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Midnight Of My Life - upcoming screenings 2016

Midnight will be shown at the following festivals and events:


> Opening Gala of the Southend-On-Sea Film Festival, 26.05.2016: http://www.southendfilmfestival.com/

> Small Faces Convention, 11.06.2016: http://www.wappingwharf.com/


> Moston Small Cinema, Manchester, 16.07.2016:
A great Mod Film&Music event featuring Midnight Of My Life, Nina Gerstenberger’s documentary We Are The Mods and a live set by Nina&Special Guests.



Midnight Of My Life at Manchester Film Festival

Shortlisted Midnight was very well received by audiences and filmmakers alike at Manchester Film Festival, March 2016. Here’s two reviews about the film:





Midnight Of My Life -successful screenings and now available as download

In autumn 2015 the film had its official world premiere at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival http://t.co/JbEcsjJktR and was also praised at Underwire Film Festival.
Midnight Of My Live is now available to download worldwide: http://midnightofmylife.vhx.tv


















Nina Gerstenberger nominated in ‘Best Writer’ category at 2015 Under Wire Film Festival

Nina is nominated in the ‘Best Writer’ category at the 2015 Underwire Film Festival. The Dream Drafters: Best Writer Award screening takes place on 21 Nov, 11am at Hackney Attic. The Awards Ceremony takes place on 23.11, 8pm, at the same place and is open to the public.



Midnight Of My Life selected for 2015 BFI London Film Festival

Nina Gerstenberger is delighted to announce that Midnight Of My Life was selected for the official BFI London Film Festival program. It will have its world premiere on Saturday, 10th October, 9pm. Tickets will be available from 17/9 on the official LFF website. http://t.co/JbEcsjJktR 


Cast&Crew Screening of Midnight Of My Life a great success

On 07.09.15 the screening of Midnight Of My Life for cast, crew and funders took place in London. The film was very well received. The Q&A afterwards featuring Nina Gerstenberger, director Phil Davis and the star of the film, Martin Freeman, gave further insights into the filmmaking process and was equally successful. 
















Exclusive interview with Nina Gerstenberger

International Music website Kulbritania have published an insightful interview with Nina about screenwriting, music and her upcoming short film Midnight Of My Life.




Phil Davis talks about Nina’s script for Midnight Of My Life

Midnight Of My Life’s director Phil Davis was interviewed by popular American mod radio show We Are The Mods, talking about all things MOML and Nina Gerstenberger’s script. (Phil is on from 1.08 - 1.28.)




Nina live at the King’s Arms, Salford

Nina will be performing live at legendary music venue the King’s Arms in Manchester. Her documentary We Are the Mods, about the mod scene in London today, will also be screened.


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Martin Freeman confirmed as lead actor for Midnight Of My Life

The MOML team is incredibly pleased to announce that Martin Freeman is officially on board to play Steve Marriott. The upcoming short film was written by Nina Gerstenberger. Martin was the team’s number one choice for the part and they can’t think of anyone better to bring the character of Steve to life. Filming will take place in the 4th week of April 2015 in London.














Nina Gerstenberger interview&performance on ALL FM, Manchester

Nina Gerstenberger was invited to perform a few of her songs and a Small Faces cover on the popular radio show Psonic Psunday on Manchester’s ALL FM. Nina was also interviewed about her screenplay for upcoming Steve Marriott short film Midnight Of My Life and the filmmaking process.





Good Foxy - new live music video

Live Forever Productions was delighted to produce a live music video for Good Foxy - a super talented young band from the North-West of England, on the brink of stardom. They are currently recording their long awaited debut album. 




Midnight Of My Life - Martin Freeman attached to play Steve Marriott

The film’s production team announced that subject to the actor’s other commitments, they are delighted to say that acclaimed British actor Martin Freeman is attached to play Steve Marriott.



Midnight Of My Life- Crowdfunding target reached!

