SATURDAY to premiere at 2015 Sundance Film Festival
Presented By Red Touch Media In Partnership With Really Epic Dog
A Magnified Pictures Kickstarter Campaign Supported By Wayne Scholes Brings To Life Short Film About 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 10, 2014 – Red Touch Media, the technology company behind the fastest-growing digital media content management platform in the entertainment industry, has announced that SATURDAY, a short film offered in partnership with Really Epic Dog, will premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. A program of the Sundance Institute, the Festival is one of the largest showcases of work from international independent filmmakers. The 2015 Festival will run from Thursday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. SATURDAY, produced by Magnified Pictures Ltd., was one of only 60 short films selected to qualify for public viewing from more than 8,000 submissions.
The film, written and directed by Mike Forshaw, is a fictional account of how the Hillsborough stadium disaster unfolded for one family living in Merseyside, England. The tragedy that occurred on the terraces of the Hillsborough stadium on April 15, 1989 in Sheffield, England, claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool FC supporters there to attend the FA Cup Semi-Finals football match. Recognized as the biggest sporting disaster in British history, the film provides a unique, emotional perspective through the eyes of an 8-year-old child, played by actor Harrison Vaughan.
“Along with many people, the tragedy at Hillsborough has had a lasting effect on my life. So I was eager to support Mike’s mission to bring a fresh perspective to the tragic events of that day in any way that I could,” said Scholes. “I am so proud of what Mike and Jessica have accomplished with this masterful short film and cannot wait to see it premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.” – Wayne Scholes, Executive Producer, SATURDAY
“SATURDAY went from being the film that almost never happened to a film now set to premiere at Sundance Film Festival – it’s beyond my wildest dreams. I cannot thank Jessica, Wayne and the countless other supporters of the Kickstarter campaign enough for helping make this project possible,” said Forshaw. “My childhood memories of the Hillsborough disaster have profoundly impacted the inspiration and creation of this film, and I am excited to share this fictional account of the disaster with such an esteemed group of film lovers. The heart of the film focuses on an ordinary family coping with a situation beyond their control, which I believe will deeply resonate with many viewers.” – Mike Forshaw, Director, SATURDAY
ABOUT MAGNIFIED PICTURES:
MAGNIFIED PICTURES was set up in 2008 by independent producer JESSICA LEVICK to develop and produce award-winning features, short films and music videos. Based in London, Magnified Pictures’ first feature, the critically acclaimed documentary PERSONAL BEST (2012) was financed by the British Film Institute & Adidas, and distributed by Verve Pictures in cinemas across the UK. Magnified Pictures’ continued goal is to produce brave, cinematic feature films that combine artistic distinction with commercial viability, and which resonate with audiences worldwide. http://www.magnifiedpictures.co.uk/
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