Drinks with Actors and Filmmakers – Non-Multiplex Cinema Meet-up

Details of the upcoming…
Non-Multiplex Cinema Meet-up:

Date: Tuesday 7th February, 2017
Tiime: 17:30-1930

The Actors Centre
1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP, UK (map)

The Actors Centre is a favourite venue of ours; It has a great atmosphere, quiet (can hear yourself speak) and we’re holding our event next to their bar.
Bring business cards, CVs, your tablet etc. or just come as you are. Opportunity to meet new people from the film industry to collaborate with or meet old acquaintances while having a great evening.

Photos by www.sundeepsitara.co.uk from a previous Non-Multiplex Cinema event

Like to come for free? Simply email your name to:

Feel free to make a small donation to the charity we support, Mind; who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. I’ve set-up a JustGiving page here.

Julian Bushell
(Founder of Non-Multiplex Cinema)

De Palma

De Palma
Wed 28th September 7.30pm @ ICA, London

Brian de Palma made so many great films Snake Eyes, Carlito’s Way, The Untouchables, Scarface, Blow Out, Carrie and the list goes on.

Come join us at the ICA bar from an hour before the screening. We’ll have fun chatting over a few drinks for sure.

De Palma is an illuminating documentary that concentrates on his work, disarmingly acknowledging his Hitchcockian influences with clips from Obsession and other films. While De Palma admits that happenstance is what largely governs his and indeed most directors’ work—Baumbach and Paltrow being cases in point—some of his juicier observations here concern the actors he’s worked with: Orson Welles forgetting his lines, Cliff Robertson’s perma-tanned arrogance, Sean Penn tormenting Michael J. Fox, and his great discovery, Robert de Niro, conniving to bump up his fee. Riveting from start to finish.

De Palma poster

Check out the UK trailer here.

Want to join us? To sign up for this screening and a link to purchase cinema ticket(s) online, please visit our Meetup page here.

Films in the City – Short films screening

Films in the City
Thurs 13th October 7pm, London

Non-Multiplex Cinema’s screening event of the highest quality short films with an Audience Award for Best Film on the Night. Announcing the line-up for the evening screening:

Echo Screen

Echo Screen

A probational experiment forces its newest chosen convict to confront the horror of her crime in order to win her freedom.

Director Dan Tonkin

After You

After You

When a man holds a door open for a woman, that’s just being polite. But when he insists she goes first, maybe that’s different…

Director James Hughes

The Stomach

The Stomach

Frank’s had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, in this world and the next, have plans of their own. Part body horror, part crime thriller, part ghost story, The Stomach is a unique tale of Supernatural Noir.

Director Ben Steiner


If I Can Dream

A peculiar journey following the artist Dmitri Galitzine as he chases his dream of being the best Elvis Tribute Artist in Europe.

Director Mattia Reiniger



Pastry is a short film about a ‘sweet’ seduction. It is a light-hearted but meaningful look at how women perceive their body weight or shape in relation to others. Our fairy-tale starts when Caroline, a business woman in her early thirties, allows her desire for a doughnut to win over her months of dieting. But the first doughnut leads to a doomed diet, and so much more.

Director Eduardo Barreto

Leaving Home

Leaving Home

Residents of a retirement home take over the warden’s office to protest their eviction. Dark secrets are revealed in this emotional story.

Director Julian Bushell – this film is out of competition

Many of the filmmakers will be available for a Q&A.

The above shows some of the fantastic films and projects that will be showcased on the night on the big screen at a lovely posh auditorium, leather seats, dedicated projector room at the

Deloitte Auditorium, 2 New Street Square, EC4A 3BZ (map)

A past Films in the City event

The auditorium breaks out into the foyer where we will be having chilled drinks. Plenty of opportunities to meet other filmmakers, actors and film lovers.

This event supports the charties Alzheimer’s Society.

It’s going to be a memorable evening, don’t miss out.

Want to attend? Full price is £7.50, Purchase your discounted ticket(s) now while it lasts:


Drinks with Filmmakers and Actors – Non-Multiplex Cinema Meet-up

Hope you’ve had the chance to have a great summer holiday or break. It feels like the new season in filmmaking is upon us so why not get out there and meet other filmmakers and actors and start new projects together?

Whether you’re a writer, investor, filmmaker, actor, producer, crew, SFX, VFX, post production or anyone connected with making films, all invited.

