We are delighted to be able to announce the release of a 4-film box set of our four major films about composers. It has been a ten year project to find out just who were Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin. The films contain dozens of extracts of wonderful music performed by – and talked about by – the world’s finest musicians. Along the way we have been fortunate enough to pick up nominations and awards from the likes of the Royal Philharmonic Society, Gramaphone magazine, Erasmus Awards and many more. They have played in cinemas around the world – now is the chance to play them at home.
Seventh Art Productions has just been nominated for a top distribution award and Phil Grabsky has been nominated for services to Event Cinema. Event Cinema really began with the Met Opera screenings in 2007 and in the past decade has grown enormously. There is a wonderful choice of theatre, opera and ballet to watch now; and of course our art series EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. We are now in 53 countries, so, as you watch this film tonight, you will be sharing the experience with audiences in Mexico, New Zealand, Iceland, South Africa and many more.
It’s been an exciting few months since our last film PAINTING THE MODERN GARDEN – MONET TO MATISSE. Not only have we been extremely busy distributing the films around the world – with lots of requests for repeat viewings of all previous 12 films – but we have been in production for Season 4 (and indeed in pre-production for Season 5 as well). Daily we have emails and Facebook messages from audiences around the world. We love to hear about the art groups that meet for coffee before or after a film. Or the school trips. Or the town halls, churches, retirement communities and so on, all showing the films as well as major cinema chains and leading independents. Alongside our art films, our CONCERTO – A BEETHOVEN JOURNEY is about to open in Australia, the Czech Republic and France. Plus we have a new boxed set of all 4 Great Composer films (Haydn/Mozart/Beethoven/Chopin) which is already proving highly popular leading up to Christmas.