On Sunday 04.01.2015 the target of £12 000 pound of the crowdfunding campaign was achieved, with 7 more days of the campaign left. This amazing result ensures the film will be produced. The final result of the campaign is a sum of over £15 500, which means the film was 130% funded.




Midnight Of My Life- Nina's blog about the writing process

Midnight's scriptwriter Nina Gerstenberger explains in a blog how the film came about and the inspirations behind the writing process.





Midnight Of My Life - Festive Launch

On Monday 15.12.2014 the Production team, fans of Steve and supporters of the film met for a festive Q&A session in central London. The evening featured Mod experts John Hellier, Paolo Hewitt, Richard Weight and the film’s director Phil Davis who were discussing all things Steve Marriott and why this film will be a fitting tribute to his great talent.














Midnight Of My Life - a Short Film about Steve Marriott


Nina Gerstenberger has written a short film script about one of the most influential musicians of all time and icon of the British music scene – Steve Marriott. Highly respected and critically acclaimed actor of over 40 films going back to 1979’s Quadrophenia, Phil Davis will direct Midnight Of My Life

Phil says of the script “It's a short film with a simple story but it's a great story and it's important. Being in the music business isn't all about success and celebrity. Steve was a brilliant songwriter, mean guitarist and had one of the all time great rock and roll voices. This little film is a fitting tribute to him and all the other talents who fell from grace but carried on playing because they loved it.”

The production team will launch a crowd-funding campaign on 01.12.2014 to raise the budget to make the film. More information about the production and on how to support it can be found here:







NON-LEAGUE DAY - 06.09. 2014







Live Forever Productions’ Nina Gerstenberger is actively supporting Non-League Day 2014 as the initiative’s local representative for Manchester:


The aim is to support grassroots football and local clubs. Always scheduled to coincide with an international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

Nina is helping to organise this important event at her local club Stalybridge Celtic FC which she has been supporting since relocating to Manchester in 2013: http://www.stalybridgeceltic.co.uk/newspopup.php?item=1735




LATEST VIDEO: Stalybridge Whit Friday- Brass Band Contest 2014


Live Forever Productions has produced a short film about the traditional Brass Band contest held on Whit Friday every year in the beautiful town of Stalybridge, North-West England (alongside other towns in Tameside, Greater Manchester). It includes superb performances by several bands as well as the full performance by the winning band of the contest, Fodens. This has been the company's first project since relocating from London to Manchester a few months ago.





HRBFC Promo receives Special Mention at Twickenham Alive Film Festival

Live Forever Productions' promotional video for Hampton and Richmond Borough FC was selected from over 100 submissions to gain a Special Mention at the 2013 Twickenham Alive Film Festival.
http://www.twickenhamfilmfestival.com/film_the_beavers.html



Feature about LFP in the Hampton Guide

The Hampton Guide magazine dedicated a whole page to Live Forever Productions in its Spring/ Summer 2013 issue. 






















The whole guide can be viewed here:




New Video- Fundraising concert for HRBFC

A short video clip highlighting the superb music performed at the recent fundraising concert for Hampton and Richmond Borough FC.



Fundraising concert for HRBFC a great success

Nina Gerstenberger of Live Forever Productions co-organised a fund-raising concert for Non League club Hampton and Richmond Borough FC alongside community music project Orquesta Sin Fronteras. The concert on 13.10.2012 was very well attended and raised a significant amount for the club.

A short video clip of the event will follow soon.



















New Video- Teddington celebrates the Olympic Road Race

In July 2012 London suburb Teddington celebrated the Olympic Road Race in style. Thousands turned the streets into one big party and the Teddington Business Community hosted a special Fitness Trail. 


NEW PRODUCTION: Promo video for Hampton and Richmond Borough FC

A short promotional video, introducing the footballing family of HRBFC.


