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After the loss of their record deal, we document three years in the lives of I Like Trains as five artists navigate a brave new world.
After the loss of their record deal, we document three years in the lives of I Like Trains as five artists navigate a brave new world.
561 backers pledged £28,591 to help bring this project to life.


Posted by Matt Hopkins & Ben Lankester (Creator)

Hello Team ADBM,

One final time, we must apologise for our radio silence these past few months and say a huge thank you once again for your patience.

We have had numerous people reaching out to us, asking about our progress and where we’re at, but unfortunately we’ve had to keep everyone in the dark. We’ve been waiting patiently to reveal the news that today we are finally able to share...

A Divorce Before Marriage will be having its World Premiere at Open City Documentary Festival at 8.30pm on Saturday June 25th at Picturehouse Central in London.

Open City prides itself on “nurturing and championing the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers”, and it is a privilege to have our film in this year’s programme. To see the festival’s full list of films and events, follow this link:

The team at Open City have been fans of A Divorce Before Marriage for a while, and have been excited to do something special around the premiere. So, not only will the film be showing at the beautiful new Picturehouse cinema on Shaftesbury Avenue, we are also pleased to announce that the two of us will be joined by David and Ian from I Like Trains for a Q&A following the film.

Not only that, but we will both be talking at the Open City The Road from Shorts to Features panel earlier the same day. Kicking off at 12pm at UCL, this will be an open discussion between just the two of us, focussing specifically on A Divorce Before Marriage, and chaired by Tristan Anderson. We will go into detail on how we funded, made and plan to release the film, with an emphasis on how independent filmmakers can make that first leap from shorts to features.

So, June 25th promises to be a very exciting day indeed. For those backers who pledged for premiere tickets and a private chat with the filmmakers and band, we will ensure you have a ticket reserved and let you know where we will be holding our pre-screening drinks. For those backers who pledged but are unable to make it, there will be a series of screenings from this point onwards - around the UK as well as in Europe - which we’ll be happy to have you join us for. We will let you know as soon as those dates and venues are announced. Finally, for those who did not pledge but want to buy tickets to either the premiere or the panel, these will be going on sale in the next few days. We will send another Kickstarter update with the details you need, but all information can be found on the Open City website above.

The ball is now rolling for our other Kickstarter rewards, which we will endeavour to update you on when they become available. Once they are ready, we will contact you for postage details to ensure we are sending everything to the right place as we are aware some of you have asked about this.

Please continue to follow us @ILikeTrainsFilm on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook over the coming weeks. We can promise a stream of new content as we approach our premiere next month.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please send us a direct message via Kickstarter and we will answer as soon as we can.


Matt + Ben

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