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Listed for the 2014 London Greek Film Festival

Posted on September 10 2014 by James

We’re thrilled that Shocking The Donkeys has been put in the line up for the London Greek Film Festival (Screenplays). There are more details coming to their website soon, http://www.londongreekfilmfestival.com/index.htm and here is some of the message that I was sent: We are glad to inform you that your screenplay has been selected and will [...]

Shocking The Donkeys update

Posted on February 9 2012 by James

Shocking The Donkeys update: There hasn’t been much news to report in recent moths. Due to the current financial climate in Greece and elsewhere, the project has been put on hold. This means that the script is up for grabs and if any other production company is interested in discussing with us, then all you [...]

Calling all Greek speakers, Μιλάτε ελληνικά;

Posted on July 20 2011 by James

Just a quick note this morning, to ask if any of you very clever bilingual people out there would like to help a donkey or two. The production company who are keen to produce Shocking the Donkeys are putting together a website to start the fund-raising process. This is going to be in Greek and [...]

You can be a part of this project, soon

Posted on June 27 2011 by James

We nearly have the ‘crowd funding’ website ready to launch – you will be able to be a part of this film. Actors, crew, angels, backers, or simply fans, everyone can get involved and everyone will get a reward. June 27th Shocking Facebook -  go there to like us! We are soon going to have [...]

Support for Shocking the Donkeys

Posted on May 1 2011 by James

Recently, while we have been waiting for the funding process to move along, we have had several letters and emails of support for this project. Not all from the lesbian and gay Greek community, though there has been a lot of interest from there; and from the Greek press. This is clearly a film that [...]

Looking for a Greek Film Production company

Posted on March 28 2011 by James

Just a quick update: For everyone who is following the blog and the progress of Shocking The Donkeys, the current news is: The production company who have taken the script (Andzoo Productions) are now in the process of arranging finance for a production. This could take some time, as these things are never ‘over night’. [...]

Progress Report

Posted on October 4 2010 by James

Last time I mentioned there had been a lot going on with Shocking the Donkeys, much of which I can’t share with you yet. And that’s still the case. It involves all the delicate negotiations over financing the movie. And so far, it’s all good news. What I can say is that our executive producer, [...]

Shocking the Donkeys article in Down Town Magazine

Posted on September 9 2010 by James

Shocking the Donkeys was recently featured in the Greek magazine Down Town. Click the photo to see a larger version of the article, which is written in Greek. Or click here for the PDF version.

International hotline

Posted on August 8 2010 by James

Although I live here in Greece (well, on Symi, actually) I feel at the moment as if I’m having bi-lateral talks through an interpreter with a computer based in the UK. The computer, through my writing partner, Jack, asks me a series of questions and I have to send it back answers. Jack is my [...]

Battling Granny

Posted on August 6 2010 by James

Jack and I are deep into brainstorming ideas for sketching out the characters. I’ve had what I think is a rather brilliant touch for Menni, the grandmother, who I’ve decided is the protagonist and main character of Greek Island. I’ve given her a mobile phone and a Nintendo DS. I didn’t want Kalados (the fictional [...]