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Preston filmmakers entry for Sundance film competition

Posted on - 14th March, 2014 - 3:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts

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Making the News, a short film by Preston film makers Daniele Baron and Conor O’Grady.

Daniele and Conor are London based film makers (Daniele is about to move back to Preston) but grew up in Fulwood. This is their first film as a duo.

Making the News is their first short film as a duo. Both of them were in London for a couple of months at the same time, during the start of 2014, and were inspired by the story of Ed Mitchell. They decided to produce this film specifically for the Sundance short film competition.

Ed Mitchell is a former Reuters, BBC and ITN TV journalist who filed for bankruptcy and lost everything in 2007. Making the News reflects on a period of life when Ed was homeless, living on Brighton’s seafront.

Ed’s inspirational story motivated the film makers to do this alongside their normal full time work.

They need support and votes but also would love to get the story out there about the former ITN journalist who lost everything because of debt and alcohol.

Daniele knew of Ed’s story a few years ago, then noticed the brief for Sundance and they both thought it was really appropriate.

Daniele and Conor studied together at Corpus Christi and Newman College in Preston before going to different universities in Leeds. Eventually they both ended up in London where they had the opportunity to finally work together. They both had the same vision and being close friends really helped in the production of ‘Making the News’.

Making the News from Levy Park Productions on Vimeo.

Take a look at the film, vote on Vimeo and let us know what you think of the Preston duo’s work

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