Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Summer Drinks - Chris Jones and Justin Edgar

July and August brought another two entertaining evenings of In Development drinks, with guests Chris Jones and Justin Edgar. Chris shared the inside scoop on his latest project, 50 Kisses, and plans for the London Screenwriters' Festival 2012; as well as answering numerous questions about his Oscar shortlisted film, Gone Fishing, the now legendary Guerilla Film Makers' Handbook, and his other filmmaking experiences so far. It was great to have the man who's always on the move sit down with us for a few relaxed hours of chat! 

Another filmmaker with lots on the go, Justin shared news of his latest feature film, teen comedy We are the Freaks (which is currently in post-production); as well as insights from his experience as a director, writer and producer with his company 104 Films, and news of his upcoming projects. 

Chris and Justin both attracted a great crowd on their respective nights, of people with a fascinating range of experiences; all with projects in various stages, as developers, producers, directors or writers. There was the usual great buzz, as news, contacts and information were shared, and old and new friends and colleagues caught up.

Many thanks again to both guests for joining us and everyone who came along. We look forward to seeing many of you again this month, when a very experienced script editor will be joining us as our featured guest: the brilliant Angeli Macfarlane. You can see her full biography on our profiles page. Cheers!