Hiya Shane, cheeky as feck i know but where can i send my details for your casting purposes? I am a Salford lad who was knocking around during late 80s and early nineties, love your stuff and would nail my own tongue to a burning turd for a crack at anything you do on This is England 90 or indeed any of your stuff. Sorry to ask through the forum but thought would chance my arm. Cheers man.
Yes, I would love to do this film. I would want the blessing of his family before I went ahead, but we are making steps to do that alongside talking to potential writers.
I have spoken to Tessa Ross (head of loads at c4 and the women behind everything I have done since dead mans) about it and she is really keen to help us get it off the ground.
If you don't know anything about tommy then the book 'put me back on my bike' and docco 'death on a mountain' are a good place to start.
As a huge cycling fan (and amateur road race cyclist) I think a film about Tommy Simpson would be a truly fitting tribute. Cycling is in my blood and my family have been involved with cycling and road racing for generations in the Nottingham area. I am only 30 and not old enough to have seen him race but recall reading about his exploits as a kid in my Dad’s cycling books and magazines. It's upsetting really that he is remembered to this day as 'the cyclist that died on the Ventoux after taking drugs'.
What never seems to be remembered is that he was arguably the best cyclist Britain has ever produced. He had some huge wins in his palmares: • the first and only Britain to win the Tour of Flanders, which is probably the biggest single-day classic event (along with Paris-Roubaix) and to Belgians probably more important as an annual event than Christmas! • the first and only British World Road Race Champ! • winner of Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Lombardy. • first British wearer of the Tour de France’s maillot jaune • silver and bronze medals at the Commonwealth and Olympic games, among many other wins!
It would be an honour to have anything to do with the making of this film about such a great British sporting icon.
loll: Has anyone listened to the wonderful Joe Dempsie in Radio 4's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039bg5f Online for 6 more days. I play Em'ler if Shane fancies giving me a job...
Sept 2, 2013 13:05:19 GMT
scouesnw: Shane I have a deal with Chanel 4 to write and produe a four part drama called Southgate.
Sept 20, 2013 1:27:47 GMT
scouesnw: It's very much like what you did with This is England only it's based on my own personel experiences of growing up in a North West town called Runcorn during the 1980s.
Sept 20, 2013 1:29:53 GMT
scouesnw: It's big. Very F*cking big. Tey are prepared to reconstruct the accual buildings and streets to scale with all of the details for effect.
Sept 20, 2013 1:31:52 GMT
scouesnw: This is South gate in Runcorn during the 1980s. I need your input on the script. So dearly want to bounce ideas off you please email me for more info at email@example.com
Sept 20, 2013 1:35:06 GMT
scouesnw: I am a former full time infantry soldier back from Afganistan. Thought about little else but writing. Nothing much of my home remains now. I need to share with you. I have the project I will only work with you on. because I want the same thing as you
Sept 20, 2013 1:43:53 GMT
scouesnw: So far I have merged This is England, Rocky and Shameless into a four part drama. Channel 4 are onboard with this - they like working with me.
Sept 20, 2013 1:49:03 GMT
scouesnw: I withdraw my everything I said about working with channel 4 - I do believe I can get them interested once I show them what I have. I really believe in this project. I have learned a great deal over the past twenty years and believe I do have something.
Sept 24, 2013 21:41:35 GMT
Dave: It's quite strange how simple some people believe it is to get favourite directors and TV channels interested in their work. "Happy talking, talking, happy talk"
Oct 16, 2013 15:25:23 GMT
deaksspeaks: Shane, I have added 'Made of Stone' to my A Level Media course this year. I wondered what chance of asking a few questions via email any time in the next six months. Currently sorting lessons based on the DVD's arrival. Cheers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 22, 2013 21:37:20 GMT
burgess92: hi im new to this site and would like to just say hello. i was wondering about casting for any projects and how it would be possiable in getting in contact as im a young working actor. could anyone help me out ? cheers
Nov 6, 2013 16:46:25 GMT
b20kln: Hi guys.. just came here from Twitter.. Hope I could find some info on any supporting artist roles?
Nov 10, 2013 20:42:54 GMT