Friday, 28 May 2010
On our visit to the amazing Swansea Bay Film Festival, Paul Hunter and I were interviewed by Corey Fresh all the way from New York City, you can hear the interview here . Just drag the slider on the player to 28.05 and listen to our wee bit. The picture is Corey Fresh in Swansea bay, after the interview.
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Ronnie Goodwin's Shooter has been winning awards in various short film category events around the world since it was released a year ago and has been shown at places such as the Cannes and Edinburgh film festivals.
However, the latest achievement at the Swansea Bay Festival in Wales is an incredible feat as it was voted best of all 250 film entries, including documentaries, full length motion pictures - which included Robert Carlyle's latest flick.
According to the founder of the festival, Shooter - filmed around Loch Lomond - showed Ronnie's "genius" and was the first short film in the festival's history to win Best in Festival award.
Former Clydebank College lecturer Ronnie, 47, from Bowling, admitted he was initially "devastated" as he thought Shooter had been overlooked by judges when it did not scoop the best film in the under five minute category.
It was not until the end of the night, that Ronnie and Shooter lead actor Paul Hunter, realised it had been earmarked for the greatest accolade of the evening.
A delighted Ronnie spoke to the Post shortly after returning from Swansea last week.
He said: "To find out another film was selected in our category was devastating. We looked at each other and shrugged our shoulders and thought we would just try and enjoy the rest of the evening.
"When the last part of the show came along and they invited Linda Robson, of Birds of a Feather fame, to read out the Best in Festival winner we were too busy looking at other people. We weren't waiting on it or expecting it - we thought there was no chance a small film could win, but then she called out our name.
"It is unheard of for a short film to beat so many works of art at a major film festival."
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Thursday, 20 May 2010
'Shooter' is screening in a couple of weeks at the NewFilmmakers Film Festival on the 2nd June, so exciting, and this follows directly after the Best in Festival win at the Swansea Bay Film Festival, Wales,
Said goodbye to my boy FLAG today, he was a fine friend
This is him with Mum
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Saturday, 8 May 2010
Great news, doing a browse this morning to find that Shooter is listed on the World News Web Site HERE It is a little daunting to see your work in amongst such amazing award winning shorts.
Also just returned from a 4 day sabbatical in Arbroath, where I relaxed and also took some time to teach digital photography and editing, made an advert, and shot a short documentary. I also had the pleasure of meeting some of Chris Fry's students, a great bunch, and wonderfully talented people.
This morning I was trying to capture a wild trout being caught on the fly. It was at the Carman reservoir, nice and early, but not a chance, will try again during the week.
So tomorrow the Swansea Bay Film Festival opens with Michael Sheen at the helm, I am hitting the road on Friday early with Paul Hunter, for the long drive down to Wales, then its fingers crossed and do a little net working. can't wait...