Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Mofilm and Possible Futures film contests

With a 1 hour window of weather opportunity a couple of weeks ago, David Clements and I trekked out with the camera and shot a short story line for the Mofilm Pepsi Challenge, and with what we thought was a very strong contender for the challenge, we waved it goodbye as it uploaded to the Mofilm judges, yesterday we received the news that the little film was not successful in getting through to the finals, you can see the finalists here, once we have clearance I will post the short film that we entered.

The Possible Futures film contest has just opened, and I received a youtube message from the Possible Futures crew, saying they would like me to enter the short film Orla the Golden Eagle, I promptly contacted Stewart Robertson at the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre and asked permission to enter the film, he said yes, so the little film about Scottish Birds of Prey is soon to be judged:)

Facebook and Twitter have proven to be a great asset to my campaign, and helped to have my award winning short film 'Shooter' recognised, but little did I think it would get me in touch with a great friend of mine from a few years ago, Kevin Harrigan got in touch using the social network, and last Saturday we took a drive in his amazing car and reminisced. What a fantastic day, the sun came out at the Culag Guest house on Loch Lomond, a complete stranger gave us some food, we took some pictures and planned some projects for the future, including dusting down my ski's ready for next winter.

Ro Goodwin, a good friend and film maker, dropped me a line a few weeks ago, saying, a new feature film is being planned in the Shetland Islands, called 'Between Weathers'. On studying the web site, I found a name that I had associated with quite a few years ago, so I contacted and managed to organise a brief 'one on one' interview with the films director, if anything develops from this, I will post details soon.

A couple of days ago, a beautiful young woman from the USA, called Judi Ward, hooked up with my Facebook page and watched Shooter, she then shared the post and opened it up to her FB friends, at this point an actor called Bill Oberst Jr,  left me a great complementary message on my Vimeo account, saying he had been pointed to the film by a guy called Vincent Deporter, so of course I had to track down the name, and there he was on FB, I checked out his links and low and behold, he is an awesome photographer, cartoonist and artist, having worked on a plethora of very impressive projects from Scooby Doo to Spongebob, and coincidently, Gregor Narholz, who wrote the score for Shooter, is also responsible for Spongebob Square Pants, his website is here Vincent Deporter and for all my students who are into comics, give this a guy a visit on Facebook 
More to come soon

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