It was both a surprise and a pleasure to meet James "Fingercuff" Webber today at the Surrey Film-Video Festival at the Electric Theatre in Guildford.
It must be a real triple whammy day for James as not only is Commitment being shown on satellite TV today, buit he also walked away from the Surrey with:
The Comedy Cup for Tent Boy and
The Leonard Robinson Trophy (for the best senior movie - which is really best in show as there weren't any junior movies this year) for Commitment.
Both were thoroughly deserved - he was up against a misxed bag of some very good films as well as some less so.
Both films worked very well on the large screen and my previous misgivings about some of the lighting in Commitment were proved false (must have been down to on-line viewing). The tension built up in the theatre during Commitment was palpable. It was also encouraging to see films in these styles receiving a warm reception from the on the whole aging audience.
Congratulations, James, and please pass on my apologies to your friends for so rudely ignoring them, being so keen to congratulate you.