AMY to be in the spotlight at the Galway Film Fleadh
Following on from its record breaking opening weekend, AMY will be under the microscope at the Galway Film Fleadh this week as the film’s producer James Gay-Rees and Andy Mayson, co-CEO of UK distributor Altitude Films are set to take part in a panel session about the film at the ‘Let’s Talk Movies’ Fleadh Forum.
During their session ‘How To Launch A Film In The International Market’, Gay-Rees and Mayson will talk about the market, distribution and film festival strategy of AMY while Paul Young, CEO of Cartoon Saloon will present a case study of the Irish animation and Oscar nominated SONG OF THE SEA.
James Gay-Rees has produced a wide variety of feature films but is perhaps best known for producing high-profile documentary films including the double BAFTA winning SENNA (also directed by Asif Kapadia) and the Academy Award® nominated EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP directed by Banksy.
AMY broke a UK/Irish box office record over its opening weekend to become the most successful debut of any UK documentary ever and the second-biggest documentary (after Fahrenheit 9/11) opening of all time.
The Fleadh Forum is a platform to explore and share ideas about what is happening in the film industry with a focus on film finance, regional funding, marketing, distribution and festival strategy. ‘Let’s Talk Movies’ takes place 2pm – 5pm in the Veranda Bar, Radisson Hotel on Thursday 9th July with ‘How To Launch A Film In The International Market’ scheduled from 2.45pm – 4.00pm.
The Fleadh Forum brings together three key Creative Europe Programmes; ACE, EAVE and Screen Leaders. The forum is supported by the Galway Film Fleadh, Screen Training Ireland and the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann