And the award goes to…

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No really, watch it! OK. So we won. Against stiff competition too, 20 films in all. It was a great evening which went on into the warm Bahamian night. This has been a great festival and I have been lucky Larry and chrisenough to make lots of new American friends who I plan to look up next time I am in LA and San  Francisco. I also met Laurence Fishburne who was extremely articulate, charming and smart. Blimey!

I was really overwhelmed too, by the amount of people who seemed genuinely delighted that our film had won, and it was very humbling as many of them had themselves made great movies and walked away without an award. I was also amazed at how many powerful Industry people were here, and all of them wanted a DVD of the film – good job I had 20 'NTSC screener' DVD’s in my bag! There is even the glimmer of several new opportunities that have arisen from the whole rollercoaster – don’t want to say anything yet, but let’s see how things evolve.

Award The trophy, which is really stunning, is going to be engraved and forwarded on to us later. I can’t wait to get it onto the mantle piece!

Right, I need to sleep now, and when I wake, it’s back to writing my script!

Onwards and upwards!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

11 Responses to And the award goes to…

  1. Mark Morris December 8, 2008 at 3:57 pm #

    Well done Chris! Another notch on the way to the final battle.

  2. Carlos Guedes December 8, 2008 at 4:29 pm #

    It is really a pleasure for me to hear that “we” are on the good track. I can’t wait to see the name Gone Fishing written on the Oscar Nominees Ballot. Again: Well Done Chris!!!! Congratulations!!!!

  3. Kerry Finlayson December 8, 2008 at 4:41 pm #

    Congrats Chris, its great to be recognised all over the world for the hard work and love that went into ‘Gone Fishing’, plus you are having better weather than LA right now!

  4. Deanna finlayson December 8, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    Congratulations on another success to you and all the team that have worked so hard on Gone Fishing. Fingers, toes, arms, legs, eyes all crossed for the Oscars!!

  5. Sylvie Bolioli December 8, 2008 at 6:19 pm #

    Another one in the bag! There’s NO WAY this movie is not gonna be at the Oscars!! :o)

  6. Eddy Grabczewski December 8, 2008 at 6:26 pm #

    Congratulations Chris!
    No one deserves it more. We all owe you a great deal in the filmmaking community.


    PS. When can I see it!! 🙂

  7. mark brisenden December 8, 2008 at 6:45 pm #

    Hi , well done. That sure is a hell of along way from a rainy Sunday morning in the Shaftsbury Rd cinema after being turned down by Edinburgh and other Brit festivals. Keep it going.

    Best< Mark

  8. Alan Brash December 8, 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    Hey Chris, Great stuff mate – congratulations from the far end of the world! Good luck with the rest of the campaign and with your upcoming film projects! Cheers, Al

  9. Mathias Wagner December 8, 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    Congratulations, Chris! Another well deserved victory! 🙂

  10. Simon Van Der Spoel December 8, 2008 at 10:51 pm #

    Mate, that’s fantastic, we’re all behind you one hundred percent! You just continue to take us on a brilliant journey with your forays into the filmic world, it’s a privelege to watch mate, as ever, your captivated audience awaits the next instalment of the ‘Jones Chronicles’.

    Simon VDS – one of the Fifty Quid Crew

  11. Lynne Fredlund December 9, 2008 at 12:24 pm #

    Hi Cris,

    I’ve been watching your progress with delight. Congratulations! It’s great to see you achieving your goals for this film. I will expect nothing less than success at the Oscars! A great encouragement to all us filmmakers out here who really want to do something different!

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