Well, hello there. It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
Actually, I have no idea how long it’s been for you. I don’t even know who you are. I mean, at the moment, you’re an amorphous construct of what I imagine our audience to be. I could be way off.
Still, you look good. Been working out?
It hasn’t really felt particularly long for us, as my absence on these here blogs has been caused, largely, by the amount of behind-the-scenes work that’s been underway to get the film out to the wider world.
But I know you like regular updates, otherwise you worry, so here’s a few little snippets of what’s happened since last we spoke.
- Awards! Woop! I mean, it’s an honour just to be nominated. I mean, it’s the work that really matters. Ah, heck. It’s nice to get awards. Especially when you’re as tired as I am. It’s even nicer when people of whom you are very proud win awards. So we’re honoured and thrilled to have won both “Best Screenplay” and “Best Actress” (jointly for the incomparable Scarlet Hall and Hero Hall) at Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Torremolinos and “Best Narrative Feature”, at home, at UK Screen One Film Festival.
- Festivals. Just when you think it’s safe to go back in the cinema – we get a lovely invite from a lovely festival like Durango Film. So, Colorado folk – please let us know what you think. We’re screening on March 3rd and March 6th – details here: Durango Independent Film Festival 2016. There may be some more to come. Watch this space.
- DVD/VOD release. Yes, this one has taken some time, but I promise it’s on its way. As soon as we have concrete dates, we’ll be shouting. In the UK, via Ballpark Film Distributors and in the US/Canada via Stacks Entertainment. The good folk at NewGold Entertainment are also working hard to secure deals with the rest of the world – so let them know if YOU want “A Dozen Summers”.
- I am very tired. No, really, so tired. It’s not even funny. I fell asleep in my sleep the other day and dreamed of sleeping.
- I saved Sylvester McCoy’s hat. On my way back from giving a talk for the excellent folk at Into Film and the brilliant Film Club at Leysland High School – during which I debuted some behind-the-scenes footage of the amazing Sixth Doctor himself and our glorious Narrator, Colin Baker, I inadvertently and quite unexpectedly ran into the SEVENTH Doctor, Sylvester McCoy. Long story short, the great man’s hat was caught by the wind and I, being the good fan that I am, ran after it. No other real point to that story other than it was cool. And Mr. McCoy was a gent, as one might expect.
- Nice people continue to be nice. This is just a lovely review that cropped up by Sara Bodinar at the Nottingham Post.
I’m sure there’s loads of other stuff I haven’t told you yet, but let’s save it for another day, eh? Don’t want to waste the opportunity to get another sneaky blog out of it. Plus, not sure I can count beyond six at the moment. See point four.
Until next time.
Your faithful director-type human,