Happy Holidays from Aconite Productions!
2014 is drawing to a close and we are taking some time to reflect and be grateful for the wonderful year it has been.
We wanted to share some thanks and best wishes with Aconite’s biggest supporters – so this one is for you!
Firstly, we’d like to thank all of our staff, crew friends and audience. Without you Aconite wouldn’t exist and an amazing year like this one would not be possible. It’s thanks to you that we’re able to continue to make films that inspire and stimulate.
We’d also like to say how much of an honour it has been to work with our directors this year. We are excited to be working with visionary AQUARELA filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky, and new friend and talented artist Marie Liden, director of Scorching Burning Bitches.
We are also delighted to have been able to share our films with people around the world, Garry Fraser’s Everybody’s Child and Wesam Mousa’s and Rana Ayoub’s 15 in Gaza.
It’s been a pleasure to work with all of you!
We must also thank the contributors who have appeared in our films – special thanks to Datuna Valishvili (The Boy From Georgia) for sharing with us another year of his extraordinary life.
We’d also like to thank all of our funding partners who made these projects possible in 2014. We’d especially like to thank Creative Scotland for their continuous support, as well as Tribeca Film Institute and Eurimage for development support.
Thank you to our co-production partners, new and old. Lowik Media have been great new co-production partners, while we’ve continued a fantastic working relationship with ma.ja.de, Louverture Films and Danish Documentary Production and the Scottish Documentary Institute.
Thanks also to Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise who made it possible for us to get the word out about Aconite Productions, and who we hope will continue to provide valuable support for our digital plans for 2015.
This year we began working with distributor, Journeyman Pictures, which we hope will be a long and collaborative working relationship.
We’d also like to say a big hello and thank you to everyone who made Aconite’s year a big success – which includes those who work so hard at the International Forums and Film Festivals we attended this year. These include world renowned festivals Tribeca Film Festival, Berlinale, Cannes, Sheffield Doc/Fest, CPH:DOX, and IDFA, and Edinburgh International Film Festival.
We were also honoured at our very own Glasgow Film Festival, which screened Everybody’s Child. Thanks also to the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival for including our work in their fantastic programme.
As a small independent company, we would never survive without the support of volunteers and family. You all know who you are! You make this all possible and we extend our deepest love and gratitude.
We wish you all the happiest of holidays and all the best for 2015!