50 Kisses entered the Guinness Book Of Records
on April 4th 2014 for most writers on a feature film
Full list of winners HERE
On the blog...
The other day I was at work doing my boring supermarket job when I looked across to the book section and saw The Guinness Book of World Records 2015. It gave me a surge of excitement to know that I had some small part of page 165.
My script Last Chance was one of those chosen for 50 Kisses and I’m happy to say that it even made it into the finished feature. I attended the premiere, brought my mum along too, and couldn’t help but feel proud when Chris Jones made all the writers stand up and pointed out that, “It all started with you guys.” That moment was better than my graduation; it was recognition in an industry where the writer is mostly invisible.
I just got my copy of the 2015 Guinness Book Of Records and can confirm that yes, 50 Kisses is listed on the bottom right of page 165 in the movie makers section. We are in very good company
sharing the page with Steve Spielberg, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Junior and Stan Lee. How cool is that? You can get your own copy as the book is now on sale.
50 Kisses with extra Love wows America.
Well that was quite a journey.. From filming our short film Love in London ...to Edinburgh, New York, Genesis Cinema, and finally Rhode Island International Film Festival.
...and being applauded by 3000 people.
50 Kisses - the Directors Cut ...or as I like to call it 50 Kisses with Love finally got shown in the full uncut original version at its North American Premiere at the Rhode Island International Film Festival ...and walked off with the 2014 International Vision Award.
Great news, 50 Kisses has won the Rhode Island Film Festival in Providence, RI.
Filmmaker Phil Peel and actress Holly Jacobson (from the segment ‘Love’) were there to collect the award on all our behalf’s. We actually created a ‘directors cut’ of 50 Kisses reinstating ‘Love’ for this North American premiere and by all accounts it played extremely well – so well in fact that we won the festival! I am sure more news from Phil and Holly will follow once the land back on planet earth! So a big congratulations to the whole 50 Kisses community for yet another milestone.
50 writers, 50 Filmmakers... ONE MOVIE
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1. Choose YOUR script
The 50 best scripts were chosen from 1870 entries. READ HERE
2. Make YOUR film and upload it
127 films were submitted by production teams. SEE HERE
3. The best films were then edited to make the feature film, '50 Kisses', released in the cinema on february 13th 2014
Be part of the worlds first truly crowd sourced narrative feature film.
Stage 1 CLOSED (for writers): Write Film…What does love mean to you? Write something extraordinary.
CLOSED JUNE 30th 2012 - Write a two page screenplay set on Valentine’s Night and enter it into our free London Screenwriters’ Festival Feature competition (closes June 30th). From the entrants, fifty winning scripts will be chosen by our judges. These scripts will then be released to the film making community (after development and sometime mid August). Filmmakers around the world can then make films based on this rich vein of themed and loosely connected scripts.
Stage 2 CLOSED (for filmmakers): Make Film… Produce an amazing movie!
CLOSED OCTOBER 21th 2012 - Anyone can then make any of those fifty winning scripts into a movie (including the writers). This is the second and unique phase of the competition that will give filmmakers two months to produce and upload their film based on their chosen script from the fifty winners. The filmmaking competition ends on October 27th. The best films will then be assessed by our Judges and edited together to make a feature length crowd sourced movie set on Valentines night.
Awards were given on the evening of February 13th 2014 and went to...
- Best Performance, Elizabeth Croft for ‘A Kiss Goodbye’
- Best Production Design, Laura Kettle for ‘Neil’
- Best Cinematography, Marc Greenfield for ‘Practice Makes Perfect’
- Best Editing, Anil Rao for ‘Neil’
- Best Music, Daniel Pemberton for ‘Neil’
- Promo Award, Tess Tyler for the song ‘Stunt Poetry’
- Best Song, Fuzzy Jones for the song ‘Swans’
- Best Sound Design, Ben Baird for ‘Neil’
- Guerilla Film Award, Phil Peel for ‘Lone’
- Best Director, Staré Yildirim for ‘The Good Night’
- Best Film, Evan Marlowe for ‘Smasheroo’
All filmmaking teams and the 51 writers of 50 Kisses were also given awards during the ceremony.
Tony Jordan, Screenwriter
Prolific screenwriter, champion of new talent and big cheese at Red Planet.
Sunny and Shay
BBC London radio stars and movie lovers
Barbara Machin, Screenwriter
BAFTA and EMMY award winning screenwriter.
Lucy Hay, script editor, Producer and Bang2Write.com owner
Lucy has also just helped produce her first feature and published her first novel.
Dean Craig, Screenwriter
Brit writer living in LA and scribe behind ‘Death At A Funeral’
Ashley Pharaoh, Screenwriter
Creator of ‘Life On Mars’ and prolific screenwriter.
Eddie Hamilton, Editor
Eddie has edited ‘Kick-Ass’, ‘X-Men’ and a ton of other features.
Philip Bloom, DoP
Legendary director of photography working with all the coolest newest kit.
Of course the REAL prize is getting your work produced and distributed!
Final Draft Screenwriting Software
Awarded for best screenplay and best film.
Free pass to the festival! Worth £300
For both Best Film and Best Script.
For the winners in every category
Provided by our friends at the Met Film School.
Provided by our friends at the Met Film School.
50 screenwriters, 50 filmmakers... '50 Kisses'...
At the London Screenwriters' Festival we are dedicated to getting creative people writing and making films, and then to help them to connect their work with audiences and the industry.
This competition saw screenwriters work produced, and filmmakers films released.
'50 Kisses' Partners
CLOSED Rules for filmmakers
To enter you must register your interest by sending us your email address below. (Now closed) We will then keep in touch with you with evolving details. Entries from unsolicited filmmakers who have not registered will not be accepted. YES I AM INTERESTED IN MAKING A MOVIE FOR THE ’50 KISSES’ COMPETITION
- On August 3rd 2012 you will receive an email with all 50 winning scripts. You will have two months to produce and upload your movie.
- Do not use copyrighted music. You will be disqualified if you do.
- You will need to supply the relevant production paperwork (we will send you a pack).
- Credits at the end should be silent (as we will be editing the 50 winning films together).
- By entering the film, you will assign all (non-exclusive) rights for us to exploit the film. You will maintain copyright and you can upload the film wherever you like.
- Expanded rules will be issued closer to the time.
You will have 50 scripts to choose from and we will select just one winning film for each script, so chose your screenplay tactically.
Can I still enter a screenplay?
No, the script part of the competition is now closed. We will run another script competition in the future, so join our mailing list if you would like to get details about it.
Can I still enter a film?
No, the film part of the competition is now closed as well. We will run another film competition in the future, so join our mailing list if you would like to get details about it.
Can I make more than one film?
Once a script has been chosen to be produced, can anyone else make it too?
Yes, so we could have many entries for one script and a few for others. So choose your script tactically.
Can I re-interpret the script when shooting?
Yes, though drift to far and you will be disqualified. All scripts change on set, it must remain faithful in intent to the script.
Can people from overseas enter?
Yes of course.
Can I enter a script, and if it is selected as one of the fifty, can I also film it and enter the film competition?
Yes, but the competition is now closed, so you'll have to wait for the next one!
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