August Screenings' Poster
Two Upcoming Screenings
And just like a bus you wait ages for one and then two come along at once! We are thrilled to announce that we have booked our next two screenings in the region… this time with audible sound!
On the 23rd August we will be hosting a screening and piss up at Newcastle's famous Tyneside Irish Centre, doors at 7 and tickets £5. For all you NUFC fans it's the day of Aston Villa away (which is on telly at 12:45) - more than enough time to wet your whistle before you join us for a night of raucous Geordie laughs in the shadow of St James' Park.
Like I said - you wait for ages for a screening and then you get two together - thank goodness for bank Holidays eh? Yup you've guessed it correctly - we are also showing the film on the 24th August. We are thrilled to announce that we've been invited to show the film at the Whitley Bay Film Festival!
Yup, our little filum is getting its FESTIVAL PREMIERE! Haha! We're actually pretty psyched about this - anyway read more about it here and buy tickets (£5) here.
So there you have it two more chances to see the film, have a drink and have a laugh. It'll be great to see you there! And if you can't make these screenings let us know where you are and if can get get enough interest - we'll bring the film to you!
Forgot, we were in NARC
Reflections and moving on
After the madness of June, it's been really great to recharge my batteries and just take stock this last couple of weeks. The night of the World Premiere was really special and I'm thrilled we managed to pull it off; believe me there was a period even a week before where I thought we'd have to pull the plug… I won't go into details here, but those who know the score will know I'm not bullshitting. I'm a self admitted radge-packet, but I'm not much of a crier and I'm most definitely not a panicker - but I cried and panicked more the the weeks leading up to the Premiere than I have at any other time in my life. Still the dust has settled, as Bill would say "it is what it is" and on reflection I'm pretty bloody chuffed at how well we did.
Obviously as we were screening at the o2 Academy Newcastle, and not a cinema our box office doesn't get rolled into the Rentrak or BFI figures - but with the power of research and Charles Gant, I can look at how we did in comparison to other films last weekend. And guess what, we ROCKED!!! Now clearly we were only playing on one screen and for one night - so to keep it fair I did a comparison on screen average - but our box office gross puts us in the top 10! Our screen average was one of the 10 highest in the UK and Ireland that weekend!
Add in the fact we had very little press and no advertising budget then I think that's pretty bloody amazing. We'll be announcing some more screenings in the North East really soon and then hopefully we'll have enough to pay for a DVD release and some screenings elsewhere. I've already had interest from people in Dublin and Belfast as well as Sheffield and Liverpool… And pretty soon i should have a way that you can request a showing near you as well as licensing arrangements if you'd like to host a screening yourself.
In the meantime have a look through the gallery below, it contains a load of stills I hadn't seen before.
The World Premiere
Well, that went fast. Seems like just yesterday that we set ourselves the challenge of just finishing the damn film and getting it out there. There was a blur of activity as there always is with these things and a MAD MAD dash to the finish line. James and I have had more than our fair share of nightmares on this film. But somehow, against all the odds - we made it. Actually "somehow" does a huge disservice to those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty… I could list them here, but really you know who you are. THANK YOU! x
I can't believe a WHOLE week has passed since the screening. I knew there's be a come down - but really there hasn't been time for one. Like I said at the Q and A, that premiere was not the end, it was the beginning. Now we need to sell the fucker. Not to a distributor, but to our audience - direct. We'll have more screenings (in fact we're on at Cluny 2 as part of Narc Fest this Saturday at 6). I'm looking into getting the soundtrack CD out and we'll be releasing the DVD later in the summer, but first MORE screenings. Where should we show it next? Do you have or know of a venue? Can you get a crowd together? Do you like Geordies and swearing? If yes, then get in touch. It's our film, we own the rights, we're not proud or precious - we'll show it (pretty much) anywhere. Also have some posters to put on the store, I know I said that a fortnight ago - but ye knaa av bin busy. Anyway here are some more photos of the night - the highlight of which was interrupting So What Robot's set to draw the raffle.
All photos below by David Wala
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.