BIG NEWS on the Kili
front in that we've secured ourselves
an international TV distributor, Janson.
They are American dudes and they are going
to take the film to the main markets of
MIPTV and MIPCOM and try and get some
broadcaster to take it. Look out for it
on a community station near you!! you
can visit Janson at www.janson.com.
Kili was premiered at Kendal where it
got a Special Mention and some nice feedback.
Ian Parnell wrote of it:
"It was by far the best film I saw
this weekend. Incredibly moving - I was
crying and I'm supposed to be a rufty
tufty mountaineer. Kilimanjaro went deep
to the heart of our activity and while
it didn't have the jaw dropping visuals
of base jumping and wingsuiting like HFS
it was for me far far more inspiring.
Looking deep at 4 people whose accidents
could easy have been disabling but who
through the power of the human spirit
were able to battle through and turn their
lives into a beautiful victory. The film
went even further until you forgot about
their various disabilities and willed
on the climbers through their storm to
reach the top as you would any able bodied
team. A lovely powerful uplifting film."
It has also screened at the Lanberis and
Vancouver Mountain Film Festivals and
been entered into Graz and Trento. See
the trailer we've just added to the Kili
On the Meltdown front, Janson
have taken this on too. Fingers crossed
it gets an airing. We've also put a new
trailer on the Meltdown
For all those bargain hunters we've
got a VHS sale going on. As with all Hollywood
and international media big pants Slackjaw
has gone digital. However we've got a
limited number of VHS's still left in
the warehouse and thought any one who
might just want to sample a film would
benefit from taking a peak at a very reasonable
price. we've also reduced the price of
a Meltdown to a penny pinching £6.
On a production note Slackjaw
have shot the first frame of a MTLE film
for the BMC. It's a film to highlight
all the different qualifications the BMC
oversees to prepare people for being in
the mountain and taking groups into the
We have also helped film a video for Sheffield's
most innovative band, the mighty 'Hotsnack'.
We love these guys. On the collaboration
front we haven't done much. With long
buddy's bigger picture we did a stint
filming some car cleaning products. Sounds
boring but was in fact great fun.
Our friend Eve
Wood is cracking on with her
homage to Sheffield glam punk rockers
- Pink Grease. They have just finished
recording their second album and she is
planning the film (shot over 3 years)
to be out and finished by the end of the
summer. It should be a fantastic insight
into life on the cusp of success.