Escape Films is becoming
Escape Films has received funding from the BBC’s Small Indie Fund to develop new ideas for Jo McCLellan and Alice Ramsey, the Drama Commissioners for the North of England
Birchanger Green, Moin Hussain's first feature, has wrapped in Yorkshire. The film was funded by Film4, BFI and Screen Yorkshire and our Sales company are Bankside. See announcement here: https://www.screendaily.com/news/bankside-boards-moin-hussains-uk-sci-fi-birchanger-green-releases-first-look-image-exclusive/5170066.article
The BFI, Film4 and Screen Yorkshire have invested in the production of Birchanger Green which shoots in the Wakefield, Leeds and bradford areas in February and March 2022.
Cannes Cinefondation has selected Moin Hussain's debut feature Birchanger Green for its 2020 Atelier. The Atelier is designed to help great projects attract funding and the Escape Films project is just one of 15 selected. It is the only project from the UK.
Sky has chosen to make To Know Him available to its on-demand audience through Sky Go. Great to see this distinctive film swim in the main stream.
Film4 Backed feature script Birchanger Green was selected for the prestigious 2018/19 Scriptlab where writer/director Moin Hussain had a chance to develop the project with peers and professionals from across the world. Moin is currently working on the third draft of the film
The Big Day and To Know Him will be screened as part of BIFA's Best British shorts showcase. The screening consists of all 5 nominated films and a q&a with key creatives from Escape Films' winning film The Big Day.
Naptha, written and directed by Moin Hussain, produced by Tom Kimberley and Ali Mansuri and executive produced by Michelle Stein will have its international premiere in Critic's Week in Cannes 2019.
The Big Day, directed by Dawn Shadforth and written by Kellie Smith won Best British Short at the British Independent Film Awards on the 2nd December 2018
To Know Him and The Big Day both nominated for Best British Short BIFAs! So delighted that these special films are being recognised.
Dependent, To Know Him and The Big Day have all been long listed for a British Independent Film Award for Best British Short. The longlist contains 15 films and nominations will be announced on the 31st October.
To Know Him picked up the best prize in its strand at Encounters Film Festival!!
You can watch the full film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbYhYObofEQ
To Know Him has been nominated for two Royal Television Society North West awards. Our leading lady,
Joyce received a Best Actor nomination and writer Kellie Smith received a best scriptwriter nomination.
Congratulations to them and the team. See you at the awards on the 10th November!