The company joins the Expo for its again after a successful 2018 partnership.

Cannon Films Ltd is proud to join the team behind The Great Northern Creative Expo 2019 as a principal partner for a celebration of ‘Creativity in the Making’. Managing Director of Cannon Films Ltd, Richard Albiston also serves as Creative Producer for this year’s Expo.

The Great Northern Creative Expo has evolved from a commitment to promote and showcase the emerging creative talent across the North of England. The expo continues to introduce a variety of fresh talent including film, photography, media and journalism with performances, workshops, masterclasses, music, monologues, networking, animation and inspiration to one and all, attracting some of the world’s leading creative talents.

Previous years have seen Mr Albiston and the company becoming an integral part of the Expo management team, securing such high-profile guests such as John Glen, director of five James Bond films including Octopussy and Licence to Kill; Ovidio Assonitis, producer of Beyond the Door and Piranha II: The Spawning (the directorial debut of Avatar creator James Cameron); and Andrew David Barker, a rising star of the independent British filmmaking and publishing worlds. Mr Albiston also hosted the British premiere of the feature documentary, Golan: A Farewell to Mr Cinema directed by Christopher Sykes in 2017.

Cannon Films Ltd has overseen the formation of The Great Northern Creative Expo’s Official Selection this year, showcasing short films from more than 30 countries around the globe. Workshops and masterclasses are presented across the week for all areas of the creative spectrum providing valuable insight into the industry, with special guests including Carole Solazzo, a scriptwriter from The Archers; Janine Bebbington and David Chandler, creators of LuneTube – the online channel for North Lancashire; dance artist Bridget Fiske; Carl Hunter, director of Sometimes Always Never starring Bill Nighy; and Ra Page – editor of Comma Press.

 

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A Medicine for the Mind (2019) – USA – dir: David Xarach; starring Academy Award nominee Sally Kirkland, part of The Great Northern Creative Expo 2019’s Official Selection

Cannon Films Ltd will also host a filmmaking masterclass this year, Development to Distribution: Your Films Potential, in which executives Richard Albiston & Naomi Stromire will discuss Cannon Films Ltd’s upcoming development slate, including The Field and some films yet to be announced publically.

“The Official Selection is a particular highlight of this programme, it is a fabulous opportunity for the students to engage and demonstrate their talents to an international audience” says Richard Albiston, “It is an integral part of Cannon Films Ltd’s philosophy to support the next generation of creatives and both the University of Central Lancashire and The Great Northern Creative Expo share that philosophy.”

The Great Northern Creative Expo will run from Monday 18th November until Saturday 23rd November. You can get more information by visiting their website at https://www.tgnce.co.uk.

 

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Richard Albiston invites audiences to experience the original Something Evil, Something Dangerous short film, in select locations this June.

Cannon Films Ltd, in association with Barbary Shore Pictures, today announced that Something Evil, Something Dangerous will return to select UK theatres for an exclusive one-week engagement. In celebration of the film’s 10-year anniversary, audiences across the UK can experience Barbary Shore Pictures’ Something Evil, Something Dangerous beginning June 10th.

This marks the first time the film has been on the silver screen since its initial limited release in 2009.

“Something Evil, Something Dangerous really is for me the starting point as my journey as a filmmaker. The film was warmly received at the time of its release, and due to huge public and outside pressure, resulted in a direct sequel and a feature adaptation.,” said writer/director Richard Albiston. “I am excited that all three films can now be shown together for the first time on the big screen.”

“The films are really the foundation of what we are trying to achieve here at Cannon Films Ltd.,” said Naomi Stromire, Head of Creative Affairs at the company and executive producer of Something Evil, Something Dangerous: New Moon Rising. “It is a great opportunity for audiences to revisit these films and a new audience can discover them for the first time.”

Something Evil, Something Dangerous; Something Evil, Something Dangerous 2: The Beginning and Something Evil, Something Dangerous: New Moon Rising will return for a limited theatrical engagement across the United Kingdom beginning June 10th.

About Cannon Films Ltd
CANNON FILMS LTD is an independent film finance, development and production company launched in 2014.

The company was founded by Richard Albiston after working extensively with acclaimed producer and Academy Award® nominee Menahem Golan. The company’s mission is to package and produce high-quality and commercial feature films for worldwide sale.

Since its inception, Cannon Films Ltd has actively sought out exceptional creative talent to collaborate with unique and distinctive motion pictures, encompassing astonishing action sequences with riveting characters and bring them to the screen.

Cannon Films Ltd’s slate is moving forward with a diverse selection of projects from new and emerging talent.

For more information: http://www.cannonfilmsltd.com

About Barbary Shore Pictures
BARBARY SHORE PICTURES is a small distribution licensor. It exclusively licenses the libraries of Dream Peak Entertainment and ASPMedia as well as the independent films of Richard Albiston.

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Cannon Films Ltd has today announced that Suzanne Howarth who acted as Vice-President and Head of Corporate Development has decided to step down from her role from Friday, March 1st. Ms Howarth joined Cannon Films Ltd in June 2015, shortly after the company was formed. She will leave the company at the end of this week due to ill health.

Cannon Films Ltd President Richard Albiston said: “Suzanne has been a close friend, colleague and creative collaborator for over a decade, when I founded the company I knew that Suzanne would be a major driving force in setting up an establishment with a slate of projects that we could be proud of and she did exactly that.”

Despite stepping down from her directorship position, Ms Howarth will remain a creative force inside Cannon Films Ltd as a project adviser and co-producer.

Cannon Films Ltd President Richard Albiston adds: “I am happy that we are able to accommodate Suzanne with her illness and I look forward to another decade of collaborations together.”

