UK, BBC, BFI discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Arts Review


You don't want these side into a box that is kind of in the old days we would have in the UK would have about very channel four kind of films, very, that's a late night minority l. it's not. It's not something of mass audience interest to prove that these things can reach the same audience. And I think that's something that I features is ready championed. I mean, one of the films that was developed through each. But then went on to be produced elsewhere, Goodson country and that. I think a few years ago might have been sidelined as a as a sort of niche concept Jaama, but it went on to do really well around the world in terms of boxoffice and same lady birth. So, yeah, I think things are really changing people of beginning to see these kinds of films as something other than niche. Do you think do you think governments could do more? Because I, you always hear when you speak, particularly there's the UK there's a government department that supposed to cover culture and creative industries, and always being told how important creative industries all to the UK. But do you think that actually does enough being done to encourage people into them. What do you have to sort of find your own way? I'm talking about this before we came in and we both felt that when you're making short films and unmoving onto the the level that we're now transitioning between shorts and features very does feel like that there's more of a charity for anyone because anyone can pick up an iphone and make a short film. So I don't think the problem really is with encouraging people to get. I think already the BFI places that BFI film academy do great things, encouraging young people to get into film across all backgrounds and races and accept. I, I, I think the problems come come later on, so maybe I don't know. Maybe the government could get involved by don't know how that would work. I suppose the other one of one of the problems opportunities, the Utah spot minute ago about more people watching online more people are finding things that they wouldn't necessarily have found mainstream distribution. Problem, of course, is this just so much of it? Now there's a report in today's newspapers talks about how people under the age. I think twenty four, twenty five, the huge before show them that just never ever come across. For example, anything made by the BBC. They just don't because it's just not their world anymore because it's they spend more time watching YouTube on Netflix, and they do what television when you're producing content the in the past, maybe would have hoped to get into some cinemas would have hoped to get on television. Now, presumably the first thing you got to do is actually get people to watch it because this just this infinite amount of choice, I suppose it's just about adopting to that because you see it with a lot of a lot of friends who've just picked up an essay on their house in state film them as and they go viral one line. So he's just about finding things that can tap into the audiences in other ways, I suppose I suppose maybe big companies or organizations are just is taking a long time for them to. Kind of catch onto them of a methods or to change their workflow to sue as where kids you can just pick up a camera, produce something and out within a day or quickly. You know, fill in that gap with someone called Tiro did let documentary which he filmed. I think just on a radio on camera and it got millions of us online and he consistently did it. You know, week by week, and I think that went on to be developed by BBC free. So I think there's opportunity is just about thinking of what would ins on them, different platforms wanna see. We mentioned the beginning, both your projects have been shortlisted for feature. So what happens next, we get a lot of development support. We do labs. We come to work together for the next few months on doing kind of quite good script. Hopefully, I ca I or a second draft and we deliver that in January, January we, yeah..

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