All this week (3rd – 7th Sept) we’ll be announcing another guest or another event at this Film Festival. Today we can announce that we’re kicking off the festival in fine style!
Award-winning film and TV producer Pope is to be special industry guest at the opening night of the 2012 Isle of Man Film Festival, held at the Broadway Cinema Douglas. On Friday 14th September at 7.30pm there will a special Q&A screening of “The Heart of Me”, produced by Martin and which was filmed between London and the Isle of Man in 2001.
A brooding period drama starring Paul Bettany, Helena Bonham-Carter and Olivia Williams, the film screening will be followed by a question and answer session
Martin has unparalleled expertise in utilising the Isle of Man as a film location and production base. From humble beginnings as a runner at the BBC Martin is now a highly experienced film craftsman with a diverse range of award-winning films. His projects range from the Daniel Craig-narrated nature documentary One Life and the TV adaptation of children’s favourite The Gruffalo to the Oscar nominated Chico & Rita, which trained and employed ten animators in the Isle of Man.
The Heart of Me is now in its tenth anniversary and is widely regarded as a modern classic. Michael O’Sullivan of the Washington Post calls the film “..a little, heartbreaking gem”. Hilary Dugdale, manager of Isle of Man Film said:
Tickets for the event are just £5 (or £12 for the entire Film Fest weekend). Will be available from Villa Box Office next week.