The Jumper wins ‘Bristol Bound’ award at Jump Cut Festival 2013!

Jump Cut Award

Hi everyone!

I am very pleased to announce that The Jumper has picked up its second award! A few weeks ago I spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the Watershed watching short films and taking part in seminars as part of the first ever Jump Cut Festival, hosted by students at Bristol University. In the evening we headed over to Zero Degrees for the awards ceremony, where I was honoured to accept the ‘Bristol Bound‘ award for best Bristol film, awarded to The Jumper.

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The whole festival was extremely well organised and very professionally hosted, and I am excited to see how it will expand and mature in the coming years. Many thanks to Antonia and the rest of the Jump Cut team for the award (and very generous cheque!) and for creating such a lively and inspiring festival.

- George

P.S. Look out for an awkward and slightly rushed interview I did for UBTV on the night. I imagine it’ll be quite an entertaining watch…!

Interview for Ticket Stubs Entertainment (+ Review of The Jumper!)

“Without any dialogue, only wonderful visuals and an enchanting score, this short captures the magic of childhood imagination entirely.” — Ticket Stubs Entertainment

Hey there!

During a recent Let’s Keep It Short event, I met up with Catherine from Ticket Stubs Entertainment, an online company providing exposure for emerging filmmakers through screening events and online promotion. After a lovely conversation, Catherine asked whether she could write an article for the website about me and my work, and of course I agreed! The article was posted today, which includes a lengthy email interview and information about my work to date as well as upcoming projects. You can find the article by clicking HERE. Also, Catherine posted a glowing review of my short film The Jumper, and you can read that HERE.

Thanks very much to Catherine and the TSE team. Their website is full of reviews of great short films, so be sure to check it out HERE.

CineMe Filmmaker of the Month!

Hi everyone!

I’m about to pack up and move to a cottage in Hay-on-Wye for a month to work on my first feature screenplay, but before I go I thought I’d let you know that I’ve officially been named Filmmaker of the Month on the CineMe website! There’s an article about me on there, an interview I conducted with CineMe’s owner, James Ewen (not a word-for-word transcript but more like a summary of our conversation), as well as links to several of my films that James has kindly uploaded to the site. The Jumper is also the Featured Film of the month as well. Many thanks to James and the CineMe team for showcasing my work! Check it out HERE.

In other news, composer/sound mixer Robin Schlochtermeier and I have been hard at work every day on the post-production for my upcoming 16mm short The Fruits of Labour. The sound mix is finished now, and the grade is almost there, so  we’re now just waiting on VFX and the sound dub, which will most likely take place in early September. The end is in sight, people!

See you when I get back!

Gx

BULLETIN BOARD at CineMe THIS TUESDAY!

Well hi there!

I’m writing this while checking updates on the Cannes awards ceremony, so forgive me for being brief. A couple of things to tell you about.

Firstly, a few weeks ago we made a film for the Sci-Fi 48 Challenge 2012, called Bulletin Board. Up in the SHORTS section you’ll find a new page dedicated to this film, with some info about the shoot, my influences for the film, and some photos too!

Secondly, I recently finished a ‘festival cut’ of Bulletin Board, with a new edit, grade, and sound mix, and this version has its premiere next week! It will be showing at the latest CineMe Shorts night at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol, on Tuesday 29th May, alongside exciting new films from my good friends Louisa Fielden, Rob Savage, George FoxEd Lilly, and Misha Vertkin (and many others!). So get yourselves down to the Tobacco Factory this Tuesday from 8pm and have a drink with us!!

Below is a flyer for the event.

Cheers for now!

George

3 Shorts at the ORPHEUS!

A Merry Monday to all!

Next Tuesday there will be a very special CineMe event at the Orpheus Cinema in Henleaze, Bristol. The Orpheus is what I’d call a ‘proper’ cinema – it’s a beautiful old establishment that has been running since the 1930s, and I remember going to see some real classics there when I was a child. Nowadays the CineMe team are usually based at the Tobacco Factory, but for one night only they’re putting on this special film night and networking event at the Orpheus, and I am proud to announce that 3 of my short films will be screening on the night: THE JUMPER, STRING THEORY, and A PAINTER’S MONDAY.

