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Anyone attending London Film Week?

Hey all,

I have a film at London Film Week and wanted to know if anyone else is going. I'll be at the opening night 2nd Dec and then at my screening on 3rd Dec.

If you'd like to come and support my film or the festival it would be great to meet you in person.

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Struggling entertainer Buddy Munro decides to try his luck in the huge Nigerian film industry that few have heard of, with entertaining and emotional results.

Tues 3rd December, 7pm, Regent Street Cinema.

TICKETS HERE

www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/bud...

We hope to see you there.

Michael Lebor 🎥

  • Nobody... 😭

    2 weeks ago
  • I'd love to Michael, just won't be loose in London on the day. There'll be a few film folk there though. With a caprice of fortune you might still make some great new friends. The meeting of harmonious minds can be most powerful force multiplier. I'm always optimistic, wherever I am. It often happens under the most unlikely circumstances and with unexpected people.

    2 weeks ago
    • Thanks John! Yes hopefully the right people will be in the room. I've gathered together a decent crowd of friends and family and I hope others will join too. London Film Week have been a great festival to work with.

      Best wishes,

      Michael

      2 weeks ago
  • By the way I found the producer and editor on Shooting People so thanks to SP too.

    2 weeks ago
  • I hope it goes well for your screening Michael. I also hope that your film is well received. Sometimes Shooters are slow to respond, feels like you are being completely ignored by 20K or so Shooters can be disconcerting, to say the least. If we can make it along we will as a meeting is now long overdue. If there are still tickets available we will be attending. Regards Ray

    2 weeks ago
    • Thanks Ray!

      It seems to be a well run festival even though it's a very young one.

      Sadly just had some bad family news but I'll try and hold it together tomorrow night.

      I look forward to meeting you if you're able to come down.

      Best,

      Michael

      2 weeks ago
  • Hi Michael,
    Great pleasure to finally meet you last night and to get the chance to be one of the very first to watch "Buddy Goes To Nollywood". Kudos

    I just submitted my review to the imdb which reads as follows:

    Gem of a documentary, educational, hilarious, heartfelt, basically an emotional rollercoaster.

    I was lucky to catch this last night playing to a full house at the London Film Week film festival on 3rd Dec 2019, competing in a select group of only seven feature-length films in official competition including Scorsese's "The Irishman" and the latest films by Takashi Mike, Armando Iannucci, and the already multi-award-winning Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach so my expectations were high when seeing it selected to compete in such highly esteemed company, thankfully I wasn't to be disappointed as it proved to be the best doco I've watched since "The Dawn Wall" (2017), though not comparable in content, I found the personal honesty truly moving and inspiring. I watch a lot of documentaries and visit a lot of film festivals as I love to discover new talent to share with my friends so I feel very privileged to be able to be the first to review this little gem. Buddy Munro (the star, entertainer, explorer, comedian and a man working his way forward in life through therapy after a deeply traumatic accident as a child) is a true force of nature. Superbly edited by Ben Hooten the film deftly intercuts between Buddy's madcap adventures in Nollywood and a deeply moving interview where we discover what made him who he is. Within minutes we cut from scenes inducing tears of laughter to ones so moving they produce tears of sadness, simply an emotional rollercoaster. This debut Directorial feature by Michael Lebor (which he also shot) has a great deal of charm, was thoroughly entertaining and I cannot recommend highly enough you taking the time to seek it out and to watch this powerful and life-affirming film, both Buddy and Michael and all involved have clearly arrived, expect to hear a lot more from this very talented group of filmmakers.

    1 week ago
    • Wow! Thank you Ray, so beautifully put and glad you took so much from the film. It was great to meet you and I really appreciate you taking the time to come and support a fellow shooter.

      I do hope others can see it one day soon, distribution is an enigma and hopefully won't prove an obstacle for the film to find an audience.

      I will probably start a discussion soon about self distributing on Vimeo!!

      Once again many thanks for the review and for coming along 🙏🙏

      1 week ago
  • Lovely

    1 week ago
  • Thank  Michael for the invite and kind words. When you eventually get your film on to Netflix or Amazon or Vimeo (or all three), let me know and I repost my review for you there too. Thank you, John, and whilst I completely understand why you personally couldn't attend, as locality often prevents attendance because of distance, time and cost, though when shooters are within a short twenty-mile radius or so form another Shooters feature screening they must really try to make the event. Whilst I'm sure that other Shooters made the screening, taking advantage of the opportunity to meet face to face when supporting fellow Shooters will build a stronger connection, community and alliance through sharing should be encouraged as de rigueur. Regards Ray

    1 week ago