A dear friend shared this video (well a clip from this video) on Facebook, and it was literally like going back in time for me. Watching it now in September 2021, I'm acutely aware of what a special place the Tyne Theatre was (and still is).
Chirpy Chappies Comedy Café was on a Friday night in the Bistro of the Tyne - it was founded by Dave Johns (who actually gave me my first paid gig in the "business"). The license meant alcohol could only be served with a meal - and so massive pots of chilli con carné or broth were made up every Friday!
Davey succeeded in bringing many of the top acts from the circuit to Newcastle. Just look at the (now) household names who were on show - and how YOUNG they all look.
Another part of Zahra's Natter With Nilan.
If you're into filmmaking, you should definitely subscribe to his channel.
A great wee podcast where Zahra had a natter with Nilan about making We Are The Geordies. His channel definitely deserves more subs. Thanks for being a great host Nilan.
We're thrilled that We Are The Geordies is finally getting its theatrical run this summer. The first tickets have gone on sale for our screenings at Hexham's Forum Cinema - have a gander, buy tickets and join us.
Also LOOK at our new quad - isn't it beautiful?
Received a fab WhatsApp message from Adam Bouabda at Sea and Sky Pictures this afternoon...
"They" being BBC Comedy! How cool is that? Our very first BBC commission, we're going to be working with some very cool people on this project - and we can't wait!
The lovely people at HMV in the Metro Centre invited James and Zahra in to sign copies of the DVD in advance of Father's Day.
Today we went for a drive up to the Forum Cinema in Hexham to test our DCP, which you'll recall Richy made for us last month.
Seeing your film on the big screen - well seeing snippets of your film as it was in this case on the big screen is something that never gets old. And we can't wait to share this experience with people over the summer.
After more than a year of filming, and 18 months of editing - plus delays - our film, 4 terabytes of footage (400 hours or so) was finally distilled into a 91 minute film. Graded, mixed and finished the final file was around 100 gigabytes. Our good friend Richy has just created the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) - and here it is!
We're currently working on a new comedy project with our friends down the road at Sea and Sky Pictures. Very early doors so not much to say yet, but we're dead excited...