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Synopsis

A feature length documentary about the real state of the British film industry in relation to UK structures past, present and currently for the future. This film exposes the shocking truths about the UK Governments’ will to grow an indigenous British film industry, the legacy and testament of the now closed UK Film Council (UKFC), the current British Film Institute and the new Creative England.
Purely in respect of the public money spent, this film challenges the notion that art is unquantifiable, highlights the question of the ‘jobs for the boys’ culture that exists in Britain, and questions the importance of a sustainable indigenous film culture that truly reflects Britain and which can be sold all over the World.

The lack of any vertically integrated studio set up in Britain, the tax incentives for filmmakers alongside the virtual print fees are just some of the arguments put forward in this analysis, until the final revelation of why Britain does not want a film industry!

Interviews with Oscar, BAFTA and Palme d’Or winners, up and coming British film makers from the grass roots, film industry insiders, journalists and distributors, the CNC and members of Parliament all form to unveil an astonishing polemic as to why no UK Government since Prime Minister Harold Wilson has attempted to activate any real sustainable change.

With contributors such as Academy Award® winner Sir David Lean (archive), Academy Award® winner Sir Ben Kingsley, Academy Award® winner Lord David Puttnam, Sir Alan Parker, Mike Hodges, Ken Loach, Stephen Frears, Jonathan Gems, Michael Kuhn, Sir Gerald Kaufman MP, and Lord Chris Smith.

Who Killed British Cinema? was made on location in the United Kingdom and France.

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Robin Dutta & Vinod Mahindru Talk About Their Documentary That Asks WHO KILLED BRITISH CINEMA?

Britflicks Podcast host Stuart Wright talks with co-directors Robin Dutta and Vinod Mahindru about their documentary WHO KILLED BRITISH CINEMA? WHO KILLED BRITISH CINEMA? is a documentary about the real state of the British film industry in relation to UK structures past, present and currently for the future. This film exposes...

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‘Who Killed British Cinema?’ Robin Dutta & Vinod Mahindru | RAW Interview

Henry Riley managed to catch up with Robin Dutta and Vinod Mahindru who Produced and Directed the film ‘Who Killed British Cinema’. They discussed government policies, Harvey Weinstein & whether there are any British films anymore. You can buy a copy of the film or book here: https://whokilledbritishcinema.com/

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Sputnik Orbiting the World & Episode 214 RT

Who killed British cinema? Until 1970 Britain had the second biggest film industry in the world. Studios such as Rank, Associated British Picture Corporation, British Lion and Anglo-Amalgamated made and released a film almost every week of the year. Tens of thousands of British people worked in the nation’s...

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The Mother of All Talk Shows with George Galloway: Who Killed British Cinema?

George Galloway discussed Who Killed British Cinema with a variety of guests and of course got stuck in to the subject of Donald Trump. Our talkRADIO host spoke to screenwriter Jonathan Gems and directors Robin Dutta and Vinod Mahindru about the British film industry.

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Coming Soon! "Mars Attacks Memoirs" is a book of exclusive interviews with the screenwriter of Mars Attacks!
Jonathan Gems, with his wondrous and exquisite storytelling, takes us into the hidden world of filmmaking, the lives of stars on and off screen, business, politics and fun in Hollywood while working with Tim Burton. Let's peak into this mystery world together.

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