Stand By For Mind Control have done a great blog interview with me. It brings up a lot of the issues that the fans of the show have argued about over the years and perspectives I've never really had the chance to express. And it also covers new perspectives on a lot of my other films and TV all they way up to the extreme indy nature of of Your Good Friend. Click here to go to the interview!
Here's a good clip from the Doctor Who Movie I wrote and co-produced back in 1996. It was a hard challenge telling what are normally 6 hour long stories in one TV feature AND introducing the Doctor to an American audience, who for the most part had no idea who the doctor was ... It was basically "Doctor Who Am I" ... McGann did a lovely job, and Geoffrey Sax directed it with a real sense of joy, and Eric Roberts who had always wanted to play pantomime got his chance as he "camped up" the Master.
It's been 17 years since I wrote and co-produced Doctor Who the movie for Fox TV/Universal/BBC ... Paul McGann's doctor had his only TV outing on that film, and when the show was revived in 2005 (even though my Doctor was accepted into the cannon of Doctors) his death and regeneration were never really dealt with. The eighth doctor lived on in audio books and novels. I have always felt like the Cinderella of Doctor Who writers. But this year is the 50th anniversary of the Doctor and the gently witty character I gave voice to for McGann has developed a loving following. I was SO happy to see them bring him back to life today on the big screen, so proud of Paul ,and happy that Moffat did this ... It's fantastic to see McGann's Doctor again and I wish I could be writing for him once again.
A unique approach to distribution here. We've gone this far alone with the film. Building it bit by bit. Now on completion and with more festivals on the horizon we're starting to build an audience ... This is where most tiny films like this grind to a sad halt. They wait nervously for distribution from all the usual suspects. But Your Good Friend isn't going to bother looking for a distributor. In fact we don't want one!
We're going straight to a VOD platform in June 2014. These platforms are easy to set up, they give the filmmakers 70-80% of the revenue BUT and here's the hard bit, they provide NO marketing. That's where indiegogo comes in. Our philosophy is simple, crowd-funding can lead to the audience becoming the distributor, and in of itself build an audience ... Why not?
Click here to go to the Indiegogo page ... And here's the promo for the campaign!
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