Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings and a thank you to all who have shown an interest in this site.

A brief update is that the late January completion date is looking likely – the tasks still to finish are mainly connected to physically producing the DVD (including the design, printing and packaging – still a lot of work), as well as setting up a shop on the site. In addition to the DVD, the iPod disc, and the audio CD of the soundtrack music, I’m working on a booklet that will also be included. This will feature some Road Dreams anecdotes in greater detail than the spoken narration normally allows. Hopefully these stories will entertain, and also provide a wider view of what a life on the road was like at the time.

7 Responses to “Seasons Greetings”

  1. Chris Miles says:

    Elliott
    I wondered whether, amonst the long list of technical jobs to finish, you’ve considered any media promotion for what you are doing?
    There’s a reasonable number of us that have found our way to the website over the last few months and I’m sure we are all involved in letting like-minded friends know about your films but I’ve no doubt there is a huge potential audience out there who would really enjoy your work, either for the first time or as a link back to those original Channel 4 showings.
    The Word and Uncut are both magazines that I would expect to be interested in what you are doing along withy the Arts review of The Guardian and Independent and probably Sight and Sound.
    Any plans?
    Chris

  2. mattm says:

    Further to Chris’s comment above, I have just made a posting on The Word blog directing people here.

    And Chris, do you live in Llanyrafon?

  3. Chris Miles says:

    I didn’t even know there was a Word blog. Sounds like another place on the web for me to lurk about instead of getting on with whatever else I should be doing!!!
    As for the Llanyrafon connection – no it’s not me, I live just outside Oxford.

  4. mattm says:

    Chris, at the risk of pushing my luck, do you know Neil MacAlpine?

  5. Chris Miles says:

    Yes I do – and I spoke to him on Wednesday for the first time in a while!!!
    I’m guessing you’re the Matt who escaped Kingston for the Welsh hills. I just had a quick look at your Haiku on blogger, really beautiful.
    I’ll let Neil know.
    For anyone else who’s wondering about this thread getting highjacked Matt and I have never met but know of each other through a mutual friend from about 15 years ago. I guess either the internet is made up of a really small group of pepole who just post a lot or Elliott’s films have a knack for drawing like minded people together.

  6. mattm says:

    Hi Chris – thanks for your kind words and please give Neil my regards – six degrees of seperation indeed – and thanks Elliot for letting us comandeer your thread!

  7. Neil MacAlpine says:

    Hi Matt, and Chris too. Matt, you made your own “Road Dreams” film if I remember right. On Super 8 too. You were rather amazed at the processing costs……
    Sorry Elliot, but we were all in a bit of a thrall to your concept at the time. All the best with your project.

    Neil.

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