Director and writer: Andrea Arnold
Stars: Katie Jarvis
“Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new
Filmed: Mardyke Estate in Havering
Country: UK, Netherlands
Budget $3 million
Box office $2,357,852
Gross: £598,162 (UK)
Production Companies: BBC Films, UK Film Council Distribution companies: Artificial
Eye Theatrical and DVD.
Distribution Company: Artificial Eye
The film was filmed over six weeks in chronological, when filming the
actors would be given there scripts for the following week so they were
unaware of what would happen to their characters later in the film.
It was filmed in England in mainly London and Essex, and also Tilbury in
Essex which is the place were the actor Katie Jarvis who plays Mia
Williams was spotted when arguing with her boyfriend, Brian.
The film got awards such as Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film
Festival and It also won the 2010 BAFTA for best British.
This was used to market the film.
“The lives of four drug dealers, one user and two prostitutes.”
Director and writer: Ben Drew
Filming Locations: Manor Park, London
Aimimage/Ice Film supplied the camera
DNR Films, Tate Post and Technicolor post-production
Panalux lighting and grip
Point1post sound re-recording
Production companies: Microwave, Film London, BBC Films, Aimimage
Productions, Gunslinger, Ill Manors
Film London is based in London and is it’s film and media agency.
Promoting London as a major international film-making and film cultural
capital. They produce Feature Films, Television, Video, Short
film, Commercial and New Interactive Media. It’s a not-for-profit
organization, supported by national and regional government and
grants are also received from other organizations.
Distribution company: Revolver Entertainment Theatircal DVD Blu-Ray Video
Video on Demand
A British film about the lives of teenagers in London. Directed by Menhaj
Huda and written by Noel Clarke who also stars in the film and directed
the sequel Adulthood. The film involves violence, antisocial behaviour
and criminal acts.
Made in 2006
The film was shot in the areas in which is was set in London.
The production companies involved where
UK Film Council (developed with the assistance of)
Distributed by Revolver Entertainment in the UK.
Budget £600, 000.
Box Office £453, 876.
Fish Tank is aimed at local audiences around London and Essex. It shows the parts of England not seen from outside
countries and only affects local audiences.
The social realism of the film is achieved through the hand held shots, natural lighting and mise-en-scene used to show
the low budget of the film. As it is an independent the actors were unknown, as Katie Jarvis the main actor was
spotted by the person responsible or casting when having an argument with her boyfriend, Brian. For independent
films it isn’t known how much the actors were paid but there are 3 known ways of how this can be
approached, upfront pay, credit and a copy of the film or deferred pay on the backend per certain conditions.
The film is a 15 but there was several issues in deciding this, as the film went into the BBFC guidelines of a 15 and 18.
The problems were around
• very strong language
• sex references
• recreational drug use
• discriminatory terms
• possible animal cruelty
• moderate violence
The Inbetweeners film used cross media convergence when the distribution
and marketing of The Inbetweeners box sets series 1, 2 and 3 was used
with the Phones 4 u to pomote the Samsung Galaxy Ace mobile but also
to celebrate the release of The Inbetweeners film. They spoke to
Absolute Radio and advertised the film through The Nations Noodle. As
this was an independent film they didn’t have a big budget to advertise
the film so they used social networking to create awareness such as
Facebook and twitter accounts.
There is a phone used in the film, the phone is used to film a fight and film
themselves when they are out.
Instead of using a camera which is meant for filming they use their phones
which now has this function built in.