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London Boy Movie Press Release

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 !

‘The Londonboy Movie Promotion players’

 

Press release from South London Press newspaper, describing the forthcoming London Boy feature film

South London Press October 3rd 2015

London Boy cast with award winning director Lee Hutcheon and Johnny Mack

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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.

London Boy |Promotional Photo Shoot |October 2015

LONDONBOY Promotion Photo Shoot.
Location : South East London Street (Exact location still to be determined)
When : 3rd October 2015
20-30 Volunteers required +Photographer, Wardrobe/Makeup and classic car owners

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Hi Guys
I’ve Just had a meeting with our award winning director Lee Hutcheon and the rest of the London Boy Team.
A lot of things were discussed at the meeting, especially those that will get this show on the road. It’s been a long time in the making but those things that are well thought through and cared for are the things that are most promising to succeed. For those of you that have been in contact with our team wanting to be involved in our movie project, this promo shoot will be right up your street. Whether you’re an actor, wardrobe/make up artist or a brilliant photographer etc this is a great opportunity for you to show off your skills and get noticed.

The main theme for this promo shoot will be centred on shooting real life shots from the 60’s-70’s era. Our aims are to use a street location that has survived change over the last 40-50 years. Then we intend to transform that same street back in time to as it was back then. This would include adding characters dressed in period clothing from that time. The theme for wardrobe would be centred on the working class of that era. (More string vests and jeans, less designer suits etc.) So wardrobe is an essential for this promo to work out successfully. The type of characters we want to portray in the right context would be a mixture of those that would look suitable to the surrounding environment from that time. Example: Imagine a normal Saturday morning: Housewife with shopping + 2 kids in a pram walking along, a group of kids playing football in the street, two old girls chatting over the fence, a group of local hard men (dressed casually) A taxi driver dropping off a fare, a few fruit & veg stalls including punters buying their wares… The list goes on, but I feel I have given you guys a good idea on what we are trying to achieve with this.

The shots from this shoot will be used to start the promotion of the movie London Boy. Press, TV and radio will be present, not only to cover the event but to interview Lee and myself.

When Lee and I first sat down to write the script, it was agreed that we would keep to the original storyline. We did not want to deviate from or fictionalise parts of the script just to get it completed earlier. After all writing an adaptation from book to film is no easy task especially if you want to keep with the original storyline. If we are to create a movie based on a true no holds barred account of a real human tale of a kid growing up in a crime ridden area. Then we had to keep it real and true to life. That means portraying the bad times, as well as the good times. Most importantly the knock-on effect these times had on love ones, friends and others. This is what makes London Boy so different to some of the gangster tales that have been released of late. No one has done anything like this before because it shows what life was really like for a gangster in the making. The script reads as if all the ego and pride has been removed and replaced with the less exaggerated truth!

So actors (m/f) of varied ages who want to take part and get the chance to meet the director/me and the casting crew before auditions, than say no more…get in touch. Even those of you that have already submitted show reels, please contact me again so as to speed up the process.
We will also need a good photographer B/W with a good knowledge of light to do the shoot and the same goes for wardrobe and make-up. These are not paying roles but if you show up and get involved, you’re more likely to get the contract for the main feature film. As of yet only two acting parts have been filled and no contracts for wardrobe/make-up etc have been awarded at this time. We are also looking for automobiles’ from that era. So whether you’re a classic car club organiser or a single car owner you’ll have a good chance of getting the contract to supply vehicles for the main feature if you turn up. So this is a chance to reap what you sow. Moving forward in this business requires taking a chance now and again. Well this is a sure thing and a chance worth taking.

All enquires to Johnny

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johnny@londonboy.tv

London Boy The Story So Far

Dunpeckham Johnny Mack Auotobiography

“Dunpeckham” The auotobiography of Johnny Mack that this feature film is based upom

This web-site is unique in that it takes you from the very beginning of one man’s idea to write his autobiography that depicts a life a crime, to post publication where it describes step by step, stage by stage how this book is eventually created into a feature-length film – “London Boy”, This has never been done before either on or off-line. We actively seek to promote our visitors to freely subscribe to the “making of” our film “London Boy” and literally engage within the process and resulting conversation that will surround and become a key part of the making of the film itself.  So this website’s target audience is both vast and extremely varied. By describing this story in the unique manner described above, it will appeal not only to fans of the true crime film genre itself, but to film enthusiasts of all descriptions. As this site grows with the film’s ensuing real-time story, it will discuss all aspects of film making from script writing, to a plethora of production techniques, such as; cinematography, shooting techniques, camera selection, location selection, film crew organisation and management, logistics etc. Plus of course all aspects of film direction such as casting, managing actors, directing cinematographers, directing crew members and a lot more. So there will be something for everyone who finds films and filming of interest.

London Boy is a collaboration film project between author Johnny Mack and film producer/director lee Hutcheon.  The movie is based upon Johnny’s first autobiography “Dunpeckham”. It’s a gripping tale, a truly human story, of one man’s struggle to exit a life of poverty in South London by any means necessary. The film depicts Johnny’s childhood where he discovers his talent for boxing and then takes you upon a journey of an initial criminal apprenticeship, to eventual full-blown villain. This criminal career includes illegal drinking clubs, unlicensed boxing, armed robbery and ultimately the British gangster lifestyle, it’s mentality and importantly the fully paid up members of this elite, underworld class. The “Faces” or “Chaps” as they are often referred to as.

The key parts to this story and what makes it  totally unique to others within it’s genre, is it’s unflinching, often brutal honesty, the non glorification of crime or the criminal lifestyle and Johnny’s extremely funny, but often dark depiction of his past criminal past.