Screening to Take Viewers Inside British Film Industry


Contact:  Carrie Weiland

Publicist, Toska Productions

Phone:     (434) 426-3352


Date:       June 9, 2014



Independent documentary examines British film industry

New York, NY – June 9, 2014 – THE REEL BRITAIN, an independent documentary short about the British film industry, will be shown Saturday, July 12, at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, New York, at 7:00 p.m., with doors open at 6:30 p.m.  The event also features a post-film Q&A, with an opportunity to speak with the director and creative team about their experiences and insights making the film.  The evening will include a post-discussion meet and greet with the filmmakers, with light refreshments to be served.  The event is free and open to the public and press.

“This film examines the challenges faced by the British filmmakers in an increasingly global market,” said director Serpahina Gonzalez.  “We look at both the triumphs and frustrations faced by the British film industry by speaking with some of its key players—directors, producers, actors, and critics.  This film has been a real labor of love for us, and we look forward to sharing some of what we’ve learned with our audience here in New York.”

The film features the insights of numerous prominent filmmakers in the British industry, including:

Ken Loach, director (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Kes, Bread and Roses);

Lord David Puttnam, producer (The Killing Fields, The Mission, Local Hero);

Tom Hiddleston, actor (The Avengers, Midnight in Paris, Only Lovers Left Alive);

Jeremy Thomas, producer (The Last Emperor, Sexy Beast, Rabbit-Proof Fence);

Jon S. Baird, director (Cass, Filth, Babylon);

Iain Smith, producer (Children of Men, The Killing Fields, Cold Mountain);

Tony Garnett, producer (Kes, Fat Man and Little Boy);

Elliot Grove, founder, Raindance Film Festival and British Independent Film Awards


The film’s running time is approximately 35 minutes.  Attendees are encouraged to RSVP at


THE REEL BRITAIN is the debut film of Toska Productions.  The creative team includes director Seraphina Gonzalez, producer Sherie Smith, editor Lindsey Qualls, and executive producers Kate Miller, Rachael Acks, and Jess Clark.  Full cast and crew are listed at  To learn more, please visit