival screenings!!

Malady had two fantastic screenings at the East End Film Festival, huge thanks especially to Andrew Simpson and the whole East End Film Festival team as well as Ross Clarke for their huge support of the film!! The opening of East End turned out to be the hottest day in London ever (I think…), and, if truth be told, was a massive blur as a result of this. The festival programme was very interesting, but my personal highlight was the ‘Deprogrammed’ event curated by Noaz Deshe and EEFF. The whole day event took place in a secret masonic temple and showed films that dealt with themes of power and control; from government mind control experiments to brutal cults, this day event was as interesting as it was exhausting!! You can see more information about this here.

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We were also incredibly luck to have been nominated for the Accession Award at the festival for music composition/art of the soundtrack. Huge congratulations to Bradley Oliver-White who composed our score!! We didn’t win… But congratulations has to go to Graham Hadfield for ‘Containment’ who was a lovely chap I had the pleasure to meet afterwards!

Following on from  our screening at the East End, we had two more in the US (That I couldn’t make it over for) at the Columbia Gorge Film Festival and at the inaugural Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. I was enormously proud to have been a part of both festivals and heard the screenings went very well, keep an eye out again for their future programmes!

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Malady Review – Unsung Films

Another review this time from the wonderful people at Unsung Films. Huge thanks to the guys there and to Theo Alexander for his wonderful words about the film! You can read the review at the link below:

Malady Review – Unsung Films

You can also check out the teaser for the film below!

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Malady – “It’s less a film and more a disease…”

Massive thank you to Cookie N Screen and everyone at ‘I’m with Geek’ for their review of Malady from our screenings at the East End Film festival.

The title of the post is taken directly from the review (and is possibly one of my favourite comments about the film so far…), you can read the review at the link below:

EEFF Malady Review by I’m with Geek

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Malady Encore Screening at the East End Film Festival 2015

After selling out our 8th July screening for Malady at the East End Film Festival we have been lucky enough to have an Encore Screening added on the 12th July!!

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The screening beings at 16:30 and will start with a short film called ‘This is All of Us’ by Nadia Connors. Tickets are £8.

‘This is All of Us’

THIS IS ALL OF US is a documentary film (27 mins) directed by filmmaker Nadia Conners that follows four protestors from their private moments alone in the morning through to their convergence upon a large protest in downtown Los Angeles for May Day. It is an observational film about going from isolation to connection, a portrait of the activists, tracking their excitement, boredom, futility, difficulty, danger, and bonding. It is visually poetic, intimate film with a beautiful original  score by Eric Avery about the physical nature of direct activism. This Is All of Us captures the personal space – in body and mind – of these select participants – getting behind the mask . By going from private space to public participation the film unpacks the sometimes inaccessible images of the ‘protestors’ in the media. Two of the ‘protestors’ the film follows had been canonized as faces of the Occupy movement on covers of Time Magazine and Adbusters.

Information on purchasing tickets and full synopsis for both films can be found here

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Chatting on the Film Review Show

The wonderful Mo and (the) Haze were kind of enough to invite me onto the Film Review Show at Inspiration FM last week!! You can listen to the show just below:

Malady being discussed on the Film Review Show

We were talking about Malady, film in general and all sorts of other things… I had a lot of fun on the show – you should tune in and check out their hour slot every Wednesday from 9PM, the show is a lot of fun and they’ve got a great passion for film!

Malady on the Film Review Show

Huge thanks to Mo and Haze for having me on, tolerating my ridiculous ridiculous words and for being so supportive about the film!!!

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