PINBALL LONDON

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Contact 

PAULA VACCARO

Producer

AARON BROOKNER

Producer

smash@pinballonline.co.uk

+44 (0) 203 475 4723

www.pinballonline.co.uk

Company Profile
 

Founded in 2009 Pinball London produces narrative and documentary features, tv series, animation and live action shorts, as well as ancillary content for non-traditional screens, and starting in 2022 video games. We love strong voices and disruptive storytellers across all genres. We have worked with established talent such as Sally Potter, Emir Kusturica, Guillermo Arriaga and with solid upcoming directors. We have launched most of our award winning international coproductions in major festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian and New York Film Festival. We are proudly connected to some of the most celebrated talent around the world and have worked with filmmakers from over 15 countries distributing our content worldwide. We are members of BAFTA and the European Film Academy. To date over, the company has won over sixty international awards including three Lions at Venice. 

 

In 2019 we achieved 50/50 gender parity in our slate and continue to support female filmmakers via mentorship programs. We pride ourselves on our European and International links.  We provide development services and consultancy around scriptwriting, rough cuts, social impact campaign strategies, and training on implicit bias, gender and production.

 

Among some of our work we can highlight LISTEN, the most awarded film at Venice film festival 2020, winner of two Lions and four independent awards. SUMERCE, a social impact documentary feature by Colombian director Victoria Solano. Or earlier work such as our executive produced film Ginger and Rosa directed by Sally Potter, UNCLE HOWARD, executive produced by Jim Jarmusch, and released at Sundance and Berlinale and to 70+ festivals worldwide. Our TV series NA MLIJECNOM PUTU (2018) by twice Palme d’Or winner Emir Kusturica, as well as the film ON THE MILKY ROAD, starring Monica Bellucci (Venice 2016; Young Jury Award Lion winner), and OUR LIFE, part of Guillermo Arriaga’s omnibus project WORDS WITH GODS (Venice premiere 2014), directed by Mira Nair, Bahman Ghobadi, Amos Gitai, Warwick Thornton, Hideo Nakata, Hector Babenco, Alex de la Iglesia and Arriaga himself.

 

We support EPC’s Green and Gender Charters and are members of BAFTA, PACT, Creative Industries Federation UK, DPA (Documentary Producers Alliance), DAE (Documentary Association of Europe), and the European Film Academy.

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Paula Vaccaro

Company Director

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Aaron Brookner

Company Director

Company Highlights

LISTEN  2020

Genre:               Drama

Director:           Ana Rocha

Screenplay:      Ana Rocha, Paula Vaccaro and Aaron Brookner

Cast:                 Lúcia Moniz, Sophia Myles and Maisie Sly

 

In the outskirts of London, Bela and Jota face serious difficulties when the local social services raise suspicions about the safety of their three children. The deafness of their 7-year-old daughter unleashes an endless process that seems to be get more complicated over time. Listen portrays the exhausting battle of these parents to keep their family together after a potentially irreversible mistake.

 

Orizzonti Venice Film Festival 2020 - Lion of the Future (Best Debut Film), and Lion Orizzonti Jury Award.

SUMERCÉ  2019

Genre:             Documentary

Director:          Victoria Solano

Producers:       Paula Vaccaro and Marco Cartolano

Cast:                 César Pachón, Rosa Rivas, Don Eduardo

 

SUMERCÉ follows agricultural educator Rosita, veteran activist Don Eduardo, and rising political leader Cesar Pachón as they fight their government's decision to allow mining companies to carve up their birthright in rural Colombia. They hold a battle for the future security of over twelve million Colombian campesinos and the country's access to fresh water.

Sheffield doc/fest

UNCLE HOWARD  2016

Genre:             Documentary

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

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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)