about wavelength pictures
Wavelength Pictures is a London based international sales and production company formed in 2007. In the international sales arena we work on behalf of producers to obtain distribution deals in all media around the world. We place films with distributors for release in cinemas, DVD and VOD and procure broadcast licences with television companies. We specialise principally in cutting-edge critically driven feature films, shorts and documentaries, that represent a distinctive artistic vision on the part of the filmmakers or the subject.
Wavelength Pictures works with many new filmmakers, and our catalogue features highly accomplished debuts such as Clio Barnard’s highly innovative documentary The Arbor and North Sea Texas the long awaited debut from Bavo Defurne. These films have received many prizes and awards during their time on the festival circuit. We also represent classic films from established filmmakers such as Korczak by Andrzej Wajda and A Year of the Quiet Sun by Krzysztof Zanussi.
Arts and culture documentaries are a significant part of our catalogue including profiles of some of the most creative minds in art (Francis Bacon and David Hockney), architecture (Oscar Niemeyer and Rem Koolhaas) literature (Guenter Grass) photography (Jock Sturges and Robert King) and film (Robert Flaherty). Political and social cultures are represented by documentaries such as The Stuart Hall Project from acclaimed filmmaker John Akomfrah.
Wavelength has a taste for the rare and unusual. We represent rare films from North Korea, quirky innovative works such as Swandown from artist and filmmaker Andrew Kotting, and films from some of the finest proponents of the art of the short film including new director Bavo Defurne and a legendary figure of the American avant-garde James Broughton.
Wavelength recently became involved in film production. Our first project Kevin Roche: Living Architecture from up and coming Irish filmmaker Mark Noonan is a portrait of the Pritzker Prize winning architect. We have several other projects in various stages of development.
“Kevin Roche: Living Architecture” receives support from the Irish Film Board
Wavelength Pictures been awarded development funding by the Irish Film Board for Kevin Roche: Living Architecture. The documentary is an examination of the life and work of one of the world’s most acclaimed international architects — Irishman Kevin Roche. Through our review of Kevin Roche’s career we will also investigate fundamental architectural issues and impacts on people’s lives. Still working at the age of 92 Kevin Roche, emigrated to the USA in 1949 and reached the top of his profession winning its most prestigious award, the Pritzker Prize, in 1982. The Irish Film Board funding has enabled director Mark Noonan to do some initial interviews with Kevin Roche and exploratory location filming in the USA.
Wavelength commences sales on “Looking For Light: Jane Bown”
Wavelength Pictures has launched its international sales campaign for Looking For Light: Jane Bown (UK, 2014, 83 mins) a moving portrait of photographer Jane Bown. During a career spanning many decades with The Observer newspaper she took unforgettable images of subjects as varied as Bjork, Samuel Beckett, Orson Welles, Jean Cocteau, The Queen and the Coen Brothers. The film was highly acclaimed on its UK theatrical release in April 2014 and is now beginning its international festival journey.
A quiet, moving portrait of Jane Bown, the longstanding Observer photographer who has taken all those iconic portraits you know, but probably didn’t know she’d taken.”
Deborah Ross, The Spectactor
“This is the best double portrait we have ever had taken” – Joel & Ethan Coen