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Warp Films Case Study

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Laura Mackie

on 19 February 2015

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Transcript of Warp Films Case Study

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is and the future less resolved than it will be" - 71
Who is involved in Warp Films?
What does Warp Films actually do?
What genre of film do they specialise in?
Warp Films have played an essential part in energizing and invigorating the resurgence of an increasingly vibrant and successful British cinema. With their films, like their music, they have brought what was once considered 'underground' into mainstream.

Warp Films set up a sister company called Warp X dedicated to low-budget film making driven by creativity and independence, established with a backing of a consortium of industry bodies.

Warp X redefined the industry rulebook
The main people involved with Warp Films are Rob Mitchell, Steve Beckett, who were involved with the founding of the company and Mark Herbert (producer). Other people that are involved with the company are Paddy Considine (actor), Shane Meadows (director), Chris Morris (director) and Chris Cunnigham (director).
Period Drama
Friday, February 13, 2015
Issue 1
What is Warp Films and how did they start?
Warp Films
What is their back catalogue like?
Warp Films is an independent film production company based in Sheffield and London in the UK, with a further affiliated company Warp Films based in Melbourne, Australia.

Warp Films was established by Warp Records founding partners Rob Mitchell and Steve Beckett, with financial support from NESTA and a remit from NESTA to produce a number of short films.

After the death of Rob Mitchell in 2001, Beckett decided to continue with Warp Films and enlisted the expertise of Sheffield friend Mark Herbert to run the company.

Mr Wrongs (1996)
My Wrongs #8245-8249 & 117 (2003)
Dead Mans Shoes (2004)
This is England (2006)
Donkey Punch (2008)
The Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2008)
Hush (2008)
Le Donk (2009)
Submarine (2010)
Four Lions (2010)
'71 (2014)
Warp Films Case Study
How can we watch Warp Films?
What is Warp Films relationship with other British Studios?
Warp Films worked with FilmFour in order to release Shynola's first short film online straight from Edinburgh Film Festival.
Dead Man's Shoes
Production Budget: £723,000
Box Office intake: £101,186
Produced By: Mark Herbert, Louise Meadows
Production Companies: Warp Films, Big Arty Productions, EM Media, Film4
Starring: Paddy Considine, Toby Kebbell, Gary Stretch, Stuart Wolfenden
Directed By: Shane Meadows
Distributed By: Optimum Releasing

The story details the return of Richard to his home town of Matlock, Derbyshire in the Peak District, England, after serving in the British army. Richard and his younger, mentally-impaired brother Anthony, camp at an abandoned farm near the town. Flashbacks reveal Anthony's abuse by a group of drug dealers in the town; Richard vows to take revenge.
Warp Films can be viewed in cinemas, online or bought on DVD to watch at home.
Synergy and Convergence
Synergy - Two or more companies working together to distribute and promote a related product

Convergence - Two or more companies closely involved with the development of the film
Warp Film's Marketing Strategy
Their marketing strategy is allowing the team to experience and explore the kind of audience that the film appeals to and the tools to use in order to understand their audience better.
Does Warp Films have an online presence?
Warp Films has an online website where it informs their audience of films they have produced and distributed so far.

Some Warp Film productions can also be watched online such as Rubber Johnny, an experimental music video.
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