Future Artists Video On Demand ‘Art with attitude’

December 6th, 2012 by Asha

We are pleased to announce that in the Spring of 2013 : the word is out that!!!!

Future Artists will be launching its own ‘video on demand’ platform, a space that will allow you to access film, tv and video content that pushes the boundaries, deviates from the norm, challenges accepted view points and champions what we like to call ‘Art with Attitude’ –

This will be a big step for us into the unknown, and so it would be great to hear your views :  our dream is for this niche space on the internet to be a taste maker and champion of art, culture and film that you will not find in your local art house, and you will DEFIANTLY not find in your multiplex.

We want a space to foster new talent and existing talent, which is curated by ourselves and the wider future artists community.

We want to show films that matter, and promote projects that make change…

So please, let us know your thoughts on some of the following things via TWITTER @futureartists

1) What online platforms do you use the most, where do you watch content (Films, TV, etc)

2) what do you hate about viewing stuff online? too many ads, slow conntections?

3) what sort of stuff are you looking for, but can’t find?

4) what is the best online film / documentary or web show you have seen, and why?

5) what could we do to make this channel stand out and be as big as netflix’s and Lovefilm, but for the indie’s!

6) Pricing – would you subscribe? or pay per view, or should it be free?

either tweet @futureartists or e-mail us a few answers mark.ashmore@futureartists.co.uk

Thanks’s for reading, and please enjoy a sample of what’s to come


An inspiring documentary about performance, love, hard graft and pigeon shit.

  • Genre: Documentary (Arts)
  • Runtime : 98min
  • Director: Naomi Smyth

About the film

Meet the ring master of this invisible circus Doug Francis as he leads Bristol’s anarchist circus from margins to mainstream with the motto:

‘If it’s not impossible, we’re not interested’.

The film’s 3 year span takes them from chaotic squat crew to licensed building managers with huge show budgets – via rotting garages, crumbling cathedrals and a takeover of Bristol’s ex-police HQ.

Doug collaborates with developers to use derelict space for circus spectacles and working arts spaces. Relationships in the close team reveal the gain and the pain of success, but they’re still working for free. Profit or loss?

What the critics have said

“Naomi’s film is a look at one of the most exciting stories to happen in Bristol in recent years and she was in a unique position to document Invisible Circus supremo Doug Francis and his cohorts as they let their imaginations run riot.” (Bristol Culture)

“There is one circus, The Invisible Circus, who hold all and more of the magic that comes with the old and new; from the hard graft and creativity, to the luxury/despairs of liberation. I’ve been fascinated with them since I moved to Bristol, where they’re based.” (Amelia’s Magazine)