It’s been a pleasure to see Paul Preston and Adie Louth develop their mockumentary style Film project “WINGMEN” over the last few months.
And an honour to contribute a new Logo for their Hull based company, Wingmen Films.
In march this year I gave them a lift to the BFI & Screen Yorkshire’s FILMMAKERS AND PRODUCTION DAY. Where amongst other highlights on the day, I introduced them (with myself leading the lunge!) to A Fish Called Wanda and Brassed Off Producer Steve Abbott in the foyer of the National Media Museum. (Lovely Man).
They got inspiration from Producer Nick Hirschkorn, part of a very experienced panel, where Nick talked about his approach to finding projects to produce and his latest TV series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel. Which was Filmed in Yorkshire and ably supported by Chris Hordley and his team at Creative England. (Creative England recently arranged a “Crew Night” at Kardomah 94 in Hull, where Chris was in attendance with the Hull City Council team).
They also touched base with BAFTA Award Winning Producer, Chris Hees. Another Hull lad, who is set to do great things in the City, and who has provided them with sage advice along the way.
So the networking afterwards amongst the UK’s finest and Yorkshire’s future filmmakers must have had its effect, because in no time at all they have pulled together the people, schedule, promotions and confidence to seek funding for their first feature. (Aided by Lucy Meer their Producer who was assisstant to the Producer Sally Hibbin of ID2, which Filmed scenes in Hull earlier this year). SHOOT J MOORE are on board to supply the bulk of the kit and filming.
WINGMEN the feature, is a mockumentary style “road” comedy following its main character Skittles (played by Adie Louth) a wannabe Rapper and his bumbling manager (Paul Preston) who has taken up an offer of free publicity from a London Documentary maker (Daniel Morgan) to follow their search for Rap Stardom from Hull’s urban talent pool.
Little do they know that the Documentary maker will do anything for sensational television and puts the unsuspecting, naive duo into whacky situations to get it. So will the Poet in Skittles triumph and find a global audience for his Hull voice? Will his manager achieve his true goals in life, easy money and easier women. In essence it’s not too far from an updated Bill & Ted, Bing & Bob or Abbot & Costello! a classic comedy approach. With plenty of Hull scenes, and a touch of London thrown in for good measure.
They need £7,000 to make it they way they want it to look.
So if you’re a business looking for a bit of Brand or Product placement, a Sponsor looking to take your kids to a days filming and meet the team, or even play an extra in it! A t-shirt, a mug or a ticket to the premier, now’s the time to support them.
There’s not long to go! Whatever happens this film will be made, you can help them to make it how they want it to be.
You never know what’s going to make it big in the “indie” film world, this one is definitely worthy of a punt from Hull’s Business Community, Film Fans and LUVULL supporters.
© WINGMEN FILMS 2015