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Friday, 19 August 2011

At the Deep Fried Film Festival

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It was well worth heading up to Glasgow to watch the Deep Fried Film Festival which was held in Coatbridge. Now in its 6th year, this suburb of Glasgow was the first place in the UK that got to see CWP - Jay and Kay Save the World on the bigger screen!

(Bunny Rabbits in Coatbridge!)

And as it was my first visit to Glasgow, I thoroughly enjoyed the city. A fantastic place to be and I would take any excuse to head there again...

Now on Sunday, it is off to Poland for Quest Europe! A bit of deja vu, especially when compared to last year...

Monday, 15 August 2011

Caution Wet Paint in Scotland - UK Premiere!

Oh yes, I will be here, in Coatbridge on Thursday to see Jay and Kay Save the World's UK cinematic debut. I am so looking forward to this, and anyone in the area, come, join me and have fun!

As for now, I am busy, there is a lot of things that a director has to do before heading off to Poland at the end of the week!

Caution Wet Paint: Jay and Kay Save the World:

UK Premiere at the Conforti Insitute, Coatbridge (Glasgow, Lanarkshire), 7pm August 18th!

More details about the festival here.

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(Nearest Train Station - Whifflet - trains every half hour from Glasgow Central, journey time 30mins)

Friday, 12 August 2011

Polish TV!

As part of the promotion of < ahref="http://www.quest-europe.eu/News.html">Quest Europe and its screening there, Jay and Kay Save the World! the whole movie was screened last night on Polish TV! Rah! You can check out RTV Lubuska here.

Yes, I will be in Zielona Gora in a couple of weeks for Quest Europe, and next week is the excitement of our UK premiere in Scotland, which I will also be attending!

More news is coming soon...

Friday, 5 August 2011

The Production Meeting

Always, before submitting anything to an organisation or company, a good brain storming is needed.

I would love to say that this would take place in a funky diner with burgers, fries and a shake while the kids play double dutch and dance around the juke box. Of course, the reality is far more prosaic. Cups of tea, lots of paper and spider diagrams.

I am a huge fan of spider diagrams. While most people jerk off on charts, I see things through loops. I don't know how or why, it is just how my brain works. I blame being left handed for the fact that I see things this way, more in spaces, morerandom than through flowing charts and mediums which make me switch off. It is also a lot less logical to think this way, bu in the end, everything fits together

Spreadsheets - pah...and now, time to do my spreadsheets!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Caution Wet paint - The Kinkiness restarts!

As Jay and Kay Save the World has come to the end of its festival run, it is now time to focus on the next stage of CWP's development. I will be keeping you informed on what I do.

First the process that started development last year of a complimentary TV series to prequel 'The Movie'; to lodge themselves in between the webisodes and the movie with regards to the cannon is well underway.

I will also (finally) put Jay and Kay Save the World online in the next two weeks. This is part of the strategy of developing the TV series. Save the World is the most professional looking (and funniest) of the CWP series so far. Despite the fact it was done with a budget of ZERO! Note that, nothing!

Okay, maybe I am blowing my own trumpet, but I am incredibly proud of Save the World. It has gone international to film festivals abroad, which has been great for me as a director to see how audiences outside the UK react to CWP. Abd it is time for the rest of the world to freely see Save the World. Give me a couple of weeks. A redesign of the website is also happening.

However if you are either in Glasgow or Zielona Gora then you can join me at either to see CWP on the bigger screen...

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Summer of Festivals 2

It is exciting that we are heading to two festivals this year. Our first UK festival, in Glasgow is going to be heaps of fun, and I will be there during CWP's screening. Incidentally it will be my first time to Glasgow and so I am looking forward to taking a wander round Scotland's biggest city as well as meeting the audience.

Then it is off to Quest Europe!

Which is going to be so cool. It is no secret that I have a hankering for many things Polish and so it will be a treat for me to head out to Poland in August to the screening of CWP! More to report soon!

Monday, 25 July 2011

Caution Wet Paint and Irfan at Quest Europe!

Good news everyone! A special screening of Jay and Kay Save the World and Irfan will take place at the Quest Europe Film Festival on Saturday 27th August at the Kino Nasa (the Nasa Cinema) in Zielona Gora. Now as you might remember, I visited this town during my first trip to Poland all that time ago in January...

The really excellent thing about the Quest Europe Film Festival is that I am also to be a jury member. This is building upon the success last year at the BUSHO film festival. Scary, the shoe is on the other foot and now I got to see the films and judge them on their merits. More adventures to come...

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Caution WetPaint - UK Premiere!

Jay and Kay Save the World gets its UK premiere in August at the Deep Fried Film Festival:

Venue and Guide for CWP at the Deep Fried Festival.

I, El Director, will be there in Coatbridge for the night to watch the film and to see how our first UK audience reacts to and hopefully loves our film!

So join me, at the Deep Fried Film Festival, Thursday 18th August at 8pm.

Venue: Conforti Institute, Calder Avenue, Coatbridge. Nearest Rail, Whifflet (trains every half hour from Glasgow Central).

Monday, 2 May 2011

CWP at the Golden Knight Festival in Kursk, Russia!

Excellent news everyone! Caution Wet Paint has a new set of festivals this year to head to! In June we are off to Russia as we feature in the Golden Knight Film Festival in the city of Kursk. This has got to be our most exotic destination to date and it is a fantastic feeling to break into the world's largest country! (June 14th-23rd)

Also we are to be screened at a Special Screening event at the Quest Europe Film Festival in Zielona Gora, Poland this summer. Dates are to be confirmed but watch this space for more details...

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Charlie's Holiday - The Best of BUSHO 3 - And the rest...

Time passes and once again all good things come to an end...and this was one hell of a festival. The people loved our little film - and we were the only film in the festival to get an applause from the audience. The humour translated well into a different culture and in fact it has given me a new impetus with regards to Caution Wet Paint. The future is bright, the future is milky...

And so I bought a ticket out of Budapest. The beautiful Keleti Pályaudvar was to be my final sight of this great capital. A ticket out to a different city, to a different country, a new destination. But I felt that I was leaving something behind. Something fun and joyous - a moment in my life that I would not be able to recapture. Budapest was special to me, in so many ways. It was a place where I got to interact with audience, film makers and festival organisers as an equal. I was able to learn so much from this fantastic festival. A lot was put into the organisation of BUSHO, and I got a hell of a lot out of it! What I learned from Budapest has accelerated my film making more than any other festival or seminar in my small film making career.

But it was not all filming. There were little gems hidden in the streets and the backwaters of the city. Some are more popular destinations, littered with tourists, others are parts reached by the many.

And culture that is so accessible. In London, we are so consumed by our own petty lives, that we rarely take time out to enjoy the city. Even here in Budapest, I did not spend as much time as I wanted immersed in the local culture. Budapest is a beautiful city, and a wonderful place to spend a few days. I spent a week here, I wish it was a lot longer. But like all good things, they must come back to an end. Already, I have been back for two days in London, and I remember very little of my life in East Europe. The sights, the smells, even the currency now a long and distant memory. Travel is great for the sould but it can also be heartbreaking when you leave. And that is what I feel about Budapest. However, I now will never get Budapest and Bucharest confused as I did in the past. Two wonderful cities, and as I left Budapest onward to the Romanian capital, my journey was tinged with a little sadness. I do not cry, but inside, I wept as I left this wonderful city. Thank you BUSHO and thank you Budapest for the memories and the wonderful time that I spent here. And I hope one day to return, a little bit wiser (hopefully) and a lot more successful (the dream)...