The documentary has been accepted to its first film festival! Doc’n Roll will be giving ‘So, which band is your boyfriend in?’ its London Premiere on Saturday 17 November. Following the screening I’ll also be taking part in a Q&A about the film (yep, nervous already!).
For tickets please go to: http://www.docnrollfestival.com/films/so-which-band-is-your-boyfriend-in/
Our first screening in Portugal is happening next month! The event will be hosted by No Borders DIY Booking and is taking place on Sunday 15 July at Disgraça (Rua da Penha de França nº217A/B, 1170-183 Lisbon, Portugal). For more info, check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/419314138530608/
Want to see the film? Keep an eye on the website and the documentary’s social media channels for forthcoming events in your area. I’m currently talking to a few different people to set up some screenings and I’m waiting to hear back from a few different UK film festivals. If you’re interested in showing the film at an event in the UK or Europe, please get in touch!
I also have some merch available now – check out my Etsy store for badges, stickers and a limited number of zines! 🙂
Good news! If you’re coming to Manchester Punk Festival in April, you’ll be able to watch the documentary, as the UK Premiere is taking place on the Saturday of the event. Check out this interview I did with them: https://manchesterpunkfestival.co.uk/happy-international-womens-day-2018/
All pledgers have now been sent their links and/or DVDs for the documentary! I’m so pleased to have finally got the film finished and I’m really glad that people are starting to be able to actually watch it now. I’ve had several messages about screenings and unfortunately these can’t happen just yet as I’ve submitted the film to a few UK film festivals. As part of the entry criteria, some festivals prefer to screen films with premiere status, so I’m waiting to hear before I commit to any screening events in the UK. I’ll post more news about this when I can – please do email me if you are interested though, as I’m really keen to organise some screening events later in the year. While it would be awesome to have my documentary included in a festival schedule, this was never the original goal of this project, so I’ll just have to see what happens. 🙂
In other news… you’ll soon be able to buy stickers and pins – I’ll post the link up once the shop is live!
If you pledged towards the Indiegogo campaign back in 2014/2015 the VIP links to view the film have now been sent out! So if you gave £10 or more (and chose streaming or streaming/DVD perks) you will now have been sent a VIP link to access the film. I hope you enjoy it!
If you didn’t receive a link, but think you should have, please let me know (check your spam first though!).
Please note that if you pledged £5 you won’t have received the link as that perk only entitled you to have your name in the credits. I am currently talking to a few people about screenings in the new year though, so there will be other opportunities to see the film very soon. 🙂 General release date tbc.
DVDs to follow in January at some point!
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve finally finished the documentary! On Tuesday I had a private screening for friends and family 🙂 Next I’ll be sorting out streaming links and DVDs for those who pledged. Screenings and general release information to follow next year!
Progress-wise, I’ve just sent the interview audio off to be tidied up and mastered and then it’s just a case of finishing off the music, titles, captions and credits. I’ve also invited to attend a launch event for Her Music PR on Sunday 24th September at Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds. The evening will include live music, discussion and some clips from my documentary. It’s open to everyone to attend and there’s no set entry fee, it’s ‘pay what you like’.
In July I was part of the Come Play With Me/Leeds Music Hub Women in Music event, where Sarah (Esper Scout) interviewed me about the film. It was a really great event and I was pleased to be involved.
Me and Sarah at the Women in Music event
Hi everyone! Long time no speak, but I have some exciting news… the film is almost ready for you to see!! Yeah, yeah, I know I’ve been saying that for a while now, but it really is 🙂 If you want a sneak peek though, I’ve been invited to participate in the Come Play With Me/Leeds Music Hub Women in Music event this Sunday in Leeds. I’m planning on showing some clips from the film and I’ll be taking part in a Q&A. There are loads of other talks, panels, workshops and performances too – free entry and open to all (2-6pm).
Also a reminder – please make sure your home and email addresses are up to date on your indiegogo account – I don’t want to end up sending dvds or stream links to the wrong places! If you want to get in touch just send me a message.
Hi everyone! Finally… it’s an update! And as always, apologies for the lack of communication. In October I submitted the rough cut of the film to a festival. I was waiting to hear from the panel and late January I heard that it didn’t get chosen. While it was disappointing not to have it accepted, I realise it was was a really ambitious move for me to submit it to SXSW (yep!). They did watch it three times in full though.. which can only be a good thing, right? The email to let me know was also really nice (10/10 for their customer service).
Had the film been accepted I would currently be rushing and stressing and using all my annual leave to get it finished and go to Texas. I also might not have been happy with it as a whole. So not having it screened means I can put more time into getting it right and sorted out for you all to see 🙂
Like I said in my last update, the story line is finished. The interview footage is set. I’m currently finishing off the cutaways, graphics and audio (with help from some talented people). I’m working as quickly as I can around other commitments (mainly work) to get it finished. I’m really hoping to be able to share it very very very soon!! I’ve been speaking to a few people about possible screenings so get in touch if that’s something you’re interested in helping with.
Oh yeah and if you pledged for the DVD perk via the Indiegogo campaign please make sure your home address is up to date. In fact – everyone just make sure your addresses are up to date on here 🙂
Keep following on Facebook and Twitter – I’ve been sharing various articles and news relating to women/music that you might find interesting.
Thanks again everyone for being so patient!