Jon's latest Kickstarter campaign
For those of you who don't know (and if you already do, I'm sorry for bombarding you), I launched my new Kickstarter project this morning.
I want to... Read more
A Little Something For You.
Long time no see. How are you?
So, as you know, there were a lot of problems with delivering you the exclusive content that we had hoped to... Read more
It's been lovely to have some time off over the holidays. I hope you guys also had a relaxing, fun time.
Me being me, I relaxed for a... Read more
Let's. Do. This.
This is a slightly odd post but bear with me.
Over here in 'almost-Europe', we have what's known as the 'honours list' which is when, twice a year,... Read more
THANKS! TO ELSTREE, BBC STUDIOS & A CORRECTION...
CORRECTION! Our last update mentioned a problem re: HDCAM Tape. This was OUR fault as we had the wrong kind of tape....
MASSIVE THANKS to BBC STUDIOS and Post and... Read more
Report from the Elstree Studios screening.
Bleary-eyed and satisfied of soul, I thought I would report back from the screening we held at Elstree Studios last night with some of the photos Sonny took. ... Read more
Elstree Screening Info..
For all those attending the Elstree screening we've emailed you a PDF with additional info about transport, timings etc. You can download it again if you need to,... Read more
Another project that might interest you...
I thought some of you might like to know about another crowdfunding project which I've personally backed and I reckon could be of interest to you.
Our interviewee... Read more
Another News-less Update
I'm getting a bunch of messages and comments asking for an update.
Unfortunately, we still don't have one. You know that as soon as we have news we... Read more
FINDING YOUR NAME ON THE WEBSITE....
If you're looking for your name on the website, their are four columns and each column is alphabetical A to Z from top to bottom, so check all... Read more
A quick update for you. The website is now live, including the trailer and a very heartfelt thanks to all our KS donors. Thanks! Go read your name!... Read more
I can't believe it has been so long since I last updated you. Things have been incredibly hectic and fast-moving here and the combination of getting the film... Read more
A little bonus!
We've been absolutely blown away by your really sweet and supportive comments since this morning's update.
Neil Kenny asked "Can I be bold enough to suggest on extra for the... Read more
State of the nation.
Since things have momentarily calmed down for me (although not for Hank) in the Elstree 1976 camp, I thought it was time to do a proper update to... Read more
London screening tickets on sale now.
Tickets have just gone on sale for the two public screenings of Elstree 1976 in the London Film Festival next month. There are even still tickets to the... Read more
The Farce Awakens...
OK, the first thing to tell you is the results of the vote for what to do about the KS screening. Despite a healthy number of people opting... Read more
What's The Score?
There's really only one area of filmmaking in which I don't feel confident. That's scoring. The process of putting music over the finished film. I don't have any real experience... Read more
I've had a few emails in the past few days asking if the screening at Elstree Studios was still going ahead in a couple of weeks time. The... Read more
The Eternal Road Trip
The best of times and the worst of times in the making of this film have probably occurred in cars. Jon and I have done a lot of talking in... Read more
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Independent Film-maker
"Let me show you some of my holiday photos!"
The sentence that makes fully-grown adults quake in their boots and pray for the ground to swallow them up. My friends... Read more
Lock & Roll
Two updates in a week? Crazy times.
Well, when we have news, I want you guys to have news and I've come to enjoy using these updates to kind of... Read more
It's a Wrap!
For many years, film-makers have self-consciously bellowed those words on completing the very lost shot of a shoot. I've never liked saying them. I find it a bit naff and... Read more
What is it?
Hey there backers,
This weekend marks the end of another blast of Elstree 1976 activity, so I thought I'd give you a rambling update about where we are and all... Read more
I write to you a shell of the man I once was. Maybe a little over dramatic but I can't pretend the past month hasn't been an intense... Read more
Raiding the archives
I thought you might enjoy this.
Despite the inherent stress of my last update, we're actually in a rather fun phase in regards to the last bits of filming we're... Read more
I have a curiously free Sunday morning so I thought I'd touch base with your good selves.
Elstree 1976 is moving forwards at a very satisfying rate. We've... Read more
Since our last update I have, quite understandably, been receiving comments and messages from some of you asking how signing with The Works Film Group might affect you... Read more
Hello, a quickie but a biggie...
We're all incredibly excited about this. The Works are great people and love the film and since they're the people who handled Anvil... Read more
How are you? I'm sorry it's been so long since my last update. The truth is that post-production is just post-production. There isn't a whole lot of news... Read more
The edit is going really well. Hope to have some exciting news for you after Xmas. In the meantime, I wanted to let you know about this video.... ... Read more
The First Cut Is The Deepest
Today was the first day of actual editing on Elstree 1976.
It's tough fitting post-production around a full time job but I've been working on preparing the edit... Read more
Well, you'll be pleased to know that post-production has officially begun. It's been a crazy couple of months for me, I've finally moved to London which gives me... Read more
INSANELY EXCITING NEWS.
OK. Ready to hear something cool?
We've just confirmed that the first screening of Elstree 1976 - the London preview screening - will take place...
AT ELSTREE STUDIOS. ... Read more
7 Days and counting...
Well, here we are a week away from the end of this campaign. You guys have been amazing, not just in your funding but we've received so many... Read more
Enthused by having met our target, we've been out shooting more footage for the film. In a bizarre and wonderful twist of fate, Elstree Studios invited us to... Read more
A little thank you...
We wanted to give you all a thank you for smashing our target so early.
For the next 36 hours, you all now have free access to watch... Read more
I just wanted to let you know that Dan Mumford has sent us the artwork for the exclusive screenprints. Obviously, the artwork looks grey but we're going to... Read more