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November 2005

Patrick Collerton named in top 10 Directors in Broadcast Magazine’s Hot 100

In at number 9, they said, ’His ability to take switch-off subjects and make people stay switched on is largely down to his integrity, humour and ability to get the answers to the big questions.’ Posted 29.11.2005

Black Dog runs off with North Star Film Prize

Darlington-based Ian Fenton has won the inaugural North Star Film Prize, which carries up to £40,000 in funding for him to develop and shoot his short film Black Dog. Yipp Films will produce with script consultants The Script Factory and the film will premiere at Northern Lights Film Festival 2006. Posted 23.11.2005

October 2005

Northern Lights Film Festival and Yipp Films launches annual high budget short film contest – North Star

North Star is set to be one of the best-resourced short film production prizes in the UK and has grown directly out of the Northern Lights Film Festival’s multi award-winning Digital Film Challenges. For details (and to find out how you can enter), please visit the North Star Film Production Award page. Posted 19.10.2005

The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off at number 6 in the 50 Greatest Documentaries of all time

Channel 4, 9th October 2005, 9pm. Documentary makers voted Jonny’s story into the Top Ten with Capturing The Friedmann’s, The World At War, Bowling For Columbine, Touching The Void and 42 Up above it. Posted 10.10.2005

The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off returns to Channel 4

The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off repeated for the second time on Channel 4, midnight, Sunday 9th October, 2005. Posted 10.10.2005

July 2005

Yipp Films recruits new Head of Production

Iris Maor, formerly Deputy Head of Production at October Films has now joined Yipp Films as Head of Production. A red headed South Londoner, Iris completes the rainbow nation of Yipp Films. Contact Iris. Posted 21.7.2005

Patrick Collerton signs up with ICM Talent Agency

Yipp Films Director Patrick Collerton now has an agent for drama, features and feature documentaries. He is represented by Michael McCoy at ICM London, telephone +44 (0) 207 636 6565. Email michaelmccoy@icmlondon.co.uk. Posted 21.7.2005

Director Death hits Edinburgh

Patrick Collerton is taking part in a panel discussion at the Edinburgh Television Festival on the subject of Dying To Be On Television. He’ll be appearing on Saturday 27th August. Posted 21.7.2005

New Developments with Yipp and C4

Jo Dillon has gained a place on the prestigious year long C4 Researcher Development Programme. Posted 12.7.2005

Director Death On Tour

Yipp Films Director Patrick Collerton is giving a talk at the Danish TV Festival in Copenhagen on August 19th. Posted 12.7.2005

Oz takes to The Boy

C4international have just concluded a deal with Nine Network Australia to show the award winning documentary The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off. Posted 1.7.2005

Yankee Doodle Jonny

The Learning Channel screened The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off on June 27 to great acclaim. Check out the American reaction to the film. Posted 1.7.2005

June 2005

Bollocks To Cancer

“Fantastically moving” The Guardian

“Pretty much the dog’s wotsits” Metro

“Ultimately inspiring...succeeded in making a fearsome disease just that little bit less daunting” Mail

“A life affirming film about a life-threatening subject... never failed to put the emphasis on hope” Daily Telegraph

“The more they tried to laugh it off, the more I wanted to cry” Independent  Posted 21.6.2005

May 2005

Transmission Date for Bollocks To Cancer

Yipp Films latest C4 primetime documentary, Bollocks To Cancer, will be shown on Channel 4 at 9pm on Thursday 9th June. It’s an auspicious date as the Blaydon Races – the famous Geordie horse race as immortalised in song, used to be held on that very same day. Posted 30.5.2005

’The Boy’ nominated for Royal Television Society award

The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off is nominated in the Royal Television Society Education Awards. Posted 14.5.2005

Yipp Films development package

Channel 4, Northern Film and Media and The Research Center Glasgow announce a 30k development package for Yipp Films. Posted 15.5.2005

Yipp Films wins Hothouse Commission

Yipp Films wins Hothouse Commission from Northern Film and Media and Tyne Tees for the documentary Rosi and The Female Fight Club, directed by Newcastle film maker Emily Barber. Posted 15.5.2005

’The Boy’ picks up two BAFTA Craft Awards

The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off added another two awards to its list of achievements at the BAFTA Craft awards on Sunday 8th May 2005. Patrick Collerton won Best New Factual Director while Nick Fenton won Best Factual Editor. Visit the BAFTA website for full nomination and award details. Visit our Documentary section for complete details of The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off. Posted 14.5.2005

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