I’ve returned to writing my blog about my hopeless romantic encounters. I will get to fifty if it kills me! This week’s story is a little different and concerns the breakdown of my longest ever intimate relationship. The Apple Of My Eye. Read it here.
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This last year has been a successful one as far as film festivals go. After 3 years of frustration of not having my work selected at the bigger festivals, the floodgates suddenly opened with ‘Mr. Invisible’. Since premiering it at Palm Springs Shortfest last June it has been selected at 12 other prestigious international festivals.
Strangely enough my previous short film ‘Fired!’ has also enjoyed a reinvigorated festival run. After playing at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival in November it seems to have got the attention of other festivals looking to program family friendly short films. It is part of the selection at Durango Film Festival, which is happening right now over in Colorado!
March definitely seems to be the month when they all come together. Including Durango, over the next 5 weeks my films will be playing at 5 different festivals. Mr. Invisible screens this week at Byron Bay in Australia and then moves on to Omaha, followed by Cleveland Film Festival and then finally Phoenix Film Festival at the start of April.
It’s such a nice feeling to know that audiences will get to enjoy the film. I just wish I could visit all these great places and attend the festival.
Unfortunately the life of a struggling artist doesn’t provide much loose change for flights across the Atlantic. Hopefully that will change in the next 12 months as my work gets more recognition. Or, failing that, there’s always RyanAir’s $10 flights across the Atlantic!
Watch (or rewatch for the 100th time) our first episode of Scott’s Lookalikes today and then share it with your friends on Myspace. Lets get this baby viral!
And if you share the video and then lets us know over at the facebook page with a comment then you could get your photo featured in Season 2. Francs A Million!
Direct your mouse to the We Like Laughter facebook page to get updates on upcoming sketches.
It’s coming up to 2 weeks since I launched my new web series Scott’s Lookalikes. It’s been a pretty full on fortnight sending out our press release to various blogs and papers, writing to industry people, tweeting celebs, and generally just pissing off anyone who has the misfortune to still be friends with me on facebook.
Although we have the good fortune of living in a time when you can do a lot of your own marketing and PR with relative ease (they had much slower internet connections in the Restoration period) it still takes a hell of a lot of time, energy and creativity to keep the momentum up.
So what have I had to celebrate since we released? We’ve had some great press since launch. The Huffington Post did an exclusive the day after we launched with some unseen footage of Scott I gave them, which was awesome! Then Tubefilter made the show their Indie Spotlight pick for the week. The British Comedy Guide and Writtalin.com also both ran some fun interviews with Scott, which reveal more about the man behind the 4th biggest lookalikes agency in Hollywood.
The aim of course is to drive more people to our YouTube channel. So far we’ve had over 3,000 views but I’m hoping that figure will grow over the following couple of months. If you haven’t already, please subscribe and repost our episodes. It’s a massive help!
And over on facebook we’ve got 400 likes and counting for our page. We’re running a competition at the moment to get your photo featured in our next season which I hope to film in the Summer. So go check it out!
Thank you to everyone who has contacted me to say they like the show. That’s always much appreciated and helps re-enegrise my promotional efforts. Please keep sharing our episodes so more people get a chance to watch and hopefully enjoy Scott’s Lookalikes. Here’s Denzel to play us out: