A fast living, cynical London music executive reluctantly heads to Cornwall on a colleague’s stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ struggling to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he gets to know the ‘salt of the earth’ locals his own integrity is tested, forcing him to re-evaluate what really matters in life, giving him the chance of a different kind of success.
A heart-warming, romantic comedy in the tone of Waking Ned, The Full Monty and Finding Your Feet. Based on a true story that saw Port Isaac’s ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ journey from singing in the local harbour to raise money for the village Lifeboat Association to a million pound record deal with Universal Music, a top-ten album and playing the Pyramid stage at the world famous Glastonbury Festival.
Director: Chris Foggin
Producers: James Spring, Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard
Writers: Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft
Cast: Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Sarah Winter
The Psammy Show is a CGI Animated TV Series 52 X 11’. It follows the adventures and escapades of five children after they unearth and befriend a sand fairy by their Uncle’s beachfront mansion. But the sand fairy in question is a green, vivacious little creature with a big attitude and an even bigger obsession with online shopping! Psammy offers to grant Cyril, Anthea, Jane, Robert and William (Baby) one wish each day. Amazing as it sounds, the children inevitably learn that each wish granted by Psammy will bring unwanted consequences, the effects of which cannot be reversed until the sun sets, or until the kids figure out a way to fix things together, whichever happens quicker!
When political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge and hides with a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America, and ends up teaching the young teen how to start a revolution and overthrow the “mean girls” in her high school.
Director: Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse
Producer: Lisa Addario, Mary Aloe, Robert Ogden Barnum, Jorge Garcia Castro
Writer: Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse
Cast: Michael Caine, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Seth Green, Jason Biggs
An American in Paris: The Musical is a story of finding love, happiness, and a new lease on life. An American veteran and aspiring painter, Jerry, is still reeling from the war when he discovers the girl of his dreams: Lise, a captivating young dancer at the ballet. The West End show is being broadcast in cinemas nationwide on 16 May 2018.
Ellie is left in charge of four care home residents over holiday break. These four are nicknamed “the hardcore” because of their mean-spirited ways, and they quickly try to break Ellie of her happy-go-lucky demeanour. But both “the hardcore” and Ellie soon discover that they can learn a lot from each other.
A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Producer: Tony Goldwyn, Andrew S.Karsch, Andrew Sugerman
Writer: Pamela Grey
Cast: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Peter Gallagher, Bailee Madison
Emerson, a disgraced CIA agent, guards Katherine, a code operator, in a top secret CIA installation in Britain. When heavily armed assailants lay siege to the compound, Emerson and Katherine have to stop the deadly plot before it’s too late.
Director: Kasper Barfoed
Producer: Bryan Furst, Sean Furst, Nigel Thomas
Writer: F. Scott Frazier
Cast: John Cusack, Malin Akerman, Liam Cunningham, Richard Brake
The Aviator introduces a girl to a world where she rediscovers her childhood and learns that it’s human connections that matter most, and that it is only with heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Micky (Tuppence Middleton) enjoys a reunion with Do (Alexandra Roach), her childhood friend. But a fire kills Do and leaves Micky burned and with amnesia. Micky makes a journey of self-discovery, for nothing is as she remembered it.
Director: Iain Softley
Producer: Robert Jones, Dixie Linder
Writer: Sébastien Japrisot, Iain Softley
Cast: Tuppence Middleton, Stanley Weber, Aneurin Barnard, Emilia Fox
The true story of the man who would become King George VI (the current Queen’s father) and the unorthodox speech therapist who helped him to the throne. Hindered by a nervous stutter, ‘Bertie’ Windsor lived his early life away from the public eye, only to be thrown into the spotlight as a result of his brother’s abdication.
Terrified by his inability to be a public king, Bertie turned to Australian Lionel Logue. The film explores a real turning point in British history through the story of one man’s need to be heard.
Shot during January 2010, the film was released in the UK on the 7th January 2011.
Director: Tom Hooper (The Damned United)
Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin
Writer: David Seidler
Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter
Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humour, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international drug-smuggling ring that has brought FBI agent Wendell Everett to his door.
Boyle drifts through life not much concerned about anything, not even the mysterious murder of a man in one of the town’s holiday cottages. But when Everett shows Boyle the mugshots of four drug-traffickers, he recognises one of them as the dead man.
And so the two cases converge, with a bemused Everett finding himself adrift in the decidedly original and sometimes surreal world of Sergeant Gerry Boyle, the last of the independents.
Shot in Ireland during October and November 2009, the film was released in the US in August 2011 and in the UK shortly after by Optimum.
The Guard opened the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to fantastic reviews
Director: John Michael McDonagh
Producer: Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe
Writer: John Michael McDonagh
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham
England in 1527. Henry VIII has been King for almost 20 years and is desperate for a male heir. Intent on divorce he demands that Cardinal Wolsey persuade the Pope to grant him an annulment. With every month that passes without progress the King’s anger grows. Into this volatile court enters the commoner Thomas Cromwell.
A one-time mercenary, master-politician, lawyer and doting father, he sets out to grant the King his desire whilst methodically and ruthlessly pursuing his own reforming agenda.
Writer: Hilary Mantel
Director: Peter Kosminsky
Producers: Colin Callender, Mark Pybus (Einstein and Eddington)