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What’s the secret to getting through a huge script on limited resources?

‘If you are going through hell, keep going…’ That’s what Winston Churchill said at any rate. And hell is what I was going through last Tuesday. Not because of a catastrophe on set or difficult actors, or even a crew that was making mistakes. On the contrary, everyone both in front on the camera and […]

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The Top FIVE Steps To Getting Your Film Funded

Attracting money ALWAYS begins with the question… WHY? Why on earth should I give YOU money as opposed to buying a car, building a patio, going on holiday, funding some inner city kids dancing project, investing in stocks and shares etc… you get the picture. And yet SO MANY film makers, myself included, rarely address […]

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Gone Fishing Film Festival Final Analysis and Data (well nearly final...) Download Film Festival Spreadsheet.

Gone Fishing Film Festival Final Analysis and Data (well nearly final…) Download Film Festival Spreadsheet.

How did my short film Gone Fishing actually perform, and download the spreadsheet to use on your film You can see from the rough ratios from the chart here – ‘Win’ means a festival we attended and collected award(s), ‘Loose’ means we attended but did not win an award (though around 15% of these are […]

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Playing the London Indie Film Fest!

What a night last night! WOW! I presented Gone Fishing and gave a short talk in the biggest living room in London, at the Roxy Screen and Bar in Borough, South London. The room was crammed with sofas and arm chairs and provided a great environment for an intimate screening and chat. DP Vernon Leyton […]

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LA Screenings Video

Film making colleague Andrew Zinnes managed to make it to the screenings in LA this weekend, just to check them out, and he shot a very short 1 minute video, which you can watch here. We have been in touch with the Leammle guys who have told us that they will write us an official […]

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Bradgate Brings Some Finance!

I am delighted to announce that the production company, Bradgate Films, have come on board as a co-producer for ‘Gone Fishing’. Through their excellent connections they have managed to bring £5k of private investment to the project, which is excellent news. Here is what Bradgate say about themselves… ‘Bradgate Films are an emerging, midlands based […]

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A Further £500 raised!

As we hit the tarmac running today – Monday – just a recap on where we stand money wise. Over the weekend we received a further £500 in donations. So thank you to Paul Nugent, Huw Jenkins, Hazeley Wilson, Jurgen Wolf, Rod Duncan, John Basham, Steve Payne and Simon Reglar. Splendid. We are in the […]

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Stunt Co-ordinator gets onboard

As many of you may know, stunt co-ordinator Terry Forrestal was a key element to us getting started here at Living Sprit. In the very early days of The Runner, he was an industry professional who was instrumental in giving us credibility. He also added huge production value by doing amazing stunts and bringing in […]

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We are getting there!

OK so fund raising is continuing, and we now have a rather spiffy graph, to show us all where we are at. In the last day we had four more people contribute, raising the cash figure to £2,200 – they are Mike Mindel, Ross Edwards, Martin Bowen and Harriet Barbir. So thank you very much […]

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Auditioning Kids All Day

Yesterday I spent the whole day auditioning kids. With the help casting Director Catherine Arton, and her two helpers, Sammy and Janna, we managed to get through an astonishing 65 children. We worked in small groups, which Sammy would take through their paces with fun and games ‘warm up’ routines. In this first stage, the […]

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Production Manager Gets Onboard

‘Gone Fishing’ moved a step closer today when Production Manager Stephanie Wrate joined team Living Spirit in their offices at Ealing Studios. Stephanie has worked in the production department on over 20 films and her experience and professionalism will be a great asset to the movie. She was thrown in at the deep end today […]

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Gone Fishing Update

OK – Here is a brief update as to where we are at with Gone Fishing. From this point onward, we plan to make regular updates to this page, but for now, here is a potted history of how we got here, to July 12th 2007. Back in May, Marc Samuelson from Samuelson Productions, read […]

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