“Stranger Things” wins top prize at Woodstock!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2010 in News | 2 Comments

Stranger Things has won the Best Feature Narrative Award at the 11th Woodstock Film Festival. Last night at the Maverick Award Ceremony at the BSP Studios, Kingston, the film was honoured alongside documentary Marwencol (Jeff Malmberg). Bruce Beresford received the 2010 Honorary Maverick Award, Keanu Reeves the Excellence in Acting Award and the Trailblazer Award […]

Not-to-be missed!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in News | No Comments

Looking for another reason to see “Stranger Things” at the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival? We were recently listed as one of ten not-to-be-missed picks of the festival by WFF Festival Director Meira Blaustein. Blaustein describes why “Stranger Things” made the list: “The tempo, the way the film moves is beautiful. Somehow, they created a movie […]

“Stranger Things” is a “Mesmerizing Piece of Cinema”

Posted by on Sep 22, 2010 in News | No Comments

Greg Olear lists Stranger Things as one of the highlights of this year’s Woodstock Film Festival in his article Groovy Movie, Take Two: The Woodstock Film Festival Shines On. Olear says: You’ve probably never heard of Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal, the British filmmaking team who made this mesmerizing piece of cinema, but you will. […]

Tickets For Sale

Posted by on Sep 6, 2010 in News | No Comments

You can get your ticket for the Woodstock screenings of Stranger Things online today and read about our film in the official Woodstock 2010 program, which is now online on the WFF website: www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/festival2010/details.php?id=21697

“Stranger Things” Woodstock Premiere!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2010 in News | One Comment

We are proud to announce that Stranger Things will be premiering in competition at the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival. The “fiercely independent” Woodstock Film Festival takes place September 29-October 3 in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Stranger Things will have two screenings at the festival: October 1, 2010 / 2:00PM / Upstate Films RHINEBECK – 6415 […]

Adeel Akhtar wins BBC Radio Fellowship

Posted by on Aug 27, 2010 in News | No Comments

Adeel Akhtar has won the 2010 Norman Beaton Fellowship and will be joining the BBC Radio Drama Company this summer. The Fellowship is a competitive flagship initiative run by BBC Radio Drama as a key part of the department’s (((soundstart))) actor talent events. Congratulations Adeel!

Commandments for Ultra-Independent Filmmaking

Posted by on Jul 22, 2010 in News | No Comments

Ted Hope posted a list of “No-Budget Commandments” on Truly Free Film yesterday, which he put together with his colleagues when his production company, The Good Machine, was starting out. It’s interesting to see how many of these we abided by when making Stranger Things without ever having encountered the list or even many people […]

“Stranger Things” Locks Picture

Posted by on Jul 20, 2010 in News | One Comment

It’s been a long road to get here, but thanks to the amazing talent of Michael Taylor, who came aboard as editor this spring, we are delighted to announce (albeit belatedly) that Stranger Things has reached picture lock. A huge thank you to everyone who came out to our test screenings and gave us such […]

Amanda Palmer Music Video Shoot

Posted by on Jun 13, 2010 in News | No Comments

Ron is directing the music video for ‘No Surprises’ for Amanda Palmer’s new album of Radiohead covers, which is called Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on her Magical Ukulele. The video is going to be fab. It involves a lot of animation. We shot the video for the animator’s reference today (I […]

“Four Lions” released

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in News | No Comments

Chris Morris’s debut feature film, Four Lions, comes out today in the UK. It received a great review in The Guardian from Peter Bradshaw. Adeel Akhtar plays dim-witted Faisal in the film. Click here to see the Four Lions Trailer.