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Coming to Bristol for the first time – the amazing Brick Dinos event! Step back in time with LEGO® Dinosaurs. Only at Future Artists Studios, Bristol, from October 22nd 2021. Enter the Jurassic period like never before and meet the dinosaurs face to face, each one masterfully built using LEGO®bricks. Working in close collaboration with a palaeontologist, artist Warren […]

Future Artists have created a 9000sqft immersive studio space in the heart of Bristol, in collaboration with the Galleries Shopping Centre.Future Artists Studio’s is an immersive events space, with a specially curated program of live events. Each curated season is a different story world, enabling the guest to explore culture via play in a unique and fun […]

The Drive-in Cinema Club is an all in one immersive entertainment event by Future Artists Studios… we take cars on an immersive road trip…

Amazing World of Brick is a new touring exhibition of amazing Lego artworks created by Master Lego Builder Warren Elsmore and produced by Future Artists.

Buy tickets now! It’s time to go back… back to the future and experience the ‘History of video games’ with our London 1980’s Arcade Edition!

Book tickets now! The Future of Video Games is the ultimate virtual reality video game experience in Manchester! A new pop up virtual reality arcade in Manchester, launching at the same time as Steven Spielberg’s epic new film about VR ‘Ready Player One’.

History of Video Games is back – with a brand new summer edition that we are calling Volume 2! After a fantastic run over the Easter Holidays at Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, we are back by popular demand! History of Video Games Volume 2 is 3 times the size of our Easter event, we […]

VR Arts and Future Artists will be holding its first Virtual Reality Development Lab in Manchester from Wednesday, July 19th to Sunday 23rd July 2017  in partnership with the Digital Innovation MMU. Based in The Shed on MMU’s Manchester City Campus, alongside our technology partners Cooler Master, HTC Vive, CCL Computers and Unity with support from the BBC, VR Manchester, MMU, […]

Future Artists Studios is a new platform for creative entrepreneurs, A place on a map, a space in the city and an environment to grow. We have decided that ‘Co-working’ space needs to be re-invented, even though this concept is quite new, ‘co-working’ is being talked about as the future of the workplace, we think […]

Future Artists – Conference / Talks and Workshop Information Introduction To Future Artists & Mark Ashmore FRSA TO BOOK E-MAIL INFO@FUTUREARTISTS.CO.UK ‘SUBJECT: TALKS’ Future Artists was founded in 2009, with a mission to be an artist-led film studio – inspired in part by the company, United Artists, founded by Charlie Chaplin and LucasFilm founded by […]

Across the world, power has fallen into the hands of those who wish to manipulate and control.

Corporations pursue economic gains at the detrimental expense of social, environmental and ethical concerns. Governments treat their own people as merely a statistic, and human rights are sold for a price that cushions the back pockets of the 1% untouchables. How do we claim our freedom back?

Future Artists proudly presents Drowned City, winner of Best UK Documentary at the London International Film Festival. Directed by Faith Millin, this gripping and intimate portrait of London’s pirate radio scene reveals the interesting lives of significant members of the pirate community and uncovers the risks taken and passion devoted in getting their sounds to the people. You can watch Drowned City today at via iTUNES

The space aims to provide a much needed mid-size venue for production companies in Manchester, and give a high-level of marketing support to independent North West talent. We aim to take away the barriers of a ‘theatre’ environment and engage new audiences with risk-taking, immersive productions, quality writing and brilliant showcase evenings.

What if a coffee shop was able to generate £100,000 a year in grants that will enable a community to grow – enabling exploration of the arts and sciences, benefiting health and well being, and being a space to meet, share and create…

In August 2011 – Mark Duggan was stopped by armed police and shot dead on the spot, this shooting, reported in the mainstream UK media sparked riots in Tottenham, London, within a few days – Riots, Looting and pitch battles with the police took place all over the UK – Today on Wednesday 7th January 2014 at an inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, the Jury ruled that he was Lawfully killed by the police

It’s that time of year again when we bring projects to a close, look back on past achievements and re-evaluate our future goals. 2013 has been a year of graft and hard work at Future Artists, and following the success of our recent pop-up Stewy exhibition and release of our new film The Lost Generation, we are definitely closing on a high.

BOOK NOW – Future Artists are a media collective and co-operative network, as part of our pledge to help ‘Manchester’ become a global digital city, and boost the creative industries in our region we have created a series of workshops and masterclasses, at Future Artists we are committed to nurturing new talent.

