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7th November 2012


Thornbridge Brewery has developed and produced a new beer to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Sheffield based WARP Films.  Simon Webster, Thornbridge’s Operations Director, says that the “opportunity to brew a beer to celebrate Warp’s anniversary was an honour as the team at Warp have built a great reputation for all that they do and their commitment to pioneering new work is an inspiration to us all”

Mark Herbert of WARP is delighted by the new beer and hopes that it marks a fun and different  way of celebrating their work at a number of events including a great party night on the 17th November at Magna.

The beer, called WARP, is a 4.5% English Pale Ale that uses a number of English hops including First Gold, Bramling Cross and Whitbread Golding Variety and all English malts.  Rob Lovatt, Thornbridge Head Brewer, says “the beer is a great showcase for English fruity hops at their best. It is complemented by a slight sweetness but carries a long, dry bitter finish.


The cask beer will be on sale from the 1st November and available at pubs across Sheffield.



Warp Films retrospective – 2-9th November, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

Dead Man’s Shoes Live Re-score – 17th November, Magna, Sheffield

Warp Films celebrates 10 years of pioneering cinema with an exclusive large-scale screening of Dead Man’s Shoes, re-scored live by Gavin Clark (Clayhill, UNKLE), Joel Cadbury (UNKLE, South), Ali Friend (Clayhill), Jah Wobble, Marc Layton-Bennett, James Griffith (UNKLE) & Helen Boulding.

Followed by DJs Andrew Weatherall, Tom Ravenscroft and Pablo Clements. Plus All-Night Warp Films Cinema, Seven by 7 DJ sets from Shane Meadows, Vicky McClure, Justin Kurzel and more.

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A special range of limited edition WarpFilms10 merchandise will be released through, including a very special WarpFilms10 book, chronicling 10 years of films with never before seen material. There will also be a reprint of the acclaimed Dead Man’s Shoes graphic novel, T-Shirts, film downloads and more.




Warp Films was established by Warp Records’ founding partners, Rob Mitchell and Steve Beckett and is run by Mark Herbert & Robin Gutch. The first film, shot in 2002, was Chris Morris’ BAFTA winning short My Wrongs #8245-8249 & 117. Soon after, Warp Films’ debut feature Dead Man’s Shoes was released to critical acclaim, awards included the Hitchcock D’or (Dinard Festival) and the Southbank award for Best Film. Warp Films expanded in 2004 with Warp X, the low budget digital ‘studio’ backed by Film4, UK Film Council, Optimum Releasing, Screen Yorkshire and EM Media. A number of projects were created under the new label, including A Complete History of My Sexual Failures, Donkey Punch, Hush, Bunny & the Bull, She a Chinese and All Tomorrow’s Parties. The company’s breakthrough came in 2007 with Shane Meadows’ This Is England which won a flurry of awards including Best Film at the British Independent Films Awards, the Special Jury Prize at Rome Film Festival and Best British Film at the BAFTAs. At the same ceremony Paddy Considine’s Dog Altogether won the best short film BAFTA. Also released in 2007 was Grow Your Own, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This Is England was such a success that in 2010 and 2011, Warp Films broke through into television with the sequels This Is England ’86 &’88 for Channel 4.

In the last five years the company has gone from strength to strength, other films to receive awards and critical acclaim include Chris Morris’ debut feature Four Lions, which won the ‘Outstanding Debut’ BAFTA award, Richard Ayoade’s debut feature Submarine (BIFA for Best Screenplay), the 2011 Warp X productions Kill List, written and directed by Ben Wheatley, Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur (BAFTA for Outstanding Debut) and from Warp Films Australia, Justin Kurzel’s Snowtown (4 Australian Academy Awards).

In 2012 Warp Films produced three 30-minute television dramas for the Sky Arts Playhouse Presents season; The Minor Character (written by Will Self and starring David Tennant), The Snipist (directed by Matthew Holness) and Care (starring Gina McKee). A new comedy series The Midnight Beast, recently aired on E4 and Peter Strickland’s highly acclaimed Berberian Sound Studio has just been released in cinemas in the UK. Warp Films currently have two films in production: Paul Wright’s Seaside Stories and Shane’s Meadow’s contemporary documentary about the reformed The Stone Roses. Upcoming projects include Southcliffe, directed by Sean Durkin &written by Tony Grisoni and produced for Channel 4, and Jim Hosking’s ‘Privado’ for Channel 4 comedy.


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