Live! Ammunition!
Mike Newell

Live! Ammunition! Pitching Event

Date & Time:

  • Tuesday 2 October, 20:30
  • Location & Duration:

Apollo Piccadilly - 100 mins


Event Details

Have you got a great idea for a movie?

This is it! Your chance to pitch your movie idea directly to a panel of film executives. These are the people who matter. They are the people who buy scripts - they are the people who decide what will be made and what won't.
To pitch, just drop a fiver in the hat, and the floor is yours. You have two minutes to convince the panelist to read your script or make your film. They can and will gong you off if you are boring.
›› Don't read from cards. It destroys eye contact
›› Sell the sizzle, not the steak
›› Be brief, don't be boring
›› Be entertaining
Improve your pitching skills and get instant feedback. Some pitches have gone into production these include Meet The Parents(1994), 51st State (1995), Siamese Cop (1996) and White Bhaji (2001).
Book your seat quickly in order to ensure entry, last Live Ammo was completely packed - over 150 people showed up, cool!

Free to Raindance Premium Members: email to secure your seat.
Pass holders get in for free as well! Just show up at the cinema and collect your ticket (first come first served).



Charles Leach - CFA. Scalable Finance

Charles spent several years as an Equity Research Analyst at Schroders and Credit Suisse First Boston, where he obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst qualification. Since leaving banking he has been involved with a variety of early stage companies as fund raiser, investor, and strategic advisor, occasionally stepping in to FD and MD roles. He sees commerciality in film-making as a creative discipline & the route to creative freedom.



Jonnie Hurn - Producer, Writer, Actor

Jonnie is a multi-award winning producer, screenwriter and actor who prefers to reside just outside the mainstream.

He wrote, produced and starred in the festival favourite feature “Do Elephants Pray?” directed by Paul Hills, which is set for UK release in November. In 2011 he produced and stared in the Raindance Festival award winning “Monk3ys” and 2012 sees Jonnie’s third year in a row with a feature film premiering at the Raindance Film Festival, “Black Smoke Rising”.

He is one of the founding members of Disparado a confederacy of film-makers dedicated to producing and promoting truly independent films.

An avid traveller he walked the entire length of Liechtenstein in a single day and was once arrested in the Sahara desert at gunpoint.

Tim Fywell - Director

Tim Fywell is one of England's most esteemed television directors and he started his career directing episodes of Brookside. In 2003 he made his feature film directorial debut with the acclaimed and award-winning family drama I Capture the Castle. Fywell directed his first Hollywood  feature, Ice Princess, in 2005.

TV Credits include DCI Banks (ITV), Turn Of The Screw (BBC 1), The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (HBO/BBC 1), Waking The Dead (BBC 1) and Bad Blood (Carlton Productions). Tim is also a prolific stage director with work including Red Saturday (Royal Court) and No Hand Signals, which he wrote and directed for the National Theatre.






In The Spotlight
Other Events at Raindance Film Festival 2012

Raindance JuryTalks, Screenings, Workshops and more.


The Real Tuesday Weld
Errors of the Human Body
VICE presents The British Wrestler + Carribean Fashion Week
VICE presents The 4th Dimension
International Film Financing panel
Raindance Master Degree Screening
Bill Martell - Screenwriting Workshops
Documentary Case Study - Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
NYman with a Movie Camera – a film by Michael Nyman
Anatomy of a Reel: Underwater Realm
Production Design Workshop
Prime Cuts
Networking Event - Boozin 'n Schmoozin
Live! Ammunition! Pitching Event
The Reel - Content is King Panel
Collabor8te & Raindance 48-hour Film Challenge
Awards Ceremony
Bar 25
At Night I Fly
Josh Golding - Maverick Screenwriting
Death By Camera
David Reynolds Workshop
The Internet Filmmaker
Music Videos

Tickets Weekdays Before 5:00 - £5.00
All Other Times: £10.00
Book in person at the cinema
Telephone Booking: call 0871 224 0242 - but don't delay. Screenings sell out.
*The cheapest way to Raindance is with a Friends Pass

Practical Information

All screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street


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