Tuesday 1 March 2011

Life Just Is Poster winner

I have been following this competition since it was announced way back in December. Voting for the winning design has just finished and the winner has just been announced. I actually prefer a couple of the other designs on the shortlist but I wasn't one of the judges.

Soledad del Real's Winning Design

London, England, 28th February 2011 – Earlier today the makers of independent feature film Life Just Is announced Soledad del Real as the winner of their global poster design competition. Launched in December 2010, the competition invited aspiring designers and creative students to submit designs for the film's lead poster. Over 100 entries were submitted by students and graduates from 23 different institutions based in eight countries spread over four continents. Nine of the entered designs were shortlisted by a combination of a public vote run on the film's Facebook page, and the decisions of a panel of industry experts comprising Robyn Larkin (What is Bobo), Stacey Parks (Film Specific), Stuart Coles (Walt Disney Studios UK) and Justine Priestly (Really Bright Media). The ultimate winner was chosen from the shortlist by the film's writer/director Alex Barrett, producer Tom Stuart, and executive producer Christine Hartland. On the reasons behind their decision, Barrett has stated: "We were particularly impressed by the way Soledad's design managed to set up the film's three main story strands and all six of its main characters in such a simple and economic fashion."

All 104 of the entered designs are currently being collated into an e-book which will be given away for free on the film's website in due course.

For more information on both the film and the competition, please visit
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Pete, Tom, Claire and Jay are university graduates having trouble making the move into adult life. Beneath the hanging out and the daily routines simmers Pete’s desire to find a spiritual answer to life’s meaning, Jay’s desperate need not to get hurt again, and Tom and Claire’s ever increasing mutual attraction. A thoughtful character drama, Life Just Is is a film about love, death, and, most importantly of all, life itself.
Writer/Director Alex Barrett Biography: Alex Barrett is an independent filmmaker whose films collectively have been selected for over 45 international festivals, including such prestigious events as the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, and the Tribeca Film Festival. In addition, his work has enjoyed a number of non-festival screenings, including showings at the BFI Southbank and Brixham Theatre. To date his films have garnered eight awards, including 'Best Lo-Budget Film' at the London Short Film Festival and 'Stoli Emerging Filmmaker Award' at the Babelgum Online Film Festival. His work has been described by the writer and broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor as 'witty and profound'.

The Cast: The film stars JAYNE WISENER (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Inbetweeners) as Jay, JACK GORDON (Heartless, Fish Tank) as Pete, FIONA RYAN (Love You Too, The Tudors) as Claire, NATHANIEL MARTELLO-WHITE (Misfits, Law & Order) as Tom, WILL DE MEO (Hands, The Bike Thief) as David, and PAUL NICHOLLS (Faintheart, Goodbye Charlie Bright) as Bobby.

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