Jack Tarling Filmmakers’ Roundtable

Posted on 11th August 2017
  • 23rd August 2017
  • 4.30-5.30pm

Tyneside Cinema
(Digital Lounge, 2nd floor),
10 Pilgrim Street,
NE1 6QG.

This intimate roundtable event with producer Jack Tarling will take place at Tyneside Cinema on Wednesday 23rd August, ahead of a Q&A screening of his keenly anticipated latest feature: GOD’S OWN COUNTRY. Hear first-hand about Jack’s journey from Northumbria University to scooping a raft of coveted prizes at Sundance, Berlin and Edinburgh.

The event will open up from an ‘in conversation’ format, addressing a range of topics key to producers and other filmmakers alike, including financing structures, casting, festival and post-theatrical strategy, building a slate, working with directors, and the work-life of a creative producer. The small group environment will allow us to open up discussion among those attending, so you have the chance to discuss your own projects with Jack directly.

A very limited number of places are available and attendance is strictly by application. To apply you must be a North East based filmmaker and must submit the following to applications@northernmedia.org:

  1. Your name
  2. Your job title/filmmaker role
  3. Your postcode
  4. A brief explanation of why you would benefit from attending (maximum 150 words)
  5. A hyperlink to one example of your films. Writers may attach a short writing sample instead (max. 10 pages).
  6. Confirmation that you work on filmmaking or other creative projects (excluding performance) for an average minimum of 21 hours per week, whether paid or unpaid.

Applications must be received by midday on Friday 18th August and you will be notified of the outcome of your application by 5pm the same day.

WHEN and WHERE: Wednesday 23rd August, 4.30 – 5.30pm, at Tyneside Cinema (Digital Lounge), 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6QG.

Thanks to the support of our funders there is no charge to attend. Please note that the offer of a place at the roundtable does not include a ticket for the screening of GOD’S OWN COUNTRY, which must be purchased separately.


About Jack Tarling

Jack Tarling founded Shudder Films in 2009, which has produced two feature films, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY, financed by the BFI and written and directed by Francis Lee, and AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, a mystery-sci-fi-horror directed by Johnny Kevorkian and starring David Bradley (GAME OF THRONES, THE STRAIN).  Shudder Films previously co-produced crime comedy HACKNEY’S FINEST, and Jack co-produced ‘VS.’ by Ed Lilly for BBC Films.

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY won Best Director in the World Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2017, it then won the Manner Magazine Jury Prize at Berlin, and it won the Michael Powell award for Best British Feature at Edinburgh. GOD’S OWN COUNTRY will be released by Picturehouse Entertainment on September 1st in the UK, by Samuel Goldwyn in the US, and has sold to around 20 other territories.

Jack also worked in-house with Ridley Scott’s company for six months, and has line produced several films for other companies, two of which were produced by Third Films and premiered at Venice. Prior to this, Jack’s background in shorts included ‘Assessment’ which was shortlisted for a BAFTA.

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