STRANGER THINGS wins at Lighthouse Film Festival

Posted by on Jun 6, 2011 in News | One Comment
STRANGER THINGS wins at Lighthouse Film Festival

A wonderful weekend of soaking in sun and cinema at the lovely Lighthouse International Film Festival was topped off with us winning the prize for Best Feature! Check out the fantastic lighthouse-shaped trophies. Shira and Yoav Potash, another husband-and-wife directing team, won Best Documentary with their film Food Stamped.¬†The Feature Narrative Jury also gave us […]

“May contain United Kingdom”

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in News | No Comments
“May contain United Kingdom”

BAM has now officially published the 2011 BAMcinemaFEST schedule. Stranger Things will be screening at the festival on Saturday June 25th at 4:15pm. Click here to link to the official programme. We love the clever roll-over labels, indicating the possible contents of each film. Check them out on the website.

Best Director Award

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in News | No Comments

Stranger Things has won the Best Director Award at the Phoenix Film Festival. Co-director Ron Eyal was present to accept the award — the Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing. We’re honoured. Thank you to the jury and the festival.

Peachy News: Atlanta Film Festival

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in News | No Comments

Stranger Things will wrap up April in the Narrative Competition of the 2011 Atlanta Film Festival. We’re so excited to be a part of the 35th edition of this fest, and we’re especially¬†looking forward to catching up with a few friends with films playing there as well, including Lindsay Mackay (Clear Blue), Nikyatu Jusu (Say […]

Film Festival Today Interview

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in News | No Comments

Here’s one more interview from our Slamdance coverage. This one is with Luis Pedron from Film Festival Today. He had a lot of meaty questions for us about the themes behind the film and about the production, and he said that Bridget Collins reminded him of Imelda Staunton. Click here to read the full interview.

Filmmaker Mag’s “Gems from the Other Festival”

Posted by on Jan 29, 2011 in News | No Comments

Following Thursday’s Grand Jury Prize win at Slamdance, Filmmaker Magazine has spotlighted Stranger Things in the “Park City Critic’s Notebook.” Filmmaker’s Bradon Harris describes the film as “elegant and evocative” and “as tranquil and refreshing as an autumn afternoon along the rural British coast.” Click here to read the full Filmmaker Magazine article.

Slamdance Win!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2011 in News | 2 Comments

We’re so pleased to announce that Stranger Things has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival! The award ceremony took place last night at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City in the main screening room. We were awarded a “Sparky” — Slamdance’s bronze dog-shaped award. Best documentary went to Bhopali by […]

“Stranger Things”: An Absolute Must See

Posted by on Jan 26, 2011 in News | No Comments

Gordon and the Whale, the movie blog, has reviewed Stranger Things and has some incredibly glowing things to say about the film. The reviewer, Joshua Brunstein, wasn’t entirely satisfied by the ending, but on the other hand, calls the film “an absolute must see feature” and particularly praises the lead performances. [Oona is] played wonderfully […]

Variety Review for “Stranger Things”

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in News | No Comments

We are excited to announce that Stranger Things has received a great review from Variety. Adeel Akhtar and Bridget Collins receive praise for their intelligent performances and the film is called delicate, dignified and soulful. Here’s an extract: Shot on the English seaside and with a Dreyer-esque instinct for the complexity and frankness of the […]

First Day in Park City

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in News | No Comments

We’ve arrived in frosty Park City, Utah and are busy getting everything ready for Slamdance. We checked in at Filmmaker Registration this morning and put up our posters at the Treasure Mountain Inn a.k.a Slamdance HQ. We were there early and so were able to nab a great spot. Lindsay MacKay, our production manager on […]