At Verve Pictures, we specialise in the release of independent film in cinemas and on DVD, offering audiences the chance to enjoy original and thought provoking cinema from the UK and around the world.
We are passionate about film and discovering new talent, and are committed to releasing films that have become increasingly lost in today’s multiplex culture.
Since the company was founded in 2003, we have released award winning films such as My Brother The Devil, Red Road, The Arbor, Bullet Boy, Dogtooth and Pavee Lackeen, helping bring important filmmakers such as Andrea Arnold, Dominic Savage, Amma Asante, Saul Dibb, Clio Barnard and Sally El Hosaini to wider public attention.
We have a proven track record of working with first time filmmakers who have previously excelled in other visual fields - Over 75% of our releases are from first time feature directors.
Our titles have won the Sutherland Award at the London Film Festival (The Arbor in 2010 and Las Acacias in 2011), Best British Newcomer at the London Film Festival (Sally El Hosaini, My Brother The Devil in 2012), the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award (Amma Asante, A Way of Life in 2004 and Andrea Arnold, Red Road in 2007) and BIFA Best Newcomer (Ashley Walters, Bullet Boy in 2004 and James Floyd, My Brother The Devil in 2012).
Our subsidiary Drakes Avenue distributes acquired titles, specialising in documentaries about icons such as Philip Glass, Lindsay Anderson, Robert Altman, Glenn Gould, Patti Smith, Harvey Milk and Billy Paul, and has alliances with organisations such as New Wave Films, Arrow Films, ICA Films and the London Turkish Film Festival to release cutting edge World Cinema programming in cinemas and on DVD.
Verve Pictures, Cinema Outside The Box.
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The Forgiveness Project is a UK based charity that uses storytelling to explore how ideas around forgiveness, reconciliation and conflict resolution can be used to impact positively on people’s lives, through the personal testimonies of both victims and perpetrators of crime and violence. Our aim is to provide tools that facilitate conflict resolution and promote behavioural change. Central to the work is our commitment to work with ex-offenders and victims of crime as a way of modelling a restorative process.
The Forgiveness Project has no religious or political affiliations.
For more information please visit www.theforgivenessproject.com
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