Mat Whitecross’s film documents the journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel Gallagher joined his brother Liam’s band. The two boys who shared a bedroom growing up, were now sharing a stage. In less than three years Oasis would release their first album ‘Definitely Maybe’ – becoming the fastest-selling debut album in British history to date. By 1996, Oasis announced they were to play two nights at Knebworth Park. 2.6 million applied for tickets, the band played to 125,000 fans per night – they could have played 20 nights.
The film makers have been given unprecedented access from the band giving a rare and candid insight into their world along with never before seen archive material. On The Corner joined forces with Fiona Neilson and Simon Halfon to deliver a psychedelic journey into the world of the band that shaped the history of British Rock’n’Roll.
Having never won a major tournament, ailing football giant SSC Napoli had criminally underachieved. Their fanatical support was unequalled in both passion and size. None was more feared. But how they ached for success.
On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most dysfunctional football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.
Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off of it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams.
But then came the dark side. Maradona’s transfer fee was rumoured to have been financed by the city’s mafia – the Camorra. Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded…?
The third film from the Academy-Award nominated, BAFTA-winning team behind SENNA and AMY, the film will be partly constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive and in the style of SENNA and AMY, will be a high-end and definitive feature documentary made with the full support of Maradona.
In a city where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself. This is the wild and unforgettable story of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.
Directed by Marcus Adams, Written by Marcus Adams, James Gay-Rees, Daniel Bronzite (story) and Eitan Arrusi, Chris Baker, Andy Day (screenplay). Produced by James Gay-Rees. (2002)
A group of British college students who are close friends embark on a night of intense partying including alcohol and drugs, and while under the influence, intent on a bit of fun, try to establish a link with the spirit world using a homemade Ouija board. However, fun is the last thing on their minds when the Ouija board spells out the words “All Die”, and they give up on the board before closing the link to the spirit world and, unknown to them, unleash something evil into their world, and it isn’t long before one of them is murdered by an unseen force. Soon they all find themselves terrified for their lives, as the spirit they have let out begins to kill them off, one by one.
Directed by Eddie Martin and produced by George Pank and James Gay-Rees, with the backing of Screen Australia, the Adelaide Film Festival, Deluxe Sydney, Hopscotch Films and is being sold by Eone Films and Cinetic Media.
All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of professional skateboarding, brothers Tas and Ben Pappas’ intense bond and charisma take them from the pinnacle of their sport into a spiralling world of self-destruction.
All This Mayhem comes to UK and Ireland cinemas in August 8th 2014.
From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words.
Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.
A once-in-a-generation talent and a pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most original and adored songs of the modern era.
Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel.
Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
There are 2 Palio horse races in Siena every year, on July 2nd and August 16th.
The race itself only lasts ninety seconds and the prize is a painted cloth banner. But it is much more than a mere horse race: while it may seem a medieval ritual for tourists, it is in fact the living heart of Siena. “Palio is Life,” as the Sienese proudly say.
An epic and intimate portrait of this medieval horse race in one of the most beautiful squares in the world, seen through the eyes of its jockeys. The good, the bad and the ugly of the Palio mirror Italy’s passion, romance, glory and corruption.
A film that takes the viewer inside the body and mind of the best footballer in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a player at the peak of his powers, in the biggest year of his life.
The Movie will follow a man on a mission to become the greatest player the world has ever seen. With unprecedented access and never before seen archive footage CR7 will reveal the man, past, present and future.
Directed by Anthony Wonke
Produced by Paul Martin
Executive producers James Gay-Rees and Asif Kapadia.
104mins, 35mm, 2010. Working Title Films / Universal Pictures.
Directed by Asif Kapadia and produced by James Gay-Rees
‘SENNA’ is the thrilling story of the Brazilian motor-racing legend, Ayrton Senna. Spanning a decade, it follows his battles on track and off, against the politics infesting the sport. Sublime, spiritual, occasionally ruthless, Senna conquers Formula One to become a global superstar.
SENNA was released worldwide by Universal Pictures, the film has broken many records; it is the highest grossing British documentary of all time at the UK box office ($5.2m), the second highest grossing documentary in the UK (behind Fahrenheit 911). SENNA has a worldwide box office of over $12m and has sold over 1 Million DVDs / Blurays in the UK.
SENNA was selected for the Royal College of Art’s prestigious 175th Anniversary Exhibition in November 2012, ‘The Perfect Place to Grow’ was an exhibition of 350 works of art created by the RCA’s alumni and featured work by Henry Moore, David Hockney, Ridley Scott, the Chapman Brothers, Barbra Hepworth, Ron Arad, Bridget Riley, Tracy Emin, James Dyson, Chris Ofili and Peter Blake amongst others.
Senna won two BAFTA awards for Best Documentary & Best Editing and was Nominated for Outstanding British Film.
Asif Kapadia – Director / Co Writer – 87mins, Super 35mm, 2001. FilmFour / British Screen / SenatorProduced by The Bureau Film Company
Kapadia’s acclaimed debut feature The Warrior, shot in the desert and snow capped Himalaya of India, is a timeless tale of redemption following a man’s journey to escape his violent life.
The Warrior was distributed in the US by Miramax Films.
British Academy Awards 2002 – Winner of two BAFTA awards; Outstanding British Film of the Year and Special Achievement by a Director, Screenwriter or Producer in their First Feature. Nominated for Best Film Not in the English Language.
London Film Festival 2001- The Sutherland Trophy for the Most Original and Imaginative First Feature.
Evening Standard British Film Awards 2002 –Most Promising Newcomer Award.
Dinard Film Festival 2001- Best Film Award.
British Independent Film Awards 2001- Best Debut Film and Best Technical Achievement Award for Cinematography. Nominated
for Best Film and Best Music.
European Film Awards 2002 – European Discovery Fassbinder Award – Nomination
London Film Critics Circle Awards 2002 – British Newcomer of the Year – Nomination.
International Film Festival of Guadarrama (Madrid, Spain) 2003 – Jury Prize & Cinearte Prize.
San Sebastian Film Festival 2001 – Best Photography Award.
Camerimage Film Festival 2001, Poland – Golden Frog for Best Cinematography – Nomination.
Directed by Mel Smith, Written by Tim Firth (screenplay) and produced by James Gay-Rees.
A rebellious young British bowls player teams with another older and more traditional player to take on the Australian bowls team.
Try as he might, the roguishly handsome Cliff Starkey, just can’t keep out of trouble. In his sleepy home town on the English coast, nothing much inspires him…apart from bowls. Cliff has always preferred to play by his own rules much to the disapproval of the regimented, elderly bowls fraternity. Before long, the bay boy of bowls is turning the sedate and very English pastime upside down with hysterical results.