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.
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.
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.
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. Following this theme My Father’s Picture is a fictional film describing the heart ache and torment experienced by a mother and young son after the loss of their soldier husband and father.