The Full Monteverdi

Return to Oz
February 6, 2010, 2:26 am
Filed under: Broadcast

The Full Monteverdi will be back on Australian television soon. SBS will broadcast the film again on 20 February 2010 at 1pm, offering viewers a cheery way to start their Saturday afternoons.

Broadcast Review
January 5, 2009, 1:23 pm
Filed under: Broadcast, Press

The UK premiere on SkyArts prompted a new and rather nice review in the Independent on Sunday, in which the film’s realism came in for particular praise:

“John La Bouchardière’s adaptation… had a poignancy that only those who have married their childhood sweetheart and lived happily ever after would fail to recognise…  Shot in a series of unremarkable flats and streets, at restaurant tables and in toilet cubicles, with mascara, snot, baby bellies, wrinkles, receding hairlines and all the accoutrements of experience exposed, this was an exceptionally well-crafted, thoughtful film, beautifully sung and very bravely acted.”

Read the full review, here.


An unusual antidote to tinsel telly
November 24, 2008, 11:45 am
Filed under: Broadcast, General

The Full Monteverdi will receive its UK television premiere on 25th December at 20.00 on both SKYARTS 2 and SKYARTS HD. Head of Programming, Adrian Zak writes: “The Full Monteverdi was one of the first projects I was involved with here and it is one of those I am most proud of. We wanted to give it the slot it deserved.”

Given that Gramophone magazine’s critic, Richard Lawrence, recommended that viewers might “need to be in pretty good emotional shape to… survive the experience of watching it”, some may be surprised by the decision to broadcast the film on Christmas day. Director John La Bouchardiere, however, is sticking to his guns: “It will certainly be an unusual antidote to tinsel television but Christmas is about valuing relationships, so just cuddle up in front of the telly and share what’s left of the sherry.”

For full Press Release CLICK HERE

Back to Cannes
January 31, 2008, 6:18 pm
Filed under: Broadcast, screenings

Producer Greg Browning was back in Cannes this week at the MIDEM music market. There’s a dedicated area for Classical Music and Jazz broadcasting organised by the fantastic IMZ – of which Polyphonic Films in now a member.

The film was part of the Avant Premiere screenings in the Palais and the three minute extract went down well with the audience of buyers from around the globe. The next speaker even commented “wow, such fantastic music, how do I follow that!”

We will hopefully be announcing some more international acquisitions as a result of the market very shortly, and also development of some new projects from Polyphonic Films soon.

October 12, 2007, 8:37 am
Filed under: Broadcast

TFM producer Greg Browning has just spent the last few days down in Cannes at the MIPCOM conference and broadcast market. Greg spent hours trailing the “bunker” and spreading the good word about The Full Monteverdi and new projects to the international broadcast makret.

Thanks to PACT, UKTI and SW Screen for their support.

Cannes MIPCOM 07

July 1, 2007, 6:48 am
Filed under: Broadcast, Filming, Links, Post

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further scandinavian success
June 14, 2007, 5:25 pm
Filed under: Broadcast

Norwegian broadcaster NRK has acquired the rights for The Full Monteverdi just weeks after completion of the project. They will show the short series of 25′ programmes possibly starting as soon as the summer. The deal was agreed by our distributor Hazel Wright Media Ltd.

With Sweden big fans of the film already (SVT is a key co-producer) and Finland also having secured a pre-sale of the film, we now have a full compliment of Scandinavian broadcasters on board. Watch out Denmark…

May 18, 2007, 8:33 am
Filed under: Broadcast, Post

The Master

After a great few weeks of post-production at Sky we have a FINISHED film. Huge thanks to the team there; Kate, Adrian, Robbie, Ray, Roger and everyone else behind the scenes – all now fans of Monteverdi!

The good news is the film looks and sounds fabulous. The HD grading (tech jargon, sorry) and 5.1 Surround Sound adds a spectacular finishing touch to the whole project.

Information on screenings and broadcast dates coming soon.

Over and out, for now.