Thursday, 19 April 2012

The Short Film Corner 2012

The Festival de Cannes short film corner is only a month away. FLY a Legacy will be available to view at the festival, and should you be there for the festival, I can organise a private screening.

I also intent to spend some of my time pitching 2 new film projects, and if you are a producer and attending the festival, I would like to meet for a demonstration and short pitch, please get in touch.

I have organised a 7 night stay at a cheap hotel,,, well I say cheap, it is still taking advantage of exorbitant prices because of the festival, anyway, I have room with 4 beds for sale should you need a place to stay. If you private mail me or use the contact page on this blog, I will let you know the details.

The press has been amazing this last week, with a short spot on Helensburgh TV, URTV     and local press,  doing a great job with the story, and finally getting my story in the national press The Evening Times  

I copied and pasted this directly from the Evening Times site as the picture is a little difficult to read

Fly guy Ronnie's on his way to the Cannes film festival

YOU know what they say about fishing films – you wait for one and then two come along at the same time.
But while Ewan McGregor and Kristin Scott Thomas star in the multi-million pound Salmon Fishing in The Yemen, Ronnie B Goodwin is hoping his £3000 home movie will lure in the crowds.
His seven-minute film, FLY a Legacy, a tale of a man passing his fishing knowledge on to his grandson, will be shown in the short-film corner – a platform for new short films from around the world.
He will head for the French Riviera next month where he will have a chance to mingle with film professionals at workshops and conferences.
Ronnie said: "To have my film selected was an amazing feeling. I'll be among people in the industry I otherwise wouldn't have the chance to meet.
"This is going to be a great opportunity for me to pitch new projects to producers."
It's not the first time the 49-year-old from Bowling, West Dunbartonshire, has been to the famous film festival.
His first visit was in 2005 with fellow film maker, English-Irish-Israeli-Palestinian Basil Khalil, with their tongue-in-cheek documentary about the Palestinian conflict, Replay Revenge.
The duo had not been invited to the event however, and spent their time in the French city networking with industry figureheads outside of the official festival.
Their hard work paid off when Ronnie, on his return to Scotland, received a phone call from the Middle East's biggest TV news network, Al Jazeera, offering to buy Replay Revenge.
His next visit, in 2009, saw his self-made film, Shooter, accepted on to Short Film Corner and picked up by global distributors, Shorts International.
Ronnie hopes his fishing film will be appreciated by European audiences after going down a storm with the fly fishing fans in the US.
He initially made FLY, a 90-second video on his favourite hobby at Carman Trout Fishery, near Loch Lomond last year and posted it on line.
It was immediately picked up by F3T, the Fly Fishing Film Tour in the US, with organisers asking him to submit a longer version, which is currently being shown at venues in America and Canada.
Ronnie said: "The popularity of FLY and FLY a Legacy has been quite a surprise.
"I originally made it only for myself."
He is also hopeful the film will help put West Dunbartonshire on the movie map.
He said: "Scottish film is usually about deprivation, alcoholism and suchlike.
"This is a beautiful, upbeat film with some of the most breathtaking scenery you can imagine."
The film buff hopes to make an impression at Cannes, which kicks off on May 12.

The Herald

Loach's Glasgow comedy makes cut for Cannes

Published on 20 April 2012
A COMEDY-drama shot in Glasgow by the veteran director Ken Loach has been chosen for the main competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
The glittering annual event will see the movie, about a small- time criminal who is introduced to the world of whisky distilleries, compete for the festival's main prize, the Palme d'Or.
The film sees Loach, whose work is in competition at Cannes for the 11th time, work again with script writer Paul Lavery, who previously wrote Looking for Eric, Sweet Sixteen and war-drama The Wind That Shakes the Barley for films with the director.
Elsewhere in the festival will be the new film from David Cronenberg, Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson, and Walter Salles' adaptation of the Beat Generation novel, On The Road, which features Pattinson's Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart.
More films that will be shown at Cannes in the Critics' Week and Directors' Fortnight lists will be announced on April 23 and 24. Loach's The Angels' Share is set in Glasgow and stars newcomer Paul Brannigan, Thick Of It actor Roger Allam and John Henshaw from Early Doors.
Also in competition are The Paper Boy, which stars John Cusack, Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman, Lawless, a prohibition-era tale of bootleggers in the American south starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce, and Jeff Nichols' Mud which stars Reese Witherspoon.
The films being shown out of competition include Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's Me and You and Philip Kaufman's Hemingway and Gellhorn, which stars Clive Owen and Kidman, in the lead roles of the novelist and his war correspondent wife.
The festival, which runs from May 16 to 27, will open with Wes Anderson's new film Moonrise Kingdom, which stars Scottish actress Tilda Swinton alongside Bruce Willis and Bill Murray and is set in New England in the summer of 1965.
Also in Cannes will be Helensburgh movie maker Ronnie B Goodwin, with his short about fly fishing. The seven-minute short Fly: A Legacy has been officially selected for the Short Film Corner.
The annual event, which attracts arthouse filmmakers alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, ended in controversy last year when organisers banned Danish director Lars von Trier and declared him "persona non grata" after he told a press conference, apparently in a misconceived joke, that he was a Nazi.
Event organisers say they have put together a "journey around the world" from the 1779 submissions they received.

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