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November 2007

Young aspiring filmmakers wanted!

Update: Closed for applications.
Yipp Films, in partnership with Tyneside Cinema and Northern Lights Film Festival, is seeking this year’s Northern Stars! Northern Stars Film Academy is now open to aspiring filmmakers aged 15-18 years across the North East of England. The training programme runs from January-August 2008 and members will learn the ins and outs of filmmaking and production working with filmmakers and industry professionals from across the country. Films to be screened at the reopening of Tyneside Cinema as well as at Liverpool’s Capital of Culture Festival. To find out more and to apply, please visit www.nlff.co.uk/nstars. Posted 29.11.2007

ASDA Value commercial now on air

Yipp’s ASDA Value ads, directed by Mark Brozel and produced by Iris Maor are now on air. The series of ads highlight ASDA’s value for money Xmas deals. Posted 29.11.2007

ASDA Christmas is near

Yipp Films delivers the Christmas Campaign for ASDA featuring Julie Walters, directed by Patrick Collerton and produced by Iris Maor. Posted 29.11.2007

ASDA Value Xmas commercial on Air

Value Xmas ads directed by Mark Brazell and produced by Iris Maor on air now. Posted 29.11.2007

TRIP - World Premiere

The world premiere of Trip, the Orange North Star Short Film Award winner will be held at BALTIC, Newcastle upon Tyne, at 9pm on Friday December 7. For more information, and the full line up of the festival, please go to www.nlff.co.uk/2007/. Posted 29.11.2007

October 2007

A Taste of Wine

James Nesbitt stars in the latest of Yipp Films’ commercials for ASDA. In his role as Wine Trainee he travels to France with ASDA’s Master of Wine, Philippa and then launches the Mini Tasters range from the ASDA store in Pudsey, Leeds. Patrick Collerton directs and Iris Maor produces. Posted 25.10.2007

Trip nears the finish

Harry Wootliff’s film Trip has now been finished and is ready for its world premiere at the Northern Lights Film Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne in Early December. Posted 25.10.2007

September 2007

Big in Japan

The Hunger Season has been picked up by leading Japanese broadcaster NHK to be shown in Japan in May 2008, during the G8 summit in the country. The film is directed by Beadie Finzi and produced by Iris Maor. Posted 11.9.2007

Hidden Lives, Hidden Loves

Yipp Films has been commissioned by FIVE to produce an hour long documentary for it’s leading documentary strand ‘Hidden Lives’. The film looks at love and marriage in modern Britain. It goes out on FIVE towards the end of October. It is directed by Vicky Crawley and executive produced by Patrick Collerton. Posted 11.9.2007

August 2007

Yipp Films tops Adwatch charts

Yipp Films’ latest ASDA commercial, featuring Liza Tarbuck, has topped the Adwatch charts in Marketing Magazine. This is the third of Yipp Films’ ASDA ads that has reached the top of the chart. Posted 23.8.2007

Yipp Films Takes A Trip

Filming commences on Harry Wootliff’s short film Trip from August Bank Holiday. Harry won the Orange North Star short film prize as part of the Northern Lights Fim Festival in November 2006. It’s an emotional story of a father re-connecting with his children. Harry is directing her own script. Patrick Collerton is producing. Posted 23.8.2007

July 2007

ASDA Value Commercials on air

Yipp Films latest ads in the ongoing ASDA campaign, VALUE, are now on air. The ads feature Liza Tarbuck working as a trainee checkout colleague. This series of ads, like the others, were directed by Patrick Collerton and produced by Iris Maor. Posted 25.7.2007

June 2007

ASDA Milk Commercials on air

Yipp Films latest ASDA commercials, Milk are now on air. Directed by Patrick Collerton and Produced by Iris Maor they feature comedian Paul Whitehouse as a trainee Milk Monitor. The ads have already been awarded pick of the week in Campaign Magazine, which said “selling milk to customers by calling it ‘cow juice’ is genious.” Posted 12.6.2007

May 2007

Toon Wonders

Daniel Elliott’s 3 Minute Wonders, Where There’s A Will, are to air over four days from Tuesday 29th May. Daniel’s emotional four films, showing how people deal with their mortality through their wills, will be shown on Channel 4 at 7.55pm Tuesday to Thursday and Friday at 12.30pm.

Congratulations to Emily Barber whose set of four 3 Minute Wonders, I Am What I Spend, aired on Channel 4 at 7.55pm during the week of May 14th. Her sensitive and moving series portray North Eastern people summing up their lives through receipts. Posted 25.5.2007

April 2007

ASDA Bread Commercials on air

Yipp Films has produced the first of a series of commercials for leading supermarket ASDA. The first collection of ads feature Victoria Wood working in an ASDA bakery in Boldon. They are directed by Patrick Collerton and produced by Iris Maor. These commercials are the first in an ongoing campaign for ASDA produced by Yipp Films that feature celebrities in real life supermarket situations. Posted 16.4.2007

March 2007

The Hunger Season

Filmmaker Beadie Finzi’s ambitious documentary for More 4 is to be produced by Iris Maor at Yipp Films. The film examines the business of humanitarian aid and asks whose life do we value and why. Filmed on location in the US, Europe and Southern Africa, the film will unravel the forces at work, charting the players and decision makers who actions will determine the fate of millions. Posted 29.3.2007

February 2007

Wonder of Wonders

C4 has commissioned eight short films to run in its 3 Minute Wonders strand from Yipp Films. Film makers Emily Barber and Dan Elliott will be producing and directing. Posted 15.2.2007

January 2007

3 Minute Wonders: Living At War

Yipp Films have joined forces with the Independent Film and Television College, Baghdad, to produce a series of short films made by students at the college in Baghdad for Channel 4’s 3 Minute Wonders strand. Posted 31.1.2007

Lovelorn Documentary wins hearts and minds of RTS

Patrick Collerton’s documentary, The Town That’s Looking For Love, has won the best high budget factual category at the 20th anniversary Royal Television Society Awards, North East. Posted 31.1.2007

George Michael Documentary screens on Five

Careless Whispers: The Unseen George Michael screened on Five at 10.15pm on the 30 December. It’s a loving romp through the life and times of George Michael Superstar. Posted 5.1.2007

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