The long awaited premiere screening of The Blackout film finally arrived on Thursday evening 12 November 2015. The independent film which was the brainchild of filmmaker Alan Livesey, has been twelve months in the making and was produced on a shoestring budget with the help of Blog Preston and the Guild Hall owners who made a very special concession and waived the hiring fee of the Grand Hall. Actors and filming crew also gave their time willingly to create the film.Advertisement
Tensions ran high among the cast and crew of The Blackout film before the premiere screening. However, the applause and ovation received from the hundreds who attended the screening was high praise indeed for all concerned and made all the hard work and long hours very much worthwhile.
Almost 800 people were present to see the film which was preceded by the Co-ordinating director Alan Livesey, giving a brief speech of thanks to everyone for being there, as well as the sponsors, supporters, cast and crew.
At the end of the film there was a very unexpected applause and standing ovation of which Alan said: “The applause and wonderful feedback we have received is more than I could ever have wished for, I am truly humbled.
“I hope that I can continue to make further films and endeavour to make Preston proud of the fact that, as a city, we are very capable of producing extraordinary achievements just as much as any other place in the world. Here’s to the next production”.
From personal experience, the Blog Preston team can truly state that working with Alan and the whole team over the last twelve months, has been an incredible experience for us and without a doubt, we would do it all again.
See a fantastic slideshow here by Lisa Nance Barrett Photography of the premiere night event.
Did you see the Blackout film premiere? Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below.