We are delighted to announce that our feature length documentary, Out of Thin Air is due to premiere Hot Docs this May.
Set within the stark Icelandic landscape, Out of Thin Air examines the 1976 police investigation into the death of two men in the early 1970s. Despite six suspects confessing to the murders, the case is still riddled with the unknown. We explore the unreliable narratives and contaminated memories that commanded the enquiry. This is a taut psychological thriller where nothing is as it seems.
For more information, click here.
Press Kit coming soon.
Director: Dylan Howitt
Executive Producer: Andy Glynne
Mosaic Films & Sagafilms Production for BBC Storyville
20th November 2016: Mosaic Films is delighted to announce that I Can’t Go To School Today won a BAFTA Children’s Award at last night’s ceremony.
I Can’t Go To School Today is a series of short animated documentaries portraying the experiences of young people living with illness, told by the children themselves.
The series won in the Primary Learning category. We would like to thank all the children who shared their stories with us and made these films possible.
Watch the series on BBC Bitesize.
Produced by Andy Glynne and Molly Bond
Directed by Andy Glynne, Nandita Jain and Salvador Maldonado
Mosaic Films is delighted to announce that I Can’t Go To School Today (BBC Learning, 2016) has been nominated for the BAFTA Children’s Awards in the category Learning – Primary. The ceremony will be held at the Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 20 November.
I Can’t Go To School Today is a series of animated documentaries for BBC exploring the experiences of children living with different illnesses and conditions. Using the testimonies of six young people, we worked with animators to tell their story visually. Mosaic Films have a unique reputation for innovating the use of animation and documentary together.
The series is available on BBC Bitesize.
Directed and Produced by: Andy Glynne
Animation Directors: Nandita Jain & Salvador Maldonado
After fifteen incredible years the DFG is coming to an end. Don’t despair though! We’re merging with the European Documentary Network (EDN).
DFG started in 2001 as a small collective of documentary filmmakers in London who wanted to share ideas, watch documentaries together, and feel a sense of community in the (then) quite isolated world of independent documentary film. Back then there were very few documentaries in the cinema, no training opportunities outside film school, no online community and very little access to the “industry” – both in theUK and elsewhere – for most independent filmmakers.
We changed that. We started regular events – at first above a pub (the Crown and Two Chairman in Soho),then to Golden Square, then to London Film School and finally to The Other Cinema. These events became almost weekly, attended by audiences in their hundreds! And as their … Read More »
11 March 2016: Mosaic Films is delighted to announce that Animated Minds: Stories of PND won Best Commissioned Documentary at the British Animation Awards last night.
Animated Minds: Stories of Postnatal Depression is a series of 5 films highlighting personal stories of perinatal mental health issues. Animation is combined with personal testimony to give honesty and power to the narratives of 5 parents who have endured the trauma, fear and anxiety of mental distress before ultimately finding a way through.
This series was commissioned by Wellcome Trust and the Maudsley Charity and won in the Commissioned Documentary category.
The films are available to watch here.
In December 1976 six suspects confessed to the murders of Gudmundur Einarsson and Geirfinnur Einarsson. The incarceration of the suspects ended what had become a national crisis in a small country accustomed to a lack of criminal activity. The six suspects served prison terms, with one of them receiving the longest sentence in Icelandic history – life plus one year.
But in the next few months, Iceland’s state prosecutor will exonerate the six suspects of the crimes they confessed to over four decades ago. This unprecedented act is due to a formal acknowledgement that the suspects were suffering from “Memory Distrust Syndrome”
– an established psychological condition in which an individual doubts the accuracy of their memory concerning the content and context of events which they have experienced – often as a result of coercive interrogation techniques.
Due to a combination of lengthy … Read More »
Tickets are now on sale for the UK premiere of Deswarte’s Saints, a Mosaic Films and Storyhouse co-production. It takes place at Open City Documentary Festival on Saturday 25th June Regents Street Cinema.
Buy tickets here.
Find out more about SAINTS here.
Shattered Minds: Our Traumatic Wars
Mosaic Films are lead partner on a public engagement project about service-related mental health called Shattered Minds. At the heart of the project are a number of short animated documentaries narrated by Veterans – aimed at addressing the stereotypes, prejudice and misinformation surrounding War Trauma. Each film will be focussed on a different conflict over the past 100 years including the First World War, The Falklands and Iraq and Afghanistan. The key target audiences for the films are Veterans, their families, general health workers and service men and women – as well as the general public.
We are hopeful that these films will be a powerful tool in raising awareness around service, transition and mental health. Current partners include NHS Veterans’ Mental Health services, service charities and a UK-wide network of museums amongst many others. Mosaic Films has a strong track record … Read More »