Here's the latest media buzz on current projects with CooliDeer Productions. For more information on my latest film "Retail" please check out the following link - Retail - Short Film
WHEN THE PAST IS THE FUTURE
Early Filmmaking can be fraught with difficult issues and Jonathan Lloyd James is no different. During the creation of two of his early works, Apples and Rory and Ray, the shooting of the films ended up being the easy part.
“The road for these projects has been a long and winding one. Originally these were my first pieces and after a saga worthy of a film all of its own where five people took on the project to edit and then disappeared for ever-increasingly funnier reasons, the hard drive the project was on was fried by a freak electrical accident and it appeared any dreams of finished versions were lost forever. Recently not only did I manage to recover the drive it was on, much to my delight but after all this time I was able to edit them myself to finally create the version they actually deserved along with a new original score from Jason Savory to back up any tracks that were already there. Jason’s work makes them feel like brand new.”
At long last Apples and Rory and Ray are scheduled for a full 2020 release and will eventually join Retail on Amazon Prime.
YOU'VE GOT DRAGONS
Continuing their collaborative success, Director Chris McFall and Producer Jonathan Lloyd James teamed up once again to shoot the extremely ambitious short currently under the working title “Gerhardt Onofredo – You’ve Got Dragons.” When Rebecca and her mum move from the big city to a creaky old house deep in the welsh mountainside they find something strange already living there. Gerhardt Onofredo is a Welsh action comedy with hints of peril for all the family to enjoy.
Keep tabs on the project via the official Facebook page:-
RETAIL – NOW ON AMAZON PRIME
The Multi award-winning Retail is now available to watch for free if you have an Amazon Prime subscription. Just follow the link below:-
INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL, CYPRUS - IMF | JONATHAN LLOYD JAMES | INTERVIEW
For those of you who are fluent in Cypriot Jonathan James’s interview in “I Love Graphic” is now available. http://ilovegraphic.net/international-motion-festival-cyprus-imf-jonathan-lloyd-james/
OFFICIAL SELECTION - SOUTHERN SHORTS AWARDS, GEORGIA, USA
Excited to announce that "Retail" has been Officially Selected for the Southern Shorts Awards and has come in the top three in the Science Fiction / Fantasy category. The cast and crew will keep their fingers crossed when the film is screened on May 11th and the announcement of where it placed is made. Many thanks to our friends from Georgia.
SPEAKERS 2019, JONATHAN JAMES - INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL, CYPRUS
Big news from the International Motion Festival, Cyprus - IMF. Producer/Director Jonathan James will form part of the line up for the opening day of the festival discussing the subject of robots vs humans. If you're attending the festival, he'd love to chat to you on the 6th of May at 17:00 with "Retail" being shown at AUD D, EUC on the 7th of May after 19:00. http://motionfestivalcyprus.com/speakers-2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION - DUMBO FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK
Proud to announce that Dumbo Film Festival in New York City have officially selected us for their festival. Huge shout out to our friends in the big Apple who have been a class act since approaching us and we're all delighted to be a part of the festival.
RETAIL CONTINUES FESTIVAL SUCCESS
2019 is continuing with Retail picking up nominations and awards all over the globe, not just for Best Short Film but for best Actress and VFX awards. Upcoming, Retail will appear at the 5th International Motion Film Festival in Cyprus and the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in Wales which Jonathan is hugely excited about attending.
"BEST SCI-FI SHORT" AWARD AND PLATINUM AWARD WINNER FOR VFX - HOLLYWOOD FILM COMPETITION, LOS ANGELES
Huge news from Hollywood Film Competition as "Retail" picked up two awards! Despite the quality of the films submitted being being described as "overwhelming", Retail was awarded "Best Sci-Fi Short" as well as the Platinum award for VFX being awarded to Chris McFall at United Filmdom. Huge congratulations to Chris on a well deserved award for the efforts he put in and to the rest of the cast and crew for the ongoing success of the film.
OFFICIAL SELECTION - CAMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Incredibly proud to announce that Retail has been officially selected for Carmarthen Bay Film Festival CBFF - Gŵyl Ffilm Bae Caerfyrddin which is running May 27th to the 30th 2019 at Ffwrnes in Llanelli. This is a BAFTA Cymru qualifying event and extremely prestigious so everyone involved is over the moon at the news. Members of the crew are very much looking forward to being at the event.
MONTHLY WINNER - CFIFF CHANGING FACE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Congratulations to Retail - Short Film the October winner of Best Short SciFi! Written & Directed by Jonathan James. Produced by Jonathan James & Gareth Moore
HONORABLE MENTION - GLOBAL SHORTS WINNER 2018
Massive thanks to Jeff and the Global Shorts team for honouring "Retail." We're grateful for your consideration and glade you and your team enjoyed the film. #retail #award #winner #shortfilm #grateful#robotsvshumans
FINALIST - BENGAL INTERNATIONAL 2018
Hugely honoured and delighted to announce "Retail" has been selected as a Finalist in the Bengals International Film Festival at Bengaluru in India and will be screened on October 28th. Some of you will know, our lead actress Shelley-ann Harrison has a unique link with India, appearing in K. M. Chaitanya's "Aake" in 2017. I'm sure she and everyone else are super excited to be a part of this. For more information keep an eye on the website. http://aerosat.co.in/BM#HOME
OFFICIAL SELECTION - MARINA DEL REY FILM FESTIVAL, LOS ANGELES
I think a lot of people Internationally dream of the opportunity of having their work shown in LA. Last night in a phone call with Peter Greene, Marina del Rey Film Festival agreed to make a dream a reality with ''Retail'' being selected. Festival will take place between October 14th to 22nd with the films shown between October 17th to 21st. I'm gutted I can't be there but regardless I hope everyone at the festival enjoys the film. Thank you so much.
"RETAIL" TEASER TRAILER
This is the Retail Official Teaser Trailer. (Music by the wonderfully talented Jason Savory BA MA - Composer) If you're around any of the festivals showing our film, please pop along and let us know what you think! We'd appreciate it! Marina del Rey Film Festival Berlin Short Film FestivalFilmmaker Day #losangeles #berlin #torino #nominate #shortfilm#robotsvshumans https://vimeo.com/293729912
OFFICIAL SELECTION - BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
Delighted to announce that "Retail" has been nominated for the best "Long Short" at Berlin Flash Film Festival. Once again, huge thanks to all the people involved in the film and I can't wait for the people in Germany to see what we've created. So excited.
FILMMAKER DAY - TORINO 4TH EDITION
Happy to announce that "Retail" will be screening at the Filmmaker Day festival at Greenwich Village in Torino, Italy. Italy has the fourth highest robot density in the World right now and I hope the people in attendance enjoy what my wonderful team have helped produce.
SILVER WINNER 2018 - INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS, LOS ANGELES
Absolutely delighted that "Retail" has picked up a Silver award at The 2018 International Independent Film Awards in Los Angeles. Congratulations to all the team, proud of you all.
SPECIAL MENTION - LONDON X4 FILM FESTIVAL
Lovely to get a special mention at the London X4 Short Film Festival for "Retail".