Saturday, October 30, 2010
1 November-4 November: Edinburgh Filmhouse; TICKETS HERE
(Morag Mckinnon, Colin McLaren, Kate Dickie & Brian Pettifer Q & A session the 1st)
4 November-5 November : Cineworld AberdeenUnion Square; Tickets here
5 November: Cineworld Edinburgh, two pm showings, ticket info here
7 November: Apple Store, Glasgow 4:00-5:00pm Meet filmmakers
8 November: Robert Burns Centre Dumfries, Morag Mckinnon Q & A afterwards 6:30pm
11 November: Cineworld Falkirk, 6:45pm
12 November: Cineworld Dundee, 6:45pm
12-November-17 November: Inverness Film Festival, Eden Court
TICKET INFO HERE
Colin Kennedy's I Love Luci to screen before Outcast 6 NOVEMBER Eden Court; ticket info here
Please note: a few more articles mentioning Donkeys are now online but frankly are just cut and paste/recap of STV piece from the other day alas. Still, all mentions are greatly appreciated-keep on getting the word out! :) Also worth noting are two contest to win free tickets to see "Donkeys" in theatres
Many cast members from HBO's upcoming Game of Thrones series attended a special fan/cast meet-up Thursday night in Belfast. There are now some great new photos of the event, including some wonderful new photos of Jamie Sives (Jory) at this event with the lucky fans (even author George RR Martin was there!), with photos courtesy and belonging strictly to Martin/Wyvernwood here at Flickr or over at the WIC.net site. Be sure to check out the earlier report here, as well as one from the equally excellent Westeros for more (additional pic of Jamie Sives too) on what looks to have been a truly amazing night-LUCKY (and many congrats for sure to SilverJamie and Jackie who got to meet and get pics and kisses from the man himself, wow!!!!!!!!! sooo cool, Jamie is really the best! :)
UPDATE: Jackie has updated her blog with more on the event, including this bit about her conversation with Jamie :D She writes:
James Sives was charming and had also visited my home town and towns near by "Tayport on Tay, by the Tay, the Port on the Tay. Not to be confused with Newport on Tay" ;) We had a fun argument as to here Ron Donachie was from since he was generalising it to Fundee (Dundee) and I was claiming he was a Fifer (it's a local thing but terribly important! ;).
Update 2: Jackie was also kind enough to let me know in the comments on her blog that Jamie also mentioned reviewing films for the BIFAs ( heh he needs to get teh lead out on watching that batch for sure oy, poor guy he's been so busy and now blammo!)
IMPORTANT She also said he mentioned that he is heading to LA after Thrones to try and break into the US scene ....!!! OH YEA! :))))))
THANK YOU JACKIE!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
On a related note, Scottish Television featured Sigma and Donkeys again today in a new piece that included a small quote from producer Gillian Berrie, as well as a mention of a special one-off screening of the film next month at the new Apple Store on November 7th. Of interest:
The film’s producers Sigma Films – renowned for their unconformist approach to filmmaking including using only first-time directors and a pool of young Scottish actors – decided to distribute the film themselves and are delighted to be signing a deal with Cineworld.
Gillian Berries, co-director of Sigma Films, said: “We know that Scottish cinema-goers are loyal and supportive, and we believe that this film will absolutely satisfy the wicked Scottish sense of humour.”
Highlights of Donkeys big-screen run also include showings at the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries and a special one-off presentation at the Apple Store in Glasgow on November 7.
Monday, October 25, 2010
as witnessed in the video below....
DEAR PEOPLE OF SIGMA FILMS, I LOVE YOU
and this hilarious marketing/ad for the wonderful "Donkeys" film is quite fun!
GO SEE DONKEYS IN SCOTTISH THEATRES NOW!
www.facebook.com/donkeysmovie for locations and dates!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The details: Inverness Film Festival at Eden Court will see Luci screen right before Colm McCarthy's "Outcast" on 6 November at 10:00 pm; tickets to this NOW ONSALE AT THIS LINK. Longtime readers will recall several mentions on Outcast which filmed in Edinburgh, and along with the excellent James Nesbitt, stars James Cosmo and Kate Dickie...who of course star in Sigma's latest film Donkeys! coolo (and bonus points for the six degrees of Sigma game ;) In case you haven't yet seen the film, here is the trailer for Outcast as well as for the hilarious (Colin Harris is top notch) I Love Luci
Luci will also be showing at Eden court when it screens for an ENTIRE WEEK with DONKEYS running 12 November to 17 November. Tickets for the Luci/ Donkeys combo at Eden Court ARE NOW ON SALE HERE AT THIS LINK! Director Morag McKinnon and more will be at the 12 November screening, so act now to get your tickets!
