The Lost Generation – Help us #OCCUPYMEDIA + support indie film..

July 1st, 2013

The Lost Generation – learn how to #occupymedia – support #indie #film now – host a screening online and off.

Our new friends M&C Saatchi and Endemol

May 17th, 2013

with an impressive client list building each month, including Channel 4, M&Saatchi, England football foundation and Endemol, things are looking good in east Manchester for the Future Artists media collective.

The Lost Generation lands distribution deal with UK major!

May 17th, 2013

Future Artists are proud to announce that their latest feature film, The Lost Generation, has just been picked up for UK distribution by London-based Safecracker Pictures for theatrical and DVD release this summer 2013.

Future Artists are proud to announce that their latest feature film, The Lost Generation, has just been picked up for UK distribution by London-based Safecracker Pictures for theatrical and DVD release this summer 2013.

This follows on from the success of Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal, which Future Artists released last year to sold-out audiences across the UK from Bristol to Newcastle, whilst also being in the top 100 films on Amazon this Christmas.

The Lost Generation, a debut feature film by producer/director Mark Ashmore, takes a satirical look at reality TV and to what ends the media will go to in order to boost ratings. It projects an imaginative and suspenseful string of consequences inspired by real events with a thrilling theatrical twist.


November 21st, 2012

@ Black Lion, Chapel Street, Salford, 18th – 21st dec Featuring brand new sketches such as ‘Hansel & Gretel Vs The Evil Crack Demon’… and ‘Mime Wars 2: Mime Harder!’

With stand-up by our favourite comedy sponge, PICO!


November 7th, 2012

WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists takes us inside the complex culture and roots of Anonymous. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater and then moves to Anonymous’ raucous and unruly beginnings on the website 4Chan. Through interviews with current members, some recently returned from prison, others currently awaiting trial, writers, academics and major players in various “raids,” WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists traces the collective’s evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown movement with a global reach, the most transformative civil disobedience in decades.

I’m Frank Morgan (The Play) 15th to 17th November 2012 @ Black Lion

November 7th, 2012

rank’s a hard man in a dirty old town. Loan shark and poker player, owner of the infamous Ace of Spades Night Club in Paradise Heights. He’s taken on some of the hardest of adversaries, they’ve all ended up broken…or buried. But tonight, he’s taking on his toughest opponent of all…himself.

Regional Premiere : CALL ME KUCHU : Friday Nov 2nd : Future Artists Film and Media Festival

October 16th, 2012

Future Artists Film and Media festival is a collaborative project bringing together a selection of both emerging and established entrepreneurs in the industries. We aim to explore the new ways of storytelling through film and media with those that are pushing the boundaries

Regional Premiere ‘Call Me Kuchu’
FRIDAY 3RD NOV – 7.30PM £6

In an unmarked office at the end of a dirt track, veteran activist David Kato labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus.” But David’s formidable task just became much more difficult. A new “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” proposes death for HIV-positive gay men, and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. Inspired by American evangelicals who have christened Uganda ground zero in their war on the “homosexual agenda,” the Bill awaits debate in Uganda’s Parliament. Meanwhile, local newspapers have begun outing kuchus with vicious fervor under headlines such as: “HOMO TERROR! We Name and Shame Top Gays in the City.”

David, Uganda’s first openly gay man, is one of the few who dare to publicly protest state-sanctioned homophobia. Working with an idiosyncratic clan of fellow activists, David fights Uganda’s government and tabloids in the courts, on television, and at the United Nations. Because, he insists, “if we keep on hiding, they will say we’re not here.”

Future Artists Film and Media Festival Nov 1st – Nov 4th

October 10th, 2012

Throughout the festival we will look at how technology has changed the story telling relationship with the audience. Future Artists have curated two days of workshops and screenings focused on giving you the tools, the knowledge and the confidence to become a successful indie film-maker.

Future Artists Film and Media Festival Nov 1st to Nov 4th : Power to You!

September 12th, 2012

festival focus will be on creative skills in digital cinema and new media, and aims to give over 300: 16 to 25 year olds access to industry professionals who are breaking new ground in their respective fields.

Jay and Silent Bob are ready to hang out at pop up cinema in a Salford Pub!

September 10th, 2012

The 90s Classic ‘Clerks’ directed by indie favourite Kevin Smith, will be screening at counter culture pub, the Black Lion on Chapel Street, Salford this Autumn as part of the ‘Masters of cinema’ series curated by Future Artists, the creative collective who run the arts venue at the pub.