Mr Albiston and Ms Howarth previously collaborated on the Something Evil, Something Dangerous franchise, most notably on Something Evil, Something Dangerous 2: The Beginning from a script written by Ms Howarth. Outside of Cannon Films Ltd, Ms Howath had previously founded her own video production company, where she created music videos and live performances for bands such as Spiderbaby and Blind Ambition. She briefly moved into band management and representation where her clients included End of Trust. After shaping her business into a great financial success, she joined Cannon Films Ltd as an executive in 2015. She also owns Para-Pets UK, which she founded in 2016.

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Richard Albiston & Cannon Films Ltd board The Great Northern Creative Expo as a supporting partner for their 2018 edition.

Cannon Films Ltd is proud to be officially supporting the 2018 edition of The Great Northern Creative Expo, sponsored by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

The Great Northern Creative Expo, which aims to showcase creative talent in media, film, photography, journalism and performance at the University. The event began as a platform to promote top quality student work and now attracts well-known national and international names, allowing the local community, students and staff to come together and enjoy a wide variety of events.

In previous years, Richard Albiston & Cannon Films Ltd have been instrumental in securing top names from the film-making community to attend; including John Glen, director of For Your Eyes Only, Licence to Kill, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery and more, Ovidio Assonitis, producer of The Visitor, Beyond the Door and Piranha Part II: The Spawning (the latter of which was directed by James Cameron) and the 2017 British premiere of Golan: A Farewell to Mr Cinema, directed by Christopher Sykes.

Key speakers at this year’s event include; internationally renowned choreographer Rita Jaroslow, attending UCLan for a dance workshop as part of the 190 celebrations; Adrian Mills, General Manager of BBC North, who is attending to conduct a guest lecture; Rita Osei, an award-winning filmmaker, attending to screen her 2016 film Bliss!; Mark Strange, filmmaker and stuntman, currently touring with his new film Redcon-1, coming to lecture on his experiences on that film and others; Andrew David Barker, British filmmaker and author, attending to showcase his new films and discuss his writing; and Jan Harlan, who produced Eyes Wide Shut, Full Metal Jacket and many for director Stanley Kubrick.

“We are proud to support the Great Northern Creative Expo as it is a fantastic opportunity for the next generation of filmmakers, musician, photographers and media professionals to showcase their work to a broad & international audience and interact with industry professionals with first-hand knowledge of the challenges they will face when following their dreams in their chosen creative industries” says Cannon Films Ltd President Richard Albiston, “It is an integral part of Cannon Films Ltd’s philosophy to support the next generation of creatives and both the University of Central Lancashire and The Great Northern Creative Expo share that philosophy.”

The Great Northern Creative Expo will run from Monday 12th November until Saturday 17th November. You can get more information by visiting their website at http://www.thegreatnortherncreativeexpo.co.uk.

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The long gestated horror movie moves to Cannon Films Ltd for development

Today, Cannon Films Ltd announces its acquisition of horror movie concept, The Field from Dream Peak Entertainment.

The film was originally announced as a 3D feature in 2010, with writers Philip Steppling and Iain Burgess attached, but progress stalled and the project was officially cancelled in 2015. Cannon Films Ltd executives Richard Albiston and Suzanne Howarth have both previously been attached to the project as executive producers prior to its cancellation.

The film centres on a married couple who meet with danger after breaking down on a remote highway; however, the screenplays by Steppling and Burgess have not been included in Cannon Films Ltd’s acquisition of the property. No new screenwriter has yet been attached to the project.

“We’re extremely excited about this project and are eager to finally get it underway,” says James Lattimore, “The Field has the potential to be a standout addition to this classic genre.”

James Lattimore and Naomi Stromire will oversee the project at Cannon Films Ltd. The film will be made in conjunction with Barbary Shore Pictures.

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Cannon Films Ltd Announces Hiring of Screenwriter for The Leopard Hunts at Midnight Film Project

Cannon Films Ltd announces the hiring of screenwriter Naomi Stromire for its new motion picture project, The Leopard Hunts at Midnight, based on an original screen story by Richard Albiston. Cannon Films Ltd staple writer, J.J Parker had previously been attached to the project. The story is a jungle adventure-thriller profiling two men’s struggle for survival against the elements of in the inhospitable Congo jungle after a plane crash.
Official Synopsis: After their light airplane crashes, two survivors are stranded alone, the crumpled wreckage lying precariously on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains in the Congo. They work together to descend the jagged slopes into the rainforest below. But with the harsh sun, the dangerous wildlife and their limited supplies dwindling; the ever-resourceful pair soon find themselves staring mortality in the face, in the form of a rogue black leopard, which stalks them through the trees with unrelenting stealth and savagery.
“Everyone at Cannon Films Ltd are very pleased to have Naomi taking on this special project” says Cannon Films Ltd Managing Director, Richard Albiston, “The Leopard Hunts at Midnight is a picture that has been in gestation since 2013, attracting attention from various producers and writers, but we never got the balance of the screenplay quite right. But with Naomi on board and the project finding a permanent developmental home with us at Cannon Films Ltd, I’m confident the film’s potential will be realised and we’ll have a really special and unique motion picture on our hands.”
The Leopard Hunts at Midnight is currently in development at Cannon Films Ltd with producers Suzanne Howarth and James Lattimore with Richard Albiston acting in an executive producer capacity along with development executive Alan Calder. Stromire and Albiston previously collaborated on the 2011 horror film, Something Evil, Something Dangerous: New Moon Rising. The film marks Stromire’s debut as a screenwriter.
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