August 30, 2007
One day to go...
Tomorrow is Hallam Foe day.
There is not a lot more we can do here to send the film out into the big wide world. It's over to you.
I think I can speak for all of us here when I say we have a mix of feelings - we're very excited to see how the film fairs at the box office and very nervous too. We've had a great response by and large from those that have seen the film so far - from bloggers to critics the film has been very well received - but that is no guarantee that all will go well with audiences.
The Times today published it's review, 4 stars, so hopefully that will encourage more people into the cinema this weekend.
...there’s a sense of magic that reflects the filter of Hallam’s innocence, eccentricity and otherness... Wendy Ide, The Times
When we were in Edinburgh there was a very real sense of coming full circle (particularly because we shot there) and that sentiment is very much with me now. The film now has a life of it's own, one that is pretty much uncontrollable. With that comes the realisation that the thing we have nurtured for the last however long cannot be guided any more. That lack of control over something that has been completely shaped at every turn to date is an odd thing to face.
Welcome to the beautiful nightmare Hallam Foe x
Posted by colin kennedy at August 30, 2007 4:36 PM
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Here's hoping for a truly Foetastic release and boxofficetacular weekend for Hallam Foe! :)
Thank you again for all you've shared with us Colin on this amazing journey the film has made. Not sure if you or the various Family Foe members will be off watching the film in theaters with everyone, but wishing I could see it as well. Cheers to you and Team Foe for a great opening weekend!
Posted by: Sue at August 30, 2007 6:54 PM
OMG I wish you guys the best of luck - Family Foe deserves it!
Posted by: helegis at August 30, 2007 8:01 PM
I've just posted two holga photies from the Hallam Foe EIFF party at my blog. Looking forward to the film I couldn't get a ticket to the opening night.
Posted by: m at August 30, 2007 10:07 PM
I’d like to refer to David Shrigley’s animated title sequence: a bird leaving its secure nest, being on its own for good and becoming vulnerable.
I understand that - especially for those involved in the directing of Hallam Foe from start to finish - the idea of letting go must be very difficult.
So may I wish you many bums on seats this opening weekend in the UK. All the best!
Go Hallam, go!
Posted by: Phygent - Bellgium at August 31, 2007 1:08 PM
And thanks for including us - the readers of the blog - far & wide - in your film's journey. My very best to you all & may the film catch on & be a great success. I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing it when it swims the Atlantic . . . thanks so very much, Colin.
Posted by: Anna at August 31, 2007 10:37 PM
I've just come back from the cinema. Incredible, so other but so good. Congratulations, well done:) I am gonna see it once again:)
Posted by: god_gave_me_style at August 31, 2007 11:02 PM
Hi to all the Foe family,
I just wanted to write a little message to say a massive congrats on such an amazing film. I saw it twice on Friday (yep twice in one day :D) and absolutely loved it. It was very strange sitting in the cinema knowing I was finally going to see it after following its progress for SO long since the beginning of Get Your People...
As a huge fan of the book I was wary of how the adaptation would work but I needn’t have worried, it’s a fantastic interpretation and a really engaging exploration of the young Hallam’s journey.
It’s a testament to Jamie’s untouchable natural acting talent that we fall so deeply for Hallam despite his…er out of the ordinary behaviour, he really makes Hallam and truly deserves all the praise he’s receiving for his performance. The rest of the cast also created effortlessly some corker characters…and some wonderful moments.
It was also great to see Colin’s cameos! :D felt a bit like a little private hello to all the people that are aware of all the work he (you) did for the film and Get Your People.
I could talk about this film for a long, long time (and have been to anyone that’ll listen!) but for now I’ll just say thank you for a wonderful film and for such a detailed, interesting and clearly passionate dedication to letting us into the Foe world during production…
I look forward to whatever else you have for us!!!
Posted by: Hannah at September 2, 2007 2:13 PM
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