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Warp films

  1. 1. Warp Films is an independent UK film production company. It is based in Sheffield & London, UK with a further office in Melbourne, Australia
  2. 2. 15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life. Director Richard Ayoade Opening Weekend $41,832 (USA) (3 June 2011) Gross $466,702 (USA)(12 August 2011) Filming Locations Pontsticill Reservoir, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK Premiered Toronto International Film Festival (12 September 2010)
  3. 3. Issues Raised by media ownership • Submarine is written by Joe Dunthorne, so keeping the author’s ownership is an issue. • Directed by Richard Ayoade; his debut film • Distributed by The Weinstein Company • Warp films works outside major conglomerates, and works in partnership with other small companies in the UK to help with production and distribution. Ben Stiller even helped produce the film • Film 4 gave funded the development
  4. 4. Cross-media convergence and synergy in distribution • • • • Soundtrack by the Arctic Monkeys Posters Novel No synergy took place with Submarine; the making of the film depended on lots of companies working together • Dragon DI, Wales IP Fund (Helped fund/develop Hunger) • Film 4, Warp Films, Channel 4 - Richard Ayoade being a big star of IT Crowd helped with funding the venture
  5. 5. Technology introduced in recent years • Some actors were recruited after sending in video tapes of their performances. • Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Radio and youtube interviews with Richard Ayoade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLSSWa ZOsE8) • Filmed in 35mm, which reflected the era it’s been set in. More personal for Richard Ayoade’s debut. • Companies such as Dragon Digital helped with editing
  6. 6. Technological convergence for institutions and audiences • Soundtrack • Dragon Digital (Sound Editing) • Film 4 • Twitter hype • Big Celebs -Paddy Considine -Ben Stiller -Richard Ayoade
  7. 7. Issues raised by targeting of national and local audiences by international/global institutions Filmed in Pontsticill Reservoir, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK and other parts of the UK: People from these locations will be tempted to see how Submarine portrays their local area Won’t get as much global hype as Pacific Rim, but may gain some viewers who will be interested to know about British culture/UK Ben Stiller helps produced, meaning that there will be a US audience.
  8. 8. Significance of proliferation in hardware & context for institutions & Audiences • Soundtrack: Fans of Arctic Monkeys will be fans of Submarine • Cross convergence with lots of minor editing companies means a bigger interest in their works. More money is made for the separate industries. • Dragon Digital: ArriLaser systems, Experienced technicians, DCP mastering, Subtitling, Encryption, Digital Cinema Distribution Master, Key Delivery Message can also be created to satisfy any delivery required. • Dragon Digital offer a more personal service for Submarine as opposed to a big budget film own by a conglomerate that shall use other parts of their company to edit and distribute their film. If films were suits, Submarine would be bespoke.