Reasonable Adjustment to show at SouthBank Centre’s Unlimited Festival

A new online version of Justin Edgar’s exhibition Reasonable Adjustment on the disabled armed resistance movement will show at the SouthBank Centre’s Unlimited Festival from 13th – 17th January 2021. For More information click HERE. The online exhibition experience has been developed with the support of Art Fund, Arts Council of England and Unlimited.

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Verisimilitude out now!

Our short film Versimilitude starring Ruth Madeley has now been been accepted to 10 BAFTA qualifying festivals including Slamdance and The London Short Film Festival. It is out now across various video on demand platforms including BFI PLAYER. We held a sneak 24hr preview on the BFI website which was watched by over 6000 people. On release we had four star reviews from The Guardian, Time Out and Little White Lies, with Director David Proud featured on Radio 4’s Front Row, Sky News and Channel 4 News and Ruth Madeley interviewed on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch promoting the film. The comedy short was produced with support from the British Film Institute and The Uncertain Kingdom and is on release alongside the other Uncertain Kingdom films. See it HERE.

It tells the story of a struggling disabled actress who gets a job advising aspoilt film star for his latest role playing a wheelchair user and co-stars Laurie Davidson (Cats), Esther Smith (Trying), Alice Lowe (Sightseers) and Stephen Boxer (The Crown).

Ruth Madeley and Esther Smith in Versimilitude

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Reasonable Adjustment is here!

Justin Edgar’s exhibition Reasonable Adjustment on the disabled armed Resistance Movement is here! The exhibition runs at the Art House in Wakefield from 29th January until the 7th March 2020, the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester from 13th March to 5th April 2020 and the Worcester Arts Workshop from 1st May to 31st May 2020.

Reasonable Adjustment was commissioned by Unlimited and backed by The Art House and Arts Council of England.

For more info click HERE


Unlimited is a three-year commissioning and support programme for disabled artists, delivered by Artsadmin and Shape.



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104 films’ Justin Edgar on Channel 4 News

104 films’ Justin Edgar featured on Channel 4 News on 2nd February talking about the inclusion of our work in the British Film Institute’s 100 years of disabled film. Shorts now available to watch on the BFI player include Special People, directed by Justin plus the deaf classic Hands Solo. You can watch the report HERE. Justin is pictured with Channel 4 New’s Jordan Bryan.

 

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Thank You for Supporting Our #MakeFilmEqual Campaign

104 films would like to give a big and heartfelt THANK YOU to the following people (in no particular order) who supported the #MakeFilmEqual campaign –

Jason Gregg

Anthony Di Salvo

Richard Holmes

Thom Jackson-Wood

Michael Rehberg

Simone Illger

Jeremy Warmsley

Max Barber

Debbie Bird

Aurora Fearnley

Peter Nicholson

Eden Keane

Laurence Clark

Oliver Rotchell

Chris Barber

Xan Marquez

Vince Mack

Samm Haillay

Oliver Paulus

Jaz Deol

Tim Fuell

James Merry

Jay Taylor

John Ellis

Eilidh Ellery

So Mayer

Peter Crellen

Duncan Crowe

Mike Kelly

Colin Hambrook

Nadia Nadarajah

Trevor Poole

Esther

Paul Hillier

… as well as those who chose to remain anonymous, you know who you are!

#MakeFilmEqual is a campaign using 104 films new feature documentary, The Social Model (previously called The Fourteen Percent) to call for greater equality for disabled talent in the film industry. The campaign will fuel the growing movement for more representation, recognition, funding & development of disabled talent. Funding goes toward a UK cinema release, screenings at film festivals and educational facilities as well as grassroots mobilisations and calls to action.

For the latest news on the campaign please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MakeFilmEqual/

 

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Disabled Heroes at the MAC – Book tickets NOW!

104 films’ Disabled Heroes kicks off at the MAC on 25th October at 6pm with the premiere of a work in progress screening of our documentary The Social Model about how disabled filmmakers are fighting back against damaging depictions of disability in cinema. The three day season includes panels and screenings. For more information and to book tickets check out the Midlands Arts Centre website here

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Being Frank – The Chris Sievey Story premieres at South by South West

Being Frank directed by Steve Sullivan telling the story of Chris Sievey / Frank Sidebottom premiered at the South by South West Film Festival. We are proud associate producers of the film but huge congratulations are due to Steve Sullivan who has driven this extra-ordinary films with passion, skill and verve. Watch this space for more news on this brilliant film!

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Dawn of the Dark Fox on Radio 4 Film Programme

 

The Dawn of the Dark Fox team were interviewed by Francine Stock on the Radio 4 Film Programme talking about their summer shoot in Sheffield.

Listen to the interview here – fast forward to 21 mins.

 

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104 Films Neurodiverse film-makers show their films at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

Four of our fabulous Neurodiverse film makers – developed through our Neurodiverse 2 training programme were invited to present their films and talk about their work at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018.

The event took place at the Exchange Tent on Tudor Square – thanks to Erinma Ochu. The films played to a packed-out audience and met with great reception from the festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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104 films Alex Usborne awarded MBE

Our very own Alex Usborne has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in respect of his work in disability and Film. Congratulations Alex. This follows our very own Justin Edgar meeting the Queen in 2013!

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