Echoes of Excess: Cult Film Creation, Financing and the New Digital Economy
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MAC, Cine-Excess is hosting the special public industry panel ‘Echoes of Excess’ which brings together international film producers, directors and regional film agency representatives to discuss how the new digital economy and current remake trends are helping aspiring filmmakers looking to make an impact in the low budget cult film arena.
Some of the guests appearing on this special panel include director Federica Martino, who will be discussing her decision to remake some of her father Sergio (Torso, Mountain of the Cannibal God) Martino’s most celebrated European thrillers from a feminist perspective.
Joining Federica will be Meg Thomson, whose LA based company Eccho Remakes is pioneering new cult renditions across national boundaries.
The importance of regional innovation in the cult film and digital economy debate will be provided by Dan Lawson, the Training Network Manager for Creative Skillset West Midlands, as well as Professor Roger Shannon (Edge-Hill University), founder of the award-winning Birmingham International Film Festival.
The Echoes of Excess industry panel is being chaired by Professor Gillian Youngs from the University of Brighton, whose recent books include Global Political Economy in the Information Age (2006) and The Digital World: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights (2013).
The ‘Echoes of Excess’ industry panel is free to both Cine-Excess delegates and MAC patrons (aged 18 and over). MAC patrons can book attendance for the event at www.macarts.co.uk / Sales and Information 0121 446 3232.