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Not Another Happy Ending Opens CIFF

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Not Another Happy Ending has the honour of opening the Cleveland International Film Festival this Wednesday 19th March – see you there!




SHETLAND rocks the ratings!


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After a pilot story last year, brooding crime thriller Shetland returns to BBC1, with director John McKay drafted in to supercharge the bleak Scandi look and feel of the show ready for its first series run. Something worked, because the most remote archipelago of the UK grabbed the lion’s share of the nation’s viewers when it premiered on March 11th.

“A gripping police drama. And beautiful to look at.” said Sam Wollaston in The Guardian

Where to see NAHE from October 11th in the UK

Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 22.26.45For details of where to see fabulous wee scots romcom Not Another Happy Ending from next weekend, click here – and bring a gaggle of friends!





NAHE wins UK distribution!

Following its gala debut at the Edinburgh International Film Festival Not Another Happy Ending has signed a UK distribution deal with Kaleidoscope Entertainment.

The movie opens nationwide on October 11th – in what promises to be a bumper month for Scottish cinema.

Not Another Happy Ending Premieres!

The cast and crew of Not Another Happy Ending  joined Karen Gillan and Stanley Weber on the red carpet at Edinburgh’s amazing Festival Theatre on Sunday night, as the movie’s premiere gala closed the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013.

With a great response from two capacity screenings, they then went on to have a good time at the closing party – in the traditional scottish sense!

Not Another Happy Ending gets its first trailer

Headed for its world premier on June 30th, NAHE unleashes its first trailer, with storming music from soundtrack stars Huevo and the Giant and Teen Canteen

Not Another Happy Ending to close EIFF 2013!





















Just announced – breezy indie romance Not Another Happy Ending  is to receive the honour of being the closing gala film of this year Edinburgh International Film Festival…

We’ll Take Manhattan nominated for PRS Music Award

Composer Kevin Sargent’s elegant, swingin’ jazz score for We’ll Take Manhattan has been given the big nod from the PRS for their awards on 21st February – congratulations to the man!

We’ll Take Manhattan wins Prix Europa

In Berlin this weekend We’ll Take Manhattan scooped the award for Best European Drama at the Prix Europa 2012. Congratulations and many thanks to all involved in making this special film the success it has become!

We’ll Take Manhattan nominated for Prix Europa

John McKay’s drama about the love affair between David Bailey and Jean Shrimpton has been nominated for a Prix Europa – the Emmy of Europe – in the Best Tv Drama category. The winners will be announced in Berlin on 27th October.