IT'S A WINNER!
Gary and Gail has been selected from hundreds of entries as one of ten finalists in Canada's SHORTSNONSTOP competition!
This means the film will be shown on mobile phones throughout Canada!
TO VIEW THE FILM,
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SHORTSNONSTOP is a year-round online mobile film festival that you can experience anytime or anyplace. A showcase of short films produced for mobile and online platforms, the running time of films cannot exceed three minutes.
SHORTSNONSTOP is part of the Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival.
It’s been presenting the best in short filmmaking from around the world for more than 13 years. SHORTSNONSTOP is a natural extension of this legacy – and thanks to TELUS, one of Canada’s leading mobile carriers, the festival celebrates innovative short films, produced for the mobile screen.
So MASSIVE THANKS to the team that made Gary and Gail!
So what about the Oscar targeted film, Happy Birthday?
Well the film hasn't gone away! And I haven't run off with the kitty.
To date, some £7,000 has been donated. I was hoping to add to this, bringing the total to £18,000.
But the current financial climate is proving too tough to forge ahead with this project AT THE PRESENT TIME. However, rest assured, we will pick up the film once recession eases and more funding becomes available.
Again, a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed so far to Happy Birthday. Your money is safe.
But given the unforeseen recession and it's lingering effects, I want to move ahead with a different plan.
With Happy Birthday on hold, until raising enough money becomes more feasible, I am developing a shorter script which will cost less to make. I will let you know more about the story as soon as I can.
It will help me to know that you are happy for me to spend the money raised so far (for Happy Birthday) on this new film, rather than on it's originally intended purpose. In this way, we can get on and make a film sooner rather than later. Please let me know if you have any reservations about this, and I will respond.
Thank you for your patience with this project. It is a painful aspect of all filmmaking: long waiting times before anything happens. But we will get there!
And the good news about Gary and Gail is a small beginning, but a result non the less!
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Thank you for your interest in this fantastically exciting journey to see a movie made.
It’s great you’re coming with us!
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