First of all, Happy New Year.
On Thursday evening 3 January 2013, our Chairman, Josh Gwynne will be presenting his choice of films.
Film-making creativity can often work well in partnerships. Consider Steven Spielberg in partnership with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen in setting-up DreamWorks; Joel David Coen and Ethan Jesse Coen, together known as the Coen brothers; Ismail Merchant and James Ivory (Merchant Ivory Productions)……and Laurel and Hardy. The list could go on.
This preamble about partnerships is by way of introduction to the theme for this Thursday's meeting. Josh is currently in collaboration with Ian Casey of IanCaseyArts. Such is their industry, that in the last month alone they have worked together on three short projects. Recently, the two have done work for charities including sponsored Santa Dash’s, Help for Heroes and The Fair Trade Company (Southport).
Ian and Josh will introduce a selection of their films (studio work and short films). The evening will feature the premiere of “Me Ian and I” which is a film about Ian and his identity, filmed by Josh and is very experimental; even avant-garde. Josh expects that the film will raise some conversation and questions from the other members of Southport MovieMakers.
Also, Josh and Ian will discuss plans for the future of their partnership in 2013.