Aria Films is increasingly active in the development and production of original material through its strong relationships with emerging writing and directing talent within the UK film industry, and has completed its first own developed feature, “Kill Kill Faster Faster”, marking the debut of leading commercial and pop promo director Gareth Maxwell Roberts. The film, which was shot entirely in Rotterdam stars Gil Bellows, Lisa Ray, Esai Morales, Shaun Parkes and Moneca Delain.
The company is also ideally placed to become involved in projects originated by producers outside the United Kingdom as their UK co-producer within the terms of the applicable international treaties or the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production of 1992, in order to provide the relevant production with a fully integrated local partner and enable it to access available sources of development and/or production funding in the UK.
Aria’s role in this respect will include the creation of a qualifying co-production structure for the film, all required liaising with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in the UK for the purpose of national certification of the film, the arrangement of such production activity and spend as may be required on British elements on behalf of the production (including the sourcing of talent, crew and/or facilities for the project), as well as the sourcing and negotiation of all available financing for the project in the UK.
Paul Morrison's Little Ashes wins the 2010 GLAAD Award as "Outstanding Film - Limited Release".
Paul Morrison's Little Ashes wins the Best Film award at the Schermi D'Amore Film Festival in Verona, Italy.
Alicia Duffy's debut All Good Children, executive produced by Carlo Dusi, screens in the Directors' Fortnight of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
8th May 2009 - Paul Morrison's 'Little Ashes' to have a theatrical release in USA, UK and Spain. For UK cinema listings please join the Aria Updates page or join the 'Aria Films' Facebook page.
7th December 2008 - 'Kill Kill Faster Faster' wins the Best HD Editing in a Feature and Best Cinematography in a Feature at the 2008 HD Fest in Los Angeles.
02 September 2008 - Paul Morrison's 'Little Ashes' has been selected to be a part of the 16th Raindance Film Festival. Tickets can be booked online at www.raindance.co.uk or by telephone on: 0871 200 2000.
12 September 2008 - 'Kill Kill Faster Faster' wins the Best Independent Feature Film Award at the 2008 Charity UK Erotic Awards
21 April 2008 - The debut feature by writer/director Gareth Maxwell Roberts “Kill Kill Faster Faster” was awarded the prestigious prize for Best International Feature Film at the 2008 London Independent Film festival on Friday 18 April 2008. Full press release here
11 February 2008 - "Kill Kill Faster Faster" receives its first market screening at the Berlin European Film Market on 11 February 2008.
03 February 2008 - Paul Morrison's "Little Ashes" is acquired by Regent Entertainment for North-America and Katapult Film Sales for all other international sales.