Elin Kamlert

Screenings in New York City and Los Angeles - one week only!

From left: Lucy Walker, Joe Berlinger and Fredrik Gertten.

Big Boys Gone Bananas!* hits theatres in New York City and Los Angeles this summer - for one week only! Make sure you don't miss it...

For these exclusive screenings director Fredrik will be present, and we have also invited some very special friends to join us. With us in New York we have Academy Award Nominees Joe Berlinger and Morgan Spurlock and also Leslie Wayne from 100 Reporters. In Los Angeles we are honoured to have filmmakers Ondi Timoner and Lucy Walker moderate conversations and Q&A:s with filmmaker Fredrik Gertten and lawyer Lincoln Bandlow.

Times and dates are as follows:

NEW YORK CITY at QUAD CINEMA: Screening from 27th July - 2nd August.
Friday, July 27 - 5:30 PM - Q&A with director Fredrik Gertten, lawyer Lincoln Bandlow and moderated by Academy Award nominee Joe Berlinger. 
Saturday, July 28 - 5:30 PM - Q&A with Fredrik Gertten and lawyer Lincoln Bandlow - moderated by Leslie Wayne of 100 Reporters
Sunday, July 29 - 5:30 PM - Q&A with Fredrik Gertten
Monday, July 30 - 5:30 PM - Q&A with Fredrik Gertten - moderated by Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock.

LOS ANGELES at the LAEMMLE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE and LAEMMLE MONICA 4: Screening from 3rd August - 9th August
Friday, August 3 - LAEMMLE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE - filmmaker Ondi Timoner will join Fredrik Gertten and lawyer Lincoln Bandlow in conversation
Saturday August 4 - LAEMMLE MONICA 4 - SANTA MONICA - filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker will join Fredrik Gertten and lawyer Lincoln Bandlow in conversation

Also, don't miss our previous mentioned screening at Michael Moore's TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL: July 31st - August 5th.

Join our Facebook events: New York City here and Los Angeles here.

Please help us spread the word and we truly hope to see you there!

published Have a laugh, not a banana in THE BLOG 2012-06-07 11:55:24 +0200

Have a laugh, not a banana

We were recently contacted by the crew behind Selva Rica, a creative community of artists, educators and media makers working to promote sustainable lifestyle. They had made a music video inspired by our previous film BANANAS!*. We think it is quite awesome.

Take a few minutes and enjoy this one. And please share!


published "Good luck with your finances" in THE BLOG 2012-04-30 16:12:00 +0200

"Good luck with your finances" – an interview with producer Margarete Jangård

Since we get a lot of questions about our financing situation, we decided to let producer of BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*, Margarete Jangård, answer some of the most frequent questions we get. 


Image taken from BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*: In the midst of the controversy, Margarete recieved an aggresive letter with a provocative ending. Obviously the writer understood that a small production company will have problems surviving a fight with a bullying multinational.

published Good Pitch Europe 2012: We're in! in THE BLOG 2012-04-05 11:19:17 +0200

Good Pitch Europe 2012: We're in!

The Good Pitch Europe selection has been announced - and we're glad to say we are IN! jigsaw-

The Good Pitch brings together filmmakers with NGO's, foundations, philantropists, brands and media around leading social issues to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all - for the partners, the films and good for society.

We're in good company at the pitch - the international line up of filmmakers includes multi-award and Palme d’Or winner Ken Loach (Spirit of ’45), the Egyptian-American director of Control Room and Startup.com, Jehane Noujaim (The Square), Brazilian filmmaker and TED fellow Julia Bacha (My Neighbourhood). Also on the lineup are French director Florence Martin-Kessler (State Builders), Pekka Lehto with his project Kaputt and the UK/American directors of Call me Kuchu, Malika Zouhali-Worrall & Katherine Fairfax Wright.

You can read about the selected projects here.

The Good Pitch Europe takes place in London on the 25th of June and is organized by the BRITDOC Foundation together with numerous partners and friends. Read more about the big idea here.

Double win at One World Film Festival in Prague!

More wonderful news! Robert_MargareteJangard.jpgAmong the winning films of this year's One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague, BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* takes the cake for both the Rudolf Vrba Award AND the Bageterie Boulevard Audience Award!

This is what the festival press release said:

“The film highlights the perseverance of human rights defenders and their fight against the dominating powers of international corporations that threaten freedom of speech. The film empowers citizen reporters, investigative journalists and the society to investigate wrongdoings and get involved in cross border issues. This film should be for sure screened in journalism schools,” said jury member Elena Milashina.

Our very proud and happy producer Margarete Jangård is in Prague today to recieve the awards. You can read all about the winning films here.

Big Boys Gone Bananas!* recieves grant from Bertha BRITDOC Fund for Journalism

We've got some really great news! 

The Bertha BRITDOC Fund for Journalism is an international film fund dedicated to supporting long form feature documentaries of a journalistic nature. These nice people have been impressed by Big Boys Gone Bananas!* and has granted us £10 000 to support our ongoing legal costs. From their site:

"We are looking for films that break the important stories of our time, expose injustice, bring attention to unreported issues and cameras into regions previously unseen. This new fund recognises such films are often delicate and protracted, making them difficult to fund. With a mission to enable in-depth analysis of issues through long-form investigative filmmaking, we are particularly looking to work with filmmakers with a journalistic background or those who are collaborating with journalists".

If you are curious about the other grantees and their films, you can read more about them here. Thanks a lot, BRITDOC!

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