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104 films make British feature films for a global audience. We are the world leaders in disability and disadvantaged cinema and it is our mission statement to create a tectonic shift in the representation of disabled people both in front of and behind the camera. Our funders include British Film Institute, Creative Skillset and Creative England.
30th April 2014
We are the Freaks is out in cinemas! We are also on itunes and on DVD from 5th May
Here are some of the reviews
"A cult classic in the making” Yorkshire Post ****
“The strength of ‘We Are the Freaks’ is that it never feels like a cookie-cutter teen movie” Time Out ***
“A smart low budget comedy” Sunday Mirror ****
“Such a freakish decision is to be applauded.” The Sun ****
“Howlingly Funny” The Daily Mirror ***
24th November 2013
104 co-produced I am Breathing has UKTV premiere on Film Four tonight
104 at Diversify 104 films' Justin Edgar called for a disabled trainee on every film at Screen and Braodcast's Diversify conference at BAFTA
22nd October 2013
Fun With Caravans crowdfunding campaign LIVE! The funding campaign for our latest film Fun with Caravans is now live. Click here to find out how you can help get this hilarious disability comedy thriller from director Steve Rainbow and actor David Proud made.
1st October 2013
Digital Revolutionaries is a high-powered training and development programme offering mastery of new digital and online financing opportunities, and a world-class understanding of new opportunities in digital and online distribution. Click here for more information and to apply now.
3rd September 2013
We are the Freaks wins Best Feature award at Las Vegas Film Festival!
22nd June 2013
Amazing response for We are the Freaks at its World Premiere in Edinburgh. We had two sold out screenings with cast and crew in attendance for Q and As plus soccer legend Gary Lineker! Attendees included 104 films disabled Generator scheme participants.
18th June 2013
104 films profiled in Screen Daily - read the full article HERE
17th June 2013
I am Breathing press blitz!
May 29th 2013
We are the Freaks selected for Michael Powell section at Edinburgh We are the Freaks will compete for the prestigious Michael Powell award for Best New British Feature Film at the festival where it premieres on 20th June.
May 20th 2013
We are the Freaks is in LUFF! Our latest film has been selected for the breakthrough strand of the London Film Focus in June where the film will play to an audience of potential sales agents.
May 17th 2013
NFA snapped up for UK distribution by Ballpark Read the story in Screen Daily here
May 7th 2013
We are the Freaks nabbed for UK distribution by Metrodome Read the story in Screen Daily here
May 6th 2013
104 films launch The Accelerator The Accelerator is an ambitious, high powered business development programme to fast track emerging television and film producers and budding entrepreneurs in the Welsh creative industries delivered by 104 films for Creative Skillset Cymru.
Mae’r ‘Accelerator’ yn rhaglen datblygu busnes uchelgeisiol i roi cynhyrchwyr ac entrepreneuriaid teledu a ffilm sy'n dod yn amlwg ar lwybr cyflym yn niwydiannau creadigol Cymru a gyflenwir gan 104 films ar gyfer Creative Skillset Cymru
April 6th 2013
104 films meet the Queen! 104 films' Justin Edgar was invited to Windsor Castle in April to meet the Queen and spoke to her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh about our work.
February 11th 2013
104 films win three awards at Picture This Film Festival Justin attended the Calgary Picture This Film Festival where we picked up three awards including best drama for our film Finding a Sky.
January 15th 2013
The Generator starts up! The Generator is a new initiative for outstanding disabled producing talent from 104 films with support from the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund in partnership with The Edinburgh International Film Festival and The University of Sheffield Management School.
We are the Freaks (2013) written and directed by Justin Edgar. A surreal and anarchic anti-teen movie about three misfits having the night of their lives. Starring Michael Smiley (Kill List, For Those in Peril, A Field in England) Jamie Blackley (The Fifth Estate) Sean Teale (Skins) Rosamund Hanson (This is England) and Adam Gillen (Fresh Meat). Metrodome are releasing in cinemas early next year following a premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in official competition and a best feature award at Las Vegas Film Festival. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE!
NFA - No Fixed Abode (2012) directed by Steve Rainbow, an improvised film backed by the BFI and starring homeless people alongside professional actor Patrick Baladi. NFA premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 and is due for release in cinemas by Ballpark Film Distributors later in the year.
I am Breathing (2012) directed by Emma Davie and Morag Mackinnon. A feature documentary about the last months of a man with motor neurone disease. It was developed with support from the BFI and backed by Channel 4. The UK premiere is at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June and this extraordinary film won Best Documentary at the River Run festival. Hollywood Reporter has called it "The most moving film you will see all year".
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) written by Paul Viragh and directed by Matt Whitecross. BAFTA-nominated biopic of disabled punk rocker Ian Dury starring Andy Serkis, Ray Winstone, Olivia Williams, Noel Clarke, Naomi Harris and Mackenzie Crook. Buy the DVD Here
What else do we do?
104 films received a Visions Award from the UK Film Council & BFI for development of projects by disabled film talent and we also ran the award-winning Magic Hour short film scheme for disabled filmmakers.
Recent projects include Film Nation, a major training initiative for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and a ground breaking training programme for disabled film talent running alongside the production of We are the Freaks for Creative Skillset.