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Hallam Foe redux

hallamfoeI got to see Hallam Foe again last week. Obviously this was pukka film not a video projection and the soundtrack was complete and the titles and credits had been finished off (David Shrigley, omg!), but I was left wondering just how much material difference there was between this version and the one we saw in October. It definitely felt different, but I don’t know how much of that is changes in the film or changes in me. It felt a bit calmer and less raw but nonetheless still a stunning experience. I’m still not going to let on which of Hallam’s *ahem* quirks I have shared, but I can tell you I never fell in love with a girl and followed her home because she looked the spitting image of my mother.

The film is to be released at the end of August – definitely go see.

Hugh led a Q&A with David Mackenzie, Jamie Bell and Sophia Myles. The highlights were twittered Colin Kennedy was filming throughout (though the camera got variously hijacked by Jamie Bell at one point and Catherine Monahan of Orbital Wines at another) Looking forward to seeing what comes of that…

I would have stayed longer at the party afterwards, but my tummy was grumbling and the *nibbles* were just that – aaargh kill the microfood.

Surveillance Screening

I’ve been invited to a screening of Surveillance this Saturday (14th April) at midday at the NFT but I have a prior commitment.

According to the blurb the film was well received at the Berlin Film Festival recently and I just spoke to Paul the Director who tells me that it’ll be going to Seattle and Chicago later in the year. I have been given a DVD copy (and watched the first 20 minutes, which hooked me) so I’m going to blog about it when I’ve had a proper look.

If you’d like to go see it (and if you blog about it that would be lovely too) then give me a shout and I’ll put you in touch with the production team.