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December 2006

Harry Wootliff is new North Star

Film maker Harry Wootliff has won this year’s Northern Lights £40k Short Film Prize. Her film Trip will be developed and produced to have its world premiere at the 5th Northern Lights Film Festival in November 2007. Posted 1.12.2006

Black Dog Roars

Ian Fenton’s North Star Short Film Black Dog was world premiered at the 4th Northern Lights International Film Festival to a roaring reception. Yipp Films congratulates Writer/Director Ian Fenton on his spine chilling achievement. Posted 1.12.2006

November 2006

The Town That’s Looking For Love finds top reviews!

Following it’s premiere on Channel 4, The Town That’s Looking For Love has found a host of glowing reviews from the national press, including...

“This is a rare gem: a heartwarming, laugh-out-loud funny documentary”
Total TV.

“Vince is disarmingly funny and terrifying candid” The Guardian.

“...although the planned feature film is being written by Paul Abbott...Abbott is going to be hard pushed to outdo Collerton’s funny, sad documentary”
The Times.

“Vince raised his eyes like a puppy hoping for a bone. The inclination to take him home and worm him was almost irresistible” The Guardian.

Read more about The Town That’s Looking For Love Posted 6.11.2006

Black Dog wraps - update!

As we announced in August, North Star film prize winner, Black Dog, has now wrapped and we are eagerly awaiting its public debut at the 4th Northern Lights Film Festival. Read more about Black Dog and see stills from the film... Posted 6.11.2006

August/September 2006

The Town That’s Looking For Love: Wednesday 11th October 10pm, C4

Patrick Collerton’s new documentary features 21 year old coalboy Vince Peart from the small town of Alston, Cumbria. In August 2005 Vince, deciding that neither he nor any of his friends in Alston could get girlfriends, mounted a poster campaign to attract single women to the area. His campaign made headlines all over the world, making him a very unlikely celebrity and propelling him on a series of adventures. Vince decided to use his celebrity for the good of his hometown and so he became a countryside campaigner, thereby helping to save his local hospital. He landed a William Morris agent and a major feature film deal. And all of this on top of his ongoing quest to find a girlfriend... Posted 30.8.2006 / Updated 21.9.2006

New Acting Head of Production For Yipp Films

Maddy Allen, a very experienced production manager with more than ten years in television, has joined Yipp Films whilst Iris Maor goes on maternity leave. Maddy has previously worked at October Films and Firefly Film and TV in London and brings a wealth of experience in documentary, drama documentary and film to Yipp. She also brings a North Western sensibility as she hails from the goldrush town of Blackpool. Posted 30.8.2006

3 Minute Wonders To Air on Channel 4 – Living At War

The 29th, 30th and 31st August sees the airing of three 3 Minute Wonders produced by Yipp Films in association with The Independent Film and Television College, Baghdad. They will be shown on Channel 4 at 7.55pm. They are versions of the films produced by the film school in Iraq and present arresting and intimate slices of Baghdad life. The three films are called Baghdad Days, Omar Is My Friend and Hiwar.  Posted 30.8.2006

Black Dog wraps

After a successful five day shoot in August, Ian Fenton’s film, Black Dog wrapped. He’s now taking a well deserved short break before heading into the edit. Ian Fenton is the winner of the first North Star film prize and will be shown at Northern Lights Film Festival in Newcastle, in November. The competition for next year’s North Star film prize will be launched in mid September.  Posted 30.8.2006

June 2006

Summer Lovin’ on C4

Patrick Collerton’s new 9pm documentary for C4, The Town That’s Looking For Love to air over the Summer. Posted 23.6.2006

4 x 3 for 4

Yipp Films to produce 4 x 3 Minute Wonders for C4. Posted 23.6.2006

Black Dog shoots in August

Black Dog, the North Star Film Prize winner, is set to shoot at the end of August in the North East. Posted 23.6.2006

May 2006

Yipp Films moves into network drama development

Yipp Films moves into network drama development after winning an award from the BBC through its RIDF scheme. Posted 31.5.2006

Patrick Collerton wins Silver Rose Award for directing the advert Passive Smoking ’Nuisance’

It was the advert that publicised the ban on smoking in public places in Scotland. It was made for the Scottish Executive through Ad Agency, The Leith Agency and Produced by MTP. Posted 31.5.2006

January 2006

Yipp Films features in the 2005 Top 20 Hotlist of industry bible’s Television Business International

Alongside corporations like Viacom, Turner Europe, MGM and E! Entertainment, Newcastle based Yipp Films was lauded as one of the international success stories of 2005. Posted 12.1.2006

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