We're happy to announce that we'll be working with London filmmaker Olly Ginelli (Nostro Modo). We'll be making use of Olly's cinematography talent. Olly is currently in production for a new film - Dekaos.
Filmmaker Olly Ginelli
Meet Filmmaker Jeff G. Peters
June 1st * 5-7 pm Cypress Restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida
Exciting news: We now have a private donor who'll match the contributions we receive on Indiegogo!!! Contribute and your donation will be doubled! We all appreciate your support! Thanks for supporting true indie filmmaking.
"I will be donating. Jeff is always two steps ahead of main stream culture. Independent film is a critical link to open expression in our world today and producers like Jeff are taking that leap with passion. His subject matter on this project is a commentary which should be shouted." - Gary Yordon
London Innovators is an inspiring new feature documentary. The film is being made in cooperation with Southbank Oia Films LLC. We have a lot of wonderful, dedicated people involved with this film project. We hope you'll join us! Your contribution and help in promoting the project is the key to the success of this film. We truly appreciate your help! You're getting involved at the crucial beginning phase of the documentary.
My name is Jeff G. Peters and I'm the Director/Producer on this project. I have a background in the arts with an emphasis in film, literature & theatre. I've been the Executive Producer on several films including, Gods Cartoonist: The Comic Crusade of Jack Chick, and Dead Buffalo. I've also produced movie sountracks. I'm a judge with the Tallahassee Film Festival and serve on the board of Anhinga Press, one of the oldest publishers of beautiful books of poetry - here in the US. I have a passion to bring innovative indie films to audiences. To that end, I've raised money and helped bring many indie films to art cinemas; films including the award winning, Immokalee U.S.A. You can check me out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jeff.g.peters.5
London Innovators is the film I've always wanted to make. Now more than ever, we need to be inspired and encouraged. These London innovators are helping us to think, dream & wonder. We look forward to bringing their "carpe diem" attitude to people everywhere.
London is a cultural hub that allows you to showcase your creativity on a whole new stage. The incredible energy of this city has enabled a free thinking ethos to exist. People and groups have pulled together resources to do great things. This new documentary will take an intimate look at the dynamic impact of some of London's innovators. This film examines the way London's creative innovators are inspiring and empowering people across the planet. London serves as the home base or launching pad for new ideas in art, culture, design, food, film, literature, music, theatre, and more. We're encouraged to Dream Big, and given the confidence, ideas & tools to succeed.
The art of culture in and around London enables an individual to see things in a new way and be transformed. It transcends borders, nationalities, cultures, color, age, income, politics, race, religion, sex & sexual orientation.
This is a stirring documentary about people pushing creative boundaries. Focus is placed on the cultural impact each person or group is having on the public. London innovators create, inspire & motivate the rest of us. They encourage ideas and action through art, culture & social justice. They create a framework that helps us become more fully awake to life. These are people who believe, "impossible means I'm possible."
London Innovators leading the way:
Monica Ali - "Literature gives us the ability to walk in another person's shoes." A chronicler of contemporary multicultural Britain, providing a window into the souls of our fellow humans. A strong supporter of free expression.
John Barrowman - Doctor Who, Torchwood, Anything Goes, LGBT role model. A versatile entertainer and generous supporter of Ty Hafan Children's Hospice, Stonewall, The Make a Difference Trust & more.
Tyler Brule' & Monocle Magazine - Global perspective on international affairs, business, culture, design and fashion. Publishes a highly successful bookish, collectable magazine in a time when print publications are on the decline. Monocle has a global team of writers and operates an around the clock radio station. Stores, cafes, apps and a striking internet site, all serve to expand Monocles reach.
Sophie Conran - Interior designer, cook, author & Tree of Life Foundation Supporter. Member of the Conran design dynasty. An independent & innovative free thinker. Stylish, fresh, design leader.
Jamie Cullum - Soulful English jazz singer-songwriter,multi-instrumentalist. Jamie not only reaches out to his audiences through song and by literally jumping off the stage into the crowd, but also reaches into the community actively supporting Human Rights & a number of other social justice groups.
Gilbert & George - They place their thoughts and their feelings at the centre of their art. Their art captures a broad human experience, encompassing an incredible range of emotions and themes from rural idylls to gritty images of a decaying world. They strive to communicate beyond the narrow confines of the art world. They've adopted the slogan, "Art for All." They met as students on the sculpture course at St. Martins School of Art, London, where they began to create art and build a life together.
Tracey Emin - A consummate storyteller who engages the viewer with her candid exploration of universal emotions. Her work forges a link between creativity and autobiography, and the role of subjectivity and personal histories in constructing art. You can't help but be drawn to the honesty and raw feeling displayed in her art.
Jamie Oliver & The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation - British chef, restaurateur, healthy meals advocate & champion of disadvantaged young people. A true renaissance man who strives to educate, train and employ unemployed & underemployed people, plus promoting quality, nutritious food for everyone.
Corinne Bailey Rae - Musician, songmaker, world citizen, peace lover & one of the most philanthropic & human minded artists around. A genuine person with an open heart and a kind soul.
Tom Stoppard - Brilliant playwright & writer for TV, radio, & film. Themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom are featured in his work. The Coast of Utopia (with amazing all day marathon performances in London & New York!) and Rock & Roll are among his impressive achievements. His work translates complex issues into a form that reaches out to everyone.
Kate Tempest - Young Londoner who started out rapping on night buses and at raves. She is one of a new generation who are bridging the gap between poetry & theatre, engaging audiences of all ages eager to hear her pearls of wisdom.
