Wednesday, 17 November 2010

It's Nick's Birthday screenings in Valencia, Bucharest, Poitiers

Our hermitcore musical It's Nick's Birthday goes on a mini-European tour next week, stopping off at Valencia, Bucharest and Poitiers:

It's Nick's Birthday @ La Cabina International Festival of Medium-length Films
WHERE: MuVIM, c/ Quevado 10, 46001 Valencia
WHEN: Saturday, 20th November 2010 , 20.00 & Saturday, 27th November 17.00
COST: €2

It’s Nick’s Birthday @ Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival
WHERE: one of two venues (program to be updated)
WHEN: Friday, 26th November 2010, 16.00
COST: enquire at venue

It’s Nick’s Birthday @ 8th Festival O.F.N.I.
WHERE: Cinéma Le Dietrich
WHEN: Saturday, 27th November 2010, 23.15
COST: €6

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Institute's company anthem receives prime-time television coverage

As followers of this blog will know, each morning the employees of L'Institute Zoom gather to sing our company anthem - Zoom by Fat Larry's Band. Although the song fell out of the charts some years ago, it seems the opening up of our working processes for public scrutiny at the Institute's temporary Universal Ear Studios complex over the summer has drawn attention back to the R&B classic, as it was recently selected for performance by one of ITV's talented X-Factor participants.

Elitists among the Institute's staff have discouraged me from sharing the video, but X-Factor is a family show with high production values which, whilst I consider it a little racy for viewing by my own offspring, is nothing to sneer at. And just look at Simon Cowell's displeased face! Priceless. My only reservation is the alteration of the lyrics from "sunrise shine in a midnight sky" to "sunrise shine in a morning sky", apparently just so that it makes sense.

Thanks to Nexus Steph for the tip-off.