Just a reminder that the August issue of Impact is now out with more gushing praise for Soul Searcher, Hong Kong editor Mike Leeder going so far as to say that George Lucas could learn a thing or two from this “ground breaking digital film-making”. Personally, as the Spielberg of Hereford, I’m excited to be just one page-turn away from the Spielberg of… erm, well, just Spielberg. In fact, if you tore one page out it would look like I was filming him. It would look like I was directing and shooting the world’s most famous film-maker. It would look like he was my bitch. I haven’t done that. I’m just saying.
Also, the BBC Hereford & Worcester website has an interview up along with a stills gallery and the trailer.
I finished paying off the Soul Searcher debt last week, MUCH sooner than I ever thought I would. Just now I had a call from Pathe (they of the yellow chicken logo and the wartime news reels) who said they couldn’t take Soul Searcher because it doesn’t fit into what they’re doing right now, but nonetheless they really liked the story, the action and the acting and were impressed at how little it had been made for. They said they are looking for genre stuff to develop so I’m going to send them Nightland.
No news on distribution. As I was compiling the deleted scenes today I started thinking about deleting other scenes. I may snip another 30 seconds out of the movie. James and I could really have done with putting the script through another two or three drafts before we shot it, but hey-ho, you live and learn. I don’t disagree with The Birmingham Post’s assessment that the film is narratively undisciplined.
And talking of disorder, the July issue of (wait for it) Disorder is now out, featuring Angry Dave’s article about me and Soul Searcher. Don’t worry, he’s not angry at me or the film. He’s just angry in general – possibly because a promising career as a Justin Timberlake impersonator was cut short when the hip-hopper had his curly barnet chopped. According to their website, Disorder is “available in all good newsagents, Waterstones, Borders and Virgin Megastores + Rough Trade, Cargo and RD Franks.”