This is a wonderful networking event, the venue has a nice atmosphere and we have our own bar to ourselves.

Come join us at Non-Multiplex Cinema Meet-up @ Planet Hollywood, London on Thursday 1st September 2016 from 6.30pm.


Planet Hollywood London
57-60 Haymarket


Nearest Stations
Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Charring Cross.

With this gorgeous venue having plenthy of movie memorbilia, you’ll feel right at home. We have our own bar for the evening serving alcohol, soft drinks and some great cocktails. And there is a restaurant within the building if you are feeling a little bit peckish.

Feel free to bring business cards, CVs etc. Filmmaking is a collaborative process and you never know who you might meet that could make a big difference.

Full price is just £3. Book your place(s) here for a discounted price:

Any queries, email

Non-Multiplex Cinema + Post Cannes Meet-up

Want to attend an event to take you down from the chaos and mayhem of the Cannes Film Festival or didn’t go and want to attend a film industry networking event to meet exciting talent? Then Non-Multiplex Cinema Meet-up @ Planet Hollywood, London is the place to be on Tuesday 7th June 2016 from 6.30pm.


Planet Hollywood London
57-60 Haymarket


Nearest Stations
Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Charring Cross.

With this gorgeous venue having plenthy of movie memorbilia, you’ll feel right at home. We have our own bar for the evening serving alcohol, soft drinks and some great cocktails. And there is a restaurant within the building if you are feeling a little bit peckish.

Feel free to bring business cards, CVs etc. Filmmaking is a collaborative process and you never know who you might meet that could make a big difference.

Full price is £6. Book your place(s) here for a discounted price:

Films in the City – Short films screening

Thursday 23rd June @ 7.30pm, London EC4A

We think we’ve found the most amazing short films for you to watch. Here is a montage of just some of them, more to follow…

The venue is Deloitte Auditorium, 2 New Street Square, EC4A 3BZ (map)

Features leather seats, dedicated projector room, come watch the films in style. As well as the award for best short, there will be Q&As with the cast/crew from the films, networking before and after in the breakout area. Drinks and beverages served throughout the evening.

This event supports the charties Alzheimer’s Society and Prostate Cancer UK.

It’s going to be a memorable evening, don’t miss out.

Want to attend? Full price is £7.50, Purchase your discounted ticket(s) now:


The Move to Feature Films – Film Means Business panel and networking


presents the next:

panel & networking:

For those looking to make a fully funded feature

hosted by:

when: Monday 11th April 2016, 7.00pm
for 7.30pm start (9.30pm finish)


Deloitte Auditorium, 2 New Street Square, London. EC4A 3BZ

itinerary: interview and Q&A followed by

 Michael Axelgaard
Michael Axelgaard – Managing Director of Indie Capital

Michael’s background is in banking, where he managed investments and arranged financing for structured debt and equity deals at ING Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He also produced and managed the fundraise and investment realisation of the Hollow Pictures EIS, a special purpose vehicle created to finance the independent film Hollow. Hollow was nominated for a British Independent Film Award and distributed by Tribeca film, and the film generated both strong investment returns and tax benefits for investors. On the back of this success, Michael is launching a new media production company called Indie Capital, which will produce a portfolio of independent films, television, and digital content. Indie Capital’s team includes producers behind Oscar-winning independent films from the UK and investment managers who have a track record of making investors money. The goal of Indie Capital is to combine a strong creative pipeline with a rigorous financial approach and to promote UK independent media content to the world.
Mike Storey

Mike Storey – Head of Marketing at Scoop Films

Mike is Head of Marketing at Scoop Films and runs mouseclix, a marketing consultancy working with filmmakers on the marketing, promotion and distribution of their films throughout the full filmmaking timeline. For Scoop’s The Beat Beneath My Feet that journey included festival premieres at Raindance (Best UK Feature nominated) and at Berlinale (Crystal Bear nominated) and 10 other festivals around the world, a self distributed UK release through Picturehouses and mid 2016 North American release. He is a passionate advocate of filmmakers working with marketeers from an early stage in order to understand their audience and to position and steer the creative process towards a commercial conclusion.

