SEPTEMBER 2020 OFFICIAL PROJECT STATEMENT
Evening everyone, hope you are all safe and well and getting used to this strange new world?
We’ve been quiet for a while, not because we’ve been chilling during lockdown but because we’ve been working hard on post-production of several of our projects.
Here is an update on each one:
PENNYWISE: THE STORY OF IT
EDITED BY: Nick Helmsley
We now have a full assembly of the final cut of the doc. A lot of work has gone into fine-tuning this to make it the best it can be. Nick has been adding archive materials and his archive cut will be signed off next week. A lot of work has gone into the legal documentation that we require for the release including, release forms, fair use statements, archive releases and contracts. We WILL have a release date published within the next two months.
ROBODOC: THE CREATION OF ROBOCOP
EDITED BY: Eastwood Allen and Chris Griffiths
As you know and have seen from the several published clips of the doc, this project is like no other doc that you have seen. We are now fine-tuning the final edit and have some exciting news on the way. All three sections are in final post and we are working on all the legal documentation needed to release. An announcement on developments and release will be published by the end of the year.
WHAT AN INSTITUTION! THE STORY OF POLICE ACADEMY
EDITED BY: Gary Smart
A full 4.5 hour cut including ALL 7 Police Academy movies, the cartoon series, Toy-line and TV series has been edited. This edit includes all archive materials and clips. The edit has been sent to Nick Helmsley who will be taking over the final edit as soon as he has completed Pennywise. This should be by November 2020. We still have two interviews to add, which we couldn’t due to COVID-19 restrictions. These should take place in October. All legal documentation for release has begun. The estimated release should be March 2021.
ICON: THE ROBERT ENGLUND STORY
EDITED BY: PETER APPLEYARD
Peter has come on board as our editor and has already produced some amazing segments. We are working closely with Robert and Nancy Englund in acquiring archive materials for the doc. A further 4 interviews were needed for completion, which had to be postponed due to COVID-19. We are interviewing Gary Sherman on Monday and then will complete a UK interview in October and outsource the remaining two based in LA around November. A release date will be published soon.
I hope from the above you can see that we have moved forward in a huge way, and this is thanks to our new producer Hank Starrs, who has an amazing track record on releasing and distributing independent documentaries, worldwide.
Rest in Peace to our very own Doris M.F. Bonham who sadly passed away of heart failure on 2nd January 2018. Doris will be seen later this year in the title role of ‘Dark Ditties Presents: Mrs. Wiltshire’.
We wanted to highlight the issues that some INTL customers have received with shipping on Lost in the Shadows: The Story of The Lost Boys.
Lost in the Shadows has arrived at Cult Screenings HQ after over 3 weeks in UK customs.
What happens next….
- labels are sent to author Paul Davis to sign (first 1000) and then sent back to CS
- all addresses are double checked
- packaging is labelled and customs notices (where appropriate) are added
- books are labelled and packaged
- books are deposited to Royal Mail
Royal Mail will process the books in country order this ensures that:
1. They are handled carefully
2. They are shipped in a timely and efficient manner
Please note that this part of the process cannot be rushed as it will inevitably lead to delays and issues.
Country order will be:
The first lot of books should start shipping from Saturday – we anticipate it should take approx 10 days to process all 1100 books
Delivery times vary but estimates are:
1. UK 1-2 days
2. Europe 3-5 days
3. USA 7-12 days
4. Intl 7-14 days
Some countries such as Brazil and South America can take up to 28 days to deliver.
The books are here and they look amazing – thank you for your patience and continued support.
MESSAGE BONUS FEATURE: As the doc was delayed we were able to add an extra feature to the bonus disc – this was originally going to be on 500 discs only (the first 500 in fact as stated on this page) BUT due to the additional delays we were able to add the feature to all discs as a thank you to everyone. We also added 1000 posters to random parcels (there has been some confusion here that the posters were the gift – thats our fault as we weren’t aware that the bonus feature had made the deadline until the disc was printed).
The bonus feature is an exclusive never before published audio interview with special effects artist Rob Cantrell who tragically died during filming. We really wanted to add this and were told we could to a limit of 500 discs that were being authored. We are really happy that everyone gets the chance to have this feature. It’s pretty rough audio but an important part of FN’s legacy and a tribute to Rob.