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Community Cinema


Hi, I'm Matt Hickinbottom.
Producer & Director of
'Emily the little match girl'.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit this page, designed to give independent cinemas a look at our Family Orientated, Animated Christmas Feature Film offering.

'Emily the little match girl' started as a stage musical that I began writing all the way back in 1996. I began working in Film & TV production not long afterwards and had the dream of making it into a live action feature. To make independently would have cost a huge amount and although the script was well received in various places, the film remained a dream.

Last year during lockdown, production was halted on many live action projects, so I turned to 3D animation.


Take a look at the trailer

Emily Teaser Trailer

Emily Teaser Trailer

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Working with Independent Cinemas

Aiming to be a community & family orientated venture means helping out where we can to offer something back to the community. We contacted you as we know just how hard it can be to keep local independent cinema alive, but also just how important and inspiring they can be to the next generation of film makers. Also, with the pandemic hopefully on the way out, it's time to bring people back and make new films affordable for cinemas too so they can help recover, enabling them to still be part of their local community. Our offering may be a little different but we wanted to help... and this is how...


Emily the little match girl

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David Bradley

Known for his work in Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones & Dr Who.

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BBFC Certified 'U'

Universal for all


Lesley Joseph

Known for her work in Birds of a feather & the West End

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What's in it for you?

There are 2 very simple packages that we'd like to offer. 

1) £89 for a single showing licence. You keep 100% of the gate.

2) £398 for a November & December unlimited showing licence. 

You keep 100% of the gate.

We will provide the venue with the film, trailer, posters, digital images for your website and full social media marketing support, ensuring you get 'bums on seats'.

If you'd like to view the film before booking, you can do this free of charge on request.


The tech stuff

We're aware that venues operate in different ways, so file formats and age of kit will no doubt vary.

Due to this, we can offer various formats.

  • We have a 4k and 2k 30fps DCP

  • 25fps Blu-ray disc

  • 25fps DVD

  • Venue specific secure link to project a stream from a laptop/computer.

Movie Fun


If you're still interested at this stage, then we'd absolutely love to hear from you. We'd love to share our film with you and hopefully help to give a little back to your community and your cinema.

Please feel free to drop us an email at:


Let's bring the magic back this Christmas!

Thanks... Matt Hickinbottom.