Well after making The Chronicle's What's On guide last week (or was it the week before?) we finally made the print edition. It's only a small piece and on page 13, but it's better than a kick in the goolies!
Just a little bit of fun in advance of the DVD Launch and Party. The prize will be a Stagg Do T Shirt.
What BBFC rating do you think The Stagg Do will receive - 15 or 18?
Send us an email with the subject heading BBFC Comp include your answer in the body and don't forget your name and address.
Winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries.
Entries must be received by 30 September 12 noon.
Finally we still have tickets available for the DVD Launch and Party on November 6 at the Tyneside Irish Centre - I think we might sell out so make sure you get yours today!
After a couple of technical hiccups - Adobe CC I'm looking at you! Richy finally managed to sort out the DVD ready to send to the BBFC. It hasn't been a shit-ton of work more fiddly, frustrating and time consuming. First we had to wait to get the Associate Producer credits in and finalised (spellings, nick names and all that jazz), then Richy needed to redo the credit roll to incorporate the Associate Producers, while trying not to change the overall credits length.
While all this was happening I was finishing the Drunken Audio Commentary and finishing the edit of the "Making of..." featurette. Like I said nothing super flash - just time consuming. Anyway last night James and I could finally "sign off" on the DVD in advance of sending it to the BLOODY MONEYGRABBING GITS in the BBFC. So this morning nice and early I rang the BBFC to find out their BACS banking details in order to make a bank transfer payment and to find out how much to pay. And guess what? They don't know!
Yup a service that I have to pay handsomely for AND IN ADVANCE and they don't know how much it's going to cost. It could be £1340.89 or maybe £1540.31 or even £1982.22. Nobody knows. How scary is that? Anyway the good news is their current turnaround time is about 2 weeks as opposed to the maximum of 6. So the BIG day will now be Friday. Going to see if we can send them a DCP instead of a DVD viewer for the theatrical certificate... Assuming now more Adobe CC SNAFUs that should be available at some point tomorrow.
Anyway if you haven't ordered your Launch Party tickets yet, please do - there aren't loads left and also check our IMDb page to see the new Associate Producer credits in situ.
Thank you everyone - onwards and upwards, eh?
Hard to believe it's almost a year since we recorded the Audio Commentary. At the time we are planning on releasing before Christmas 2014. Then my MacBookPro died mid edit and then we ran out of dosh.
We recorded over two weekends with loads of booze at Pob's house - as you can see James was on Stella and Pob neat vodka. Anyway Pob kept handing James glasses of vodka and James thought they were doing shots so he necked them... He got very drunk, very quickly. And while playing back the commentary this last couple of days it's been hilarious to realise quite how pissed James was - at certain points he's actually slurring. Haha.
Anyway that's what I've been working on for the last couple of weeks - just cutting out the libel, the truly offensive and the seriously confused and levelling the volume... It has made me laugh and if you do listen to it - I hope it makes you laugh too.
What else? Oh, the Associate Producer credits are all up on the IMDb page (as is the poster - FINALLY) and they are just waiting to be added to the credits on the film... Exciting times! After last years debacle (not the World Premiere or other screenings - the fact I was still dealing with technical SNAFUs 3 weeks before the BIG DAY) I'm actually really looking forward to the DVD Launch and mini tour. After all, what's the point of making a film if nobody gets to see it? Anyway TOUR - any ideas for a London screening venue let me know. Cheers!
Tickets for the DVD Launch Party are available from us here or directly from the Tyneside Irish Centre. If you don't like buying online drop me a line and I can meet you somewhere and do a cash sale. So get on it kids - join us for a night of film, fun and fuckwittery.
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.