Andrew Lloyd Webber & The Really Useful Theatre Group - Quintessential musical theatre icon and owner of one of the largest theatre production companies. Helped transform theatre and bring more people back to stage performances. Great at conjuring up spectacular shows with no limits (including marching elephants at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in 2002)!
BFI & The Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - British Film Institute brings together film screening, film production, distribution, education, audience development & runs one of the largest lesbian & gay film festivals in the world (2013 is the 27th festival anniversary).
Coin Street Community Builders - An innovative social enterprise and development trust that has transformed a 13 acre Southbank site into a thriving mixed use neighborhood, providing housing, job training & employment and individual empowerment.
Curzon Theatre Group - Screening the best of art house cinema and presenting premieres, previews, one-off screenings and festivals. The curzon bars & cafes provide a vibrant meeting place to discuss film, ideas & culture. The kind of cultural mix we need more of.
Southbank Centre & Jude Kelly, OBE - Britain's largest cultural institution & one of the most innovative in the world. As Artistic Director, Jude Kelly, OBE has expanded the reach of Europe's grandest centre of the arts. The world famous arts centre offers a wide range of cultural events that speak to everyone,
Tate Modern & Sir Nicholas Serota - Art historian and curator Sir Nicholas Serota has overseen a dramatic expansion of the Tate Modern & Tate Britain, making these world class museums relevant, open & accessible to the public at large. The reimagined museums have been reinvented and are leading people to the museum of the future.
National Theatre & Sir Nicholas Hytner - Artistic Director Sir Nicholas Hytner has been credited with giving the National Theatre a golden decade of hits. The National Theatre has become a vibrant theatre that has produced ground breaking theatre and a string of hits. Hytner is a strong proponent of government support of the arts. The reach of the National Theatre has grown through the sponsorship by Travelex, which has allowed low cost tickets to be offered and by the broadcast of the National's work in cinemas across the world.
Send us an email with your vote for the top 5 innovators on our list. We would love to hear from you!
WE NEED YOUR HELP
HELP US BRING LONDON INNOVATORS TO PEOPLE EVERYWHERE!
There are a number of ways you can help us make London Innovators a success:
1. Make a contribution to our campaign (we really appreciate it!).
See our cool list of perks.
2. Help us spread the word on facebook, twitter, google+, instagram, tumblr, stumbleupon, and all other social media. Use the indiegogo share tools. Like and comment on posts about the film. Please like the London Innovators page on Facebook.
Contact Jeff G. Peters - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an opportunity for you to support independent filmmaking at the very beginning stages. You'll be kept up-to-date as the film moves from pre-production to the movie premier and beyond. You'll receive behind the scenes updates on the film and these vibrant innovators. We will begin to shoot the film late Summer 2013 and will shoot some key interviews and innovative theatre & art productions in 2014. The film is scheduled for release November 2014.
We're still finalizing the innovators who will be profiled in the documentary. Please feel free to send us an email to vote for your top five innovators on our list. We would love to hear from you. We'll be posting mini videos on this site giving you a window into the people and groups we're keen on. We'll also be posting photos and music clips. Our film website, facebook page, blog & additional social media will be up shortly. We'll post links.
Your financial and personal support will make all the difference in the final documentary. We hope to vastly exceed our fundraising goal and with your generous support, we will! Help us to make this one of the most successful indiegogo campaigns! We need your help to get our amazing innovator's positive message to as many theaters and homes as possible.
How Your Generous Contribution Will Help:
What are some of the things your contribution will help pay for?
Pre-production costs, interviews, research, travel expenses (London is wonderful but very expensive!), lodging, equipment rental, feeding the dedicated crew, studio editing, professional sound mix, color correction, clearances (music & video clip rights), sound mastering & soundtrack, legal services, publicity, indiegogo expenses & rewards, movie cards & posters. Post production costs including film print costs, dvd & blu-ray production, fees & cost to enter film festivals and securing screening in art cinemas.
Other Ways You Can Help
As you'll see on this site, we have some really cool rewards for everyone that contributes. But if you're like me, the best reward is supporting & promoting indie filmmaking. Giving a generous contribution is important, but so is spreading the word on all your social media contacts, and personally recommending people contribute to the documentary. This absolutely will make all the difference to our success!
Some of the rewards include digital downloads of the film., limited edition movie cards & posters designed in London, personal skype video messages, photos from select London location sites, credits on IMDb, tickets to film festival screenings, movie premier tickets, behind the scenes scoop throughout the fundraising and movie making process, dvd & blu-ray combo packs that include behind the scenes material & deleted scenes. Limited edition, signed copies of the movie poster and signed copies of the Dead Buffalo movie soundtrack - and much more!
Thanks so much for your generous support & help! Be sure to check indiegogo for project updates.
God's Cartoonist: The Comic Crusade of Jack Chick (www.abfilmsgpw.com)
Dead Buffalo (www.substreamfilms.com)
Anhinga Press - which publishes beautiful books of poetry (www.anhinga.org)
Monocle Clip link
Monocle 24 Clip link
Gilbert & George
Tracey Emin – Hayward Gallery
Jamie Oliver Foundation
Corinne Bailey Rae
Tom Stoppard – talks about his play “Rock ‘N’ Roll”
Tom Stoppard – The Coast of Utopia
BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Musings on Love and Passion in the Cinema
Curzon Cinema – Redefining theatre
National Theatre & Nicholas Hytner
Tate Modern & Nicholas Serota
Southbank Centre & Jude Kelly
Andrew Lloyd Webber