Thought I’d swing by and give you a quick update on the film…
The plan is to hit Oscar and BAFTA qualifying festivals in the run up to those ceremonies in 2012! The film will have a life at festivals before being shown on television and the internet from around 2012.
But before all this, we’ll be holding a private Cast and Crew screening in the coming weeks so if you were involved in the making of the film we’ll be in touch very soon.
Next on the calendar is the unveiling of the DISCO teaser trailer at the BFI in a weeks time. I’ve just been informed that I’ll be chatting with the Yes Man himself, Danny Wallace, on stage at the event where the trailer will be seen by Thandie Newton, Mike Newell and Duncan Jones among executives from the film industry and the 12 shortlisted filmmakers from this years Virgin Media Shorts competition.
I think that’s it for now, it’s a very exciting time and I wish the best of luck to all the filmmakers shortlisted this year, I remember being in your shoes only one sweet year ago!
Ciao for now,
Two good friends of mine and ridiculously talented individuals, Jade Tomlinson and Kev James have come up with this brilliant poster for DISCO, along with the blog header at the top of this very page. I don’t want to ruin the magic but the process was a multi layered collaboration involving photography, illustration and mixed media and I think you’ll agree it is awesome.
Aside from this they also sent me some really early concept drawings and photos before I started shooting the film as well as these awesome pastel coloured screen prints made during post production taken from stills of the film. You can see everything they’ve done up in the Extra Features section.
A huge thanks to them both!
We have finished the film! Yesterday was the last day and culminated in an internal Virgin screening at the Charlotte Street Hotel. The response to the film was fantastic and I’m just really delighted with how it’s all turned out.
In other news, the DISCO teaser trailer is now up online! You can watch it here on the website by clicking the Trailer tab at the top of the page, or by watching it on Vimeo here. It’s also up on the Facebook page too for those of you who like to ‘like’ stuff.
Exciting to think that it will be out there in the world very soon!
So we’re approaching the finishing line and it looks as though DISCO will be completed within the next week or so!
That means there will be a teaser up just after that so keep your eyes peeled.
In the mean time you can content yourselves with a brand spanking new extra feature. Since the conception of DISCO I’ve always been really keen to do as much as possible on the fringes of the film, extra info and documentation of the process as well as more fun trivial stuff.
With that in mind we were going to put some rather hilarious photos of the crew in 1997 over the end credits of the film, but due to time restrictions on the post side and people having to dig out photos from long lost shoeboxes, we’ve decided to archive them on here instead. So check out the extra features tab for the ‘Where Were They In 97’ section.
I’ll keep adding to this as I get more photos and info from people but first, feast your eyes on the douchebag below!
Aside from the more fun stuff, I will begin to add more technical filmmakery stuff like storyboards and the shooting script once the film has embarked on it’s festival run.
“I’m so excited” – The Pointer Sisters (1982)
We now have a Facebook page for the film if you want even more DISCO goodness…just click the phat ‘F’ below.
Lots of Love,
So the official DISCO soundtrack will soon be available to listen free on Spotify! Pow. We had it up briefly but we’ve decided to keep the suspense building to the film’s release.
For now you can hear all the character’s individual record collections. These are the tracks I gave the cast to help them get into character.
You’ll need a Spotify account but if you have one simply click the music tab at the top of page and select the category you want to hear.
Aside from this I just want to say how much I love the music of CAST and how grateful I am to have been able to use their music on the film. They were one of my favourite bands when I was a kid and amazingly Mr. Power and co are back touring again! They’re playing a UK tour up until the end of the year and you can buy tickets here.
Also a huge thank you to Ben Bleet, our Music Supervisor, for pulling everything together. Listen out for updates on the soundtrack!
Anyway film’s nearly finished. Supreme.