It premiers at 00:20 on Saturday Night/Sunday Morning of the 6th going into the 7th April.
You can catch it on Sky Channel 539 / Virgin Channel 233 / Freeview 87 / BT Vision and it will be available through iPlayer.
If you can skyplus/Tivo etc.
A little word from the Director – Ivan Madeira
In September 2009 I decided I wanted to make a feature film. It came out of the blue but for whatever caused this to happen… it made perfect sense. In those first couple of months I spoke to various people and from those conversations I realised I needed to learn the film making craft and to earn my stripes. Rather than going to film school, as basically I had bills to pay and still had some sort of career on the go to make a reasonable wage, I decided to put my money in making short films.
After given a camera by my brother, the illustrious Canon 7D, I started to make loads of small short films with my friends. At the same time I was penning my first short film script, which was Grow Up.
From August 2010-October 2010 I basically learnt everything about film making. From casting, turning script into production plan, working with actors, lighting, how focusing works, camera positioning but also working with a great bunch of people/actors/cast/crew to make it happen. I made a SHIT load of basic mistakes and basically the film is totally rough and ready compared to some of the stuff I’ve made since then…
BUT, out of all my films this has been my most successful. I went to the 64th Cannes Film Festival under the Short Film Corner with it. The film also played in several film festivals, have had a couple of articles about it and through my association with the British Urban Film Festival and CALM Charity it’s now on TV.
As I’m getting closer to finalising a script that can be used to shoot my debut feature, The Kick Inside, co-written by myself and William Whitfield, I have learnt that if I want to make the best film possible, I have to take my tenacious, nothing is impossible naiveness from when I made Grow Up and mix it with my film making experience to make the feature film I’ve been dreaming off for the last 3 and a half years.
So with that, I want to say thanks to you all and I hope you will enjoy watching it.