Friday, 29 November 2013

Christmas In A Day - The Premier

This is us in London last night, at BAFTA, for the film premier of Kevin Macdonald's 'Christmas In A Day'. The full film (48mins) is now on YouTube and I recommend everyone go and watch it. It's fab!

We caught the train up from Tiverton, which was delayed by 15 minutes, then had to walk the entire length of Paddington Station to get to the taxi rank. The taxi hit majorly bad London traffic, even the taxi driver said it wasn't usually that bad. He was very good and weaving in and out and taking us down side roads however, and we managed to arrive only 30 minutes later than we had planned for. Nevertheless, by the time we got through the doors and up the stairs everyone was heading towards the cinema and we didn't even have time for a drink.

Carl and the girls grabbed some popcorn and we followed the crowds to get a seat to watch the film. Kevin Macdonald gave a speech, then the film started.

 Afterwards it was back out to the reception and then we did all get drinks. It was lovely, there were waiters wandering round offering nibbles and plenty of liquid refreshment. There were official looking people with cameras who I can only assume were the press. There was a roped off area with a TV camera and lights. We chatted to a few people; one lady who worked on the production of the film, the lady whose children are undoubtably one of the stars of the film - when the dad comes home from Afganistan - and the Irish couple who are going to bed to sleep on Christmas Eve (he took our photo and poured wine over himself in the process). We didn't get to speak to Kevin Macdonald, which was a shame, cos Caitlin would have liked to, but he was a busy man.
We stayed until just gone 9 o'clock, then had to make our way back to catch the train. It was 2 o'clock before we got back home to bed. But Wow! what an experience!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas In A Day - Trees Ad.

This is the advert that Ellie is in. Keep your eyes open; if you blink you might miss her! She's the one in the Santa hat, and can be heard saying, 'It's not going on!'

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Christmas In A Day

I hope this works! This is the advert for Christmas In A Day. Its a film sponsored by Sainsburys and released to YouTube on 29th November. Everyone should see it!!!! The film and the advert.

We submitted footage and are a very small part of the film (not this advert). Ellie can be seen putting the angel on the top of the tree and there is a tiny clip of us pulling crackers. Ellie is also on the shorter Sainsburys adverts which will be aired in the build up to Christmas. Keep your eyes open.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Bonfire Night

Bonfire night was at our house this year, and actually held on 5th November. I've just been a bit busy to post. Mum and Dad came in, and Beth, Andrew and Francis, and Adrienne invited Brodie too, so full house. The rain held off long enough for us to get a good display going. As is right and proper - the girls watched while the boys did the lighting of the fireworks. Caitlin chose to stay in the warm conservatory with Willow, who loves fireworks and was desperate to get out and chase them. I love fireworks too.