I am honoured to be patron to the Independent Film Trust with its aim to promote the careers and projects of emerging film-makers who might otherwise have a much more difficult time bringing their work to the forefront of the industry, more so than other independent film-makers.
Actor - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Reservoir Dogs, Rob Roy, The Legend of 1900, Youth Without Youth
I think that anything that provides a source of support or provides opportunities for independent films is incredibly worthwhile. In an industry that sometimes seems like all the doors are closed, any help that can be provided to independent film-makers is great.
Development Producer - Shooting Dogs, Eastern Promises / Executive Producer - The First Grader, Shadow Dancer
The independent film sector contains very many talented people who need help to learn and advance their craft. This is what the Independent Film Trust has been set up to do.
Actor - Scum, The Proposition, Nil by Mouth, Sexy Beast, The Departed, Beowulf
With the support of the Independent Film Trust, the BIFAs and Raindance have become part of the landscape of British cinema. It's hard to believe that they were set up only a few years ago. They are three of the most important champions of independent cinema in Britain.
Director - 24 Hour Party People, A Cock and Bull Story, The Road to Guantanamo, A Mighty Heart, The Shock Doctrine
We have in the UK so many talented, established and perhaps most importantly emerging young film-makers. It is towards the latter that the Independent Film Trust is perhaps of most use. It is the independent sector on which we all need to concentrate and, therefore, I wish the IFT every possible success and I offer them my full support.
Actor - Maxwell, Poirot, The Way We Live Now, Great Expectations
Most new film-makers need support in order to develop their talent and share it with the world. The Independent Film Trust exists in order to ease that process.
Director - Scandal, Memphis Belle, Rob Roy, Shooting Dogs
Please support Raindance and help ensure the future of independent film-making in this country.
Actor - Brazil, Glengarry Glen Ross, Evita, Tomorrow Never Dies, Pirates of the Caribbean