WARP X ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES DOCUMENTARY FEATURING BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, PORTISHEAD, SONIC YOUTH, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, GRINDERMAN & MORE A MULTI PLATFORM RELEASE NOV 10, 2009 VIA WARP FILMS
Warp X is pleased to announce the release of All Tomorrow’s Parties on Oct 13, 2009 . All Tomorrow’s Parties is a kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of the cult music festival of the same name.
All Tomorrow’s Parties is a DIY concert film featuring performances from an eclectic mix artists including: Battles, Sonic Youth, Belle And Sebastian, Patti Smith, Animal Collective, Grinderman, Iggy and the Stooges, Portishead, Mogwai, Slint, Grizzly Bear, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Gossip, Daniel Johnston and The Boredoms.
The film is a semi-found bricolage made from Super8, camcorder and mobile phone footage contributed by over two hundred filmmakers, fans and musicians over the festival’s recent history, with key contributions from director Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) and cinematographer Vincent Moon (The Take Away Shows, Arcade Fire).
All Tomorrow’s Parties is a fiercely independent festival that many music lovers regard as one of the most important music events in the world. In an intimate and communal atmosphere, free of corporate sponsorship, it serves up a heady combination of alternative music, crazy golf and chalet-living, with musicians and fans living side by side. At each festival a band or artist is chosen to gather up their favourite artists who perform over a weekend in an out-of-season holiday camp by the sea. Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore described the festival as the ‘ultimate mix tape’.
All Tomorrow’s Parties will have a multi-platform release this November with one night only theatrical events, a DVD release and digital download available through Warp Films.
Warp X is an initiative of the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund, Film4, Screen Yorkshire, EM Media and Optimum Releasing:
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About Warp X
After premiering to critical acclaim at Sundance Film Festival in 2008, Warp X’s first two films A Complete History of My Sexual Failures and Donkey Punch were released in the UK in Summer 2008. Their third film, Hush, a thriller from writer/director Mark Tonderai was released in March 2009. Warp X’s final three films of their first slate All Tomorrow’s Parties, Bunny and the Bull (a comedy from The Mighty Boosh director, Paul King) and She, A Chinese (an arthouse feature from Chinese writer/director Xiaolu Guo) will be out later this year. 2009 sees the start of the second Warp X slate and a hotbed of exciting new projects in development.
About the UK Film Council
The UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund supports emerging talent and established filmmakers working outside the mainstream focusing on the most innovative writing and the most gifted directors. The fund has a strong commitment to supporting work from the nations and regions, from black, Asian and other minority ethnic filmmakers and encourages the use of digital technology in the production, distribution and exhibition of films. The New Cinema Fund has £15 million of Lottery money to invest over three years and funds 8 to 10 feature films each year.
The fund supports filmmakers at every stage of their career from directors with their first and second features such as Andrea Arnold’s Cannes 2006 winning film Red Road and Fish Tank selected for In Competition at Cannes this year, Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop (Sundance 2009), Dominic Murphy’s White Lightnin’ (Berlin and Sundance 2009), Alexis dos Santos’s Unmade Beds (Berlin and Sundance 2009), Noel Clarke’s Adulthood, Mark Tonderai’s Hush and Paul King’s forthcoming film Bunny and the Bull also a Warp X project. .
The fund also continues to fund more established filmmakers to produce British films with distinctive visions such as Jane Campion’s Bright Star also screening In Competition at Cannes this year, James Marsh’s Oscar®-winning Man on Wire, Sally Potter’s Rage (Berlin Competition 2009), Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Cannes, Palme d’Or 2006), Shane Meadows’s This is England (BAFTA, Best British Film) and Kevin Macdonald with Touching the Void (BAFTA, Best British Film), alongside emerging filmmakers such as Andrea Arnold with Red Road (Cannes, Jury Prize), Paul Andrew Williams with London to Brighton (Edinburgh International Film Festival, Best New Director) and Duane Hopkins with Better Things (Cannes, Critics’ Week).
Film4, headed by Tessa Ross, is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. The company develops and co-finances film productions and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established.
Film4’s most recent releases include Danny Boyle’s, Slumdog Millionaire most recently winner of 8 Academy Awards, Steve McQueen’s Hunger, winner of, amongst other awards, the Cannes Camera D’Or, Martin McDonagh’s Oscar nominated, In Bruges, Mike Leigh’s Oscar nominated and Golden Globe Best Actress winner, Happy-Go-Lucky and Michael Winterbottom’s Genova.
Up and coming Film4 projects include Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric, Paul King’s Bunny and the Bull, Tom Harper’s Scouting Book for Boys, Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, Sam Taylor Wood’s Nowhere Boy, Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, Kevin Macdonald’s Eagle of the Ninth and Mike Leigh’s 09 Project.
About Screen Yorkshire
Screen Yorkshire is the regional screen agency, responsible for inspiring, promoting and supporting a successful and sustainable film, television, games and interactive media sector in Yorkshire and Humber. Screen Yorkshire’s Production Fund, supported by Yorkshire Forward, invests in film and television production in the region. Recent credits include; The Damned United, Red Riding, Unforgiven, Wuthering Heights, Lost in Austen, Brideshead Revisited, The Cottage and the BAFTA award winning This Is England. Screen Yorkshire also has a Business Investment Fund, distributes Lottery and Grant in Aid awards on behalf of the UK Film Council and runs a series of broadcast training schemes in partnership with Skillset.
About EM Media
EM Media is the Regional Screen Agency for England’s East Midlands.
The agency has built a reputation for investing in distinctive and innovative digital media projects and has led the creation of a national profile for the East Midlands as a film-led region.
Since 2002 EM Media has invested ERDF finance and/or Lottery in 31 feature films. These include Karl Golden’s Pelican Blood, Samantha Morton’s directorial debut The Unloved, Brian Percival’s A Boy Called Dad, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bronson, Kenny Glenaan’s Summer, Duane Hopkins’ Better Things (Cannes Official Selection 2008), Martin Radich’s Crack Willow (Under The Radar – EIFF 2008), Steven Sheil’s Mum and Dad, Jeanie Finlay’s Goth Cruise, Shane Meadows’ award-winning This Is England and Anton Corbijn’s award-winning Control. EM Media is also a partner in Warp X, the low-budget digital film initiative which has produced Chris Waitt’s A Complete History of My Sexual Failures, Olly Blackburn’s Donkey Punch, Mark Tonderai’s Hush and the forthcoming Bunny & the Bull and She, A Chinese.
EM Media has co-financed the development and production of games and virtual worlds with European Regional Development finance, including Space Ark, mixm8, Beauty Salon, Geon: Emotions, Bugs of War, Manifest, Spell Souls and Hunter’s World.