Jeremy Wooding
Jeremy Wooding – Director/Producer

Jeremy is a director with stylish storytelling and genre-bending cinematic sensibility has meant that he has been involved at the cutting edge of independent film and televison work.
Coming out of the London short film making scene of the late 90’s, his films range from vampire short SOUL PATROL (starring Sadie Frost) to British Bollywood feature film BOLLYWOOD QUEEN (starring James MacAvoy), feature film football comedy, THE MAGNIFICENT ELEVEN (starring Keith Allen and Robert Vaughn) and the western-horror feature BLOOD MOON (starring Shaun Dooley, George Blagden, Anna Skellern)Jeremy telvision work includes co-creating and directing the multi-award-winning programmes PEEP SHOW (C4), DERREN BROWN (C4) and THE RESTAURANT (BBC). His TV comedy series THE LEGEND OF DICK AND DOM (BBC) received a Childrens’ BAFTA nomination.
Andy Isaac
Andy Isaac
Managing Director of Notting Hill Movies and charity Guardians Help
After years travelling the globe working in UK and overseas on film and theatre productions in the early nineties, Andy returned to Uk to settle and started the Film Exchange, a concept of people exchanging talents to make better films. He produced eight features and over 100 shorts, often without credit, directed and wrote as well as started with Charles Thompson the Screen Nation awards and then the Notting Hill Film Festival to promote UK based filmmakers. Currently working on five features he has written and filming a series of twenty-five short films he wrote to direct with twenty-five different DoP’s for a special cinematography section of the festival and in talks to have help screen the festival around the world. All from a short film.

Organised by Julian Bushell. Hosted by:

Michael Aston
Michael Aston
– Executive Producer at EQ FilmsMichael is a professional actor, presenter and film producer with experience in films, TV, theatre, corporate videos, management training and role playing. Some of the recent feature films Michael appears in are‘Evil Never Dies / ‘The Haunting of Harry Payne;‘White Collar Hooligans3’ and ‘Reflex’. As an executive producer for EQ Films Ltd; he is currently working on a slate of exciting TV projects and feature films ‘Vampires of Hollywood’ (Malcolm McDowall , Daryl Hannah), ‘Cutter’ (Jason Flemyng). Michael enjoys his acting as much as his producing. He is multi-skilled and able to combine sound business management and commercial expertise with his artistic talent as an actor. He comes from a professional management consultancy background and having previously served in the military is a trained cavalryman, and is still a keen horseman.

Early bird discounted tickets at £12.50
each (full price £
20) for a limited period.

To Book Online go here

Films in the City – The films and the winners

I couldn’t agree more with the quote from one of our members from Non-Multiplex Cinemageors Group meetup, “Fantastic! A really great selection of films. A mix of brilliant storytelling, cool concepts and some stunning cinematography. Very impressive!”.

The evening took place on the 1st March 2016 in London, expertly hosted by Arazou Baker. Short films screened included…

Red River directed by Emma Lindley, Table Manners directed by Rebecca Manley

Surgery directed by Clemens Bros, Bouquet directed by Guen Murroni, Be Now directed by Graham Atkins-Hughes

+ Night Shift directed by Richard Higson

And the winner…

Non-Multiplex Cinema Best Film

Receiving the Non-Multiplex Cinema Award for Best Short Film director Emma Lindley and actress Nikhita Mani for “Red River”.

Until next time,

Julian Bushell
(Non-Multiplex Cinema)

Blur the line – between workshop and production

Blur the Line is an acting and filmmaking workshop that punches way beyond its weight until lines between this and a real production are blurred. We help to gather talented people together in a friendly, experimental environment to learn from each other and to produce hopefully great quality film scenes.We use a plethora of some of the best cinematic equipment and try to film at locations that suit and raise production values. Then once filming is over, the clips are edited, sound designed and graded. It’s a thrill when you get to see it back. It’s then available for your showreel or for educational purposes etc. Plus credits are available. Email Non-Multiplex Cinema's workshop email addressThe workshops are free. There is a suggested donation of £5 to attend if you are an actor or director. All proceeds go to Alzheimer’s Society. Free for crew.

Wednesday 23rd November, we had the privilege to use a green screen studio in North London for one of the most fun sessions of Blur the Line ever. The task was deceptively simple; to recreate the lighting from a scene that was shot outside on another day, in the studio.

And we had a big gun!

So a lot of the time was spent staring at frames shot previously and figuring out what lighting, flags, and reflectors could be used.

Did I say we had a big gun!

The make-up artist helped to eliminate glare and even added tracking points as there is a requirement to do a bit of face replacement as well. Plenty learnt that day!

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