Kinofilm: In Another Life Preview and Talk with Jason Wingard
- Sat 25 Nov 2017
- 12:00 pm
In Another Life Preview and Talk with Award-Winning Director Jason Wingard
JOIN US FOR A PREVIEW OF THE AWARD-WINNING FEATURE FILM “IN ANOTHER LIFE”, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JASON WINGARD AND PRODUCED BY HANNAH STEPHENSON. FOLLOWED BY A TALK WITH JASON AND HANNAH. NOT TO BE MISSED!
“Our once beautiful homeland had become uninhabitable. Too dangerous to walk the streets, drive a car, visit friends. Many had already left Syria. Risking their lives on the open water. Giving all we had to the ruthless, the opportunists who trade in the currency of human misery. We all spent what little money we had to reach anywhere, a safe place, a new life away from the bloodshed, the bombing, the murder. With no safe passage what choice did we have. Europe was meant to offer us hope. Yet the borders closed one by one. We gave up everything, left all we had behind. Living on hand outs, with no shelter, no money and now no hope. I am here, trapped in Calais Jungle. I don’t know where my wife is. The police treat us like animals. They beat us and spray us with teargas everyday. We cannot move forward, we cannot go back. We have to get out of here. I look into the eyes on this camp and I can see it. The blank emptiness of desperation.In another life I was a teacher. Now I’m a refugee. My name is Adnan.”
In Another Life is Jason’s first feature film. It won best U.K. Feature at Raindance 2017 and has been nominated for a BIFA Discovery award. Production began in 2016 and filming took place in three stages in Manchester and Calais. Jason has completed shooting on his second feature film ‘Eaten By Lions’ – with post production due to be completed in November 2017. Jason Wingard is a multi-award-winning director based in Manchester. Accolades have included, Grand Prize Virgin Media Shorts 2011, Best Documentary First Light Movies 2012 Best Sitcom Pilot for COFILMIC 2014 and UNESCO Bradford City of film film maker of the year 2015. His BFI funded short film Going To Mecca played at Palm Springs, Rio and Berlin and was made into a feature in May this year. He has produced two shorts for Creative England on the ishorts scheme.
Hannah Stevenson is a producer with over 20 years varied experience producing Film, Television, commercials and corporate film. Hannah successfully ran her own television production company for 6 years producing a number of documentary series for ITV. Her primetime documentary The Betty Driver Story was nominated for Best Factual Entertainment Programme at the RTS North Awards. Since 2012 Hannah has been a freelance independent producer overseeing large-scale projects for clients as diverse as the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Nissan, Pepsi, Deloitte, AstraZeneca and Honda. Hannah joined forces with Jason and David in 2012 when she was asked to produce the short film Going to Mecca, the precursor to Eaten by Lions. Jason also invited Hannah to co-produce In Another Life, which further cemented the team’s working relationship. Hannah helped to shape the existing content after the first two shoots and worked with Jason to shape the narrative and then finish off the film with a final shoot in Calais. Eaten by Lions is Hannah’s first feature as a solo producer. Eaten by Lions will be Hannah’s second feature film credit once In Another Life is launched in 2017.
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