SCREENPLAY DEVELOPMENT & FILM PRODUCTION
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Tom Bruggen is a professional screenwriter and film director.
Tom works with his
partners Anthony, Mark, Yasmin and Shaun from their Insurgency Films office in Hulme,
Greater Manchester, where you can contact him by telephone on
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Insurgency Films Development to Multi Million Pound International Production Company in 2016 Using -
Tom Bruggen’s Imagination:
How many times have I woken
up having nightmared precisely the film that I couldn’t give birth to
during weeks of previous ‘reality-based’ effort awake? Its like some
sick ‘impossible dream of the mind’ joke moment.
its now officially VERY EASY for me to IMAGINE these award &
audience winning films, I do every day in dreams and all night in
scripts, but still VERY DIFFICULT for me to CONSTRUCT them in the
real world rather than the unreal world of my mind, to the standards
of my IMAGINATION.
That is now the task of INSURGENCY FILMS.
I think we have higher standards than many in UK. lets capitalise that:
FILMS HAS THE HIGHEST FILM STANDARDS! But we must TRANSLATE our
imaginings into the form closest to the imagination in order to EARN
the finance to realise them ourselves, moving from SCRIPT to SCREEN via
Word from the highest
authorities in the land agree: The IMAGININGS are cool: radically real,
philosophical, hard, rebellious, cutting-edge, experimental, human.
NOW The ART DESIGN needs to commit these screenplay
works of the imagination into a SCREEN TEMPLATE, combining all the
required resources and skill that we have and that we have to gain,
into a production proposal that accurately inspires the realisation of
We have now done it all -
separately, on different projects, at varying levels of intensity and
over some time. Our dreams are good enough to be formed, and we can do
it as fluently as sculptors see and three dimensionalise, and composers
hear it and play it on the keyboard. FILM SKILL.
difference is that what they see and hear WILL translate there
and then. What we see and hear as a FILM, will take a great deal more
to TRANSLATE & REALISE.
long filming in 1988, and by 1997, with THE GRAPE TAPES, we were
learning the 90 minute curve. Hours, days, weeks, months inside the
experience of crafting a feature film. For 22 years, and over 6 further
feature length films, we have picked up the tools and on minimal
budgets learnt our CRAFT.
But not on
the scale, budget or production value of the film we imagined, always
well below the extraordinary expense of the feature films we watch,
aspire to, imagine.
We do things
differently, we have brought ourselves, maybe 200 hundred of us, to
this point, where what is way out of reach of most art school, or film
school aspirants is within our collective grasp. We can now replicate
the whole film - production process in a formative, educational sense,
for our own benefit. We look good, ready to take the next step up in
Nigel Thomas has just got his
producer credit for Cannes Palm d’Or winning wind that shakes the
barley. Warren Askew has initiated a hundred music videos and stadium
shows. In their own ways, they have shown us the path, bigger pictures,
building screenplays, casts and crews, edging into, barging into,
bigger budgets, and greater commercial success, feeding it back into
the process of garnering awards and ever greater creative freedom for
us the inspirational message is clear. As we have been training
ourselves by simulating the pressures necessary for the big job, let us
now move onto the job itself. We’ve done everything we possibly could
to IMAGINE & REPLICATE the process. We need to step up the
have WRITTEN, EDITED, REWRITTEN, REVISED & PRODUCED our scripts on
tiny budgets. Each time we have mastered the intellectual and manual
skills of fabricating a feature film. But we haven’t even asked for the
kind of money that will give us the genuine PRODUCTION VALUES of the
I believe that
INSURGENCY is now experienced enough to handle a big budget and
push our own PRODUCER, SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER, EDITOR,
STARS & CREW into a major production process.
INSURGENCY can CONSTRUCT our IMAGININGS.
have only a few more steps to take down the production process to claim
the budget: some of the jobs that have to be done are not within our
skill set yet. We need to storyboard so our BIG PRODUCERS can visualise
on our behalf with the financiers.