I'm a fairly recent convert to Shane Meadows fandom - only the past year really. I have been meaning to watch his films for a long time, as my friends are all card-carrying fans and so I finally sat down and watched 'This is England', 'Dead Man's Shoes' and 'A Room for Romeo Brass' and I have now added Shane to my list of favourite directors (he's right next to Ken Loach). I still have some films to go and new ones to come, but I just wanted to express my love.
You're fantastic, Shane and have an eye for talent!
Just seen Le Donk and Scor-zay-zee at the EIFF and can't stop recommending it to folks. Thought I'd join up here where people are like-minded so I can stop annoying my friends. Like many other folks here this is the first forum thing I've joined
Fan of Shanes other stuff and originally from sunny Burton-0n-Trent so always nice to hear some Midlands accents now I live in the 'burgh.
Can't stop saying 'Calm down...(enter random celeb)'
Just wanted to say im a massive fan of your work; love how you capture the true english culture on camera. DEAD MANS SHOES is my favourite piece of work, and personally my favourite film of all time. keep it up!
p.s king of the gypsies i look forward to very much.
Post by wevehadenough on Sept 25, 2009 20:47:46 GMT
Shane, All. I joined a while back now but can't remember when or why. All I know is I've been a fan since 24/7 and eagerly await whatever Mr. Meadows chooses to shat out. Thankfully he's only let me down once (we all know which one) which is more than can be said for any other director of any worth. Truly an inspiration to any aspiring filmmaker and Brit alike, his representaions of working-class England are eerily accurate. With every new entry into his impressive back-catalogue I find myself recalling some slightly unpleasant incident from my childhood, lovingly displayed before me. They send shudders down my spine. Have and always will be a fan. Anyway, enough of the cock-sucking. p.s. DO you have a stalker Shane? If not I would be willing to oblidge. I'll need paying though, time's money. Cheers mate, and hello to you all. Much love. Sam
cheers for taking time out to set up a welcome messeage. I watched dead mans shoes about three years ago and liked it so much i joined my local college and have spent the last two years making films. Im now studying at the university of winchester and will hopefully be able to make films for a living afterwards.
Post by johnosullivan on Oct 13, 2009 10:11:05 GMT
Well hello Shane meadows!!!! Alas another virgin biatch to your forum, i've recently bought a shit load of your films, as the first work i saw of yours was the infamous THIS IS ENGLAND with the amazing Stephen Graeham, and i am just blown away by your work, your completly natural and involved personality is woven into its very foundations, i think you are a true talent! As i'm sure there are a few on your forum here, i am also an actor, and i would also give my right arm to ever be involved with a future project of yours, i do have a Spotlight page, and am an equity member, but am still very very new to the whole profession, and much like yourself getting into it for the pure love of wanting to act, not for the dosh, nor the fame, just the talent of it all. Your an inspiration for us all to never give up on what we beleive in.
Let me tell you my "Shane Meadows Experience". I went back Stoke on Trent for a 30th Birthday party this summer and the weather was so awful, there was nothing else to do but stay indoors and watch movies. Now the friend I was staying with had This is England on DVD, so we watched that and The Lost Boys.
Now I haven't lived in England for a long time and hadn't yet heard of Shane Meadows (I had seen the poster at an alternative cinema). Watching that film brought back many a childhood memory, and I enjoyed it so much I decided to get the box set.
Now when I got back to Austria, I was diagnosed with two prolapsed discs in my spine for which I received epidurals and a whole host of painkillers. One fine day in the searing August heat, the box-set, 24hr Party People (starring Paddy Considine) and a book on Yoga came in the post. I think I watched each film twice plus the commentary. They were about as addictive as the Tramadol I was taking, although not quite as suicidal. It was about half-way through the commentary of Dead Man's Shoes that I decided that nothing aside of fronting AC/DC would make me happier than having the opportunity of working on a Shane Meadows movie. Alas, I am a sad bastard with no contacts and not many more mates, which is why I have registered and posted here.
I did actually play a side part in a movie last year, as a dodgy Austrian poll bearer at the opulent funeral of a homeless old man.
Post by beverleywilshaw on Nov 24, 2009 12:54:53 GMT
Hi Shane, just found this site, thought I would introduce myself, been that it has been years since we last met. I,m your cousin from Aunty Barbara's side. Arthur and Audreen have just been up to see mum and dad,great fun!! Hope you are keeping well, sending you all the families love and best wishes for the future. LOOOVE the films! Wishing you and your family a very merry christmas and new year. Love Beverley Wilshaw.xx
(I could write a novel on how much and why I love you and your work but I will keep it short and sweet)
Film is my passion. Your films are a big inspiration to me and part of the reason why I am studying filmmaking at film school in London. After I watched one of your films for the first time (This is England) I wanted to get up there and then and make my own film that will leave people feeling how I felt....captivated, moved, entertained and inspired. I love all of your films. This Is England is one of my favourite films ever. (Im actually writing an essay on it as part of my course) Everything about your films is wonderful from the intriguing characters, the unique story, the detail in set and locations that complement the characters and fit perfectly with the 'world' of the film, the beautiful cinematography to the perfectly placed music (btw using Ludovico Einaudi in This Is England is genius, I am a big fan of his music)
I strive to make my films as engaging, creative and wonderful as yours.
Im looking forward to christmas so I can complete my dvd collection of your films...I just need Le Donk and Scor-zay-zee
Hello Shane and friends! Thanks for your great welcome message. I love your films and will carry on giving you good press throughout the ages. I would like to meet other Shane Meadows' enthusiasts in London, so message me if you want to meet up. I'm in the business of writing for film but not only: I would love to partner with others and create original work that inspires, challenges and rings true for all members of the underclass out there! Merry Christmas everybody... Cina