Author Archive | Chris Jones

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Rocketboy rewrite begins

I am working on the screenplay for Rocketboy today, and going over my notes from the reading last weekend. Two further things have since struck me. I can’t express just how valuable it was to hear my dialogue read out loud. It really does take on a new life – on the page and in […]

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Rocketboy Readthrough

Yesterday we did an actors read-through for Rocketboy – organised by my good friend, casting director Cathy Arton, it was a long but revealing and emotionally overwhelming day. At Ealing studios, around 15 actors of all ages, sat in a large circle and performed the script. One actor read the ‘narration’ (descriptions and slug lines) […]

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The Sky Is The Limit

I have been researching into private rocketry for Rocketboy and saw a wonderful doc about Burt Rattan and his SpaceShipOne, and how he won the $10m X prize. This was a privately funded group of dedicated experts who built the first private spaceship, got it into space and then brought it, and it’s passengers back […]

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Four Eyed Monsters

Another breakthrough filmmaker is using YouTube as a viable way to market their film online. For the past week, YouTube has been playing Four Eyed Monsters, the first feature ever to have been shown on there for free. Four Eyed Monsters is essentially about two outsiders coming together and finding true love-without speaking to each […]

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ROCKETBOY may be fuelling for take off!

As many of you will know, I have spent many years working on a project called Rocketboy – and yesterday we had the best meeting yet with a very serious possible producer who just loved it. This has kicked me into MASSIVE ACTION, which is a terrific feeling. Already I have knuckled down and penned […]

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Are you ready for a crash?

Are you ready for a crash?

Last week I had a spectacular disk crash on my main computer. Thank god I am someone who is anal about backing up my data, and with some wailing and gnashing of teeth, I was up and running within a day. We all know computers crash, but we always think it will be someone else’s. […]

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Foster / Hollywood Update

So here it is, the update from my friend Jonny Newman on his trip to LA after his short film success ‘Foster’… “You wait for the call for years.  When i got it, my phone was switched off.  It was Peter Farrelly (of the Farrelly Brothers) telling me he loved my film and wanted to […]

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Selling your movie direct on DVD…

I spent the weekend with my good friend Simon Cox, at a science fiction convention in Birmingham called Memorabilia, selling my books and his movie on DVD, ‘Written In Blood’, signed by him of course. It was an intense two days, but very rewarding, not least because I sold some books, but also because I […]

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Summer Scars, DVCProHD Feature In Post…

I am just helping a good friend of mine complete his fourth feature film, Summer Scars, shot on DVCProHD Vericam. It looks terrific and it’s now a very tight drama, but two things have resonated while working through these final technical stages. First, Julian, the director, has worked his way through three editors in order […]

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