Shine’s latest film 1 Way Up is now available for pre-order on iTunes in the US, Canada and the UK and will premiere on Pivot TV in the US Wednesday, December 3rd at 7pm ET/4pm PT.
After a successful UK premiere of 1 Way Up in London Cinemas and a broadcast on MTV UK in August, 1 Way Up is coming to US audiences! From first time director Amy Mathieson, 1 Way Up tells the story of two teen boys on the road to the BMX World Championships. They hope to escape one of the toughest gang neighborhoods in London with the only thing they have – a bike.
1 Way Up will premiere in the US on Pivot TV Wednesday, December 3rd at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Pivot is Participant Media’s new cable network that focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change, and illuminates issues through engaging content. Check find.pivot.tv to see what channel Pivot is for your television provider.
“We are thrilled that 1 Way Up has found a home in the US on Pivot TV” said 1 Way Up producer and Shine Global co-founder Albie Hecht, “Pivot’s commitment to engaging and pro-social content fits with Shine’s mission of making films that promote action and inspire change and we know the film will be reaching a passionate audience.”
Set in Peckham, an area of London known for youth gang activity, 1 Way Up demonstrates that with the right support and determination, sports can be an escape from a violent life on the streets. This documentary focuses on the friendly rivalry between two young boys, Tre and Quillan, as they give their hearts to the track in hopes of becoming a BMX World Champion. Despite peer pressure, losses and errors, 1 Way Up defies stereotypes, highlights friendly competition, and most importantly shows that there is always another road to take in life.
Shine Global is also making the film available for community screenings across the US and UK so that organizations, teams, and clubs can watch the film together. Shine has partnered with the non-profit organization The LAMP to create companion workshops for these community screenings that will help youth audiences delve into the issues presented in the film while developing critical media skills. 1 Way Up is also available for schools, universities, and libraries through the Cinema Guild and Shine will be releasing a free companion standards-based curricula to help teachers use the film in the classroom.
Pre order on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1WayUpiTunes
Official film website: www.1wayup.com
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REACT to FILM’s College Action Network screened Inocente for a national moment around homelessness on November 19th, 2014 followed by a live Google Hangout Q&A with director Andrea Nix Fine. Screenings were scheduled at New Paltz, UC Berkeley, Syracuse, Fordham, NYU, University of Michigan and more. REACT to FILM is a non-profit organization that inspires young people to engage in the real issues of today through film. Their educational program includes full-semester, for-credit elective courses for high schools and a network of college chapters that aims to educate and inspire students with films throughout the year. Shine Global is honored to be working with REACT to FILM to ensure our films inspire audiences to action!
If you missed the live Q&A, the entire segment is available to watch via YouTube here:
Shine’s Academy Award® -winning short documentary Inocente is an inspiring coming-of-age story of a 15-year old girl in California. Though homeless and undocumented, she refuses to give up on her dream of being an artist, proving that her circumstances do not define her – her dreams do. The film was directed by Academy-Award® winning directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine of Fine Films. Shine’s Emmy ® award-winning film War/Dance, was also directed by the Fines and was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award® for Best Documentary.
TV Audiences in the US, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Israel, Norway, British Columbia, and sub-Saharan Africa have all had the chance to see the film. And now you can also see Inocenteif you fly select routes on Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. We know the rest of the world wants to see Inocente too and we are working to make it available in more countries. Stay tuned for more announcements in 2015!
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And if you haven’t seen it yet – Inocente is available for rent and download on iTunes in the US and Canada.
NEW YORK CITY, November 12, 2014 – As its first cause marketing initiative, M-GO, a premium transactional video on demand (VOD) service and joint venture between Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation, and Reframed Pictures, an independent production company, today announced the exclusive availability of the awarding winning Waiting for Mamu for rental or purchase on mgo.com. The short documentary film tells the story of Pushpa Basnet and children in Nepal that grow up incarcerated while their mothers serve prison sentences. Basnet, known as Mamu by the children, runs The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) that provides these children with an education and chance for stable futures. Shine Global is proud to have been involved with supporting this film.
“As a movie and television streaming platform, M-GO decided ‘filmanthropy’ is an important space where our company can contribute,” said M-GO Senior Vice President of Content Cameron Douglas. “We’re excited to partner with Reframed Pictures to support a film that carries such a strong message of social activism.”
To rent or buy Waiting for Mamu for as little as $2.99, visit www.mgo.com/mamu. As the exclusive platform for the film’s first 90 days, M-GO and Kinonation, a VOD cloud service, will donate every dollar spent directly to the ECDC.
“Reframed Pictures seeks to create and support media that is not only entertaining, but also inspires action,” said Waiting for Mamu Producer and Reframed Pictures Co-Founder Thomas Morgan. “Our partnership with M-GO will help raise both awareness and funds for the ECDC.”
The film’s executive producers, Susan Sarandon and Morgan Spurlock, will co-host a special screening of Waiting for Mamu along with Parabal Gurung and Basnet at the Rubin Museum in New York on November 12, 2014. The event will celebrate the ECDC’s work and generate awareness for the film’s release on mgo.com.
“Most people see an injustice, get upset, do a short-term something and move on. Because to do more would mean interrupting their lives,” said Susan Sarandon. “Pushpa dared to forge a new path, against all odds, to give incarcerated children an education and a future. To give them love and build their self esteem. To give them hope. She does all this without any claim to their future. Her story is an important one that should be told and I’m honored to have had the opportunity to help make that possible.”
Later this month, Reframed Pictures will again team up with M-GO for Storied Streets, a film about homelessness in the United States, to complete the launch of M-GO’s first cause marketing initiative. Storied Streets will be screened on 750 university campuses across the U.S. on November 16 as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Outside of the US, the film is available to watch on Vimeo on Demand.