I have been guilty of giz us a job as once had an opportunity to act in a film and became to ill with I feel that I have blown it permenantly I would take any opertunities if any arose, never expect every thing to be done for me but only have 6% of the energy I should. I got the role with a few communications I am still greatly pained it never worked out as I have some potential to offer still.
When it comes to dealing with chronic illness daily survival is an issue let alone geting opertunities, although now I could cope with travel and pressures I think that great thing can be done to launch careers, just look at Thomo achievements. I apreciate that there must be such a demand though at the time I just did not think.
As to gay posts thats just sick humour after suffering a false dating profile, am often falsely judged. I apreciate human rites are important but there is a time and place not here. I am not homofobic but it against my religion.
My cincere apologies to all concerned, kind regards, Paul
Hi, my name's Hermione and I'm sorry to be a bore but I was looking for a way to contact you and this was the only way I could find. I already have a job and I'm not looking for a response from you although it would be a bonus. I just wanted to say that those of your films I have seen, have been some of the most powerful, interesting and thought provoking I have ever seen. In particular I found 'Dead Man's Shoes' very difficult to get out of my head, in a way I have never experienced through any other film. The most recent of your films I have seen is 'Somers Town' which I wished I could step into and never leave. For the time I was watching it, I laughed and cried and forgot all about any troubles I had when I sat down at the beggining. I was born in Nottingham and have lived there my entire life. My dad worked at Intermedia studios during the same period as you. Your films have affected me in such a way that I just wanted to say thank-you as silly as it seems. I also want to say that I am a film student at university and that I hope that in the future it will be your films kids are studying and not half the crap we have to sit through at the moment!
Honestly didn't know anything about Dead mans shoes until i watched it and it blew me away, perfect dialogue, great acting, haunting music, a whole explosion of emotions and a real feeling of despair/justice at the end...
and then I watched 'Romeo', which was astonishing. Considine was terrifying yet brilliant and the film was unpredictable (as i say i tend not to read reviews or even the back of the DVD box).....
Thumbs up from a guy who until lately got very bored with films....
I was so surprised when I found this forum. It’s open to the public which is amazing, but it made me wonder if lots of people harass Shane with questions and requests...
Anyway I am glad that you are still accepting new members after all this. A great place to discuss great work and share our thoughts. Thank you, Shane! I've wathed only one of your movies so far (This is England), but it touched me so much that I am going on a hunt for the other ones. ------- PS. Can anyone tell me what “giz” stands for? Does it mean “give us”? I am not from UK and never seen “giz” before but I like how it sounds
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Walk beside me, so we may be as One (c)
im really really really reaally sorry about asking for an interview on your updates thread. and i know everyone tells you this but it is really important to me. i feel bad now coz i didnt read this before i posted....even though i should have done.
although i am a new member i have been a big fan of your films for a long time now...i only discoved this site a few months back...please forgive me
hey im ben, think the first film i saw of yours was Dead Man's Shoes on Film Four. didn't know anything about you then, but went to see This Is England and was blown away like everyone else. Since then i have seen the rest of your feature films and am now trying to watch your short films as well.
I enjoy your films so much that i have decided to write my dissertation on them, sorta along the lines of social realism as an integral part of British film etc. doing an English degree at Exeter Uni yet think i am a lot more interested in film!
and no not looking for a job just using these forums as research really. they're proving very helpful!
Post by wevehadenough on Sept 25, 2009 21:07:55 GMT
Incidentally Shane, how fit is your wife and is the skin on your back particularly unappealing (ala Jeff Goldblum in 'The fly'). My wife's appealing to the eye but riddled with disease, would you consider a swap? (no skin required). I wonder if other members would find the prospect of a 'Meadows oriented swap-shop section?'. He could offer up lost teeth, vials of blood and old hair (it would have to be very old of course) etc. A little macabre I grant you. In fact, now that I read it back to myself I can see there being issues with it. All of it. Look, just forget it.
Post by tonygoughmartin on Oct 8, 2009 13:04:56 GMT
Hi Shane don't know if you will read this or not, but i recently watched your film 'Dead mans shoes'. Bang on mate, so with that in mind i would like to offer myself...no not in that way lol.
I have been acting for about 18 months, i know i might get kicked off for posting this, but i am just an actor looking for work. As i have said in another post i am studying the Laban technique at the Derby Academy of Acting and have been in two teatures and many short films...and a TVC, i am also about to star in a TV pilot about a crime family in the midlands, and i play a fixer and provider for the criminal family....i have an online CV but it is not completely updated due to problems with the site but i can be emailed directly...if you want to see the CV i just mentioned then it is.....www.starnow.co.uk/tonygoughmartin. Cheers for anyone reading and be lucky
I also registered out of desperation to find some way of being to able to work with Shane Meadows. Alas, I realise it is but a dream, and anyway, I am just a fan with a bad back and an obsession with Staffordshire Oatcakes.
If Shane Meadows was gay, had seven toes and green hair, I wouldn't care. His films are inspirational and quite amazing. The most amazing thing is that these films incorporate such a large amount of improvisation and it comes off so professionally.
posted in the New Members section: 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.
ok ok ok, so i'm one of those lame arse tw*ts, that on post number 2, (might even be number one, i cant recall) did go along the lines of, gizza job! Looking back at my youth there now, ( 2 months ago) i can see how proper gay it all sounds, and how much it must completly p*ss you off mr meadows, but we all see that lil ginger kid, being pulled off the street with his grifter, dreaming of new forks and a few bob for his mam, and thinking to ourselves, hey, that couldve been me. But then you only have to see the x factor to realise there are, amongst the huge universe of talent that does legitimalty request your breath, a complete load on insane pots of t@ss that just dont have any proper connection with reality or the space time continum, thanks to the facts of thier childhood being marred with alcohol and lack of love from mummy and daddy. I went to the doctors, just to make sure im not in the latter group, and my doctor assures me im not, though he says the 3 pills 10 times a day for a year will make sure i dont stray into that group. On a serious note though Shane, can you possibly supply to the real talent that is on this site admiring one and all (and i know it is approximatly 99.99% of all users) of any gold dust information or leads or advice, on how we would be able to get on the right tracks of barking up the right tree? please feel free to call me at home or on my mobile, or my email, or come round to my house, im always in, or come round to my work, or date my wife if im not available! Love you always. John