Documentary, Festivals, funding, Still Loved

Docs for Sale at IDFA

23rd November 2015

This week our Sales Agent and Distributor CatnDocs will be promoting Still Loved at IDFA (International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam) at Docs For Sale.  We’ve heard whisperings already of news of a broadcaster overseas wanting to buy the film, more news on confirmation. It will be great to see how CatnDocs have got on after the festival is over. Find out more here

In other news we’ve just completed an applicaiton to The Wellcome Trust for our outreach campaign on Still Loved, so fingers crossed for that! It will help us to get Still Loved out to audiences far and wide.

We’ve also had a new poster designed which we’ll be able to share with you very soon.

Debbie has also been mentoring with the BFI Film Academy Sheffield this weekend, the students did incredibly well, especially working outside in sub zero temperatures. Looking forward to getting the film finished next week.


Documentary, Screenings, Still Loved

Still Loved preview at The Void

11th November 2015
This week we had our third private preview screening of Still Loved at The Void Cinema, part of Hallam University in Sheffield. This was an opportunity for friends, family and sponsors who had missed the last screening to catch the film.
We did a short Q&A after the film with Director Debbie Howard, Producer Colin Pons and one of the mum’s from the film Julie Cooke.
Once again the film was incredibly well received by the audience and we got some fantastic feedback. Here are a few of the quotes from our audience:

“A brave, heartfelt and beautiful film with an honesty and integrity like nothing I’ve seen before.”
Leon Lockley, filmmaker

“So raw, true & honest.”
Alice Watts

“A beautiful, touching and poignant film.”
Julie Higginson

Thanks to everyone that came along and suppored us. And a special thank you to Dave Chapman for your incredibly support recently in these later stages of the film.
In other news, we’ve finished the picture edit on the 52′ broadcast version of Still Loved now, and just have the sound mix to complete. We’re also a few days away from a new 2 minute trailer and a new poster. All will be revealed soon!
Documentary, Screenings, Still Loved

Still Loved London preview

27th October 2015

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On Wednesday 21st October we had our London preview screening of Still Loved at Molinare, Soho, where we did our post production. They have a gorgeous cinema where we held the screening.

Our audience arrived at 6.30pm and we had a couple of drinks in the bar. Our guests consisted of two of the families in the film, Beth and Steve Morris and Michelle and Paul Hemmington Buckley, some of our crew, sponsors and film industry and friends. It was a fantastic turn out.

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Still Loved previews to rave reviews

21st October 2015

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On Tuesday 6th October, we had our first preview screening of Still Loved in Sheffield at the Showroom Cinema with cast, crew, friends, family, sponsors and film industry. We had an amazing turn out.

“Debbie Howard’s documentary Still Loved really moved me. It was as much about human connection as it was about loss. It deserves a much wider screening. A brave and tender film.”

The audience arrived and had drinks and there was a chance for the families in the film to catch up with each other, and to meet and greet.

Kate Linderholm from BBC Radio Sheffield introduced the Filmmakers on stage and our Director, Debbie Howard gave an introductory speech and thanked our wonderful families, crew and sponsors for all their input.

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Still Loved picture lock

4th October 2015

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We’re absolutely delighted to have picture locked on Still Loved. This is a massive landmark moment for us and it’s fantastic to have reached this point.

We now have a three more weeks until our on line begins, to give our composer, Jack Ketch, time to complete the score. We’ll then be moving into Molinare to complete our sound mix and grade.

Enormous thanks to our Editor, Joby Gee for all the many months of hard work and dedication getting Still Loved into shape, the team at Molinare for all the technical support and to Blue Spill for their VFX. We had a couple of glasses of champagne yesterday while making the finishing touches.

We feel we have a really beautiful film. The participants in the film have watched a preview and are all very happy with their stories and that the film has been sensitively put together.  We look forward to sharing it with the world very soon.

Huge thanks to everyone that has supported us. To keep up to date with us day to day, join us on Facebook here.

Documentary, Post Production, Still Loved

Still loved is finished!

25th July 2015

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These are amazing words to write! Finally, we have completed the film. After three long years and a great deal of hard work, it is done. That’s a fantastic feeling.

This week we finished the on line with Des Murray and the Sound Mix with Nas Pardesh and George Foulgham at Molinare. Colin Pons, our Producer joined me yesterday to watch and sign off the film and we’re absolutely delighted with the final outcome.

