April 9, 2006
hallam foe blog
[Giles Nuttgens & David Mackenzie discussing a shot.]
A few months ago I wrote about my friend, Dave Mackenzie, and his upcoming movie, Hallam Foe. We even let people download the script and have a read.
Dave, as you might also remember, was also the director of Young Adam, the movie I kept yammering on about two or three years ago [“The best Scottish movie ever”, which, I’m happy to report, I think still holds true today].
To make a long story short, the shooting of Hallam Foe has begun, and they’ve just started a movie blog, called “Get Your People”.
[As in, “Get your people to call my people”. Heh.]
David sadly is too busy on the shoot to write and manage the blog. Instead, he’s recruited another friend of his, Colin Kennedy, to write it. Also, other people from the production cast are contributing. But it’s really Colin’s baby.
The good news is, Colin is actually a full-on member of the production crew already, not just a blogger-for-hire. He’s also a filmmaker in his own right.
So the blog is now up, in rough form. The writing is coming along nicely, however the design still need to be done. But I thought I’d let you all have an early peek, anyway.
Get Your People is not the first major film blog [Right, Gia?]. That being said, I believe there’s a lot of unexplored territory in the film-blog-as-marketing-device, still waiting to be discovered. So I’m interested in seeing what happens.
More importantly, David is an old and dear friend of mine, and I want this film to be sucessful. So I’ll do what I can to help.
What sayest thou? Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
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