Throughout 2013-2014 we will be bringing to ‘The Sharp Project’ in Manchester, a series of industry master classes to help you achieve your ambitions as a creative, storyteller or digital business.

Two years on from the riots that shook London, Dailymotion, the world’s second largest video portal, will exclusively screen the online premier of Riot from Wrong – a critically acclaimed documentary telling the unreported story of the 2011 London Riots from the viewpoint of the young people affected by them.

Future Artists are proud to present – RIOT FROM WRONG ***WATCH NOW / BOOK A SCREENING***

‘One thing I learned from Riot From Wrong is that 14 young people can get closer to the truth than 90% of working journalists’. Everyone in the UK who has ever expressed an opinion on the riots (namely everyone) needs to see this as soon as possible.

Dan Hancox / Guardian Newspaper

with an impressive client list building each month, including Channel 4, M&Saatchi, England football foundation and Endemol, things are looking good in east Manchester for the Future Artists media collective.

Future Artists are proud to announce that their latest feature film, The Lost Generation, has just been picked up for UK distribution by London-based Safecracker Pictures for theatrical and DVD release this summer 2013.

Future Artists are proud to announce that their latest feature film, The Lost Generation, has just been picked up for UK distribution by London-based Safecracker Pictures for theatrical and DVD release this summer 2013.

This follows on from the success of Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal, which Future Artists released last year to sold-out audiences across the UK from Bristol to Newcastle, whilst also being in the top 100 films on Amazon this Christmas.

The Lost Generation, a debut feature film by producer/director Mark Ashmore, takes a satirical look at reality TV and to what ends the media will go to in order to boost ratings. It projects an imaginative and suspenseful string of consequences inspired by real events with a thrilling theatrical twist.

The news just keeps on coming – our friend and fellow film pioneer Pip Piper (who some of you might remember was a guest at last years Future Artists Film and Media Festival )- has this little gem to share with you – his film ‘Last Shop Standing’ is the OFFICIAL FILM FOR RECORD STORE DAY ON APRIL 20TH!

‘Future Artists on-demand’

We mobilise the power of the crowd, to launch projects

which challenge our world.

Future Artists on demand is a platform for the ‘Future Artist’ to launch

‘Art with Attitude’.

Shot over two years, the film features all the characters, shot for shot, with the original movie soundtrack over the top, so you get the real toy BUZZ LIGHT YEAR and WOODY as puppets, its a proper DIY film, with buckets of charm, this is a true fan film, made out of pure love of the story and the characters.

Future Artists on demand – bringing you the best films that celebrate the zeitgeist – we are watching SOUND IT OUT – Tucked just off the high street in Stockton-on-Tees, Sound It Out Records is one of the last surviving vinyl record shops struggling to keep afloat in the face of recession and changes in technology. A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, this is a distinctive, funny and intimate portrait of the North, its men and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives.

Minecraft Documentary Producers Voluntarily Put Film on The Pirate Bay   What’s that saying again? If you can’t beat ’em… 2 Player Productions officially debuted its big gaming documentary this weekend on Microsoft’s Xbox Live platform, but before you get upset that you, a PlayStation or Nintendo Wii owner (or console hater in general), have […]

Minecraft Documentary Producers Voluntarily Put Film on The Pirate Bay   What’s that saying again? If you can’t beat ’em… 2 Player Productions officially debuted its big gaming documentary this weekend on Microsoft’s Xbox Live platform, but before you get upset that you, a PlayStation or Nintendo Wii owner (or console hater in general), have […]

After Double Fine’s record-breaking Kickstarter, a gold rush began as indies funded their dreams with the masses. Facebook reported 235 million of its users play games each month. Nintendo launched a console that faced “second-screen” entertainment head on. A live-action series about Halo was watched millions of times on YouTube. These are but a handful of trends that forecast the future.

Looking for something from the ‘indie’ film-making scene that really hits the horror spot, well from the same kind of Blair Witch Project stable of ‘found footage’ film-making, comes this new horror film, getting rave reviews and blog posts online at the moment, we watched it and well, it scared us!!! so we thought we would share it with the Future Artists audience, this is defiantly ‘art with attitude’

Future Artists recommends – ‘Factory as a ‘social experiment’, as a cultural force, as a manifestation of Tony Wilson’s ego: the kind of talk that Peter Hook calls “arty bullshit”.’ – Watch the ‘Factory Records’ documentary online now!