The lovely Molinare team came in with lots of fizz and cake for a celebration at the end. The sound team were joined by Tom Rogers, Sales Exec and Sarah Kinsella our Post Production Supervisor. Molinare have been wonderful to work with, what a lovely bunch of people and a great place to work. They have made a superb job of the post production on Still Loved.

So we still have many months of hard work ahead now the film is finished. Marketing, distribution and outreach. We also have to make a shorter TV version and a trailer. We need to do submissions to film festivals, poster, DVD extras etc. So our work is not yet over. But it’s a huge landmark to have got this far and completed the actual film.

Enormous thanks to every single person that has worked on the film or supported us in any way, that’s a very long list as we’ve had so much help from many fantastic people.

I look forward to announcing our premiere soon!


Documentary, Festivals, Film Festivals

Edinburgh Film Festival 2015

24th June 2015

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Sheffield Doc Fest 2015

11th June 2015

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The Still Loved team have just spent a busy and incredibly productive week at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival, one of the world’s best film documentary film festivals – and in our home town.

It was a very busy week for us, having many meetings and promoting Still Loved to programers, exhibitors and distributors around the world.

We had a lot of interest from Distributors and Sales Agents, but are still considering all our options at the moment. There was a great deal of excitment and support for Still Loved and we can’t wait for the film to be completed and get the film out to film festivals as soon as possible.

We saw some fantastic films at the festival this year including our talented friend and Sheffield filmmaker Dan Gordon’s Match 64: The Maracanā along with Relish, a short film about Sheffield’s favourite sauce: Henderson’s Relish. Dark Horse was a firm favouirte, Directed by Louise Osmond and Edited by Still Loved editor Joby Gee. Other highlights were My Beautiful Broken Brain Directed by Lotje Sodderland and Sophie Robinson, A Syrian Love Story by Sean McAllister, The Russian Woodpecker Directed by Chad Gracia, Kim Longinotto’s Dreamcatcher and Kirby Dick’s The Hunting Ground amogst many others. We now have 3 months to watch all the ones we missed on the Videotech.

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Still Loved Sound Mix and Review

22nd May 2015

This week we have almost finished the sound mix on Still Loved. The sound team at Molinare have done a wonderful job. Dialogue Editor Claire Ellis, Sound Effects Editor Tom Foster and Sound Re Recording Mixer Nas Parkash have worked for a couple of weeks getting everything ready for the final mix with George Foulgham who has put everything together over the last few days.

Director, Debbie Howard, worked with George and Nas this week in the mix, working in the beautiful score from Jack Ketch. It’s all coming together to create a fantastic, cinematic mix for Still Loved.

Our team gathered yesterday for a review of the mix, leaving us just one day to tweak and make finishing touches to the music and sound very soon.

As well as our Director and sound team at Molinare, our Producers Colin Pons and Polly Perkins, Editor Joby Gee and Composer Jack Ketch met to review the film which went down incredibly well.

That just left Debbie, Colin and Polly a good trip back on the train with a bottle of fizz to celebrate! We’ll be completing the mix in a few weeks time once we’ve completed our on line.

Documentary, Post Production, Still Loved, Uncategorised

Still Loved post production in full swing

1st May 2015

Post production on Still Loved is progressing well. The score is almost complete now, with Jack Ketch doing a wonderful job. A bit more tweaking and it will be ready.

Tom Foster has been working on our Sound Effects and Claire Ellis has been our dialogue Editor. Des Murray has been preparing the first stage of our on line, and we’ve been getting our credits ready.Nas Parkash is our Sound Re Recording Mixer, who is preparing for the final mix next week with George Foulgham. It’s sounding wonderful so far.


This week we completed our colour grade with our Colourist Chris Rodgers. Director Debbie Howard and Director of Photography, Emma Dalesman worked closely with Chris to get exactly the right look and feel for Still Loved and we’re delighted with the results, it’s looking absolutely gorgeous!

Big thanks to Chris for doing such a wonderful job. It was a pleasure grading in the beautiful grading suite at Molinare with full size cinema screen, instead of on a computer, being able to see the detail really helped us to get the best cinematic look for the film and work on subtle detail. We’re incredibly happy with the results.

Our Composer, Jack Ketch, has just completed the first pass on the score, which is sounding fantastic so far, there’ll be a bit more work to do on this over the next two or three weeks. We’re having a full 5:1 surround sound mix for Still Loved to give it the optimum finish for cinemas.