about wavelength pictures
Formed in 2007, Wavelength Pictures is a London based international sales agency that works on behalf of producers to obtain distribution deals in all media around the world. We place films with distributors for cinema and/or DVD release, we procure broadcast licences with television companies and work with emerging new media outlets. We specialise principally in cutting-edge critically driven feature films, shorts and documentaries, that represent a distinctive artistic vision on the part of the filmmakers or the subject.
Wavelength Pictures works with many new filmmakers, and our catalogue features highly accomplished debuts such as Clio Barnard’s highly innovative documentary The Arbor and North Sea Texas the long awaited debut from Bavo Defurne. These films have received many prizes and awards during their time on the festival circuit. We also represent films from more established filmmakers such as Korczak by Andrzej Wajda and A Year of the Quiet Sun by Krzysztof Zanussi.
SWANDOWN selected for 2013 Cannes Film Festival (ACID section)
Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair’s “playfully absurd” travelogue documentary, Swandown has been selected to screen in the France’s Association for the Diffusion of Independent Cinema (ACID) section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, which celebrates innovation and experimentation in filmmaking and aims to giving greater visibility to new talent. The film, which is backed by the BFI Film Fund, is produced by Lisa Marie Russo and executive produced by Kate Ogborn for Fly Film.
Andrew Kötting is one of Britain’s most intriguing artists, and perhaps the only film-maker currently practising who could be said to have taken to heart the spirit of visionary curiosity and hybrid creativity exemplified by the late Derek Jarman. Swandown is a fine example of his oeuvre in which he is joined by writer and cultural explorer Iain Sinclair who’s best known in film circles for his collaborations with Christopher Petit.
Wavelength picks ups where i am for international sales.
Wavelength Pictures has picked up the Irish documentary feature WHERE I AM for which it will commence its international sales campaign at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Pamela Drynan’s documentary which had its world premiere at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival recalls a gay-bashing incident which shocked the Irish nation and deals with the victim’s efforts to come to terms with it 10 years on.
Where I AmDirected by Pamela Drynan
Ireland / 2013 /70 min’s / in Colour / HD
Slamdance Film Festival, 2013, Documentary Feature Competition
Dublin Int’l Film Festival, 2013, Official Selection
Synopsis: Gay American writer Robert Drake is on the road to recovery – but this is a journey with a difference. Over ten years have passed since a violent and bloody attack by two young men in Sligo, Ireland one dark night left him paralyzed. It also stopped a writing career just as it was about to take off. From his home in Philadelphia we follow Robert as he takes a trip back to Ireland to confront the memories of what happened and lay the past to rest. Full of laughter, tears and literary types, this documentary captures Robert’s spirit and intention – that of moving on positively and taking the world with him.
In her feature film directorial debut, Pamela Drynan presents a powerfully inspiring documentary. The world would be a much better place if we all had Drake's positivity and his incredible ability to forgive.
John Ford - SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake City)
the stuart hall project premieres at sundance
The Stuart Hall Project the new documentary feature from acclaimed British filmmaker John Akomfrah received its international premiere at the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival where it played in the World Documentary Competition. Enthusiastic audience reactions were accompanied by very good reviews such as the following,
Blending archival footage, home movies, Hall’s television appearances and the music of Miles Davis, Akomfrah has created a film bursting with ideas that is also enormously entertaining, in no small measure due to the fact that Hall himself is such an engaging personality”
“..directed by John Akomfrah, [The Film] is a visual and sonic excursion into the life and philosophies of the Jamaican-born intellectual, a finely crafted collage of memory, distilling hundreds of hours of archival footage of Hall, and exploring not only his life story but the story of the 20th century, in many ways intertwined with his own”.
north sea Texas is released in cinemas and on dvd around the world