Equipped with nothing but their wits and scraps from a shipwreck, Richard Hammond (The Grand Tour) and Tory Belleci (MythBusters) must figure out how to build their way to safety and attract rescue services to make it off a deserted island.
The Great Escapists, available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from the 29th of January, 2021, is a brand new survival series that sees the duo form a healthy rivalry instead of working together to get off the island – Hammond attempting to build a car from scratch and Belleci more interested in blowing things up.
Glasgow Film Festival have announced their line-up for the 2021 festival which begins on the 24th of February, 2021 and runs until the 7th of March, 2021.
Among the long list of films featured in the line-up are Creation Stories, directed by Nick Moran, and Sweetheart, Marley Morrison’s debut feature which will make its world premiere at the 17th edition of the festival.
Connie Farr and Jenn Egan were the music supervisors for Creation Stories, a biopic which follows the life of music industry legend Alan McGee and the label he created that ultimately went on to sign Oasis. Written by Irvine Welsh and directed by Nick Moran, the soundtrack to this film is full of classic tracks and songs that will make you feel nostalgic.
Jenn Egan was the music supervisor for Marley Morrison’s debut feature, Sweetheart which follows the relationship between two young women while on holiday.
Check out the full list of titles that will be screened at the festival here.
Released to critical acclaim on the 16th of December, Netflix Original The Ripper, which follows the half a decade manhunt for the infamous Yorkshire Ripper, exploring the misogyny of the press and police, and the breakdown of police procedure and pile-up of misinformation surrounding the deaths of 13 women.
With great reviews in IndieWire, Business Insider, and Forbes along with an impressive 78% on RottenTomates, its no wonder that The Ripper spent 3 weeks at number one on Netflix UK, as the most streamed docuseries over the 2020 festive period.
Connie Farr was the music supervisor on this production, and set the tone of the 70s with a great soundtrack that includes tracks by Suzi Quatro, The Maisonettes and Curtis Maldoon.
Based on a novel by the same name, Lean On Pete follows the story of Charley, a 15-year old boy from a poor background and a broken home, who finds casual work caring for an ageing racehorse called Lean On Pete.
Charley and Pete embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of his long lost mother when Charley learns that the horse is bound for slaughter.
Written and directed by Andrew Haigh, starring Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Travis Fimmel and Chloe Sevigny, and produced by The Bureau, the critically acclaimed Lean On Pete, which earned Charlie Plummer a Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, is a film that will tug on your heartstrings.
Following his debut feature film, Lilting, Hong Khaou returns with this emotional and visual tour de force about a grieving young man, Kit, who journeys home to Vietnam to lay his parent’s ashes to rest.
Connie Farr and Dom Farley were the music supervisors for this gorgeous film which is a study of memory and legacy, and the pleasing reflection of the endurance of both.
Hong Khaou’s brilliant Monsoon starring Henry Golding and Parker Sawyers is now available to stream on BBC iPlayer and is free to rent on BFI Player as part of the BFI’s weekly season celebrating outstanding British features in partnership with BBC Films.
Calling all true crime fans… Netflix’s latest docuseries is set to be this festive season’s binge worthy watch!
The docuseries will look at the crimes of Peter Sutcliffe, who killed 13 women in five years between 1975 and 1980. These murder cast a dark shadow over the lives of women in the North of England, and while every man was a suspect, the police seemed incapable of catching the infamous Yorkshire Ripper.
Connie Farr was the music supervisor for The Ripper which will be available to stream on Netflix on the 16th of December.