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November 2013

20th November. Today we are recovering from watching our first documentary (done back in 2011) Uspomene 677 on Al Jazeera Balkans, showing simultaneously in 6 former Yugoslav counties: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia. All sorts of people ringing to congratulate, to ask information, to cry and share the feelings. For us, this is […]

October 2013

28th October. If you find that you can’t get enough movie magic for your appetite then check out the latest trailer from a film we exec-produced at the beginning of the year…when everyone else was wrapped up all cozy and warm! “He Who Dares” is an action thriller where ‘Die Hard’ Meets ‘The Raid’! The […]

September 2013

September started in Italy with Mirko going to film and take photographs at a Communication Workshop by our friends @Psicodizione. He used the opportunity to get some more dynamic filming done to include in the documentary we made with them ‘My Words and I‘: never stop working! Never too late go get more brilliant material […]

July-August 2013

The big news for the summer months is the finishing of the shooting of ‘Fishermen’s conversation‘. After a three part shoot over more than a year, our presence on the lovely island of Hvar has come to an end. We have come to know this place and its people like very few other places in […]

June 2013

Feature films Life. With regards to our feature film ‘The Habit of Beauty’, I read once that one of the biggest sources of anxiety and frustration in one’s career is to focus only on where you need to go, instead of looking back and seeing how far you’ve gone. After spending so long on the […]

May 2013

Docs life. Ordinary heroes is our first Doc series. 5 x 30’ documentaries about exceptional stories shot all around Bosnia. It was again a partnership with PCRC and our Bosnian sister Velma Saric. Shooting like this, discovering new worlds, telling meaningful stories with incredible people and complete trust of the commissioners is what film-making should […]

March-April 2013

This month, Rebecca has been editing the first cut of the ‘Fisherman’s Conversations’ feature documentary, directed by Chiara Bove Makiedo. Work on it is going well and we are receiving positive feedback. We are currently working on a website, which will be launched in the nearby future, be sure to look out for that. We […]

January-February 2013

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back! Work has begun for the Italian casting of our film ‘The Habit of Beauty’. It has been going very well so far and we look forward to being able to update you more about this in the upcoming future. We have been at the Berlinale Film Festival EFM this […]

December 2012

This month we have just come back from the shoot of ‘Fishermen and fishermen conversations’, shot in Hvar, Croatia. It was a fantastic experience and we got some pretty amazing footage. Quite a location it was, and the locals made us feel very welcome. We wish all projects were like this and are now looking […]

November 2012

There has also been new progress with our sales agent Journeyman Pictures who are looking towards international sales for Uspomene 677. We have now closed another two territories, Denmark (DR2) and Belgium (ACHT Viewcom). Thank you Mirko for the persistence and Edward Caffreys for closing these deals. We are also under discussion with Rai3. At […]

October 2012

Following the release of our first feature film as producers The Knot earlier this month, we’d like to thank you all for the huge amount of support. This has been our first film to go on general release in cinemas via Universal Pictures, an achievement that we are all very proud of. It was a […]

September 2012 special

Dear friends and supporters. Here is our new website. It includes a radical new design that suits our work better and all the project we worked on since we started 3 years ago. We are very proud of it and we look forward to hearing what you guys think. Let us have some feedback (info@pinch-media.com). […]

September 2012

We filmed the short ‘A New Friend’ for Rhoda Montemayor and Louise Dylan, which they produced. Mirko directed and Enrico executive produced. We fell in love with the script immediately. The short features two small children, a girl aged six, and a boy aged ninc, who were brilliant to work with! Filming was located in […]

August 2012

This month we have done a few projects abroad and in the UK, whilst also focusing on the marketing of The Knot. Mirko completed a 45 min documentary of the German Triathlon event in Osteemam. He also completed a 1 week shoot in Croatia filming the first part of a documentary about fisherman, focusing on […]

July 2012

This has been an absolutely mad period for us, as predicted. We completed the poster, cards and website for our documentary ‘My Words and I’ and attended its Italian cinema premieres in Turin and Rome. It was a very emotional affair as the screening in Turin saw several hundred people attend, and an enthusiastic audience […]

June 2012

Just because we didn’t have enough on and we don’t deserve holidays yet, we were also asked to do another web series for ‘Beat Girl’ called the DJ series. Louise playing Heather talking about some of the most famous DJs. Well this content went crazy all over the internet with some episodes reaching 70,000 hits! […]

May 2012

This month, everything that was planned (and more) all happened all at once. We shot, developed and edited a lot, so get ready for a real handful of a blog! We filmed the feature film ‘Beat Girl’ in London for beActive. It was a very intense four days with an Irish crew coming to London. […]

April 2012

We are near to the completion of the poster and website design for our other documentary ‘My Words and I’, and very much looking forward to the Italian cinema premiere in June. The link is www.mywordsandi.com We are at the last stages of our next feature film ‘The Habit of Beauty’. After almost a year […]

March 2012

So far, a very busy month at Pinch Media! We are very close to finalizing an agreement with our documentary sales agent JOURNEYMAN PICTURES, with regards to them taking over our beloved ‘Uspomene 677’. We are very excited by the progress and hope to be closing soon. The documentary will then be available on their […]

February 2012 Special

I read the campaign about the film ‘Drive’, and about how it deserved an Oscar nomination. And I was a part of that campaign. But now, after experiencing this film in Bosnia Herzegovina, in Sarajevo, 40 minutes from Italy, my own country, I feel like screaming another truth. I don’t say this lightly, but tonight, […]

