Who we are

Real Film Productions is an ever evolving and growing team dedicated to producing great and often unique work, but then everyone says that don’t they? As a base line we produce in 4 major streams, categorised by documentarytraining + Instructionalcorporate + promotional and our final alternative category of ‘other passions’. We hold integrity in very high regard so we produce work to be proud of, work that is inspiring and uplifting, alongside necessary and respectable to the world around us. Read more

Video production, 2018 already!

Well here we are in 2018, how did we get here so fast!? On the upside, opportunities for moments of reflection are great for reviewing how things went last year and of course thoughts and aspirations for a new year; new year new focus or keep up the good work? However baring in mind, the cliche of ‘if it isn’t broken, for goodness sake don’t fix it!’ Anyway here goes on my Top 2017 Moments review of RFP’s video production work.
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Documentary – Hot Spot Films (Our History in Their Archives)

Hot Spot Films is a Cairo based documentary production with a lengthy history producing many documentaries for Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel and others, specialising in documentaries on Middle Eastern History and Politics. Real Film Productions joined Hot Spot Films on the series ‘Our History in Their Archives’. For several years RFP’s role was shooting all the UK supporting documentary material. The series recalls the most important events in recent Arab history through interviews and documents that have recently been released from Western and Communist archives.

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Training – Vitalograph

Vitalograph is a world leading provider of cardio-respiratory products and services to primary and secondary care, occupational health, the emergency services and pharmaceutical clinical trials. Vitalograph has teamed up with Real Film Productions since 2014, shooting and producing all online training videos, often in a variety of languages including English, Mandarin and Japanese.

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Promotional – Beyond 190 (Cricket Superstar & Nissan)

Beyond 190 is an independent content creation and creative studio catering for a variety of commercial clients and production houses. Their work can be found on magazine covers and promoting a variety of international sports and other events. In collocation with Beyond 190, Real Film Productions captured the British element of Nissan Middle East’s, Moments That Count campaign, a visually stimulating piece of film showing the popularity of cricket worldwide.
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Documentary – BBC (Britain in a Day)

In 2011 the BBC produced a documentary entitled Britain in a Day based on Life in a Day, a film produced by Ridley Scott the previous year made entirely of clips uploaded to YouTube. 80,000 people from around the world submitted short clips of their day, wherever they were, doing whatever was their daily life. Similarly, the BBC project Britain in a Day aimed to capture an authentic and broad-reaching snapshot of modern Britain. The 90-minute documentary was broadcast on the BBC in May of 2011 following multiple workshops nationwide with volunteers willing to share their day. It was regarding the Manchester preparatory workshops that Real Film Productions became involved in this striking project.
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Fiction – Big Buddha Films (Peekaboo)

Big Buddha Films is a UK based independent film company specialising in making powerful, challenging films that tackle human dilemmas and show the vulnerabilities of human existence. Peekaboo by Big Buddha Films is a short film featuring Lesley sharp and Shaun Dooley, as a couple trying to cope with the trauma of multiple miscarriages. Real Film Productions worked with Big Buddha to line produce this fabulously moving and inspiring film.

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Fiction – Factory Gate Films (Every Good Boy Does Fine)

Dan Kokotajlo, coming from a background in fine arts, is a self-taught director and writer from Manchester. His debut feature film Apostasy, which he wrote and directed, had its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival in 2017 and also screened at San Sebastian and London Film Festival. He won the IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award 2017, before proceeding to Every Good Boy Does Fine. Real Film Productions joined forces with producers Factory Gate Films on this fine film, providing Production Management services.

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Fiction – ASA Films (Finding My Legs)

ASA Films is a Production company with a particular interest in writing and directing culturally diverse films and as such has produced a wide variety of documentaries and fiction films based around the Middle East and a diverse range of Middle Eastern cultures.  Finding My Legs, is a full length documentary featuring double amputee Shaho Qadir who lost both his legs aged 13 in the chemical bombing of Hallabja (Kurdistan) in 1988, the film surrounds Shaho’s journey home in search of his missing memories from that fateful day. Real Film Productions enjoys a long history of collaborating with ASA Films by providing production management and producing support on a variety of projects.
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Other Passions – ASA Films / RFP (Manchester Kurdish Film Festival)

ASA films has brought Kurdish cinema to Manchester via the Manchester Kurdish Film Festival (MKFF) and for 6 years, the aim is to enable Kurdish filmmakers to exhibit their work in ‘foreign territories’, such as Great Britain, additionally to offer Manchester people a wider cultural experience of cinema.
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Documentary – ASA Films (Black Days)

ASA Films is a Production company with a particular interest in writing and directing culturally diverse films and as such has produced a wide variety of documentaries and fiction films based around the Middle East and a diverse range of Middle Eastern cultures. Black Days is an ASA Films documentary exposing the harsh realities of the 1980’s chemical bombings of Hallabja, a town in northern Kurdistan / Iraq. The film delivers its message via interviews from 3 survivors who experienced the bombings first hand, the film also pays tribute to the local townspeople, the thousands who perished that day and others who still live with the mental and physical scars today. This film is their reality of the bombing that fateful. Real Film Productions became involved with Black Days via providing production management support to the documentary.
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Other Passions – Glitterfish Productions (RUEU?)

Glitterfish Productions is an arts based organisation focusing on using art to inspire, support and encourage both young and older people from all walks of life, focusing on social issues and inclusion for all. Their projects surround a variety of art forms including video and film, mosaic, painting, photography and so on. On this particular production Real Film Productions became involved to guide, train and support young people involved in developing this ‘real film’ exploring the introduction of identity cards and what this may mean for them and their peers.

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