Also, early (official announcement next week) but "I Love Luci" will also be in competition at the vaunted AFI festival in California, which is fairly big deal I think so rock on Colin, Brian and Co!!!! :) More details/ticket info released next week, stay tuned!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Check it out! Here are a few snaps of the cast members at the special screening of Donkeys last Friday at the Glasgow Film Theatre. Pictured below are (l-r)
Kate Dickie, Brian Pettifer, James Cosmo and director Morag McKinnon (pls. writer Colin McLaren above)
There was quite the crowd for the event as you can see, just wonderful! :) Thanks so much to Sigma for those pics!
UPDATE: The Sunday Mail also has an interview with James Cosmo regarding his work on Donkeys, where he says : "It's a fantastic script which really intrigued me.It was fun to let loose and I was nervous because I'm not known particularly as a comedy actor, and that was a really interesting departure for me."
ALSO: Reel Scotland has a video interview with James, Kate and Brian Pettifer that is ...well, watch below!
Giving praise to stars James Cosmo and Brian Pettifer even The Sunday Mail seems to have gotten the idea of the series, and points out some of the unique and quirkier aspects of the film:
This Glasgow-based film starts with a funeral and there's a graveyard scene towards its conclusion. In between is a black comedy that works due to the performances of James Cosmo and Brian Pettifer.They are two pals who plan to move to Spain but who then ditch the idea after life-changing events. Pettifer even dismisses Spain as a "warm Pontins, full of Germans".
Cosmo brilliantly portrays a big, daft man whose life is an almighty mess. A health scare has caused him to re-evaluate things and try to patch up with the daughter that he hasn't seen in 10 years.
The two actors command our interest in a film which mixes tragedy with humour. And Donkeys is surely the first movie to feature Una Paloma Blanca as funeral music.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Meanwhile, two DVD update reminders: Get Him to the Greek is on DVD/iTunes all over now (Jamie has a very brief cameo), and Valhalla Rising-while already on DVD in the UK-will see a US DVD release on November 30, with pre-orders available here.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The opportunity to hear from and meet these impressive people continues for the very next night (9 October), a one night only screening of Donkeys will take place at the Perth Playhouse (tickets available here) Attending this event will be:
director Morag McKinnon
writer Colin McLaren
producer Gillian Berrie
Stars: Brian Pettifer and Kate Dickie
I Love Luci will see Colin Kennedy and Brian Coffey there as well!
Finally, as noted before EDINBURGH will also have their chance to see this film when it screens at Filmhouse cinema (tickets available at this link), starting 1 November. At the special Q & A session, lucky fans will hear from Morag McKinnon, Colin McLaren, actor Brian Pettifer, and Sigma's own and the producing directing crew of Luci: Brian Coffey and Colin Kennedy.
MORE MAY BE ANNOUNCED SOON, STAY TUNED!
IF YOU ARE ATTENDING, PLEASE PLEASE send in your reports and photos and we will be glad to post or tweet and post on the Facebook pages :)
Bonus: The List magazine has a short preview of Donkeys online that you can read right here.
“It’s a complicated structure but it’s really the second part of a trilogy, a follow up to Red Road. Some of the characters might seem familiar, but the storyline is totally different.”
"Donkeys" will see a limited release in Scotland, starting with a week long stop starting this week on Friday at the Glasgow Film Theatre.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Speaking of cool, Sigma has launched a new contest to win tickets to see "Donkeys" so if you are a member of Facebook, head here for more-good luck! Finally, in a fun series of updates we learned a random selection of things about the wonderful star, actor James Cosmo, including that apparantly he's a fire hazard ;), he's prone to finding unusual things in his drinks and lolz, thats he's a better poker player than ole Mel (some might argue that he's a better actor but eh that's neither here nor there.) You can see some good highlights of James when he worked with Mel (who frankly earned those oscars cause I still think it's a superb film) in this showreel, including footage from Braveheart.