Ahead of the London Breakfast Club event today with Vanessa Bailey I thought I would share the video from the premiere of ‘Seeing Him’ last month. It was an emotional evening, as every premiere should be, perhaps doubly so because of the journey Vanessa and her family went on to get this film to the […]
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Top Ten Things I Learned From My Last Film… And the REAL driving force behind it
Last weekend we premiered the latest film I directed, a hard hitting drama about forbidden love called ‘Seeing Him’. Starring, produced by and written by Vanessa Bailey, it’s been several years in the making, with reboots, re-envisioning, recasting… and with at least four directors at the helm! Why so long? Why so many incarnations? Put […]
Star Wars: The Force Awakes European Premiere
Last night I attended the European premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. I loved the film and I am saying nothing about it. What I wanted to share is the value of having an outstanding premiere for our films. Clearly Disney went to town on the Star Wars premiere and it was an amazing […]
’50 Kisses’ Premiere video goes live
On February 13th 2014, crowdcreated feature film ‘50 Kisses’ was simultaneously premiered and released in the UK – http://www.50kissesfilm.com/ At a capacity screening at the Genesis Cinema, cast, crew, friends and family gathered with us to celebrate in style. ‘50 Kisses’ took just under two years from concept to completion with nearly two thousand scripts submitted, […]
How to organise, run and host a successful film premiere: Top 21 Tips
I have made many films, including four feature films and one Oscar shortlisted film (pic right, from the 1998 premiere of my feature film Urban Ghost Story) Every one of them has had an ‘event’ premiere. I highly recommend you do the same for your film too. A few weeks back I held the premiere […]
The 50 Kisses World Premiere and Awards: A night I will never forget
Over 500 people attended the world premiere of 50 Kisses on February 13th 2014. It was a knockout event with red carpet, WamBam burlesque performers, awards, an after party and of course a movie premiere! First was the red carpet and the opportunity to get your photo taken by our professional photographers. I knew it […]
50 Kisses Premiere Announced – Are you coming?
Join the writers, filmmakers and actors of ’50 Kisses’ for the world premiere and walk the red carpet! Over the last two years we have been busy making our crowdsourced feature film 50 Kisses, and it’s getting a world premiere on Feb 13th – and I am inviting you to come and walk the red […]
EXAM gets its world premiere!
Last year I held an evening seminar with Stuart Hazeldine, UK screenwriter and now director. He has been very busy in the last 12 months with 2 films that he co-wrote being released, ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ and ‘Knowing’. At the time of the seminar, Stuart was in prep for his first feature […]
Tomorrow night, in Los Angeles… Gone Fishing meets an EVEN BIGGER FISH…!
Tomorrow night, in LA, ‘Gone Fishing’ is playing to a sold out screening as a support for the World Premiere of a great new doc called ‘The Shark Is Still Working’ – a look back at the enduring success of ‘Jaws’, the trailer is above. It’s a brilliantly made documentary too, crafted by people who […]
Subtitles for Festivals
I have been working on festival plans today, and specifically on the world premiere. Cannes is looming and it would be great to get into competition there and give them the world premiere. I have been reliably informed that if we have already done French subtitles, that will work in our favour – and so […]
The Final Word…
Over the last few days I have received over 100 congratulatory emails. Thank you to everyone who wrote, it was touching, and also great for other cast and crew members to hear just how much you appreciated the design, costumes, makeup, image, music, sound… I don’t have space for them all, so here are a […]
Premiere Photos Online Now
I have uploaded most of the photos that I have received from people who attended the ‘Gone Fishing’ premiere last weekend. They are in a Flckr account, which after some trawling, I decided was the best way to do it (if anyone knows a better online free photo share site, let me know). The pics […]
The Big Night Finally Arrives!
If you have problems playing the video, click here After a long, hard, but immensely rewarding day running the seminar on ‘Gone Fishing’, the time had come to get changed into my DJ and prepare for the premiere. We had been very worried about numbers as we had invited nearly 300 people to the event, […]
The Big Day Finally Arrives!
Blimey! Blimey! And thrice blimey! What a day Saturday was, the ‘Gone Fishing’ Seminar and World Premiere. I am going to write about the seminar today and premiere tomorrow. I had been thinking about the seminar from before I made Gone Fishing, and so collated all the important document and materials. I thought the course […]
Resting for a day…
As I promised today, the day after the premiere for Gone Fishing, is that of lying down, snoozing and pizza. I am really extraordinarly tired. I will be reporting on the seminar and premiere over the next few days, with photos and hopefully a video too. Never mind onward and upward, now it's stay still […]
The Longest Day
Today is the day….No more procrastinating. It’s all ready, or as ready as it could be… It’s 6.30am as I write this and ahead of me lies a whole day seminar on the making of Fishing, followed by the world premiere at BAFTA. I can’t tell you how many things could go wrong… but I […]
One day to go… Gone Fishing Premiere
One day to go… And the film is still not complete! And BAFTA keep changing their minds about what we can and cannot do in terms of screening… And I am about to have a heart attack! The seminar is all coming together nicely though, and it looks like it will be an amazing day. […]
Final preparations and De-Spotting
The last few days have been a whirlwind of preparations for both the seminar and premiere of Gone Fishing on Saturday. Believe it or not, with only two days to go, the film is not yet complete! Right now, it is being de-spotted by Tom, at Midnight Transfer. We shot on Gone Fishing on film, […]
Mail out to contributors
I have just mailed out to the Seminar and Premiere guests for Gone Fishing… We still have some places left so if you want to come, click here… You can read more about this course here too… Welcome to the Gone Fishing Premiere and Seminar, January 12th, 2007 at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly (map and directions […]
Prepping the premiere!
The last couple of days have been spent organising the premiere. The tickets have arrived from the printers, and they look great! Steph Wrate, who also worked in the production team on ‘Gone Fishing’, has been calling everyone to make sure they are coming. I have been working primarily on the Masterclass that will be […]
Premiere Tickets Off To The Printers!
I have just sent off the premiere invites to the printers, and hope to get them back before Xmas. We have all sorts of stuff planned for the evening, and I just hope we have the time and energy to get it all done! It’s staggering how much is involved. All the technical completion elements […]
Planning the Premiere
Today I am working on the premiere (set for Jan 12th 2008). I just made a call to BAFTA to check everything is OK – and they have, believe it or not, double booked the theatre! It’s a good job my spidey senses were tingling on this, and I rang to double, sorry no, triple […]
World Premiere Date and Venue Set!
Great great news! Producer Ivan Clements has managed to get BAFTA for our World Premiere for Gone Fishing, and also for the one day seminar about how we made the film. So that means if you have the £100 film makers package, you can come to the one day seminar at BAFTA, then come to […]