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MEERKAT FILMS AT THE NEW TYNE THEATRE

25th September 2015

We're working with the wonderful bunch at The New Tyne Theatre to make an 8 min insert for BBC's Inside Out North East and Cumbria.

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MEERKAT FILMS TO CO-PRODUCE SHORT FILM "THE GUITAR"

20th June 2015

Meerkat teams up with Producer Paul Gilbert and Director Richard Beecham to co-produce the short film 'The Guitar' written by Gabbie Asher. We're thrilled to be involved!

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OPTIMA WINNER FOR "THE HEN MEN"

14th November 2014

Our film 'The Hen Men' has won a coveted Older People in the Media Awards at the British Library Thursday 13th November 2014. Run by 'Independent Age' it recognises media coverage that portrays issues around age. We're thrilled and honoured to have won this award!

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BBC COMMISSION 29MIN DOCUMENTARY "HOMECOMING"

27th October 2014

Meerkat Films has been commissioned to produce a 29min doc for BBC1 North East and Cumbria. 'Homecoming' explores the result of the 13 year conflict in Afghanistan and the often tricky return to civy street.

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MEERKAT PRODUCE SHORT FILM WITH DIRECTOR BEN REID

1st August 2014

London based director Ben Reid has teamed up with Meerkat Films to produce the short film 'Desertion'

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RTS AWARD 2014

3rd March 2014

At the glitzy event in the Hilton Hotel on Saturday 1st March, Meerkat films were awarded the 'Non Broadcast Factual' Award for 'But I'm Here for Mental Health'. We're thrilled to bits and credit must be shared with partner organisations Helix Arts and Tyneside Mind.

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'BUT I'M HERE FOR MENTAL HEALTH' TWEETED BY STEPHEN FRY

19th December 2013

After an amazing online launch, Stephen Fry has retweeted our film meaning it will be seen by thousands of people all over the world. Finger's crossed that the DWP will re-consider this controversial policy. To join the debate please tweet using the hashtag #WCA

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COMMISSIONED TO MAKE PRIMETIME REGIONAL DOCUMENTARY FOR BBC 1

21st October 2013

BBC North East and Cumbria have commissioned us to make a 30minute factual programme for BBC1. Called 'Restoring England's Heritage' it will feature presenter Chris Jackson.

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or you can find more on the

BBC Website

FILMING IN THE SPECIAL CARE BABY WARD

23st August 2013

Can't wait to get started on our short film about the work of Tiny Lives. Based in the special care baby ward at the RVI hospital Newcastle.

MEERKAT POST PRODUCTION TO TAKE ON DELIVERY OF 10 RANDOM ACTS FOR C4

15th June 2013

Northern Film and Media are working with Channel 4 to produce 10 Random Acts for broadcast later in the year. We will be production managing and delivering the films to C4. Also we'll be producing a trailer and promo.

ALLAH'S GIFT COMPLETED

23th February 2013

Despite a long, sometimes tricky editing process, Allah’s Gift is now finished and ready to enter into festivals. From the offset we wanted to deliver a striking visual experience and complex soundscape to fully capture the backdrop of human stories in the desert - it has taken some time but we believe we have achieved this aim!

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WRAP ON INDIAN FEATURE FILM 'PORICHOI'

20th December 2012

After an incredibly hectic few months, a wrap has been called on ‘Porichoi’. What began as Skype chats across continents has resulted in a finished feature that we’re all really proud of. We’re all sad to say goodbye to the Indian team but hopefully we’ll all see each other again. For now though, turkey and christmas pudding await...

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PRE PRODUCTION OF INDIAN FEATURE 'PORICHOI'

12th October 2012

Subsequent to a few successful meetings with Indian production company Moxie Group, they have decided they would like Meerkat to line produce their feature film ‘Porichoi’.

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BBC's THE SPACE FILMS LIVE AND ONLINE

9th September 2012

After a jam packed summer of filming in some unexpected locations with some dizzingly talented individuals, our films for BBC’s The Space are completed and live.

www.thespace.org

OLDER PEOPLE ADOPTING HENS DOCUMENTARY COMMISIONED

1st April 2012

After meeting with regional charity Equal Arts, they have confirmed that they would like commission Meerkat to make a documentary about their new project Hen Power.

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'THE BALL' MAKES IT ONTO THE BAFTA LONGLIST

1st April 2012

The long list is the best 15 shorts selected out of the hundreds of British Shorts considered each year. The Ball made it into the final 15, but unfortunately not into the final 3 selected for nomination. We're still super proud!

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'THE BALL' WINS THE GOLDEN PLAQUE FOR SHORT FILM

2 December 2011

At the 17th International Children's Film Festival of India, in Hyderabad our short 'The Ball' was awarded the Golden Plaque in a live televised award ceremony. The festival screened over 150 films and children from all over India attended.

