War Above The Trenches

Release date: 2017 (UK) From the origins, the technology and the personal stories, this presenter-led two part documentary uses actuality and drama on location to reveal how Britain and France together were at the forefront of aerial combat one hundred years before their battles in the Middle East today.
War Above the Trenches is an investigation into the bitter struggle for air superiority by France and Britain against Germany on the Western Front during World War One.

Project Details

GENRE Documentary
DIRECTOR Stephen Saunders

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Equity Investments

Red Rock Entertainment works in conjunction with numerous UK film companies to raise equity for independent film projects. It focuses on those films that have already been completed or are almost complete, but require a final tranche of funding to cover the distribution costs.

Investing in films can offer generous returns. The benefits extend far beyond the sale of box-office tickets: DVD sales, licensing to TV broadcasters and online platforms, and merchandising revenue all count towards a film’s profit and can continue to generate returns for many years after its theatrical release. The chance to be part of the magic of the movie industry is another perk of many film-investment opportunities. In some cases, your investment entitles you to appear in the movie as an extra, attend film premieres and red-carpet events, and see your name appear in the credits at the end of the film.

As well as the potential for high returns, long-term earnings and a close encounter with show business, investing in the British film industry can also offer tax-relief benefits. A range of incentives is available to those who chose to invest in an SEIS or EIS film-investment scheme.

Perks & Benefits

Film Set Visits

Patience is a virtue — and never more so than on a film set. Pick your moment to approach an actor carefully: it’s never a good idea to disturb talent when they are shooting a scene, or preparing to shoot one.

So be prepared to wait for the right moment to take a picture or ask for an autograph. You will probably be assigned with a ‘runner’ from the production company, whose job it will be to look after you and let you know what’s going on.

Appearing As An Extra

Being an investor also gives you the opportunity to be cast as a background actor, or extra.

This is a performer in a film or television show who appears in a non-speaking capacity, usually in the background to the central action —as an audience member, for example, or a passer-by in the street.

Punctuality, reliability and the ability to take direction are important if you want to experience of thrill of appearing in front of the camera.

Private Screenings

Private film screenings form part of a film’s production and release cycle. To show off the film to its best advantage, special preview screenings are routinely held in low seat-count theatres offering high-quality projection and sound equipment.

These events, which are usually accompanied by food and drink, also feature commentary from the film’s producers, writers or actors. The guest list for a private screening typically includes VIP media personalities, investors, and key marketing and distribution executives.

Red Carpet Events

A red-carpet premiere is the highpoint of a film’s release.

Attended by its stars, alongside A-list celebrities, industry moguls and the media, they epitomise the Hollywood dream.

When one of our films premieres, our investors are invited to join us on the red carpet, and experience the glitz and glamour of showbiz for themselves.

Other perks and benefits include:

Your name in the credits, photos with the stars & memorabilia