Accidental Media was a production company founded by Peter Gerard in 1999. Up until 2012, we made challenging and original films that
bend genres and engage audiences. Our
films won awards at international film
festivals and have been broadcast and distributed
all over the world.
Just to Get a Rep will be featured at a special screening at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this Sunday (9pm on 7th August). Come along to Out of The Blue for this Live Film in Leith event. Director Peter Gerard will be present for discussions and to peddle DVDs.
We will be at the Festival de Cannes and Marché du Film this year between 13th-19th May. Our multi-award-winning short The Shutdown will be featured in Cannes at a special screening at Visions Sociales - Le festival de cinéma de la CCAS. Come and see The Shutdown on the 17th May at 3pm. We will be taking meetings at the MEDIA stand on the Croisette, but it’s best to email us in advance if you want to meet.
We are pleased to announce that Adam Stafford’s The Shutdown won the Grand Jury Prize for European Short Films at the European First Film Festival - Premiers Plans Festival D’Angers. The Premiers Plans festival is a new talent discovery event, only screening films by first-time directors. The Shutdown’s epic run continues with more festival, screenings, and television broadcasts to be announced soon.
The winning flavours for our crowd-sourced ice cream at Sheffield Doc/Fest were Whisky & Honey and Cookies ‘n’ Cream. Despite a small delay due to a leak in one of our hand-cranked ice cream machines, we made 2 gallons of fresh ice cream. Both flavours went down a treat to a crowd of eager festival-goers on Saturday. We had a lively discussion about DIY production and distribution, including a sneak peek at our new Distrify film marketing and distribution service..
Accidental Media filmed the Guinness World Record attempt for most simultaneous bicycle bell ringing in Bishopbriggs. Watch nearly 2,500 kids ringing their bells to the tune of “The Blue Danube”. For more info, see ED’s Cycle Co-Op.