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UK: October Films

October Films
April 1, 2006

October Films
London, UK
www.octoberfilms.co.uk

This London-based production company isn’t afraid to capture the grittier side of life. Witness films like The Beslan Siege (2005), which returns to Beslan’s School No. 1 to hear survivors’ opinions of why the siege ended so horribly; or She Stole My Fetus (2005) the story of two women who stole a pregnant woman’s unborn child through forced C-section. But the company does lighten up once in a while – it has produced shows about comedians and ghost hunting. Founded in 1989, October Films has produced 300 hours of programming and won 70 international awards – not a half-bad ratio.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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