European Premiere Approaching

Huge news for Friends, Foes & Fireworks in Malta! The film will have a special singular event screening at Spazju Kreattiv, the premiere cultural space in Valletta, Malta, on May 9th. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with directors Sarah Jayne and Ivan Malekin.

Tickets are now on sale through the cinemas website, at regular cinema prices.

Catch this award-winning, completely improvised drama exploring relationships, love, friendship, and the truths we try but fail to keep to ourselves on the big screen. Book your tickets today.

The ozzie love continues

Midway during this month we received word that Friends, Foes & Fireworks has been selected as a finalist at the Ozflix Independent Film Awards , under the category ‘Best Original Screenplay’.

This announcement has made us very happy here at NPG headquarters, as it’s the second Australian festival to recognise the film in a matter of months. As a bonus, the film is also available through the Ozflix catalogue, ready for worldwide, online streaming alongside other fantastic Australian film titles, from classics to new releases.

Alseen, who plays Summer will be representing FF& at the festival, which takes place at ACMI Melbourne on the 28th of March, and we look forward to sharing some pictures of the night.

Friends, Foes & Fireworks Educational Debut

After filming Friends, Foes & Fireworks in a single night on New Years Eve, completely improvised, co-producers/co-directors Sarah Jayne and Ivan Malekin were approached by Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle about the potential he saw in their style of filmmaking. 

Alex interviewed Ivan for Indie Film Hustle's podcast about the improvised film earlier this year and then the discussion about how NPG could take their improvised filmmaking process and share their knowledge in an education capacity transpired. 

Indie Film Hustle is all about educating and informing indie filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers about the biz. The site Alex has built is an online bible of sorts for filmmakers. Everything from interviews, courses, resources and podcasts plus much more can be found on the Indie Film Hustle website and it is a showcase of Alex's passion as well as a testament to his 20 years in the industry.

NPG teamed up with Alex to produce a video titled "How to Shoot an Improvised Feature Film in 24 Hours" through online educational site, Udemy. With Alex's assistance to launch the course after four days of shooting, plus a few months editing and a weekend in sound design, NPG are proud to say that the final product is here.

Right now you can watch 2.5 hours of talk-to-camera discussions about the entire filmmaking process - from concept to planning to filming to post to distribution - divided into 10 lessons.

NPG are thrilled that they were given the opportunity by Indie Film Hustle to share their experiences and the process they developed for improvised filmmaking while educating aspiring filmmakers. 

Click HERE to go to the Udemy site for NPG's educational video "How to Shot & Direct an Improvised Feature Film in 24 Hours".