Hi guys, as you all know “London Boy” is a winner. When it was in book format (Dunpeckham) the reviews mainly referred to it, not only a great read but it should be adapted to the big screen. Well, that has now been done and the end result is a beautifully written screenplay.
The script was written by award winning P/D Lee Hutcheon and myself. We worked on LB for over a year and I can assure you it was no easy task to condense three decades into a script. Lee was my mentor when it come to writing screen plays, his methods were totally unorthodox-in fact unique. His way of writing reminded me of a cross between Tarantino and Guy Ritchie” and we all know what it’s like when either of them release a movie.
My point being what we have with London Boy in script format is gold dust but only to the right production company. Since my last post, I have been very busy meeting up with people in the business. To be frank most were offering unobtainable promises purely to keep us interested and no doubt to line their own pockets for doing nothing. Over the years especially in the criminal fraternity I’ve met the cream of con artists, so picking one out was never a problem for me. However since going straight and coming into this business it seems there are more con artist then there are in the underworld. Believe me they opened my eyes especially when it came to them giving me a good line of patter. But having been around a while, mixing in with the honest people of this business I can recognise these sharks.
So you can understand it is not easy to find the right people when it comes to pitching our script. However I have just had a good meet with a very reliable contact who knows people that are keen in finding material such as our genre.
As Lee quite rightly put it… “Aye laddie (He’s Scottish” it’s the best work I have ever produced) Of course I had to remind him of my part in the project ha ha.
When you have a money spinner, you don’t go given it away to the first person with a cheque book. What these people have to vision is that with Lee directing they will be investing in a similar type of Tarantino cross Ritchie creation.
I’ll finish on this note… London boy the script has only been in the hands of four people. One we accepted but he sadly died and the other three, all reputable producers but in a nutshell lacked the vision required. Yet another hundred or so wanted a look, but they did not cut the mustard and were shown the door.
Once the right person/s land on the same page as Lee and I only then will we let them read this masterpiece…and that could be happening pretty soon.
Recently Johhny Mack was asked about his professional, criminal advice regarding the record breaking cash robbery in 2006 at Securitas depot in Tonbridge, which was led by ex MMA & UFC fighter and South London face Lee Ibrahim “Lightening” Murray and his firm. A robbery that now holds the record amount of cash ever stolen in the UK.
The link below takes you to the full article.
Hi all. Due to the amount of outstanding press publicity. “London Boy” has drawn the attention of several other production companies. Our production team have been in talks with several companies who are interested in getting involved. So as you can imagine this is great news for the London Boy team. Working in association with other major players can really rocket LB into the blockbuster category.
We will be posting more info about auditions in the New Year. Till then keep checking for updates on our progress. This is indeed exciting times, especially for our director Lee Hutcheon and the production team. As Lee said. “This will give me the opportunity to create an epic movie”
That just leaves us to wish all you guys a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
It’s been more than a busy time for the London Boy team. It seems word about this future blockbuster is spreading far and beyond anyone’s expectations. Especially where we are still in the pre-production stage, it has been staggering the amount of publicity we have gained. Back in October when we set up the LB promo shoot in London. We visioned a moderate amount of press coverage. However what we did not expect was an influx of Newspapers, both tabloid and local to be banging on our doors wanting the first hand story that’s behind the film.
Check out the link and read for yourself what we had to say
First PRESS Exposure for “London Boy” – Making a British Gangster Movie !
After some initial confusion regarding whether or not this piece was to run at all, the South London Press ran a feature article upon “London Boy” which went to print on Sunday (22/11/2015) and is set out below for your viewing pleasure. To say that we are pleased would be an understatement and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the South London Press publication and congratulate them on a job well done. The fact that this early exposure has brought further interest, “Nationwide”, from other media publications and digital publishers is just fantastic. We look forward to bringing “London Boy”, the feature length film project, to both the eyes and ears of Great Britain….and further !
Here below is an introduction written by Johnny Mack himself. It’s a Word document download and really is worth a read. Written in Johnny’s inimitable cheeky style…enjoy !
A great day had by all for the promotion of our forthcoming feature film London Boy. Award winning director Lee Hutcheon & Johnny Mack have together created a fantastic screenplay. This will put London Boy high up in the ranks of British filmmaking.