27 September, 2007

Guns and Awards

This week I have been mostly being busy, getting on with some of the film graphics again (nothing I can show at the moment, unfortunately). So to keep you little bunnies amused I'll tell you what's been happening with the previous Stirton Production movie, The Planet.

A few weeks ago the movie was shown at The Festival of Fantastic Films, in Manchester. Last week it received a 'Highly Commended' in the independent film section. Yay us. Since then 3 different companies in the states have been looking to buy it, more yay. Our agent is currently in talks with the companies and I'll let you know how it goes with that.

On a non film related thing, I had a fun weekend playing with 17th century weapons and being shot at. Yes, I travelled back in time with Dr Who. Nah, just to Drum Castle in Royal Deeside, where a group called the Fraser's Dragoones were running about in period costume, drinking real ale and letting loose with their big weapons. It was a lovely day and my mate, Duncan, got lots of smart shots of their bangy things and flags. Here's a link to his

There's got to be a caption to go along with this one! 'Sad old git plays with gun,' or something.

14 September, 2007

Captain Universe V's Emmerdale

Just a little plug for that big chap Mike Mitchell, Mr universe, friend of Stirton Productions and general good guy: he's appearing in
Emmerdale (UK soap) on September 21st. I'm not sure what character he'll be playing, but he'll be easy to spot (being way too brown and huge) he's hoping that the character will become a regular on the show and we wish him all the best with it.

I'll be glued to me tv next week waiting for him to batter a Dingle or something.

Here's a shot of big Mike at the premiere of 'The Planet,' with a Scottish coloured Mark Stirton (director etc.)

06 September, 2007

Festival Fun

Last weekend (31st August - 2nd September) the The Festival of Fantastic Films was held in Manchester (England). Our last movie 'The Planet,' was shown and received a pretty involved review by MJ Simpson of Brit SF mag 'SFX.'

One fun thing about the festival is the guests they had, mostly stars of older cult hits like Dr Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde and Cannibal Ferox, but also one of my first screen crushes Caroline Munro (Starcrash, The Spy Who Loved Me and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad to name a few). The fact that she could have saw my big stupid face on screen made me laugh and may have also given me 'a special feeling,' as they used to say in 'living and growing.'

For those of you who don't know of Caroline Munro (you poor fools) here's a publicity shot, possibly from The Spy Who Loved me. Also a shot of 'The Planet,' cast. I'm the dodger on the far left (as seen by Caroline Munro).