Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal wins major indie film awardby Asha
Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal wins major indie film award
The documentary movie tells the underdog story of guerilla art performers – The Invisible Circus – and No Dress Rehearsal is set in Bristol, home to several major street artists (and reputedly once being the home of Banksy). Smyth takes us on a 4 year journey as the group takes over abandoned buildings, taken on huge property developers, battle city councils – and win them all over in order to host their once-in-a-lifetime shows.
Dynamo said that Smyth’s directing debut – which she also wrote and co-produced – will receive $500 USD, an associate membership in the International Documentary Association and membership to the Shooting People – the world’s largest filmmakers’ network.
“To be sure she always remembers this moment of greatness, Naomi will also receive an engraved trophy and a very sharp Dynamo baseball hat,” they said.
Naomi said of the win: “I’m really thrilled to win the Dynamo Doc award. The Dynamo team has been a pleasure to work with and I’m proud to have them host my film.
“It means a lot to get this recognition and the quote on their winners webpage was pure poetry- it showed me that they really got what my film is for- to ‘inspire the artist and surprise the skeptical pragmatist’.”
Established just this year in celebration of the video-on-demand format, the Dynamo award is given annually to a movie director whose work ‘best encourages excellence in documentary filmmaking’, while introducing the online audiences to alternative, high-quality independent films that are available online.
No Dress Rehearsal is being distributed by Future Artists –the only UK film sales agent outside of London that focuses on VOD platforms and the future of film.
Mark Ashmore, MD of Future Artists, said: “We’re extremely proud of Naomi and her film – this is just another perk of being part of a project that went beyond to deliver a real insight into community art and social activism at its finest.
“If you own your own market place and you’re the only supplier of your content then that makes it easier to sustain and support your own art.
“Dynamo allows you to be author and distributor of your own work without gatekeepers who take a cut, and all the online audience can be directed to one place. It’s allowed Naomi as an independent director to get to a global audience of millions, shared via Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Dynamo itself.”
The award is honoured by Dynamo, the International Documentary Association and Shooting People – the world’s biggest film and TV industry network.
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