2004 GREG HALL
Writer / Director Greg Hall was awarded the inaugural bursary at the 10th Sarajevo Film Festival chosen by Mike Leigh in recognition of his no-budget debut feature film THE PLAGUE (2004):
“THE PLAGUE explodes with sharp, street-wise originality… Made with amazing resourcesfulness on a tiny budget by Greg Hall and his team, it was for us the perfect choice for the first film to receive the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation prize. Katrin would have loved its serious, funny, real, surreal, total anarchy. She would have called it ‘a gas’.”
The film went on to receive an abundance of critical acclaim, screened at festivals internationally, with a UK cinematic release and the television rights acquired by the BBC.
His second feature film KAPITAL (2007) was a commission by the Manchester International Festival, a unique collaboration with renowned composer Steve Martland as a film-to-music project. The film premiered at the Festival in 2007 to five sell out screenings and received strong reviews including four out of five stars from The Metro.
Once again working on a micro-budget he has completed third feature film SSDD: SAME SHIT DIFFERENT DAY (2010) opening the Portobello Film Festival where it also went on to receive the Award for Best Screenplay. The film is intended to screen across the UK as well as be available online and for DVD sale from Greg’s own website www.brokebutmakingfilms.com where he distributes all of his own projects.
He is currently working on an untitled fourth feature based in London and aiming to shoot in late 2011, as well as adapting anarchist Ian Bone’s autobiography Bash The Rich for the screen and also is currently in post-production on a feature length documentary shot in the Sahara refugee camps with Olive Branch Theatre.
Writer / Director Hall has also spoken at events for Film London, Film Four, Directors Guild of Great Britain, Screen International and Skillset as well as writing online for the BBC Film Network and The Guardian Film Blog.
Official Website: www.brokebutmakingfilms.com