The night is acting as a sort of ‘best of’ event, showcasing a compilation of the greatest films from all the CineMe events over the past four years, as well as bringing some brand new shorts to the screen. I’ve had a sneak preview of some of the work on offer and I can guarantee that it’s going to be a brilliant evening of short film.

So that’s the Cineme Cinema Showcase, Tuesday 27th March, from 7:30pm at the Orpheus Cinema, Henleaze. I will be there on the night, so please come down and say hi! For more information have a look at the flyer below, and to connect with CineMe click one (or all!) of the following links:

Website // Facebook // Twitter

If you would like to submit one or more of your films to be screened at a future CineMe event, please email the event co-ordinator, James Ewen, at james.ewen@cinemefilms.com.

Cheers everyone, and hope to see you there!

Gx

THE JUMPER at Short Film Showcase Suitcase!

Happy March everyone!

This Wednesday (March 14th), Brick Lane’s 93 Feet East will be playing host to The Short Film Showcase Suitcase, and The Jumper has been selected to screen along with “the best short film and animation from around the world”! Here are the full details of the event from the organisers:

FREE ENTRY

Doors open at 5pm – Chill and watch the video blogs leading up to the event
1st half of films start at 7:45pm
Short interval at 8:15pm
2nd half of films starts at 8:35pm
Short interval at 9:05pm
London premiere of the powerful documentary KONY 2012 at 9:15pm

For more information:

Advert // Facebook // Twitter // Vimeo // Blog // 93 Feet East //

I’ve not been to the event before, but it sounds like a very similar setup to the Reel Presents events at Cafe 1001 on Brick Lane and Let’s Keep It Short at the Hackney Picturehouse , so if you’ve ever been to those events before then be sure to check this one out. It’s going to be a blast!

Cheers for now guys!

Gx

The Jumper to screen at ‘Let’s Keep It Short’ launch night!

Aloha!

This Sunday (29th Jan) the Hackney Attic will play host to a brand new short film / networking series called Let’s Keep it Short. Created by the formidable acting talent that is Mr Thomas Geoffrey (star of Rob Savage’s recent brilliant 48 hour film, Polaroid), this monthly event will showcase “the latest work from some of the most exciting filmmakers emerging in the UK today”, and I am proud to announce that The Jumper will be screening at its launch night!

The lineup for the night is extremely strong and I’m chuffed to bits to be sharing the screen with the likes of Rob Savage, Will McGregor, Louisa Fielden and Ed Lilly. There are several works on offer that are entirely new to me and it will be great to see these films and rub shoulders with the talent behind them. The full programme is as follows:

Fiona Bevan: A Broken Heart Can Heal (music video) – Paul & Simon Wade

First Kiss – dir. Matthew Huston

Sit in Silence – dir. Rob Savage

59 – dir. Alastair Binnie-Lubbock

Found – dir. Daniel Storey

The Little – dir. Will McGregor

The Jumper – dir. George Purves

The Hive – dir. Ed Lilly

Eskimo Joe: Echo (music video) – dir. Louisa Fielden

Prey – dir. Jonny Franklin

Ouroboros – dir. Matthew Hammett Knott

Losers: Flush (music video) – dir. Tom Werber

It will undoubtably be an awesome night, and I strongly encourage anyone in the London area to come along and support the filmmakers and the organisers. Just think, years from now you will be able to say to your children, “I was there when it all began”!

The event is FREE, but you must get a ticket from the box office at the Hackney Picturehouse on the night. The magic begins at 7pm.

For more information, check out the Let’s Keep It Short Facebook page, Twitter feedEvents page at the Hackney Picturehouse website, or the shiny shiny poster below.

See y’all on Sunday!

G