So the cash dropped into our bank account this morning and now begins the "TO DO LIST". First things first, I've booked and confirmed the DVD Launch Party. It'll be held on November 6, 2015 at the Tyneside Irish Centre in Newcastle city centre. It would be great to see as many of you there as possible, those whose rewards included 2 tickets will obviously receive them in good time, but I thought it'd be good for you to have lots of notice for the event itself.
I need to finish editing the DVD commentary and also finish another little featurette for the DVD. We then need to finalise all of those Associate Producer credits - both on the film and IMDb; then it's subtitles for the hard of hearing (and non-Geordies) - after that it's off to the BBFC we go. Finally once we have our certifications, we'll have to get the DVDs produced along with other merchandise and then we'll start shipping... I have feeling I'm going to become best friends with the local Post Office staff.
We also still have a number of personalised thank you photographs still to do, but AutoBoy has been a wee bit under the weather - although we patently believe in child labour - we're not going to make him work when he's sick! Eventually all of the thank you photographs will be uploaded to the TEAM TSD page.
Once again, none of this would have been possible without your help and support - Kickstarter surveys asking for postal addresses etc will be with you very shortly - in the meantime watch the video below. xxx
What a ride this Kickstarter mullarkey has been, I can't tell you how far this small success has gone towards rejuvenating our belief in The Stagg Do/ Pissheads story world - but actually it's restored my LOVE of filmmaking. When we shot this film in 2011, I never thought I'd still be dealing with its release in 2015. Every step of the way has been a battle: against circumstance, people who think they know best; but don't, lack of money and total indifference from the local press. I could go on - but I don't need to - it's all documented (not in the goriest of detail, but enough) in the pages of this blog. I'm a skeptic and an atheist but at times I've really felt this film is cursed - I hope I'm not tempting fate when I say that doing this Kickstarter has lifted the clouds of doom from my napper.
So thank you all, firstly for your support and your contributions - both financial and in terms of sharing, liking, commenting and of course just cheering us on from the sidelines - we appreciate it all. Secondly and probably more importantly for rekindling my love of filmmaking and AUTHENTIC GEORDIE CINEMA.
Hopefully we will see you soon at a screening in your neck of the woods or at the Official DVD Launch in November.
Zahra and James. x
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.