Could the film made by an entire village come to your venue?

Mon, 11 Jun 2012

An exciting new distribution project means that for the first time, local venues such as village halls and community centres will be able to screen a groundbreaking feature film at the same time as the multiplexes! The story of the making of romantic comedy Tortoise in Love could be a film in itself....the entire village of Kingston Bagpuize in Oxfordshire was involved; from the Women's Institute who did the catering through to the many villagers who put up cast and crew in their homes. Now the filmmakers want to distribute the film back out in the community by doing this part in a different way too.

Tortoise in Love, a feel-good romantic comedy in the tradition of Local Hero, Calendar Girls and The Full Monty, is about an incredibly slow mover in love and the village that tries to speed him up. Following its recent Leicester Square premiere on 24th May, Tortoise in Love is coming out in cinemas in July. But the people behind the film want Tortoise in Love to release not just in big towns but in smaller, independent venues too – like the village it was made in.

Cine Yorkshire venues now have the opportunity to be a part of this first-of-its kind release.  You’ll be able to screen the film on whatever format suits you best, you’ll get posters, leaflets and even local press support, and subject to BFI funding, it won’t cost you any more than you normally pay for catalogue films.

Tortoise In Love was made in an unusual way using an extraordinary community. Now the filmmakers want to distribute the film back out in the community by doing this part in a different way too. www.tortoiseinlove.com

Tortoise in Love is currently available for booking to Cine Yorkshire venues. For enquiries, contact rachel.mcwatt@nationalmediamuseum.org.uk or call on 01274 203388

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