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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Quick story

In the spirit of James Moran here is a feelgood story. I've noticed that hearing about the success of James (due to his film Severance) is a great tonic. On a smaller scale here is what happened to me yesterday.

A few of us went to the local short film night - FutureShorts. A couple of hundred students also had the same idea. Which is great. This kind of alternative cinema circuit could be a big thing in a few years time. Its the kind of idea that I know a lot of American companies are looking at. Going one further I heard in Cannes about films (mainly political films) that get 'distribution' by arranging screenings in peoples homes. But I digress.

The story is about a girl called Amy who came up to me to tell me how much Eight had meant to her. She had arranged a screening of it in her home town and everything.

That's the kind of story that sticks with you. And drives you on. And makes you wish you made more films.


Anonymous said...

Ah, cheers Tim-bloke! I always imagine it has the opposite effect, that most people reading the blog think I'm boasting or something. In real life, too, which is why I never bring up my movie stuff unless people ask about it, so that they don't think I'm a self-centred git. I'm so paranoid, I really am. But it's good to hear that it's inspiring, in any sort of way - I've been getting emails saying the same thing, and it feels really cool. I'm still paranoid though.

Tim Clague said...

I am a self-centred git and very good at it to. I can give you some lessons if you like in the methods of media twatdom. That way you can look down at the toilet bloke and no longer be afraid.