Thursday, August 30, 2007

Raindance Film Festival
the online *IPTV of independent film
Festival edition

Reading this should take no longer than checking out the brand-new Raindance website, including all the information on this year's film festival.

RaindanceRaindance Film Festival Lineup
The festival team have been burning midnight oil and have just about finalised our best lineup ever.

Checkout the lineup of Features

Drool over our mouthwatering Shorts

Get ready for our stellar Events

Find out who has been nominated for Awards.

Who's judging who? Check out our Jury

Find out about our new Poster.

Watch our Trailer

Check out Opening Night Gala + Party

Find out how to Attend.

Working The Net
It's not what you know, it's whom

Producer needed for Film London PULSE application: a black comedy about Justin, who is visually impaired, and his friend Edward, who wants to understand his view. For more information contact Jules


Low budget short film requires Sound Designer/ Recordist, with shooting scheduled for September 15th 2007. Would suit student or sound designer/ recordist looking for experience on a film set. I'm afraid there's no pay but expenses and food will be provided (and a few beers too!) It would be preferable if you are based in the London area as the shoot is going to be in Gunnersbury. For further details, please contact the director, David Woods


Want to be a Movie Star? Audition Now!

Raindancer Vito Rocco has won MyMovie MashUp and will now get to make his feature film 'Faintheart' with a budget of £1 million. You can now audition online for one of several lead and supporting roles in the film.

Vito's film 'Faintheart' is a hilarious romantic comedy about the lives of a group of people who re-enact Viking battles as a hobby. It will be theatrically released nationwide in Autumn 2008. We have already had some great auditions! Here are a couple: 1, 2.


After endless trials I could at last upload my bloody short film into Internet. It took ages to finish, but that´s pretty much it, 0 budget=time.... I still need to re-touch sound and music, but that is more or less it, at last , I leave you with the latest version of "the abortion of the chicken"...any comment, critique, suggestion, insult, compliment, or indifference will be appreciated as long as you watch the screen for 16 minutes after pressing PLAY with the cursor. Here there is the link.
Thank you all for your time and all the best. Martin


Professional dancer looking to join dance troupe only paid work please for music videos commercials projects anything mixed styles dance, funk, pop, hip hop salsa, jazz etc.. thanks contact lou char


Raindance Screenwriters Group :) The next meetup is
on Monday 3rd September 6.30pm, upstairs at the Griffin. As usual,
please let Kay know if you can make it, and if you plan to bring
anything to read.
The Griffin, 93 Leonard St, London, EC2A 4RD (Nearest tube Old Street.) Map:


Have you got something you'd like us to print here?
Send it to
Open Evening
It's time for us to crawl out of our dungeon in the heart of 'glamorous' Soho to tell you what Raindance is all about at our Open Evening.

Starting at 6.30pm on September 4, we'll have information on all our courses and the 15th Raindance Film Festival, starting in less than a month's time. There will be course discounts and maybe even a few give-aways.

We have some very special guests this time around - a Raindance success story, ready to tell you what can be achieved on a low budget if you have the filmmaking know-how.

So come along, see what we're about, and get involved.

Raindance Open Evening
The Gibson Building, Central London
6.30 -9pm, September 4
Get on the guest list
Indie Tip
With the autumnal festival season now in full swing, and with the summer holidays drawing to an end, wouldn't you like some tips on How to be an indie auteur?
Calling Festival Volunteers
25 Sept
- 7 Oct
Want to work in film? Want to meet cool people and make new friends? Want to watch tons of films and go to amazing parties for free?

We're holding our first volunteers gathering at our next Film Club on Weds 5th September 7pm at The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury (right behind Russell Square tube station)

As a festival volunteer you will be a fully fledged part of the Raindance team and get all the benefits the festival has to offer. This includes access to films, special events, parties, masterclasses, and a cool Raindance T-Shirt all for free!
For more information on how to volunteer, email James Merchant or ring him 0207 287 3833

Raindance have some pairs of tickets to give away to an exclusive preview of THE SERPENT taking place in Central London on the evening of September 10th.
Just answer the simple question below:

Who wrote GET CARTER and PLENDER (the book upon which THE SERPENT is based)?

