Notice anything different about us? No, we haven’t changed our hair, but this week’s blog is looking especially sharp in our newly revamped website! There’ll be more changes coming in the near future, including more blogs and exciting new content. So watch this (beautifully designed) space!
This week the big news is that Flix In The Stix had its first two screenings! We opened in Glentham on Wednesday and our opening night choice of the Martian was really well received. Dave & Mikaela had a great time meeting the local community who were really grateful to have a new local cinema. We had a few technical difficulties (and a brief moment of panic where we thought our monumental screen was too tall for the hall (luckily, theres a raised ceiling over the stage). We’re also now an official member of Film Hub Central East, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network initiative to boost film audiences nationwide. The membership gives us great access to training and funding, plus our cinema will be listed on their network website.
Dave and Mikaela also had a busy morning yesterday shooting Dave’s directorial debut, an Aikido martial arts film, made with a local Aikido school that will be screened at our upcoming Japan Festival! The shoot went well and we were really impressed with our actors. We’re looking forward to shooting the next scene, the big action finale, and Daves been chatting to Catherine and Neville from the Aikido school, about which of their students will feature in the scenes.
This afternoon, Dave has jetted off to Barton-Upon-Humber to continue working on our Barton Heritage App. He’ll be snapping pictures allover the town to be used within the app, as well as grabbing the last few geo-location co-ordinates and finally, taking a meeting at Wilderspin National School Museum to see what photographic treasures he can uncover for use within the app.
Down in London, we’ve had various projects on the go, which you’ll hear about soon! Meanwhile, Laura and Lorna have been helping the young people at Hoxton Hall put together portfolios to submit for their Gold Arts Awards. They’ve all worked really hard over the last term, and we can’t wait to begin editing over the next few weeks! Here they are hard at work.
Finally, the invites for our two official Vigilante premieres have been sent out, and seats are filling up fast. We’re really excited (and slightly scared) to unveil the film in Lincoln in two weeks’ time!
What We’ve Watched
You can read Dave’s review of Stuart Cooper’s war film over at Blueprint: Review.
Apart from that, why not catch up with the past month in haiku form?