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A newspaper article about baz's 50Kisses movie seen around the world.

How I Learned To Love Again by Baz Hodson

So, where are we at these days?! It’s 18 months down the line from the wrap on my short film ‘A Kiss Goodbye’ and we’re now on the final PR push for 50 Kisses, which after a long haul has got its BBFC 15 certification

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How 50 Kisses Gave Me My Filmmking Mojo Back

I had decided to give up. Movies. Filmmaking. Writing. The lot. I was spent – in every sense of the word after a feature film that I had been working on passionately for several years as the writer/director crashed and burned 3 weeks before shooting

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50 Kisses on BBC London with Sunny and Shay

Last night I spent an hour on BBC London with Radio hosts Sunny and Shay, discussing film, music and of course 50 Kisses. This came right off the back of 50 Kisses Training Day on Saturday. Around 60 filmmakers and writers involved in 50 Kisses,

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The Final Cinema Version of 50 Kisses Is AMAZING!

This afternoon I headed into Soho to watch the final DCP (Digital Cinema Package) at SDC for ‘50 Kisses’, alongside a journalist friend who writes for, and reviews films, for the broadsheets. His reaction? ‘50 Kisses significantly exceeded my expectations…’ I won’t say more till

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Writing Love Songs by a Hopeless “Realist”

I wrote the song “Good” while living in NYC, with most of my thoughts and songs ranging from the love-lost scorn to the revengeful strong woman  to the forever young anthem of taking on the world. When I wrote “Good”, however, I let myself wonder

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50 Kisses: Making The DCP part 2

I have just retuned from a visit to the office of the lovely people at SDC who are making the DCP for 50 Kisses. I know a great deal more about the process of making one now and plan an extensive blog on the matter

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From London to New York with 50 Kisses

I little expected, when filming Rob Burke’s  LOVE script in the London Underground, that nine months later, I would be on the New York Subway on route to see our film screened at the Tribeca Film centre. Also our little film, shot guerrilla style in

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50 Kisses Final Mastering: Making The DCP

To screen 50 Kisses in a cinema, we need to make a DCP. This is a specific file supplied on an industry standard drive. We could make our own DCP using OpenDCP (low budget and a little risky), but the lovely people at Soho Digital

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How to Crowdsource a Film: Chris Jones on the Omnibus Movie, 50 Kisses

By Randy Astle, first published on www.filmmakermagazine.com The Internet and digital filmmaking tools have opened up new possibilities of crowdsourcing material–Life in a Day, Declaration of Interdependence, One Day on Earth, even the interactive Star Wars Uncut–and given new life to the omnibus/anthology film format. The latest project to adopt the form is 50 Kisses, a

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What I learned producing 50 Kisses by Gail Hackston

I can’t even begin to tell you how much producing 50 Kisses has enriched my life. But I also must tell you how much a pain in the arse it has been too! Like all film projects the buzz of the start quickly fades when you are knee deep in contracts at 2am and find

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50 Kisses World Premeire video goes live!

On February 13th 2014, crowdcreated feature film ‘50 Kisses’ was simultaneously premiered and released in the UK. At a capacity screening at the Genesis Cinema, cast, crew, friends and family gathered to celebrate in style. ‘50 Kisses’ took just under two years from concept to completion with nearly two thousand scripts submitted, one hundred and

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50 Kisses Audience Awards Arrive: Reflecting on ‘Beryl’

As we package up the audience awards for 50 Kisses, it has caused me to reflect on the strengths of the winner, ‘Beryl’, written by Sarah Page and made by Capital City. What struck me at the premiere was just how much the audience loved the film. I knew it was good, but I wasn’t

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The ‘50 Kisses’ Audience Award Goes To…

I am delighted to announce the winner of the 50 Kisses Audience Award. At the premiere, we handed out voting slips and the results are below… So BIG congratulations to screenwriter Sarah Page for her script for Beryl, and team CapitalCity for their film. We have lovely trophies for you both and we will be

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’50 Kisses’ Plays Gallup, New Mexico

On the evening of February 13th, here in Gallup, New Mexico, we held a pot-luck dinner and screened “50 Kisses” in the private showing room at the El Morro Theatre in downtown Gallup. A number of local filmmakers and film enthusiasts were in attendance. Twenty people turned out for our little premiere, which was perfect

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