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No-one Lights a Lamp in Order to Hide it Behind the Door

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I’m delighted to announce that, at 6pm tomorrow, 17 will receive its world premiere at the Portobello Film Festival in London.


It’s showing in the World Cinema section, which in itself feels like an accolade – Wales is part of the world, though of course.  The full listing for the section is here, and our film is showing before the Bolivian-set US feature film Pachamama.  Congratulations to Jamie Bolton, the writer-director, and all of the cast, crew and financiers.  Thanks once again to you all for your hard work on the film.  It’s good to know that the film is now beginning to find an audience, which is the whole point of making these things in the first place.

You can download a PDF of the Festival’s programme here, there’s an image of Chris Conway from the film on page 16 of the programme (page 19 of the PDF).


Written by Matthew Redd

September 18, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Nobody Knows Anything

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I’ve had a short break from blogging, but am back with some sort of vengeance.  To kick off, a simple link to this excellent blog post, the first part of which refers to William Goldman‘s oft quoted line “Nobody knows anything“.  I seem to hear this all the time, and usually in reference to people in the film industry not quite doing their job properly, but very rarely is it used in the context that I think it was intended.  Jim Barratt, who seems like a thoroughly decent bloke, thankfully clears it up.

Back soon.

Written by Matthew Redd

September 15, 2009 at 8:51 pm