8th May 2013
New Made of Stone clip and website revealed.. Plus Virgin Media Shorts
Channel4.com have just launched the official website for Shane's forthcoming documentary feature film The Stone Roses: Made of Stone.
Along with a time-line tracing the history of The Stone Roses and a competition to win tickets to the premiere screenings, the site also features two newly released clips from the film.... you can watch the first clip of Shane and producer Mark Herbert getting lost in the player below... (if it isn't working, click the link to the official site below the video).
The second clip shows Shane and Mark at the bands rehearsal space where they find the set-list the band have been rehearsing. You can see the second clip (and the first clip if the player above isn't working) over on the official Channel4 site HERE
The site is also currently running three seperate competitions which are described as follows:
1) Win a pair of VIP premiere tickets.
2) Win tickets to one of 30 regional screenings.
3) Win gig tickets and private screening tickets.
To enter any of these competitions or to peruse the Stone Roses time-line, head on over to the same official site HERE
VIRGIN MEDIA SHORTS
Returning for its sixth year, The Virgin Media shorts competition has a new judging panel this year which is headed up by a certain Shane Meadows.
The Virgin Media Shorts competition looks to discover and champion undiscovered talent and is the biggest competition of its kind in the UK.
By entering their short films, young directors will be handed the opportunity to have their film seen by an audience of thousands, screened in cinemas nationwide, win 30,000 pounds worth of funding for their next film and gain expert mentoring from the BFI.
If you're an "undiscovered talent" it might be a wise move to head on over the Virgin Media Shorts website HERE
for more information!
5th April 2013
Poster revealed and cinemas announced for premiere night screenings.
You don't really need to mention the title of the film in the heading of this news update when you have a swanky new poster announcing it for you...
The poster was exclusively revealed on the Empire website yesterday.
At the moment, the highest resolution version of the poster available (suitable for plastering over computer desktops at home and at work) is this 1800x1350 one HERE
So there's the poster, the trailer must be soon right? Sure enough, producer Mark Herbert has confirmed that the final tweaks are currently being made to the trailer this week.
The release of the film on the 5th of June is preceeded by the premiere in Manchester on Thursday the 30th of May (at an as yet undisclosed location).
The band are set to make a rare public appearance alongside Shane and producer Mark Herbert.
The event will be satellite-linked to over 100 cinemas nationwide for preview screenings which will run concurrently with the premiere launch in Manchester. The list of participating venues across the country is now available on the official Made of Stone Facebook page HERE.
If you can't find anywhere near you on the list, there's still hope, as more venues are stil to be announced.
Tickets for all the premiere events go on sale on the 17th of April at 9.30am...
I won't be warning you again, so write that down!
3rd April 2013
Exclusive interview with Shane in new edition of NME
Today's edition (3rd of April) of the NME has the world exclusive first interview with Shane about the making of his forthcoming feature film documentary The Stone Roses: Made of Stone.
As well as being the first chance to read an in depth take on the making of the film, the article also features exclusive photography from long-time Shane Meadows collaborator, Dean Rogers.
The magazine is available in a high-tech digital format on the iPhone and iPad, but for that commemorative late-eighties/early nineties feel, head out and buy the physical (analogue) paper magazine edition!
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone is released theatrically in the UK on the 5th of June.
For more info, head on over to the NME website HERE.
21st March 2013
Manchester premiere for The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, plus UK release date!
Warp Films and Film4 have officially announced the release date for Shane's feature documentary The Stone Roses: Made of Stone on the Film4 blog.... read on.
The film will be released in the UK and Ireland on the 5th of June (yes... 2013).
Before that however, a currently undisclosed venue in Manchester will be hosting the films premiere on the 30th of May!
The premiere screening will be followed by a live Q&A with The Stone Roses, Shane and producer Mark Herbert!
Approximately 100 other screenings will take place on the night of the premiere in cinemas nationwide. These screenings will also feature the live Q&A via satellite, beamed in from the main event in Manchester.
Tickets will be made available from 9.30am on the 17th of April. Details will be made available from; www.facebook.com/madeofstonefilm
As well as that Facebook account, a new official Twitter account for the film has also been launched under the name @MadeofStoneFilm
For more information and a few choice quotes from Mr Meadows himself, head on over to the FILM4 blog entry HERE.
The Dead Man's Shoes live music score event at the Southbank Centre in London on the 29th March has been proving so popular, that a second performance of the show has been added to cater for the demand. For more details and tickets, take a trip to the Southbank Centre website HERE.
The new live music score will be performed by, Gavin Clark (Clayhill, UNKLE), Joel Cadbury (UNKLE, South), Ali Friend (Clayhill), Ted Barnes (Clayhill), Helen Boulding, Jeff Wooton, and Daisy Palmer (Goldfrapp).
15th March 2013
Out of the edit and into the grade.
Shane has recently left a couple of updates on the forum regarding the current post-production status of his documentary feature, The Stone Roses: Made of Stone.
Shane has confirmed that the edit on the film has been completed and that he is now travelling down to London to work on both the visual grading and the audio mix for the film.
The premiere for the film is planned for the end of May, so the general release of the film seems to be heading for a date sometime in June.
As the release approaches, there's likely to be a steady trickle of updates and info over the coming weeks, so it's probably best if you keep checking back here for the latest!
You can read Shane's updates in his own words by clicking HERE
22nd February 2013
London premiere of Dead Man's Shoes live music score!
