Great Scott! My time travel short Stop/Eject (watch the trailer here) is set to share a cinema screen with the movie that made me want to make movies, Back to the Future. No, there’s nothing wrong with the earth’s gravitational pull – this really is heavy!
On Monday October 26th, a few days after the fabled future date of 21/10/15 that Doc and Marty travel to in Part II, the Arts PictureHouse in Cambridge is set to host a screening of Part I. This will be a special event featuring live music and a short film ahead of the main feature. And what more appropriate short film than one about time travel, featuring several Back to the Future references?
There’s just one catch: this is an OurScreen event, meaning a certain number of tickets have to be reserved before the cinema officially greenlights the screening. At the time of writing just 12 more seats need to be booked before Doc, Marty, Kate, Dan and Alice can coincide on the time-space continuum. So if you’re in the Cambridge area, crank up your flux capacitor and fire-trail over to OurScreen to book now! Tickets are just £10, and in the unlikely event that the screening doesn’t get enough bookings to go ahead, you won’t be charged a penny.
This is just one of four Stop/Eject screenings coming up. Here are the details of them all…
Leicester, England – Friday August 28th
Event: The Shortish Cinema
Address: Phoenix Cinema, Leicester, LE1 1TG
Time: Red carpet walk from 6pm, films start at 7pm
Stop/Eject is one of three “shortish” Midlands films that will be screened, followed by a Q&A with me and the other filmmakers. Producer Sophie Black and make-up artist Deborah Bennett will also be attending.
Cork, Ireland – Friday August 28th
Event: The Underground Film Festival
Address: Camden Palace Hotel, Camden Quay, Cork City, Ireland
As an official selection of the 2015 Underground Film Festival, Stop/Eject will screen in the Drama Shorts programme.
Birmingham, England – Thursday September 24th
Event: Birmingham Young Professionals Short Film Night
Address: Mockingbird Theatre and Bar, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA, UK
Time: Doors open 7pm, films from 8pm
Organised by the West Midlands’ foremost champion of independent filmmaking, Brendan O’Neilll, this evening of short film screenings aims to build links between the filmmaking and business communities in Birmingham. As well as Stop/Eject, my 2013 puppet movie The One That Got Away will be shown.
Ticket info TBC.
Cambridge, England – Monday October 26th (We Hope!)
Event: Back to the Future screening
Address: The Arts PictureHouse, 38-39 St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR, UK
Stop/Eject will be screened before the 80s classic to get punters in the time travel movie mood, and there will also be live music and “sensory treats”.