The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has today (26th September) revealed the names of some of the nominees, presenters and other special guest attendees for this Sunday’s British Academy Cymru Awards, which is taking place at the St David’s Hall in Cardiff, Wales on Sunday 2nd October.
Written by Benjamin Gummery
We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about other people’s projects; however this post is about a personal passion project of mine.
I was really inspired by Scottish Indie film-makers AuldReekieMedia (namely director Christopher Downie & producer Brett Murray who started making YouTube shorts based on works, life & times of writer/director Kevin Smith. Smith is probably my favourite director of all time…I have always loved listening to his Q&As, podcasts and commentary tracks; especially the stories behind making such cult films as Clerks. But now…these guys are bringing these stories to life in film in such an accurate and respectful way.
I even started off the blog properly with my first major article which featured Auld Reekie Media; ‘Kevin Smith, Podcasts & the power of Fandom’ so it has been part of the journey of the blog all along. I pick up their story later on with the release of the trailer for ‘Shooting Clerks’; a feature-length biopic of Kevin Smith focussing on the production of the film Clerks, a story I have always loved.
This led me to thinking how I could practically help out the project further with the resources at my disposal. I had already made contact with some of the original Clerks cast members for interviews and I knew a few other people from the project so putting together some kind of long-distance video project seemed feasible. This led to the idea of ‘Shooting Clerks (Kevin Smith Biopic) – A Thank-You’.
There has been an increase in activity from writer/director Kevin Smith following the release of Smith’s horror/thriller Tusk, the announcement that the second sequel to Clerks, Clerks III will shoot this year and also the news that Smith is putting together a sequel to his 1995 follow-up film Mallrats.
IndieMacUser editor Ben Gummery; as a dedicated follower of all current Kevin Smith news has been approached by popular Kevin Smith ‘fanzine’ podcast ThatmanOnFatman to present a weekly news update segment for the show titled ‘SMeadlines‘.
The first episode has just aired, check it out!
Write for us !!!! Looking for film reviewers for our Blog. This is an excellent opportunity to plug your writing whilst reviewing unreleased mainstream and indie movies for our rapidly growing website.
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Here at IndieMacUser we’d like to wish all our readers and friends world-wide a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
We made a smattering of posts in 2013 but the blog really kicked off and started getting noticed after a lull in posting on August 14th 2014 with the article ‘Kevin Smith, Podcasts & the power of Fandom‘; still our most popular feature to date.
Event Reporters – Ben Gummery & Lewis Mainwaring
This was our first ‘con’ as ‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!! This was our third overall convention (having attended CFCC ’13 & LFCC Summer ’14). Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena for the third time in a row.
Guests that attended today’s event included:- Harry Melling (Harry Potter Film Franchise), Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who – Revived series), Finn Jones (Game of Thrones), Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars Film Franchise) & Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who – Classic series & The Hobbit Trilogy).
The last few weeks have shown me it really is true what they say…the internet makes the world a whole lot smaller; and there has been a number of exciting and unexpected developments with the blog that I would like to share with you. Continue reading
‘Behind the Blog’ is a more personal feature that details some of my experiences as a blogger.
Firstly, these last few weeks since I have started writing again have been an incredible and fulfilling experience for me. I started with the article ‘Kevin Smith, Podcasts & the power of Fandom‘ which received a great response from the fan community and in general; it even got a mention from some actors from Kevin Smith’s film ‘Clerks’; which I never expected. This has really encouraged me to keep up with my writing and attempt more challenging articles. Truly, this is a dream come true for me. My fiancé, Lewis has also been incredibly supportive of my writing.
I have found it hard to give the blog the attention it deserves recently and so it has lapsed; apart from posting updates on the twitter account @IndieMacUser.
My hope is in the next few weeks to bring it back with some fresh new content.
I would welcome any suggestions for topics you would like me to cover and also would welcome other contributors who would like to be part of my ‘curated’ content blog offering fresh articles on a mixture of technology, music, TV, film, lifestyle and gaming.
The goal here is not to offer the usual fare of breaking stories and rumours but a more reflective look at emerging trends and the smaller but still important stories that have not had as much coverage. I also believe that the blog should cover a multitude of interests rather than being limited to just one area.
Let me know your thoughts, Watch this space!