Flying high: BA graduate Callum Burn brings WWII feature Lancaster Skies to cinemas nationwide
BA Practical Filmmaking graduate Callum Burn is flying high this week with his feature film Lancaster Skies receiving a theatrical release at 40 cinemas (including Vue) up and down the country tonight (Feb 27) followed by a recorded Q&A. Further showings are also scheduled over the coming weeks – find your closest screening.
The film, which is a loving homage to the classic British war films of the 1940’s and 50’s, is being released by Kaleidoscope Entertainment, making it the second feature film they have picked up from our graduate community. For those who cannot catch the big screen release, we are excited to report that the film will receive a DVD release in May, with Kaleidoscope selling it worldwide. There will also be a big report on BBC’s The One Show this evening which we look forward to sharing with you shortly.
The film is destined to be a surefire hit with fans of the war film genre. Speaking to us about the production, Callum explained how important it was for the film to capture an authentic look and feel of the era, with scale models used for the majority of the visual effects. “The result is a film with the power to make an audience feel that they have been transported back to the art deco picture houses of the past.”
Speaking about the success of Lancaster Skies, MetFilm Director Jonny Persey says, “following a week in which our graduates have won recognition at the Oscars for their technical and creative expertise on other people’s films, this is the other side of what we train our students to be – creative entrepreneurs. I’m enormously proud of our role in Callum’s education and in making the link with Kaleidoscope. It’s what we’re all about.”