Thursday 20th June. Hull becomes a finalist in the run-up to the City of Culture for 2017. The Hull Daily Mail fills the paper with artistic and culturing topics. If you’d have flicked through to page 28 guess who you’d have seen… the boys of the Berry of course!
Yes it was me (Joe) and Callum on a nice, two page spread, promoting our newest short film ‘The Field!’
Although this is only the Hull Daily Mail, our city’s local paper, this article is still great for us! One of the things I am trying to promote is independent film in our city. Hull is one of the ‘forgotten cities’ in the UK. Forgotten during the war (but not by the planes that bombed the hell out of it), forgotten when the country was flooded (but not by the rain) and forgotten in independent film! The people of Hull never get a chance to know what indie film is all about. Other cities have a huge indie film culture and this is what I want Hull to get too!
So our little article, whilst helping to promote us and our work, also helps promote filmmaking in our city. We also get to have our smug mugs in the paper too!
They guy that wrote the article, Will Ramsey, did a great job – catching people’s attentions with some creepy headlines! He also told me he’d love to do a follow-up story once the film is completed, which will be great!
Guess we just have to crack on and complete the bloody thing now…
Last week we were interviewed by our local paper, the Hull Daily Mail, about our work on our new film ‘The Field’. They came to our office (from which we run our video production company Serene Scene) and sat with us for well over an hour, talking about how we started, projects we have made, other things we have been involved in and, of course, all about our newest film!
Now, our local paper isn’t the greatest paper in the world, but it’s a start! One of the main problems with Hull is that people are not interested in film. At least not indie film. Hullians only plant their bums on seats for a popcorn flick with bug explosions and guns, so it will be nice to get information on our little short film to everyone in the hope that it will spark interest in indie film in our city.
During our epic hour long interview, we also had our photo taken at our editing suite! Turns out the photographer did the same media course as us at Hull College, only a few years before us. He was a lovely guy who got chatting with us about cameras and editing software. This is one of the things I really love about doing this – meeting great people who are interested in the things we do and meeting people with common interests! The interviewer was also a great guy. We had a great chat and I think he really liked us, hence the reason he stayed with us so long!
Anyway, to cut a long story short, the article is, hopefully, going to be in the paper in Saturday (15/06). So if you’re from Hull and surrounded, grab yourself a copy and check out our smug mugs! If you’re not from Hull (which is probably a good thing!), we’ll upload the article to our blog for you all to gawp at!
Does anyone else have any paparazzi fame? Let us know, leave us a comment and, if it’s online, send us the link to we can check out your smug mugs too!