Warp X

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Warp X
Production company
IndustryFilm production
United Kingdom

Warp X is a British film production company, sister to Warp Films based in Sheffield, UK with further offices in Nottingham and London.[1] The company was founded in 2005 and produces feature films.[2]


Warp X was founded in 2005 and produces feature films.[2] It is a digital film studio that produces feature films in the UK with budgets usually between £400,000 and £800,000.[2] The studio serves as a format for new film directors to create movies for the first time on a lower budget scale with less expectation for high box office revenues on their initial feature foray.[3]

The film studio began with support from organisations including Warp Films, Film4 Productions, the UK Film Council, EM Media, Screen Yorkshire and Optimum Releasing.[4] The intent of the film studio's creation was to add energy and vitality to the film industry in Britain.[5]


Year Film Director Notes
2008 A Complete History of My Sexual Failures Chris Waitt Winner, Festival Prize: Spirit of Darklight, Darklight Film Festival[6]
Donkey Punch Olly Blackburn Filmed on a £1 million budget,[7][8] over 24 days,[9][10] in South Africa[11]
2009 Bunny and the Bull Paul King Winner, Best Achievement in Production, British Independent Film Awards[12]
She, a Chinese Xiaolu Guo Winner, Golden Leopard, Locarno International Film Festival[13]
Winner, Screenplay Award, Hamburg Film Festival[14][15]
All Tomorrow's Parties All Tomorrow's People & Jonathan Caouette Covers several years of the music festival, All Tomorrow's Parties, which began in 2002[16]
Hush Mark Tonderai Nominated, Best Achievement in Production, British Independent Film Awards[17]
2011 Tyrannosaur Paddy Considine Winner, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, BAFTA[18]
Winner, The World Cinema Award for Directing: Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival[19]
Winner, Best British Independent Film, British Independent Film Awards[19]
Winner, Best Director, British Independent Film Awards[19]
Kill List Ben Wheatley Nominated, Best Achievement in Production, British Independent Film Awards[20]
Nominated, Best Director, British Independent Film Awards[20]
Winner, Best Horror, Empire Awards[21][22]
2012 Berberian Sound Studio Peter Strickland Previewed at London FrightFest Film Festival in August 2012,[23] and at the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival[24]
2013 For Those in Peril Paul Wright First feature film for director Paul Wright;[25] with debut at 2013 Cannes Film Festival[26]


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  2. ^ a b c Davies, Adam P.; Wistreich, Nicol (2007). The Film Finance Handbook. Netribution. pp. 422–423. ISBN 0955014328.
  3. ^ Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Select Committee on Communications (2010). "Ms Tessa Ross and Mr Paul Grindey". The British Film and Television Industries – Decline or Opportunity: Evidence. p. 5. ISBN 0108459306.
  4. ^ Lange, André; Newman-Baudais, Susan; Hugot, Thierry (2007). Film Distribution Companies in Europe. Stationery Office Books. p. 128. ISBN 9287160201.
  5. ^ Dutrieux, Lionel (2006). Les Clips Du Label Warp: Technologies, Automates & Chimeres (in French). University of Liège. p. 22.
  6. ^ Irish Film Finance News; Horwath Bastow Charleton (9 July 2008). "Darklight Festival Winners Announced". The Irish Film & Television Network. iftn.ie. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  7. ^ Olszewski, Tricia (13 February 2009). "Interview With Donkey Punch Director Olly Blackburn". Washington City Paper. Creative Loafing Inc. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  8. ^ Wilkinson, Amber (18 July 2008). "Giving British films some Punch". Eye for Film. eyeforfilm.co.uk. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  9. ^ Gillespie, Michael (10 November 2008). "Director Olly Blackburn talks Donkey Punch". The Skinny. Scotland. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  10. ^ Guerrasio, Jason (15 January 2008). ""Donkey Punch" co-writer-director, Olly Blackburn". Filmmaker Magazine. Independent Feature Project. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Exclusive interview with Oliver Blackburn". Total Film. Future Publishing Limited. 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  12. ^ British Independent Film Awards (2009). "Bunny and the Bull". The British Independent Film Awards. bifa.chaptermedia.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Actrice Lu Huang bezoekt expo 'Open Asia' vandaag". Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). nieuwsblad.be. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  14. ^ "She, a Chinese – Drama: Vogelfrei und lebenshungrig". Badische Zeitung (in German). badische-zeitung.de. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  15. ^ "Film: Eine junge Frau bricht auf: „She, a Chinese"". Focus Online (in German). focus.de. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  16. ^ L.A. Weekly Film Critics (17 June 2009). "Los Angeles Film Festival: Reviews, A to Z". LA Weekly. laweekly.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  17. ^ Okpalaoka, Ugonna (21 September 2012). "Black director helms horror film 'House at the End of the Street'". The Grio: NBC News. thegrio.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  18. ^ "Bafta win for Sheffield film makers". BBC News. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  19. ^ a b c Clarke, Tim (22 March 2012). "Award-winning debut to screen". Worcester Standard. worcesterstandard.co.uk. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  20. ^ a b krkail (31 October 2011). "2011 British Independent Film Awards for KILL LIST, WEEKEND, ALBATROSS and PINA!". Inside IFC Films. ifcilms.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  21. ^ "Gary Oldman scoops 'best actor' gong for Tinker Tailor at Empire Awards". Metro. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  22. ^ "Empire Awards 2012: Winners & Photos". This Is Fake DIY. thisisfakediy.co.uk. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  23. ^ Cummings, Basia. "Foley Cow! Berberian Sound Studio Director Peter Strickland Interviewed". The Quietus. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  24. ^ Collin, Robbie (28 June 2012). "Berberian Sound Studio, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  25. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (23 April 2013). "UK films miss Cannes' main show but new voices find favour". Screen International. Media Business Insight Limited. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  26. ^ Pulver, Andrew (23 April 2013). "Cannes 2013: line-up completed as Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week announce selections – First film in 20 years from Alejandro Jodorowsky, as Clio Barnard and Paul Wright fly flag for Britain". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 April 2013.

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