For the last decade Sheffield based production company Warp Films have been making a name for themselves as one of the most unique, daring and consistent producers of film this country has seen for a long time. A short rundown of the calibre of films to have come from Warp, if you will: This Is England, Dead Man’s Shoes, Tyrannosaur, Submarine, Berberian Sound Studio, Four Lions. To put it simply, the best British films all seem to come out of Warp Studios.
To celebrate their 10th birthday they’re hosting a brilliant night at Magna in Sheffield this Saturday, November 17th, and we’ve got two tickets to give away. The highlight of the night is surely a live, re-scored version of Dead Man’s Shoes, Shane Meadows’s unflinching, stylish British drama starring Paddy Considine. Then the music blares out into the night, with DJ sets by Meadows himself, Kayvan Novak, Richard Hawley and Andrew Weatherhall amongst others.
In an age with no UK Film Council and our Prime Minister suggesting that the UK should make “more commercial” films, we need to celebrate companies like Warp whose artistic vision is paramount above all else, whose projects are bold, daring and intensely cinematic, paying homage to the best of British film history whilst blazing a trail for future generations. We’re lucky to be able to call them ours.
So, if you fancy winning those tickets, tweet us @sabotagetimes and we'll pick someone at random. Remember, the night kicks off at 6.15pm this Saturday in Sheffield, so if you can’t make it then, it’s probably best not to enter. But you knew that already.