|The real Magnificent Seven...|
This year has been a really incredible ride from start to finish. In late 2012, Lesley Manning and I wrapped production on Ghostwatch: Behind the Curtains after a very long, but enjoyable shoot. The completed film was released in March, gracing the front page of reddwarf.co.uk on my birthday, no less.
Given its humble beginnings, the response to our film has been truly wonderful - so much so that I decided to finally finish the companion book of the same name, just in time for the 21st Anniversary.
In May, we had our World Premiere at Dimension Jump, and six months later, we all gathered at BFI Southbank to catch up and attend a very rare screening of the original film in an absolutely stunning theatre. Seeing the trailer for Behind the Curtains play up on the big screen was a joy beyond words.
But arguably, the biggest cherry on top of this cherry cake with cherry sauce and extra cherries was hearing that our documentary had been selected for inclusion into the National Archive. If I dwell on this fact any longer, I'm likely to get misty-eyed, so I'll just say that courtesy of the BFI, it should now also be available to view in Mediatheques, nationwide as part of the new Haunted Collection.
So, what's next? Well, believe it or not, the BtC project is still ongoing. There's early talk of maybe attending another convention or two, sometime next year, which is exciting. In November, we were invited to hang out at the Autumn: Horror In The East convention, which was great fun. There may also be some further news incoming regarding the doc sometime soon, so fingers crossed until we hear more on that.
As always, a big thank-you must go out to our cast and crew. There are simply too many to thank and blame, so please take a moment to visit our Links page and give them and their work a look. If I've missed anyone out, let me know and I shall rectify asap.
So, on that note, until next year, fellow Ghostwatchers... sleep tight, have the Merriest of Christmases, the Happiest of New Years... and try not to have sleepless nights.