Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Hollywood calls

Apologies for tardiness in updating y'all on "Finding David Douglas", which premiered at Pitlochry Festival Theatre last Thursday. Thanks to Gnome for pricking my conscience.

Well, what a night we had of it; I'm sorry you couldn't make it, Gnome. I think you'd have enjoyed it.

We had 300 people in the theatre, a reception, an address from the Provost of Perth, the Scottish Environment Minister was there, and we had a rousing chorus or several of "To the Oregon Country" (last heard on an island in the Hayes River, northern Manitoba). Oh and a damn good film launch.

The film was excellent. I hadn't seen it before the premiere and am well pleased with it. I know I would say that wouldn't I but I think it is a good piece of storytelling (with lots of on-screen from yours truly!!). There are some technical faults with it yet; it's a bit too long at an hour & eight mins and needs to lose around 12 mins to make it more broadcastable; some of the maps are a bit overexposed and don't add a lot to the story, and some of the running order needs tweaking to tell the story more clearly.

But we positioned it as what it is - a work in progress. All those issues will be ironed out over the winter ready for the US launch in April. For the moment we're very proud of it.

6 comments:

Nutty Gnome said...

Ey up Woody - I've been wonderring how the launch went?! Did you get the full red carpet treatment then?!
I followed the Gnome's link to BBC Scotland about it, but it told me sod all really!
When's it going to get shown here then?

....loved that previous post - made me howl!

Woody Wilbury said...

Ey up Nutty. Red carpet indeed; I stopped just short of being papped! Not sure when it'll be shown here but I have a DVD of it. Could do you a copy?

You should be able to email a comment to me. Try that to see if it works and then we can arraange how it get it to you.

Nutty Gnome said...

Thanks for the offer Woody, that'd be great - I'd love to see the programme.

Err ... not sure if I'm being a bit thick here tonight (not beyond the realms of possibility, that one!) but I can't seem to find an email address for you! I've only had one little bottle of Stella post gardening, so I can't blame that for my dimness....!

Anyway, regardless of my imeptitude, I've spoken to the techmaster (Himself) and he says we can copy dvds, so either you could post it or I could pop over and collect it - promising to take VERY good care of it either way!

My email address is liz@chersoft.co.uk
Ta. Nutty

Di said...

Woody, do you suppose at some point it may be shown in Oregon... after all, he is 'somewhat' responsible for all these Doug firs surrounding us in the Pacific northwest. ;)

Woody Wilbury said...

Hello Di

April 8th, 2010 at the World Forestry Centre, Portland, OR !!

That's when we'll be launching it 'proper'; it's still something of a work-in-progress at this point.

Remind me nearer the time and I'll let you have more details. See you there!

Di said...

Thanks Woody! we may just drive on up.