James Gay-Rees

All This Mayhem

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.

AMY

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.

You think you know the story but you don’t…

 

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Senna

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.

AWARDS
Senna won two BAFTA awards for Best Documentary & Best Editing and was Nominated for Outstanding British Film.

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Exit Through The Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. The film charts Guetta’s constant documenting of his every waking moment on film, from a chance encounter with his cousin, the artist Invader, to his introduction to a host of street artists with a focus on Shepard Fairey and Banksy, whose anonymity is preserved by obscuring his face and altering his voice, to Guetta’s eventual fame as a street artist himself. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2010. It is narrated by Rhys Ifans. The music is by Geoff Barrow.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award 2011 for Best Documentary Feature.

 

AWARDS
American Cinema Editors, USA 2011 – award for Best Edited Documentary
Austin Film Critics Awards 2010 – Best Documentary
Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2011 – Best Documentary
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2010 – Best Documentary
Independent Spirit Awards 2011 – Best Documentary
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2011 – Best Documentary
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2011 – Best Documentary
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2010 – Best Documentary
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2011 – Best Documentary & Best First Feature
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards 2011 – Best Documentary
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association 2010 – Best Documentary
2nd place Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association 2010 – Best Documentary
2nd place Los Angeles Film Critics Association 2010 – Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
2nd place National Society of Film Critics Awards (USA) 2011 – Best Non-Fiction Film
2nd place Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2010 – Best Documentary

The film was also nominated for the following awards:
BAFTA Film Awards 2011 – Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
British Independent Film Awards 2010 – Best Documentary
Critics Choice Awards 2011 – Best Documentary Feature
Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2011 – Best Overlooked Film & Best Picture
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2010 – Most Promising Filmmaker
Chlotrudis Awards 2011 – Best Director & Best Documentary
International Documentary Association 2010 – Distinguished Feature Documentary
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2010 – Best Documentary
London Critics Circle Film Awards 2011 – Breakthrough British Filmmaker
Golden Reel Awards 2011 – Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, ADR and Music in a Feature Documentary