Charity Concert for Hampton and Richmond Borough FC

Nina Gerstenberger is co-organising a charity concert alongside community music project Orquesta Sin Fronteras for Non-League football club HRBFC. Live Forever Productions will be filming the event on 13. October 2012. Please come along to support this great cause!
http://www.facebook.com/OrquestaSinFronterasCharityConcert



























NEW PRODUCTION- Short documentary about The Craven Braves

A short fly-on-the-wall documentary about the excellent upcoming band The Craven Braves from London who are putting guitar driven music back on the map.  


We Are The Mods Screening at independent Cinema in South-West Germany
On 21.12.11 We Are The Mods was screened at the small, independent cinema, the Werkstatt-Kino, in Reutlingen, South-West Germany. The film was very well received and introduced the Mod Scene to a captivated audience.












































NEW PRODUCTION:  PANDORA'S BOX PROMO
Live Forever has produced a short promo for the brilliant music and poetry event Pandora's Box, hosted by the Something Girls Club that is supporting female artists.


NEW PRODUCTION: WE ARE THE PEOPLE!
The English language version of 'Befluegelter Protest', a short documentary about independent internet channel fluegel.tv, is now online:




Nina's Blog

Nina Gerstenberger has set up her own blog 'It's A Wonderful Life': http://ninaantonia.blogspot.com/ Her first blog is about director, producer and screenwriter John Hughes.



NEW PRODUCTION: Short Documentary about Germany's Flügel TV

Live Forever Productions has produced a short documentary about internet TV channel Flügel TV, a groundbreaking, innovative and completely independent medium that is changing the way news and current affairs are presented to the public in Germany. (English language version coming soon).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOj_Kvh96iM



The Alley Cats Live

Live Forever has done a short clip of brilliant Dixie Land Jazz band The Alley Cats performing live in South West London.





Latest Orquesta Sin Fronteras concerts a great success













In March 2011 community music project Orquesta Sin Fronteras, which Live Forever Productions is supporting and collaborating with, hosted an evening of musical diversity at Hampton & Richmond Borough FC in aid of its Supporters Trust. Renown international musicians were performing World Music, Classical, Folk, Rock and Fusion. In the presence of Business Secretary Vincent Cable and his wife, the sell-out performance was enjoyed by young and old members of the local community.  The event raised respectable funds for the Trust.


Equally successful was OSF concert at All Saints Church, Kingston in June 2011 which raised a significant sum for people in need in Kashmir. 




WE ARE THE MODS DVD launch

On the 5th of December 2010 the DVD was successfully launched and very well received at the Fiddler's Elbow, London, as part of the Modzine and Elbow Promotions 'In the City' event.































100 Club Tribute Clip

London's legendary 100 Club has been threatened with closure recently due to excessive rent increases. The clip features excellent mod band Connett who performed at the club on 18 July 2010. The footage is taken from our documentary about today's mod scene 'We Are The Mods'.



Orquesta Sin Fronteras

Live Forever Productions is pleased to announce our collaboration with internationally renown violinist Liliana Schlaen on a charitable project in South West London. Orquesta Sin Fronteras (Orchestra Without Boundaries) is a platform for all members of the community to explore music and enrich their lives. Live Forever Productions is documenting the fascinating process of the orchestra's set up on film and has committed to accompany the project long-term.


On the 14th of May 2010 the Orquesta Sin Fronteras launch concert took place at Hampton and Richmond Borough FC. Renowned artists from a wide spectrum of musical backgrounds performed in front of a large audience to promote the project.


To BEaver Or Not To BEaver available now on DVD

This fly-on-the-wall documentary tells the story of Hampton and Richmond Borough FC's most successful season of 08/09.To order the DVD please contact us or visit www.beaverstrust.co.uk



To BEaver Or Not To BEaver screened at Kicks n Flicks festival

In May, To BEaver Or Not To BEaver has been very well received at the 2010 Kicks n Flicks football film festival in London. We're looking forward to submit more football related films to the festival in the future.



Music videos

Recently we've produced various music video clips for a selection of superb up and coming independent bands from London including Regency, Karova and FC-20.