It's time to dig out that Dead Man's Shoes promo photograph once again....
Performed last year for the first time in Sheffield (home of Warp Films), the new live film score will be getting it's London premiere on the 29th of March at the Southbank Centre and will be performed by Gavin Clark (Clayhill, UNKLE), Joel Cadbury (UNKLE, South), Ali Friend (Clayhill), Ted Barnes (Clayhill), Helen Boulding, Jeff Wooton, and Daisy Palmer (Goldfrapp).
For more information, and to book tickets for the event, head on over to the Southbank Centre website HERE.
Jared of Nottingham based culture website, Left Lion, has just recently conducted a new interview with actor Thomas Turgoose (who pretty much everyone will know as Shaun from This Is England)..
The interview covers experiences of working with Shane as well as the rest of his ever growing acting career.
To read the full interview head on over to the Left Lion website HERE.
31st January 2013
The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone
Yesterday the Film4 blog announced a few more details about Shane's forthcoming Stone Roses documentary feature.
The blog entry revealed for the first time the title of the film, The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone
, and confirmed earlier rumours that the film will be released in cinemas around late spring/early summer.
The film is being distributed by Revolver Entertainment in the UK and international distribution deals will hopefully be struck at the forthcoming Berlin International Film Festival where the film may be receiving it's first screening.
To read the full Film4 blog entry click HERE
26th January 2013
Shane Meadows Critical Essays book being released this summer.
Back in April of 2010, Dr Martin Fradley (aka thegooddoctor on the FORUM) and Sarah Godfrey organised a Shane Meadows conference at the University of East Anglia in Norwich under the title "Straight Outta Uttoxeter: The Films of Shane Meadows".
Over the course of two days, numerous speakers presented their work on various aspects of Shane's life and film work and it is the highlights of this conference that have made it into the forthcoming book being published by Edinburgh University Press.
Here's the official blurb:
"From his breakthrough short films in the early 1990s and feature debut TwentyFourSeven (1997) through to the BAFTA-winning This Is England (2007) and hit television spin-off, director Shane Meadows has emerged as one of the most distinctive and influential voices in contemporary British cinema. This collection explores the full range of Meadows' work, from its origins in local D.I.Y. media through to international festival acclaim. It presents a comprehensive analysis of Meadows' oeuvre to date, situating it in the context of British cinema history as well as wider cultural changes from the nineties to now."
The following selection of just some of the essay titles will give you an idea of some of the topics covered in the book:
* A Message To You Maggie: 1980s Skinhead Subculture and the Music in This Is England
* "What Do You Think Makes a Bad Dad?": Shane Meadows and Fatherhood
* "Al Fresco? That's Up Your Anus Innit?": Shane Meadows and the Politics of Abjection
* "Now I'm the Monster": Remembering, Repeating and Working Through in Dead Man's Shoes and TwentyFourSeven
* After Laughter Comes Tears: Passion and Redemption in This Is England '88
The book will be publilshed on the 13th of July this year in both hardback and ebook editions and will retail for £65. The pricing is standard for the world of academia, but hopefully a cheaper paperback edition will see the light of day in the future.
18th January 2013
Nottingham Night Out With The Cast Of This Is England, plus new Total Film article.
On Thursday the 28th of February, The Approach in Nottingham will be hosting a night out with the cast of This Is England... which is precisely what this snippet of the event poster says...
The night will feature a Q&A with the cast at the start of the evening which will lead into a night of music from the three eras of This Is England (not to mention a chance to rub shoulders with the stars)!
To see the full event poster, which features the confirmed list of cast members who will be attending on the night, you can click on the image above.... or click HERE if that's too confusing.
You can also follow @thisisenglandno on Twitter
Tickets are £10 and they are available HERE
In the new issue of Total Film (which is available from today) you will find an in-depth feature about the acid scene in Dead Man's Shoes and how it stands as possibly the most realistic drug scene ever filmed.
The article is written by one George Bass. Old
website regulars may know George by his old forum name, FlashPointHarry!
24th December 2012
The Shane Meadows, one-door advent calendar... NOW OPEN (click on image)!!
A tiny image has been revealed! Give it a click to find out what the festive surprise is!
4th December 2012
New interview with Shane.
Back in 2004, Nottingham's Left Lion magazine launched it's first issue which featured an interview with Shane about the release of his latest film, Dead Man's Shoes.
49 issues later, and Jared Wilson has interviewed Shane once again to celebrate their 50th issue, this time it focusses on the early days of his film-making career and how he got his break in the industry.
The new interview also features illustrations by Bill Edwards who did the opening animated sequence for Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee. Bill is also know as ChromeBaby on the forum and @ChromeBaby on Twitter.
You can read the new interview over on the LeftLion website HERE
You can also read the first 2004 interview on the website HERE
The ShaneMeadows.co.uk shop is now open for business! Have a leisurely browse through this Meadows flavoured emporium of DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs, and MP3s!
Click HERE to take a peek.
PaddyConsidine.co.uk is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the amazing British actor (as seen in Dead Man's Shoes and A Room For Romeo Brass.... and that's just the tip of the iceberg!)
Dean Rogers has been
the official on-set photographer for Shane's films since A Room
For Romeo Brass.
Click the image above to visit his site which features photos
from Dean's work on various other projects too.
This Is England '88 website at Channel 4
The site includes loads of great features including behind the
scenes and interview videos.
It also features the credits for the series (featuring the enitre list of music used in the seires)!