BIFA 2019 LONGLIST - FOR MERCURY

Mercury is long-lister for a BIFA2019

Kyla, Lily and Ohna share drinks at Channel4 for Mercury with Esmé Davies beautifully illustrated pc.

We were delighted to share a few drinks at Channel4 courtesy of BIFA and BFI Network to celebrate the 17 awesome films that made it onto BIFA’s 2019 long-list. We were thrilled Mercury made it through the competition and now sits amongst such a high calibre list of films and filmmakers - check the Heyyuguys link! for more info about the films.

We are also prepping Mercury for the This Is England festival in Rouen in November. What a wonderful end of the year for this beautiful film.

And what else?

Work continues on our slate of projects, notably the development of Rachel Maclean’s Baby Star with the support of SFTN and Brynach Day’s The Tribe of the Half Moon too and Gaëlle Denis’s The Girl from the Estuary, in co-production with La Voie Lactée and with support from Creative England, BFI and Region Bretagne. More news on these projects soon.

And

We’ve been collaborating with Prettybird on some exciting longform projects including CUNNING by Tom Beard in development with Blonde to Black and the BFI, JAMIE Esmé Creed-Miles’s first film as a writer-director with BBC Films and a multi-disciplinary art and feature project with Gareth Pugh and Carson McColl celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, building towards the 50th anniversary of PRIDE and galvanising the movement in the wake of bloody BREXIT and the surge of the far right. With the support of MAC’s VIVA GLAM arm and DAZED where you can see our teaser with some of the fabulous footage Gareth and Carson have captured so far in Belfast, Glasgow, Sunderland and London, including a candid interview with Nicola Sturgeon.

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