Warp Films will be throwing a 10th anniversary party including an exclusive screening of DEAD MAN’S SHOES re-scored live by Gavin Clark and special guests, also featuring special screenings from the Warp Films back catalogue (including Ben Wheatley’s KILL LIST), live music acts, DJ sets from Warp Films directors and Tom Ravenscroft and much more at Magna Sheffield on November 17th. Click this link for ALL the details!
Warp Films were established by Warp Records’ founding partners, Rob Mitchell and Steve Beckett and is run by Mark Herbert & Robin Gutch. Their first film, shot in 2002, was Chris Morris’ BAFTA winning short MY WRONGS #8245-8249 & 117 and not too long after, their debut feature DEAD MAN’S SHOES was released to critical acclaim. They expanded in 2004 with Warp X, the low budget digital ‘studio’ backed by Film4, UK Film Council, Optimum Releasing, Screen Yorkshire and EM Media.
The company’s breakthrough came in 2007 with Shane Meadows’ THIS IS ENGLAND which won a flurry of awards including Best Film at the British Independent Films Awards, the Special Jury Prize at Rome Film Festival and Best British Film at the BAFTAs. At the same ceremony Paddy Considine’s DOG ALTOGETHER won the best short film BAFTA.
In the last five years the company has gone from strength to strength, other films to receive awards and critical acclaim include Chris Morris’ debut feature FOUR LIONS, which won the ‘Outstanding Debut’ BAFTA award, Richard Ayoade’s debut feature SUBMARINE (BIFA for Best Screenplay), the 2011 Warp X productions KILL LIST, written and directed by Ben Wheatley, Paddy Considine’s TYRANNOSAUR (BAFTA for Outstanding Debut) and THN were lucky enough to attend a Q&A with Paddy for the latter, click here for our review & coverage of how the film came together.
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