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Equipment hire for Andy Mangnall in exchange for Madeira surf footage

Published Tuesday 28 February 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

In December we loaned our new Redrock Livelens adapter for the Panasonic AF-101 and a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens to Andy Mangnall for a trip to Madeira. However rather than payment for the rental, we struck a deal for footage use in the Universe Inspectors documentary for some good HD cu...

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click to play the video2 full Panasonic AF101 shooting kits supplied for filming of The Zombie King

Published Wednesday 16 November 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Our studio feels a little empty as we have just provided a full 2 camera production kit to Northern Girl Productions for the filming of The Zombie King. The production kit included 2 Panasonic AF101 cameras with Nanoflash recorders, mattboxes, follow focus and battery systems, a full comp...

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Maniac Films sponsor London Film Academy (LFA) Graduation Showcase 2011

Published Tuesday 18 October 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Here at Maniac we have always believed in giving new filmmakers and young people a chance, so we are proud to be sponsoring the London Film Academy Graduation Showcase 2011. The showcase is an annual event used to show off the work of the students, with prizes and awards given for the b...

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click to play the videoNew music video for ChetMega filmed using Maniac kit

Published Thursday 25 August 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

The new video 'Lambs to the slaughter' from ChetMega has been released online. The video was shot on a number of locations using equipment supplied by Maniac Films including the Losmandy Porta Jib & Gekko lens lite, glidetrack camera slider. You can check out the finished...

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Prime lens rental for Deranged movie in Spain

Published Tuesday 16 August 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We have just provided Madrid based EnMar Productions with a full set of Nikon prime lenses for their production of new movie Deranged. This English language thriller will be filmed entirely in Spain by a talented Spanish crew and directed by Neil Jones (Risen). This film is being sho...

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Mobile edit suite hire & editing assistance for Martin Cassini

Published Friday 8 July 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Martin Cassini's campaign for traffic system reform - Equality Streets (formerly FiT Roads) - continues. His latest project is a series of films for Cheshire East Council about the biggest shared space (no traffic lights) scheme yet seen in the UK. It's at a major junction in th...

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Stuart Brennan wins Welsh Bafta for Best Actor his role in Risen!

Published Tuesday 3 May 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

An amazing piece of news and a fantastic acheivement! Lead actor and producer Stuart Brennan has won the Bafta Cymru award for Best Actor Stuart received the award on the night from Suzanne Packer, star of BBC drama Casualty. He took a night off from filming his new film, The Reverend,...

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Stuart Brennan nominated for Welsh Bafta for his role in Risen

Published Wednesday 20 April 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Yet another great piece of news from the Risen camp! Lead actor and producer Stuart Brennan has just received a Bafta Cymru nomination for Best actor. This is the latest in a long line of positive feedback about the film of which we at Maniac Films are very proud to have worked on. T...

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Full AF101 shooting kit hire for Zombie resurrection film

Published Thursday 14 April 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

After a successful test shoot in July, Charmed Apocalypse Pictures have hired a full Panasonic AF-101 shooting kit for the filming of their new movie Zombie Resurrection. The shooting kit included a Panasonic AF101 camera with external Nanoflash recorder, shouldermount rig incuding foll...

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Risen wins 7 awards at 3 film festivals

Published Wednesday 16 February 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Wow! What a great start for Risen: The Howard Winstone Story on the festival circuit. At the Newport International Film Festival in Wales, Risen almost swept the board! The film was nominated in 6 categories and won five! These were: Best Film: 'Risen: The Howard Winstone Story'...

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Artaura Productions website for Rooftops, Chimney Pots & Seagulls goes live

Published Tuesday 8 February 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Matt Biggs from Artaura Productions has spent the last year documenting the lives of a family of seagulls that nested on a chimney opposite his home. The resulting film is called Rooftops, Chimney Pots & Seagulls. The film was shot on the Canon EOS 7D and the GoPro HD Hero, the l...

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click to play the videoWorld Premiere of Masterpiece - shot on Maniac video kit

Published Monday 7 February 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Sunday 6th February 2011, Cardiff. The stage was set for the world Premier of Masterpiece, a new film directed by Andrew Tanner and produced by Burn Hand Films. Principle filming was completed in 2010 and Maniac Films provided the kit to do it. We supplied HVX200 cameras, grip equipment, ...

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Risen gets US premiere & more screenings

Published Wednesday 12 January 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Since the World premiere of Risen: The Howard Wintsone Story in Cardiff, the director and producers have been working hard to promote the film across the world. Risen will have it's US premiere on January 21st as part of the prestigious New Jersey International Film Festival and Dir...

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