Monday, 22 September 2014

Shadows of a Stranger Premiere

A little while ago I blogged about a film I'd been involved in (singing, not acting - no lenses were harmed in the making of Shadows of a Stranger by dint of my visage appearing before camera).

I noted that my my children's CBeebies hero Sarah-Jane Honyewell was also in it, and how disappointing it was that the actors all 'wrapped' (that's *ahem* what we in films call the er, end of filming?) before my involvement started.

But there is a God. Because last night, at the world premiere, we met! And I had this photo taken of us as a souvenir present for my daughter.

It was some occasion, being the culmination of five years work on the part of those involved, chiefly Writer/Director Richard Dutton and Actor/Director Chris Clark. There were speeches, yes, and there may even have been tears (especially at the denouement of the drama when the voice of your truly belts out in glorious surround sound from all four corners of a packed cinema...).

Personally, my favourite speech of the night was from Miss S-J herself who added a pithy and heartfelt message at the culmination of proceedings by describing the film in a loud voice as 'F---ing epic!' At which point my neighbour, the film's musical director, turned to me a little surprised and said, 'Tim, didn't you say she was a children's TV presenter?'

Yes, Eric, she was. But that was all a long, long time ago.

Now, she's a movie star!

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