Premiere of "Coming Home"
(Coverage by The Derby Telegraph, The Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, The Derbyshire glossy magazine and The University of Derby)
Following three successful film premieres in the past 18 months, Light Films raised the bar for their recent event that took place on 18th November at The Assembly Rooms and attracted over 200 people.
The event, which included 30 exhibition stands, a film workshop from award winning filmmaker "Neil Oseman" and entertainment from local vocalist Buckso Dhillon accompanied by Russell Morgan on the grand piano, celebrated not only the launch of Light Films' latest ambitious short film but a record year for the company who have seen their business grow by record figures in 2010.
"Our aim was to bring together all the positive business minds who have helped us either as clients, suppliers or advocates since our relaunch of Light Films 18 months ago. We wanted to celebrate our success, but we also wanted to repay these people by providing an evening of opportunity. Judging by the feedback we have received, we achieved our objectives and we're delighted!" stated Chrissa Maund, Commercial Director and Film Producer for the group who not only make independent films, but corporate videos stretching as far as in-store videos for major international retailers.
Universal Studios trained Director Tom Wadlow, the Managing Director of the company, also provided a "Q&A" session at the end of the film welcoming questions from a wide variety of people within the film's audience including filmmakers from all over the UK, business owners and supporters of the fantastic work and attitude of the Light Films team. Tom with the support of Neil, his first choice of Director of Photography, answered questions about casting, lighting and the challenges of filming "Coming Home" which was shot on location in the Derbyshire peak district and also featured the offices of Moody & Woolley, one of the oldest law firms in Derby and our very own University of Derby. The film also featured full graphic design from Friar Gate Studios based design agency LUCK.
Tom was overwhelmed by the support his company received on the night "Our commercial team always do a spectacular job of organising our film premieres, but this event is head and shoulders above anything we've ever achieved. And I firmly believe that stands for the film as well. I'm delighted and amazed by the fantastic turn out, and hope everyone benefits in some way from attending tonight; be that a collaboration with a fellow filmmaker, funding for their film from private investors, business to business deals or just pure enjoyment."
Despite the recent cuts in funding for filmmakers, Light Films have scheduled 3 films for production in the next 12 months. 1 of which will be their first fully managed feature. They urge all local talent of cast or crew to get in touch, as there will be a huge recruitment drive in the new year for talent to join them on their mission to put Derby on the map of filmmaking in the UK.