The Lost Generation lands distribution deal with UK major!by Asha
Future Artists Industry Release
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.
Future Artists recently moved into production office space at The Sharp Project. Mark Ashmore said
“Since we moved into The Sharp Project things have been non-stop. The Sharp Project is a hot bed for creativity and business, and we recently completed work for Channel 4 – The Mill (broadcast summer 2013) and the support we have received from The Sharp Project’s management team via SharpFutures and Sue Woodward OBE has enabled us to grow rapidly.”
On the back of this success, The Sharp Project is supporting Future Artists on their slate of feature film productions, with both companies excited about turning Newton Heath into the North’s Hollywood.
Sue Woodward, Director of The Sharp Project and Manchester’s Creative Champion, said: “The Sharp Project is a creative space which welcomes and is an enabler to allow established and start-up film companies like Future Artists to grow, thrive and contribute to the Manchester economy. We are pleased to be able to share in this success, playing our part.”
Future Artists’ managing director Mark Ashmore has recently stepped down as Creative Director of the arts centre come pub – The Black Lion, Chapel Street, Salford. After spending 18 months turning around a derelict 130 year old pub into a thriving cinema, theatre and community arts space (from September 2011 – January 2013), The Black Lion is now a pioneer of arts and culture in Salford and as an upstart business is successfully turning over £250,000 a year.
Future Artists’ recent film credits include ‘The Cell’ broadcast on BBC2, ‘Invisible circus: no dress rehearsal’ (Dynamo doc award best film 2012) and Broken Britain (Supported by BFI film fund).