Previously Vice President of International Publicity at both Paramount Pictures and the global public relations firm DDA PR, I've worked on numerous international publicity campaigns for films screening at festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Toronto and Venice. Having spearheaded the worldwide tours for such films as ALI and DREAMGIRLS, I've also handled corporate public relations at markets and served as a unit publicist on the films HEAD IN THE CLOUDS, IMAGINARY HEROES and the documentary RUNNING AMERICA.
Whilst I've participated in the international tours of blockbusters such as Peter Jackson’s LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS and the DreamWorks animated hit SHREK THE THIRD, I've also worked on campaigns for projects as diverse as Ang Lee’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and Oliver Stone’s WORLD TRADE CENTER, during their respective screenings at the Venice Film Festival.
Having always held a special place in my heart for documentaries, I handled the audience favorite STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN in Toronto and the Special Jury Prize-winning THE MURDER OF EMMETT TILL in Sundance. At the Bangkok International Film Festival, as part of the media office team, I developed press conferences for the attending documentary filmmakers. I worked on the U.S. release of world-renown photographer Bruce Weber’s documentary A LETTER TO TRUE and looked after the publicity campaign for a retrospective of Weber’s documentary work, including the Academy Award-nominated LET’S GET LOST and critical favorites BROKEN NOSES and CHOP SUEY, at the ArcLight Cinema in Los Angeles. I worked with Weber again for the Dialogues screening of LET’S GET LOST at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006.
On behalf of Milena Kaneva’s documentary FREEDOM FROM FEAR (Cannes Film Festival 2008), I arranged a photo call with six exiled monks from Burma with actress and activist Jane Birkin and facilitated media coverage from around the world as the monks engaged in a march for peace throughout the streets of Cannes.
Other festival highlights include working with directors Gaspar Noe, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Larry Clark, Richard Prince, Matthew Barney, Marco Brambilla and Marina Abramovic on their controversial film DESTRICTED in Sundance and Cannes, which led to my looking after Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Palme d’Or nominated short film LOVE YOU MORE in Cannes a few years later.
Recently, I oversaw the theatrical releases in the United Kingdom for THE HUNGER GAMES, THE EXPENDABLES 2, FRIENDS WITH KIDS, THE LAST STAND, THE PAPERBOY and THE ICEMAN whilst serving as a consultant with Lionsgate UK.
Currently, I offer public relations and film festival representation to filmmakers, production and distribution companies. With knowledge and expertise in the complete life cycle of feature films – from production to festival launch and theatrical release, I happily provide clients with truly exceptional publicity support across all platforms.
Name: Mia A. Farrell
Lives in: London, England
Occupation: Unit Publicist
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Head in the Clouds
Film (Drama, Romance and War) Miscellaneous Crew HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a sweeping romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her burgeoning career as a photographer. But Guy and Mia feel impelled to join the fight against fascism, and the three friends are separated - seemingly forever. Written by Anonymous
Welcome to Hollywood
Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood. Attempts to get him noticed and placed in roles meet with failure. A guest role on "Baywatch" ends when he steps on a stingray and has to be hospitalized. The filmmaker's frustration is multiplied by the fact that the original actor (David Andriole) he had selected and who had to drop out of the project because of a studio commitment, meets success and constantly crops up in roles where the second actor is struggling for his break. Written by John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
The Five Heartbeats
Film (Drama and Music) Editorial department In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful young African American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improve, turn pro, and rise to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry with it's casual racism and greed while the personal weaknesses of the members threaten to destroy the integrity of the band. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>