Sean Conway retrospective at the ICA as part of LSFF

ThinkSync are proud to be involved in the upcoming retrospective of acclaimed director Sean Conway, held as part of London Short Film Festival. In association with Pinball Films, the event will be at the ICA this Wednesday 11th January.

Sean Conway has built a huge reputation in recent years, with Dazed and Confused founder Rankin describing him as “a f*cking genius”. Currently working on his debut feature film, Whorses, the event will feature screenings of his most celebrated work, a discussion with the filmmaker, and a post screening DJ set.

More information and tickets can be found here

Pinball Films

Black Vegas placed on new promo for E4’s upcoming reality game show ‘Playing It Straight’

‘Drop The Party’ by emerging dance-pop duo Black Vegas has been placed on the current promo for E4’s upcoming show ‘Playing It Straight’. The track is taken from their self-titled EP, released last year.

‘Playing It Straight’ is a reality game show, which challenges a girl to pick a straight man from a group of men – some of who are gay.

Watch the promo here

Dreams Of A Life theatrical release and receives nomination from London Critic’s Circle Film Awards

Carol Morley’s Dreams Of A Life opened in theatres this weekend to huge success.

Premiered at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, both screenings sold out within a day and the film was nominated for their documentary category award, The Griersons. The film has also been nominated for Best Documentary for the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

Dreams Of A Life tells the sad and extraordinary true story of Joyce Vincent, a woman discovered in her flat after being dead for three years.

More info and ticket booking can be found here.

View the trailer

The Evening Standard’s supplement for the LFF also featured a double-page spread on the film, including an in depth interview with the films director and creator Carol Morley.

Read the Evening Standard article: PDF (high quality) / JPG (lower quality)

BBC TV dramatisation of ‘The Borrowers’ set to air on Boxing Day in the UK

We at ThinkSync have recently completed the music supervision and licensing for a BBC TV dramatisation of ‘The Borrowers’. Scheduled to air on BBC1 at 7.30pm on Boxing Day in the UK, the film stars Stephen Fry, Victoria Wood, Christopher Eccleston and Robert Sheerhan.

The first venture for Working Title TV, the one-off special is also set to air in numerous countries worldwide and be released on DVD/DTO in 2012.

‘The Borrowers’ is a fantasy adventure based on Mary Norton’s classic novel and follows a family of miniature people living under the floorboards of a house.

Full BBC press release can be read here

Radio Times piece

Real Fur to be used in Eastenders this week

We’re pleased to announce that Real Fur will be used in an upcoming episode of Eastenders. ‘Animal’ will appear in Tuesday 22nd November’s episode.

Real Fur play muscular pop: the strong, syncopated rhythms found in highlife and new wave are mixed with a sense of melody and 3-part vocal harmony. Their latest single, ‘The Fool’, was released on the 24th October.

St. Vincent covers The Pop Group on Jimmy Fallon

St. Vincent AKA Annie Clark performed ‘She Is Beyond Good And Evil’ by The Pop Group as part of her set on the Jimmy Fallon show recently. Her truly unique guitar style really adds to the track, with fans also experiencing it as part of her live set recently.

Watch the clip here

‘She Is Beyond Good And Evil’ first appeared on The Pop Group’s debut album ‘Y’ (1979)