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'CROSSING HELL'S MOUTH' TO BE SHOWN IN THE US

5h April 2011

Universal Sports Television, a subsidiary of NBC Universal has acquired our documentary to be shown during their adventure month in April. The channel is available in 65 million homes in the States.

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'THE BALL' WINS BEST SHORT FILM!

30th March 2011

The Ball has been selected as 'best short film' at the 2011 11mm Shortkicks Film Festival in Berlin, this accompanies the 'Special Jury Prize' that was awarded at the LA Ladyfilmmakers festival back in 2010.

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THE CAMELS THAT RACE IN PRODUCTION

7th January 2011

After a 2 month shoot in the Sharqia sands region of Oman we are half way through production of our National Geographic Doc. To be completed summer 2011, we'll be shooting the final section of the film in March 2011.

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REFLECTFILMS SHOWN AT AWARDS CEREMONY AT THE BALTIC

17th September 2010

Meerkat Films' produced the three ReflectFilms for Port of Tyne, they were shown last night at the high profile ceremony at the Baltic, Gateshead. The films are 'Rift' directed by Alex Kinsey, 'Tunnel' by Carol Lynn and 'Tyne God' by Steven Gaythorpe and all can be seen on our Watch page or the reflect-tyne website.

CROSSING HELL'S MOUTH TO BE BROADCAST ON BBC FOUR 2

August 2010

Meerkat Films' documentary 'Crossing Hell's Mouth' will be broadcast on BBC FOUR on the 3rd of August at 2200. If you miss it check it out on the iplayer.

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SWAN HUNTER CRANES ARE DEMOLISHED - A SAD DAY

4th June 2010

Meerkat filmed the demolition with a slo-mo camera and stereo sound - the end of an era.

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"THE HOMING INSTINCT" TO BE SCREENED AT THE SAGE GATESHEAD

24th March 2010

Meerkat's 'The Homing Instinct' is to feature as part of the Sage's Words and Music Festival, where it will be screened in conjunction with a new musical work that was inspired by the film called 'Homing In'.

The Sage Gateshead

MEERKAT COMPLETE PRODUCTION OF THEIR DRAMA 'THE BALL'

24th March 2010

Meerkat's first short of 2010 is a collaboration between director Katja Roberts and writer Bridget Deane. The film has a cast of children and features up-and-coming Natalie Garner, who has since acted in the BBC's 'Inspector George Gently' More info and trailer

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MEERKAT DEVELOPING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CAMEL RACING

1st December 2009

Following a successful month in the Middle East, Meerkat Films is now pursuing a documentary called 'The Camel Race', following the colourful world of camel racing and breeding in Oman, for more details see the trailer here:

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CROSSING HELL'S MOUTH BROADCAST DATE ANNOUNCED

18th September 2009

Meerkat Films' documentary 'Crossing Hell's Mouth' will be broadcast on BBC 2, Scotland - 18th October 2009 at 9pm. Viewers outside of Scotland can watch on the iplayer.

MEERKAT COMPLETE PRODUCTION OF THEIR DRAMA 'BECAUSE I LIKE YOU'

26th June 2009

Meerkat's first venture into drama, 'Because I Like you' is a 10min film funded by Northern Film and Media and the UK Film Council. The film was shot on the Red One camera and stars Daniel Frost and Sophie Wu.

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CROSSING HELL'S MOUTH TO BE BROADCAST ON BBC

26th June 2009

Meerkat Films' documentary 'Crossing Hell's Mouth' will be broadcast on BBC Scotland this year, with a possible re-run nationally in the future.

MEERKAT FILMS WILL BE CREATING A WEB TV STATION

10th January 2009

To co-inside with their 40th anniversary, the world renowned Amber Films have joined forces with Meerkat Films to create a Web TV station called SideTV.net. Alongside Amber's own films will be work from other independent filmmakers from around the country. The service will be free for all and content will change weekly. 

www.Amber-Online.com

MEERKAT FILMS SHORT LISTED FOR 4TALENT AWARD 2008

20th October 2008

Magnus Dennison and Katja Roberts have been shortlisted for the Long Documentary Category of the 4Talent Awards for 2008. The decision was made on the back of Meerkat Films' documentary 'The Homing Instinct'. The final result will be announced end of October 2008.

MEERKAT FILMS' DOCUMENTARY "THE HOMING INSTINCT TO BE SCREENED ON NATIONAL TELEVISION

20th October 2008

The Homing Instinct was completed earlier this year and has so far been screened at the Baltic, Gateshead as part of the Northern Film and Media's exhibition of the Capture films 2008. It will receive a national tv broadcast on the Community Channel next year. For more info:

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