Fantastic news! Channel 4 is showing ‘Gone Fishing’ on Tuesday 1st June, at midday, just before the Hitchcock classic ‘North By Northwest’. Amazingly, this is also the first short film that Channel 4 has bought in close to a decade, so it’s a real landmark for both ourselves and Network Ireland who closed the deal for us – thank you Derry!
You can watch the trailer above, or better, click here and watch it in HD!
If you don’t know the story of ‘Gone Fishing’, it’s all detailed here on this blog – the journey really kicking off in posts here (you can just skip through the entries if you are a real die hard!) – but in short, we made it in a bold attempt to win the Oscar for best short film in 2009, and it was funded entirely through donations. Over the last 12 months or so it has won over 40 festivals, many of which were documented in video blogs – you can see some of them on our Vimeo Channel here, ‘Rhode Island’ being one of the best, closely followed by ‘Sedona’.
As for the Oscars, well we got shortlisted! That means we were the only UK film in the top ten shortlisted for the five nominations – and we estimate that there are 10,000 short films made every year! Sadly, we didn’t get the nomination (I later found out we were number six on the list of five – I don’t know I wanted to know that or not!)
We also created an online only world class two day workshop for film makers about how we made ‘Gone Fishing’, the extraordinary journey that we undertook and the powerful lessons learned. You can read more about that here, and read feedback here – we have over 50 feedbacks now and we are still at 99% five star reviews. The workshop costs £69.99 inc VAT.
The whole experience of making ‘Gone Fishing’ has for me been the most rewarding, on so many levels, of my entire career in film making, writing books and teaching film making. And I would love to hear your feedback too. Drop me an email at email@example.com
Please, tell everyone too watch on Tuesday too, it’s a REALY big deal for everyone at Team Living Spirit.
Onwards and upwards!