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.
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.