Applicants should email the correct answer to: Serpent by 1pm on 5th September with RAINDANCE 'SERPENT' COMPETITION in the Subject Field.

Michael MAdsen Do You Want The Goodies? Raindance Rex Pass 25.09 - 07.10
This year the festival has expanded to the Rex Cinema + Bar, right around the corner from the main screens at the Cineworld Shaftesbury.

Get a Raindance Rex Pass, and get all the goodies, all the parties, the networking, meet filmmakers, screenings at Cineworld at concs (£6), Rex screenings free, all the masterclasses with Tim Bevan, Penny Woolcock and Anthony Dod Mantle, Special Guest Screenings with Michael Madsen, Mick Jones (the Clash) Ken Loach, Special Events Live!Ammunition! + Party, Opening and Closing Nights + Parties, goodie bags, limited edition festival shoulder bag and T shirt, panel discussions, Adobe Masterclasses and much more. Full details are here:

How Much? £125/£100,
Early Bird Offer: £75 to Friends of Raindance: Raindance members, Shooting People subscribers, Stellar Network & NPA members,, students, OAPs, UB40's,

You can get your pass by calling 0207 287 3833, or book online here.

This offer expires on September 7th! then its £125/£100 members/friends of Raindance.

Wierdsville Raindance Festival: Opening Night Tuesday 25 September 7pm Haymarket Cinema
What do the films Pump Up The Volume and Empire Rocks have in common?

Both are directed by the same director as this year's festival opener and Slamdance Grand Jury Prize Winner Wierdsville, the latest offering by cult indie director, Alan Moyle. The director and star Wes Bentley (American Beauty) will be attending the screening)

The Screening is followed by a legendary Raindance Party, with free booze, live music, T Shirts until the wee small hours.

All yours for £25 - or FREE with a Raindance Rex Pass To book 0207 287 3833 or Book Opening Night Tickets Online Here.
3 Rules of Raindance Film Club:
1. Fab Film
2. Free Admission
3.The Beers On Us
Weds 5th September at 7:00pm
The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury (behind Russell Square tube station)

On this month:

the brilliant thriller CAVITE a riveting drama about the viciousness of terrorism and the extremes to which individuals will go to advance their cause. Shot dirt cheap, and looks fab.

We will give you a seat to watch this film, but you'll ony use the edge of it.

Please note, the doors open at 7pm, screenings start when the venue is full. If you come late, you may have to stand. Film Club is first come, first serve so there's no need to RSVP.

You won't find a cheaper date in this city...
For more information email us at

Incredibly Useful Link

Ever Wonder Why Some Lucky Few Seem To Find Financing For Their Films, Even If The Scripts Are Bad, While Actual Good Movies Aren't Able To Raise Financing To Go Into Production?

First Feature The Use of Theme in Pans Labyrinth

David Freeman is coming to london at the ens of September.

You can find out about his Ultimate Pitching Skills Workshop

Here are details of his weekend class Beyond Structure

Read Freeman's article The Use of a Theme in "Pan's Labyrinth"

RaindanceTV *IPTV

If you don't know what IPTV is, you better listen up.

We are heading into the zenith of the Raindance year with the festival starting 25th September, then the British Independent Film Awards on 28 November. we relly appreiciate your support.

Elliot Grove and the Raindance Team:
Jesse Vile
Chris Thomas
Joe Pearshouse
Will Pearce
Suzanne Ballantyne
Dominic Thackray
James Merchant
Deena Manley
Tessa Collinson
Oscar Sharp
Johanna Von Fischer
Jules Garnett
Yinka Graves
Tessa Williams
Zach Boren

Thinking of a film course? Get the Raindance Training Catalogue

Our heart goes out to Owen Wilson

She isn't worth your time, mate.
with David Freeman
Only a tenner

Call 0207 287 3833 or Book Online Here Offer Expires: 7 September 6:30 - 8:30
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