February 2012

Mirko heads off to Bosnia again for a week, to show ‘Uspomene 677‘ to all its Bosnian protagonists for the first time. The praise is universal and the feedback is occasionally, very moving. This is what makes such a hard project worth making. We look forward to going back to Bosnia for an official tour […]

January 2012

This month was fully dedicated to editing Psicodizione and we reached a first cut by the end of December. It was also time to do the end of year accounts and realise what an amazing year 2011 was for Pinch Media. One feature film as a Producer, due to be released in 2012 and two […]

December 2011

As always happens, when you are really busy, unexpected work always seem to arrive. But we don’t complain of course. It was in fact an honour to receive a call from the prestigious branding agency Future Brand, part of the McCann Group. We worked on a 3′ video for the launch of a prestigious brand […]

November 2011

After the screening we went back to travelling and driving once again to Italy for the second part of the stuttering school documentary, aka Psicodizione. The shoot this time took us through the whole of northern and central Italy filming in Senigallia, Milan, Turin, Belluno, Bologna, Cesena and two trips to southern Italy to Puglia. […]

October 2011

Our Bosnia documentary ‘Uspomene 677‘ gets its UK cinema release on 31st September 2011 at Raindance Film Festival. It was a packed West End Cinema debut and we had a follow up screening the following day. It was a very emotional day for Mirko and the whole team who worked so hard on this project. […]

September 2011

The latest poster for ‘Uspomene 677’ has been released. We can announce Noel Clarke as an Executive Producer on the film. ‘Upsomene 677’ has been nominated for ‘Best Micro-budget Feature’ at Raindance 2011. ‘Uspomene 677’ is in the official selection at Raindance Film Festival 2011. Mirko and Enrico headed to Bologna (Italy) for a two-week shoot, first part […]

August 2011

Pinch Media has been commissioned for a new documentary. It’s about an Italian communication therapy company ‘Psicodizione’, specialised in stammer treatment and speech therapy. It’s our biggest commission yet, a job taking about four months to complete. We look forward to start working with owners Chiara Comastri and Alberto Demestri. We have completed the shoot […]

July 2011

Our director Mirko, starts his fourth trip to Bosnia for a conference about reconciliation in Bosnia Herzegovina organised by The Post Conflict Research Center, PCRC. He will be filming the conference and complete the filming of ‘Uspomene 677‘. We completed a shoot for the hairdressing company, Charles Worthington via Pz Cussons.

June 2011

One month of full-on work editing our feature doc ‘Uspomene 677’. 80 hours of footage to organise. A titanic job, Pinch Media strikes a strategic alliance for corporate work with social enterprise Exposure. See our new page on www.exposure.org.uk We are attending Sheffield Docfest 2011. Lots of vey good contacts to meet for completing ‘Uspomene 677’. Our latest […]

May 2011

Ratko Mladic, one of the last big criminals of the Bosnian War has been arrested in Serbia. It is an incredible development of our documentary. Our director Mirko decides to fly to Bosnia Herzogovina the same day. It’s a risky, but an inevitable decision. We could get some amazing stories. As it happens, we did. […]

April 2011

It’s a wrap on the shoot for ‘The Knot’; on time and on budget. Our first feature is in the can (ok, well in the memory cards). It’s an amazing feeling to wrap your first feature film on time and, for what I can see, on budget. I had been waiting for this moment for […]

March 2011

We start principal photography on our first feature film ‘The Knot’ on the 28th March. The film was directed by Jesse Lawrence and stars Noel Clarke, Mena Suvari, Talulah Riley and Matthew McNulty. Our director Mirko is back from his second trip to Bosnia with a lot more footage. We are looking forward to going […]

February 2011

We start prep on our first feature film as producers, ‘The Knot’ a romantic comedy financed via private equity and to be distributed by Exile Media Group. We are commissioned six videos to complete during London fashion week. This is the first project we will shoot while Mirko is away in Bosnia. Bring on a […]

January 2011

Our director Mirko flies away to Bosnia. Officially. It’s an emotional farewell as we were planning to go together but work on the feature film just prevents me from going as well. It will be a life changing experience for Mirko. Early footage and stills look amazing. Keep in touch on ‘Uspomene 677’ website. We […]

December 2010

We completed the virals for leading bar operator Novus Leisure (running Tiger Tiger bar and many others) (running Tiger Tiger Bar and many other). Virals are written and directed by Pinch Media. Co-produced with Junior from New Treatment. We eventually delivered on our Unilever project for 1HQ. Almost four months of work and several versions […]

November 2010

We have just recently completed our short ‘Together’ for the competition ‘Digital Revolutions’ for Sheffield Doc Fest. We have been selected as the Top 5 Finalists. The film shot in London and Italy on Canon 5D was a very heartfelt piece that is getting a lot of attention online. We hope at least to be […]

October 2010

We had the pleasure of filming Matthew Williamson latest show as part of London Fashion Week. We went to Battersea Power Station where an impromptu stage and exclusive marquee was built for the occasion, with a mainly white colour palette. We had full access to full backstage as well as the catwalk and the ensuing video […]

September 2010

Our next project is a ‘Sinual Shapes’ style series of videos for Ftape.com, led by Creative Director (and Sinual Shapes creator) Michele Bonechi Ftape is the world’s largest online Creative Directory for the fashion industry. The label will publish a series of web documentaries featuring leading figures of the beauty and fashion industry. The first […]

August 2010

It has been an eventful few months where the studio has started collaborating with some of the top advertising and branding agencies in the UK, including TBWA Manchester, 1HQ and PZ Cussons. We have also worked with some very well known clients including live action and animation projects for Unilever, Tate Modern, Roland, SEG International […]