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Pinball London is a production company based in London, UK specialising in films and series with an author's stamp for international audiences. We have produced work with world renowned filmmakers like Emir Kusturica, Sally Potter, Guillermo Arriaga, Jim Jarmusch and a new generation of creators such as Ana Rocha, Edoardo de Angelis, Agustina Figueras, Victoria Solano and Aaron Brookner.
Founded in 2009 by Award-winning Producer and Screenwriter Paula Vaccaro the company also provides consultancy on alternative models of distribution, festival strategy, impact producing and training. Pinball London is a member of PACT. Paula Vaccaro is a member of the European Film Academy and a mentor at EWA, the European Women Audiovisual Network.
UNCLE HOWARD 2016
Director: Aaron Brookner
Screenplay: Aaron Brookner
Ex. Producer: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Howard Brookner, Aaron Brookner, John Giorno, Jim Jarmusch, Tom DiCillo, William S. Burroughs, Madonna, Brad Gooch, Darryl Pinckney, Sara Driver, Robert Wilson
Uncle Howard is an intertwining tale of past and present. New York filmmaker Howard Brookner died of AIDS in 1989, while making his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work, which captured the late 70s and early 80s cultural revolution, was buried in William S. Burroughs’ bunker for 30 years. Now in a personal journey, his nephew Aaron unearths Howard’s filmmaking legacy and the memory of everything he was.
World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
Director: Victoria Solano
Producers: Paula Vaccaro and Marco Cartolano
Cast: César Pachón, Rosa Rivas, Don Eduardo
SUMERCÉ is a choral story about land resistance. Rosita, Don Eduardo and César, are three Colombian campesinos who each in their own way are at the forefront of the fight to stop 500,000 people living in rural areas from being expelled from their territory by the government. It is the story of César Pachón whom, after leading a national peasant rebellion in 2013, had to suffer a blunt treason by political leaders. With these broken promises, Pachon embarks on the journey to becoming the first peasant governor in the history of Colombia. It is also the story of Don Eduardo, a 70 year old farmer who, without formal studies, became an authority on preservation issues. Obsessed with sharing his knowledge with neighbours, he points out the threats that lie ahead when he sees that the black stain of mining is growing closer to the lands he has defended all his life. And it is the story of Rosita, an agricultural worker and educator who began to organize her neighbours after the government declared her land as a Natural Reserve, thus forbidding her any agricultural activity and condemning her to bankruptcy. All this while mining licenses were granted in the same area. The territory they all defend: the páramo, is the place where 70% of fresh water from Colombia is born. It is also the home of thousands of peasant families who depend exclusively on the product of their lands. This film is the story of this struggle from the most intimate universe of its leaders.
ON THE MILKY ROAD 2016
Format: Feature film
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Emir Kusturica
Producers: Paula Vaccaro, Lukas Akoskin, and Alex Garcia
Cast: Monica Bellucci, Emir Kusturica
Spring in wartime. Each day a milkman crosses the frontline on a donkey, dodging bullets to bring his precious wares to the soldiers. Blessed with good fortune on his mission, loved by a beautiful villager, a peaceful future seems to await him… until the arrival of a mysterious Italian woman turns his life upside down. Thus begins a story of passionate, forbidden love that will plunge them both into a series of fantastic and dangerous adventures. They have been joined by fate, and nothing and no one seems able to stop them…
Venice 2016. Winner of the Leoncino d’Oro (Young Jury Golden Lion)
BORA BORA 2019
Format: Short film
Director: Agustina Figueras
Screenplay: Agustina Figueras
Cast: Ana Gutierrez, Mabel Pessen, Mario Moscoso
Seeking to escape her past life, Julia moves into a new building, where everything and everyone seem to plot againsther. An elderly neighbour, Rosita, presents her with a reality she is trying to avoid: motherhood, marriage or a lack thereof.
Each escape always arrives at an end and with it a decision is necessary. Can an alliance between the two women save Julia from this limbo and finally lay those ghosts of the past to rest? Or is it already too late?