Thursday, 20 November 2008

Committed 2 has arrived

It is one of those great days. After a year's worth of filming and editing, the DVDs finally arrived back from the manufacturer.

After a nervous check to make sure that everything is right, and it all plays properly (film makers get paranoid!), and now we can get down to the business of getting stock out to our customers and to retailers.

We are heading down to Kendal for the weekend's mountain festivities. We have no less than 5 films screening there, three of which have never been seen by the public before. So that is quite exciting.

On Friday evening we have a special screening / lecture session with James Pearson talking about his climbing and a screening of our two new films about his routes. 6.00pm in the Town Hall. It is a bit early in the weekend for everyone to make it to, but it should be a good session.
Elsewhere at Kendal, 4 of the films are getting multiple screenings, so if you are at Kendal then there's no excuse to miss seeing them on the big screen.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Committed 2 Wins In Banff

We are making the long journey home to the UK from Banff, Canada. Whoever booked the flights clearly didn't take time to look at a globe, for I am currently sitting in an airport at Houston, Texas, feeling rather tired.

At Banff this year the Brits scooped just about all of the climbing related awards:
Rockfax won Best Guidebook
Al Lee won a judges special prize for Patagonian Winter
And Hot Aches won 3 Awards, yes 3 ?!?

Banff Mountian Film Festival is probably the most presigious of all festivals to win awards at, so we were pretty happy chaps, as you might well imagine.

The awards we received were. Best Climbing Film. Best Short Film. Audio Post Production Award

It is only 10 days now until Committed 2 will be out. A reminder of course that you can pre-order your copy at the link on the right.

Dave B

ps. Quote of the week was from Andy Kirkpatrick (via Al Lee) 'Andy can't be here to receive the award as he is currently in the States teaching Barak Obama to slackline...'