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What a Film Distributor is looking for. Tip #10

Technical directing precision

  • Follow the 180 degrees rule.
  • Do not cross the eyeline unless you know what you are doing.
  • Make your actors walk in and out of shots.
  • Make shot sizes match

For more information on these issues and more general principles on how to direct see

What a Film Distributor is looking for. Tip #8

The editing of the film draws your audience’s perception.

  • Editing is the assembly of different shots aimed at creating a coherent sequence.
  • It is an artform.
  • The film director should always take control of the film editing as his vision will only be illustrated if he can control the editing.
  • If not, the film will be a nightmare to edit and will consist of inconsistencies, jump cuts and distracting mistakes.
  • Understanding film editing from the beginning will affect and ultimately control the way you shoot scenes and move your actors

Here are more tips on how to successfully edit your film on

What a Film Distributor is looking for. Tip #6

Casting needs to be thorough and thought through.

  • This is definitely a part of filmmaking you cannot afford to get wrong.
  • It can be very frustrating but it is definitely worth the effort. 
  • Actors are supposed to breathe life into your characters.
  • Miscasting can really compromise your films success.

Find out more about casting films on

Secrets of British Film Success 

Read this! Find out why the British Film industry is booming and will continue!

Four Hours is available to buy Worldwide from our store.

You can buy it from UK, Europe (including Norway) and Internationally.

  • Four Hours was made on a budget on under £3000.
  • Director, Andre, was 19 years old Norwegian whiz kid.
  • Four Hours was filmed in 6 days.
  • Sold in Cannes Film Festival 2011.

What a Film Distributor is looking for. Tip #5

Sound is an important key

  • Poor sound is sometimes the biggest downfall of independent films.
  • You’d think the sound doesn’t play major roles in a movie but it does.
  • Some professionals claim that if the image is not great, this can be compensated by a great story line.
  • However poor sound is intolerable!
  • Sound recording should be taken extremely seriously if you want to keep an audience.

Read more about how the sound of a film can affect the way it is portrayed in a way you could never imagine on

What a Film Distributor is looking for. Tip #4

Move the camera in a planned and specific way to capture greatness
  • This is very closely related to the camerawork issue. (Discussed in Tip #3.)
  • As well as imaginative camera angles, the movement of the camera should be used a tool to further draw the audience into your story.
  • Camera movement should not be motivated by whether the actors are moving or not, it should be motivated by the actions and by the characters.

What a Film Distributor is looking for. Tip #3

Simply look through the camera and see the greatness.

  • There is brilliant camerawork and there is abysmal camera work. Make sure you are not the latter, it cripples your filmmaking from the get go.
  • Never over estimate good framing techniques.
  • It is proven that imaginative camerawork increases the connection between your brilliant story line and your engaging audience. However, if the camerawork is amateur, weak and unmotivated, your greatly structured and grafted story line is not portrayed as such.
  • Just make sure that your choices are motivated by the characters and the scene.

For more tips on camerawork visit

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What a Film Distributor is looking for. Tip #2

See the light in the beginning.

  • Lighting your film correctly and effectively automatically affects the way an audience judges your movie.
  • For example; Moody lighting and dark shadows and a light hearted comedy would not be suited. The two do not compliment one another and changes the way the audience views it.the way you light your film significantly affects how your audience perceives it. 
  • A light hearted comedy would be best suited with bright colours and flat lighting.
  • Innovative and imaginative lighting is a deal maker in successful filmmaking.

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"Serious films that have not been Box Office smashes deserve backing too!" 

British Film has been dominating the news recently. This article opposes those of the government who believe that they should only support those commercial films. Other films out there need to be recognised for their performance and their talented abilities. It is not fair to just side line those who have not been Box Office smashes for any reason. 

Denton supports those, so should Britain!


Denton Distribution support this! British films should be given the right and given all the necessities to compete with Hollywood films. We shouldn’t be giving Hollywood our films, Hollywood should be scared of our films.

In all this Hollywood is like the big tornado that sucks up everything and anything it wants. Someone needs to do something about this tornado and not let it just keep taking everything. British film have the foundation to become a fantastic industry. All we need is support and guidance.

If Four Hours was given the support from the government that it deserves, then Hollywood may have to watch out for the future of indie films which continues to rise.

Support British Film.

…and the press is loving him!

-Andre Retteal

Andre Rettedal, Director of Four Hours, has come a long way since filming on set. Sporting his sweat pants and t-shirt, the 19 year old director seemed like any old Joe Bloggs. 

Since his massive success at the Cannes Film Festival 2011, Andre has lost loads of weight and even got suited and booted :)

-Dreams can come true: It takes time, effort, dedication and belief.

Andre Rettedal sets a good example for any young person. It’s never too early to reach for the stars!

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