Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Symbol of my childhood

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The film was a total symbol of my childhood. I’m bloody ecstatic. So many beautiful wee touches and awe inspiring moments. Really hit home the destructive and authoritarian themes of the Empire in a way a New Hope never got to do.
Without spoilers there was quite a few bloody brilliant moments of honouring the original trilogy and also some wonderful new pieces of story – K2-SO was a particular highlight, Alan Tudyk is just hilarious and refreshing as the imposing droid.
Loved the lore and the glimpses at both the Empire and the Rebellion in full swing, even in a New Hope it feels like we’re catching them both just at the end of their existences.
I think it’s going to be quite a while before there’s a film that makes me quite that gleeful. My 7 year old self is screaming with joy…and so am I.

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CherryMan Media new showcase video – music

A quick look at bands and performers we’ve filmed over the years. We produce everything from simple single song recordings to full-blown multi-camera, multi-channel recordings of full sets.
If you need to get your band, act or performance out to a wider audience or show promoters what you can do, get in touch with us here at CherryMan Media and we’ll get the ball rolling.
You can email us info@cherrymanmedia.com or you can find us on social media – we’re ‘CherryManMedia’ on Facebook, Twitter & all other platforms.
Feel free to look around our YouTube channel for more of our videos, or to get the real scope of what we do, search ‘CherryMan Media’ on YouTube to see the wider array of videos which are hosted on our clients’ channels.
Thanks for watching and thanks to all the fantastic acts, bands and performers we have and continue to work with over the years.
http://www.cherrymanmedia.com

Here’s a list of everyone who appeared in order of appearance:

John Mitchell & Sofie Jonsson @ The Roxy
http://www.johnandsofie.com/

Graeme Quinn @ The Rum Shack

The New Fabian Society – Music video, produced by Grant Lynch in association with CherryMan Media. ©2014 Grant Lynch
https://thenewfabiansociety.bandcamp.com/

Mikey Reid @ Sweeney’s On The Park

Black and White Boy @ The Rum Shack
http://blackandwhiteboy.bandcamp.com/album/fragile

Howlin’ Radio @ Sweeney’s On The Park
https://www.facebook.com/howlinradio

DurananDuran @ Maggie Mays
http://www.durananduran.co.uk/

Crawford Smith @ The Glad Cafe
https://www.facebook.com/musicbycrawford

Steve Poltz @ The Quaich
https://www.facebook.com/stevepoltz

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival


I recently interviewed documentary filmmaker David Graham Scott for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival about his film ‘Iboga Nights’. The film explores a potential ‘cure’ for drug addiction, specifically in this case opiates addiction. I’ve previewed the film for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, which is explained briefly below –

The annual festival takes place in venues across Scotland throughout October, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.

It’s a fantastic festival full of events, beginning on Wednesday of this week and continuing for the rest of the month. You can have a look at the programme here. Specifically though, I’d recommend this fantastic film that I have previewed in the podcast featured below, ‘Iboga Nights’, feel free to have a listen and see if it’s a film that might interest you. The screening is at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Sunday 12th of October.

“In 2003, drug addict David Graham Scott filmed his final withdrawal, eased through by capsules of Ibogaine, an extract from a Central African shrub called iboga. Intrigued by the pros and cons of the drug, he returns to the world of addiction not only to observe desperate people taking the risky treatment he did, but also to administer it.

Ahead its screening as part of the Festival, we wanted to know a little more about Iboga Nights. Our reporter David Cherry speaks to filmmaker David G. Scott in this podcast, the first in a series covering the Festival throughout October.

Listen to the podcast here.

Iboga Nights will be screened at Glasgow Film Theatre on Sunday 12th Oct, 5pm. We are delighted to be welcoming David Graham Scott for a Q&A after the film.”

Short film – Saying Hello to Dad

Our most recent short film over at CherryMan Media.

‘After years of searching, thanks to Sons and Fathers United Alistair Gordon is about to meet his real father for the first time. But will their first meeting be all that he has hoped for? ‘ Following our success with previous short films ‘6 Shooter’ and ‘The Crawl’ (closing film: Moving Glasgow Film Festival 2014), we’re pushing the boat out with this project and are working with a larger cast and crew than ever before. Oh and by the way, we’re recording the soundtrack with an orchestra.

We had one day to shoot, only enough budget for that one day and we need to have the first cut ready in three days for the music to be created for the orchestral recording. There was also not enough budget to get the lights and lenses that were ideal, so the production team had to work hard to get the results we wanted with what equipment we had. In the end we were able to shoot by the end of the one day, albeit with some hiccups along the way, able to get the first cut delivered in time for the music to be composed for the orchestra and then for the music to be conducted and recorded with the orchestra in a recording studio. We’ve come to learn what we need to do for our next production and how we have progressed since we made our last film.

A massive thanks to all our cast, crew, investors and all those who watched the film!

You can watch our behind the scenes video below –

Doctor Who marathon madness

I’m going to watch every Doctor Who television episode. That’s 800 episodes. Some of which don’t exist. I’m going to report my findings here and I’ll explain my thoughts on each story to the non-fan and the fan alike.
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Call me mad, many of you already do for the amount of Doctor Who I already watch and/or pour over. I recently got my local book dealer to buy a crate of ‘Target Novels’, novelisations of the classic Doctor Who stories, with over 100 original books from the 70’s and 80’s.
Quite simply, I love this story, I love this mythology. It’s led to me to not just great fun watching Doctor Who and learning fantastic stuff around it, but finding things like the Glasgow Doctor Who Society where I’ve made lifelong friends, met future colleagues and I’ve found a community I love and feel really part of. We meet in a pub twice a month for drinks and a laugh and we sometimes hold events like a party for the 50th anniversary or a big gathering for the announcement of the new Doctor, as you can see in the video below, where you can see us react to the live announcement of the casting of the 12th Doctor –

Fantastic evening. Anyway, after nearly 6 years at the Glasgow Doctor Who Society I’m now the primary organiser of the group and I think it’s about time I didn’t just know a lot about Doctor Who, I think it’s about time I knew EVERYTHING about it. Well, it’s been going for 50 years on just about every form of media, so I can’t do that. What I can do is watch every television story in existence and listen/watch reconstructions of the missing stories.
So my friend Robert Newth and I decided to do a marathon of all Doctor Who, all 800 episodes! (The 2013 Christmas special was the 800th).
We start in September 2012 and very much failed to proceed with much haste. With the show starting in 1963 with the First Doctor, we’ve only made it to 1966, and I’ve not even gone past the first Doctor yet.
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Well I think it’s about time I got serious about doing this and by making it public, there’s no way I can escape it. I just finished watching ‘The Celestial Toymaker’, a crazy story set in a mad world of imaginary creations ruled by the titular ‘Celestial Toymaker’ played by the respected and successful actor Michael Gough, best known to the wider world as Alfred in the Batman films of the 80’s and 90’s.
Next, I’m watching what is apparently one of the worst stories of the First Doctor’s era, ‘The Gunfighters’, where the Doctor and his companions land the TARDIS in the wild west of America and meet folk at the ‘OK Corral’. Wish me luck.
You can find the story I’m about to watch on the TARDIS wikia here.