We have just taken delivery of our brand spanking and shiny new posters for Gone Fishing. They are A2 in size (420 x 594 mm) and look awesome in a black frame (frames cost about £10 on the high street). I must say, I am looking forward to plastering whole walls with them at film […]
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The Poster Is Nearly Complete
We are so close to getting the poster nailed now. You can click on it here to see a bigger version. Yesterday I printed it out to look at in A3plus size, so it was big, stuck up on my wall, and the experience was very different to looking at a PC screen! When viewed […]
First Web Designs in….
Right now I feel as busy as I do when I am in actual film production. It’s incredible just how much needs doing for Cannes, for the next project, to sustain all that unpaid work and keep food on the table and a roof over my head! I have been working on the poster, which […]
Flight to Cannes
The flights are now booked for Cannes and I will be going down on Sat 17th and returning on Wednesday the 21st. Those few days will be more than enough and I suspect I will return exhausted. Easyjet from Luton came in cheapest at only £65 return. All that is left is accommodation and finalising […]
Step into my theatre!
We are working on innovative ways to get ‘seen about town’ in Cannes. I have also been working on ways to get people to see Gone Fishing on the spur of the moment too. Everyone is going somewhere in a hurry in Cannes, but if there were a way to show them a movie there […]
Gone Fishing Poster – first look….
I just met with Martin Butterworth at The Creative Partnership to take a look at his first crack at a poster for ‘Gone Fishing’. I have spent so long with a specific image in my head that would be a wonderful poster (but only wonderful AFTER you had seen the film!) that anything new was […]
Cannes Festival Rejects Gone Fishing, But We March on…
We just had Gone Fishing rejected from official selection at Cannes. To be frank, I was 99% certain that this would happen as the selection committee look for films that are both international and esoteric. You can s ee what I mean if you look at last years selection here. Here’s what they said in […]
Six weeks away and Cannes fever kicks in!
I am just organising my pass for the Cannes Film Market / Festival right now. This year I am going in through the Short film Corner, which is basically a way to ‘buy’ your way in very cheaply (75 euros). All you need to do is sign up, pay, and send your film in. You […]
Cannes Cannes Cannes!
Cannes fever is starting to kick in. And it’s VERY exciting. We put Gone Fishing into the festival and we all hope that we get selected. I have to mention one unsung star of Gone Fishing. French Film maker Sylvie Bolioli has been helping out in the background at almost every turn. Her latest immense […]
Creative Partnership to get involved in Gone Fishing Poster
On Gone Fishing, right from the get go, I have made a commitment to work with the best and most talented people I can get involved with, and also to let them do their work without micro management. Let them bring something of themselves and their talent to the party so to say. Last week […]
Gone Fishing now on IMDB
I have just spent the last hour or so adding and updating the IMDB Pro page for Gone Fishing. I can see a few people have already added their credits, so if you want, go ahead and add yours now if you were involved. But I ask one favour. Please don’t add anything other than […]
Gone Fishing Trailer Windows Media Encoded
I had an interesting mail today from another film maker complaining about Quicktime – apparently the trailer for Gone Fishing would not play on his computer. And this is not the first occurrence of this, so if you have had problems playing back the Quicktime trailer, drop me a line – it would be useful […]
Webstats for Gone Fishing Trailer
Now the trailer has been up for a little while, I thought I would let you know how it’s doing and how I managed the infrastructure. When we decided to put a trailer up, we wanted it be world class quality, which meant using the Apple trailers website as a template. In turn that meant […]
Getting the right image for Gone Fishing
The last few days, I have been working on ‘The Image’ for Gone Fishing. This is to be used for posters, postcards and the like. We need artwork to represent the character of the movie, not the characters in the movie, and also to relay the theme in the narrative. We have a few great […]
Gone Fishing Trailer Goes Live!
Today Eddie Hamilton cut together a trailer for Gone Fishing. This is for film festivals that now seem to require it, even for a short. Eddie cut it in HD so we can make various versions all the way up to 1080P (which apparently some festivals may request). We had some fun and games with […]
Press Pack Draft 1
Over the last few days, we have been thinking ahead about the press for Gone Fishing… And I have been compiling a press pack for journalists. A press pack is a document that has information about the film, how it was made, and who the key players were in its making. I have chosen to […]
Producer Ivan Clemmenst AFM report 2
Here is the second and final part of Ivan Clemments report from the American Film Market… I like the picture here, it’s Ivan, a producer (left), being a grip! (from Gone Fishing). I'm now back at LAX waiting for my flight and half rack of ribs to stuff my fat face with if I have […]
Producer Ivan is at the American Film Market
Gone Fishing is still coming along well, but now I must turn my attentions to the BIG project, on eof the main reasons Gone Fishing was made. That is Rocketboy. Producer Ivan Clemments is now at the American Film Market working with a friend of mine, who for political reasons, has to remain anonymous. We […]
Gone Fishing First Press!
We have just received our first press, from the local newspaper in my home town of Wigan. You can read the article here. The great thing about local press is that they always paint you in a good light, and also give you lots of space. This kind of grass roots coverage is always good […]
Traditionally, on low budget films, you always have trouble getting certain crew members. Stills photographers and sound recordists are usually toughest. We were very lucky as we had Ro Heap record the sound excellently, and Mark Reeve took the stills. I only just took delivery of Marks pictures and I am blown away. Not only […]