The Turner Classic Movies Awards Ceremony

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Watch the video first…

No really, watch it! OK, so it’s all over. We won third prize and I am personally very happy that LEAVING, a powerful, sensitive and incredibly researched and directed film took the first prize. It really is EVERYTHING that this genre of film should be. You can watch a trailer for Leaving here.

My real prize last night is that quote from Rutger Hauer, which is very high praise from the guy I watched as a teenager in Blade Runner, thinking, ‘I hope one day I can get to those dizzying heights of film making…’ That will be winging its way to the posters very soon.

So now, after editing the video, it's back to bed to nurse my hangover – I am such a lightweight!

BLOG UPDATE – Oh and I learned on GREAT tip for the next Guerilla Film Makers Handbook. If you are lucky enough to win an award or festival, if there is a party, loiter by the exit while holding your award – EVERYONE passes you by and feels like saying hello, it’s like power networking!

Onwards and uwpards!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

5 Responses to The Turner Classic Movies Awards Ceremony

  1. Steve Brewer October 30, 2008 at 4:00 pm #

    I sat behind Rutger Hauer at a screening at the San Sebastian film festival a few years ago – a cool dude; high praise indeed.

  2. Mark Morris October 30, 2008 at 5:12 pm #

    I think gone fishing has a good social message. which is family and fun, moralistic uplifting and hopeful.

    Rutger Hauer

    I’ve seen things you people couldn’t dream of – attack ships on fire on the Shoulder of Orion, Sea Bees glimmering in the dark at the Tannhauser Gate… And gold statuettes”),

    The Oscars await!

  3. none October 30, 2008 at 7:19 pm #

    i think your blog would make a v good tv documentary

  4. Marino October 30, 2008 at 8:01 pm #

    Congrats for the Award, Chris. Now onto the BIFA!

  5. Watch Movies November 4, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    Congratulations on the award! I think movies are a very important part of our culture and we should never consider their effects on our lives lightly! The art of the film making is amazing!

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