It’s getting to that time of year isn’t it – the terror of Xmas shopping for friends and relatives when you have no clue what they could want! For me it’s even worse in reverse, when my close family and friends keep asking ‘what do you want for Xmas…?’ and I just don’t know – I don’t even start thinking about Xmas until sometime around 9.45 on December 24th!
So, I just wanted to flag up, if you want a lovely gift for someone special (and make the choosing bit that much easier for yourself), do consider ‘Gone Fishing’ on DVD – it’s wonderful family film (that you can watch instead of the Queens speech on Xmas day), and there are tons or really great extras too. And if you buy three copies, I will throw a fourth in for free – all signed too for that extra special ‘conversation piece at the Xmas dinner table…’ I sent out a pile of copies last Xmas, and here is some feedback I got….
The DVD turned up on Christmas Eve so I wrapped it and put it under the tree. We watched it on Christmas Day and were absolutely blown away by the film. I just wanted to say what a great story you have here. The film is (as we say Down Under) a bottler, the production is first class and the acting hits the mark; I sincerely hope you get that Oscar. I hope you are having a great Christmas and your New Year is successful.
Mike and Fiona Hardy, Brisbane, Australia
I just sat on the closed M11, at the junction with the M25 for the second night in a row. This time however, I had the DVD to watch as it arrived today.Anyone who saw me would have thought I was taking the delay rather too seriously, because I was in floods! The DTS sound is staggering in a car, and the film even more moving on a small screen. You have produced a work of art. I truly believe that if it doesn't win it's Oscar, then it's a fix! Absolutely magnificent, and I look forward now to watching it on my 6 speaker Harman Kardon system at home. I think I'll be destroying the walls!
David Talbot, in a traffic Jam, M11, London.
I've just seen the full film for the first time and I'm sitting here choking back tears. It IS a great film, everything just seemed so right about it, the story, the light, the sound, everything. My fingers are even more firmly crossed for the Oscar. Thank you for making this lovely little film.
Mike Facherty, Film Maker
I watched the movie by myself and was in bits at the end. Amazing. I then sat my partner down and the same happened to her. Going kite flying shortly after we were still all teary. So, so beautiful. Well done.
I've watched Gone Fishing four times now and never tire of it. It's such a lovely, heartfelt little film. Absolutely charming…
Carol Ann Walters, Journalist / Publicist
Whenever I get that spine-tingling feeling at the back of my neck I know I've been in for a treat. Gone Fishing moves beyond beautiful imagery to give us a warm, touching story with a challenging perspective on bereavement.
Mike Mindel, www.wordtracker.com
You can buy Gone Fishing on DVD or BluRay here. All sales help fund the ongoing festival push and development of the next (under wraps) short film we have brewing…
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author