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PRESS RELEASE

OCTOBER 10TH 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mosaic Films announces the launch of their new production - an animated feature film about North Korea THE FILM
Directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Andy Glynne, Nothing to Envy is a new animated feature length film about life inside one of the most impenetrable and brutal regimes in the world North Korea. Told through the true stories of defectors, this film will combine testimony with rich and vivid animation to provide an unprecedented insight into the lives of ordinary North Koreans.

THE CAMPAIGN
On October 7th Mosaic Films launched an eight-week online crowdfunding campaign to raise initial production funds for the film, and will work to engage a global audience in the issues affecting people in North Korea today. Contributors to the crowdfunding campaign will be acknowledged on the films online supporters wall (www.nothingtoenvy.net/funders-wall) and will have an option to select from a number of supporter perks including exclusive behind the scenes access, a digital film download, or even a ticket to a red carpet screening. See more about our online campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/nothingtoenvy

THE BOOK
Nothing to Envy is based on the award-winning book of the same title written by LA Times journalist Barbara Demick (http://nothingtoenvy.com/about-barbara-demick/). In this book Demick provides an unparalleled insight into life of ordinary North Koreans and the hardships they face. It is a comprehensive account, revealing profound narratives of romantic relationships, interpersonal conflicts and stories of triumph and despair all set against the backdrop of a brutal regime.

THE FILMMAKER
Mosaic Films director Andy Glynne (http://nothingtoenvy.net/director-andy-glynne/) has won numerous awards for his work in this genre (winning a BAFTA in 2010), and has directed and produced numerous animated documentaries, including the award-winning series Animated Minds, and the more recent Seeking Refuge for BBC. His experience in this genre, and his skill in storytelling, sets the stage for a unique and impressive film.

Andy says: There are certain themes and subjects that are unfilmable. North Korea is one of those - due not only to the restrictions of the State in allowing filmmakers the freedom to film, but also to the inherent danger in working with ordinary North Koreans as even those who have defected to South Korea risk the safety of their family by appearing on camera. These are compelling reasons to use animation to tell the important (and all too frequently overlooked) story of how peoples' lives are affected by living in one of the most secretive and repressive societies in the world. We are also very excited by the opportunities that have emerged in crowdfunding - enabling initial finance to be obtained from those who support the aims of the project without having the involvement or agendas from major studios. It allows for not only a truly independent style of filmmaking, but also a strong sense of community.

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
Nothing To Envy is supported by a number of international organizations including: Amnesty International, HRNK: The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, LiNK: The North Korea Human Rights Crisis, NKnet: Network for North Korea Democracy and Human Rights and Daily NK.

RESOURCES
Press Pack Download Here: http://nothingtoenvy.net/press/ Campaign Launch Video and Nothing to Envy Website: http://nothingtoenvy.net/ Crowdfunding Campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/nothingtoenvy Follow the film on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NothingToEnvyTheFilm Follow the film on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nothingtoenvy (handle: @nothingtoenvy)

PRESS CONTACT
Grace Pluckrose-Oliver Email: grace@mosaicfilms.com Daytime Tel: +44(0)207923 2994 Evening Tel: +44(0)7951 563836