Im Greg. I am 22 years alive, single and a film student in manchester, england. My diet consists of bitchin Film, TV & Music.
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March 20, 2013
Hebden Bridge Picture House - Yorkshire (UK)
I’ve bandied up quite a few of my film student buds to make a trip to this beaut of a cinema! We’re tripping over to see Joss Whedons adaptation of much ado about nothing as part of Bradford Film Festival.
In the advent of the avengers coming out on thursday I’m gearing up for one of my favourite feelings. Seriously stop sniggering, I’m talking about that amazing feeling of having your mind blown in the dark of the cinema. Obviously it doesent happen with every film, most films you may leave and just say ‘was alright that mate’ and squint till you dont feel like you’ve been in a cave for a month.
But there are some films which have you grinning ear to ear, on the edge of your seat and just generally bathed in a light of awe for 2 hours. They are the type of films that live on past them two hours and you yap on to everyone you know about this amazing two hours you spent in the dark with around 100 strangers. The most recent examples I can think of has to be Drive & Avatar. Now I dont feel like I need to give any explanation about drive but avatar is one that has seem to lost its importantance due to band wagon cynicism. When released the reason avatar grossed so much money is because it was an experience, it was something completley new which people forget as watching it on your crappy 19” toshiba TV bring it to light that its story wasnt fantastic but the spectacle of a new world in IMAX 3D is something that will stay with me for life.
I was talking to my friends earlier I realised the best way to express my excitement for the avengers is to take you back to a certain mindset. Remember the lead up to christmas day. You had a list in mind, you knew exactly what you would want but you really had no idea what you would get but you knew it would be amazing.
Basically Joss Whedon is Santa and he has a truckload of avengers in his sack for me.
All I know is that come thursday I will be waiting in line with a few hundred other people just waiting to enter that totally non creepy dark room full of strangers who will all share the mutual feeling of getting your mind blown to fucking pieces for two and a half hours.
this is pretty much the first proper short film sorta thing i ever made, the majority of it was improvised but mostly conceptualised by me and my friends appie and ste for my film studies project in 2008. the first one we shot in an hour and just improved the entire thing so we decided to spend abit more time and make a better effort. unfortunatly we could only shoot for an hour a week using college equipment and the whole thing was a little unplanned hence all the naff mis-matched shots. Anyway yeah we were going for the whole macho big budget action kind of thing, on zero budget with no decent things to work with.
what ensued was pretty hilarious, my 2 lecturers and fellow pupils buzzed over it, even much so that the follow years students make a prequel deathbed zero both that and the first one can be found on my youtube channel, theres a link on my profile.
id love to make something like this again but fully written, storyboarded and shot, but i havent met anyone as mad as me or appie & ste with a passion for film at university.
so yeah, in all its fucked up, bad ass, nazi baby glory……..deathbed II.