Young sailor film: real info required

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  1. I am a film-maker from manchester and have been given a grant to make a short film about navy life, this is a fiction film and i want to get my facts correct, so i want to speak to Officers and Sailors that can help me make a positive, TRUTHFUL film about a sailors life on leave after returning from conflict,

    I want to give you a voice, and this will be a film i want to sit in the audience with you and watch togehter, so iam not going to Hollywood it up or make up untruths,

    the film is about Honour to the civvie street family and the family within the ship, and when a situation arises and you are given a choice, which way do you go, and how is this choice made.

    If you are intreasted in helping, and proofing the script and getting involved please e-mail me at info @

    many thanks Mark Ashmore (Director)
  2. How much beer will this grant stretch to? :thumright:
  3. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Just take a trip to Portsmouth/Plymouth and go into a few matelot pubs and buy some of the patrons a few beers; you'll get a far more honest account of naval life there, rather than conducting a 'dry' interview...

    Mine's a Guinness! :thumright:
  4. Shagging close-ups?
    Just parts, no faces. No true voices or faces explaining our useless MOD and Naval High Command. Those terms agreed --No shortage of heroes in the crowd.
  5. What's it to be? A film about young sailors or a film about squaddies? you appeared to have duplicated this post on ARRSE.
  6. What's the difference these days? Silly uniforms for JR's notwithstanding?
  7. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Oi, Grantham!! You change ships very quickly - you've gone from Ceres to Bulwark in one night! I reckon another Draft Order for you is inbound very soon... :oops:
  8. FFS Sgtp
    Don't sign his draft chit :thumright:
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Not my decision, Slim. But I reckon the CO has been notified... :twisted:
  10. pick me pick me - i can do porno, not sure wether the girlie would like it but i know i would
  11. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    well the use of a girlie will be a change for you SS.......
  12. Does it involve salad cream and a hammock,I'm your man!
  13. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Sgt P is correct.For the most candid views get in a pub and talk to people, nothing loosens a matelots tongue like alcohol. Also, changing the subject a bit, but it may be of use to you as a reference, there was a film made by Channel 4 around 25 years ago called remembrance, I thought it was a great film at the time and my brother who was in the mob at the time thought it fairly realistic (as far as TV fiction goes). Obviously a bit dated now, but may help you with ideas of how to present etc?
  14. Found this on Google. is this the programe you mentioned?
  15. Remembrance was a terrible film! Didn't he go on the Torpoint ferry to his cabin (shoreside) the night before he sailed?
  16. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Yes that's the film. loved it when i was a lad not seen it for years though, I suspect now it would be too easy for me to tear holes in it. They smash up Boobs if I remember rightly. Ah, dear old Boobs, can't be many films that feature that wonderful establishment. Rosina I do remember a scene on the Torpers ferry, but as I was still a schoolboy I was more interested in the storyline than to try and spot mistakes which I may not have been able to spot anyway.
  17. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    I notice that you have also been given a grant to make a film about Army life on the Army Rumour Service, have you heard of E-Goat, the RAF unofficial Site Perhaps someone will offer you a grant to make a film about the RAF too.
  18. This all smells a little funny to me and sounds like another journo trying to get some dirt to use to beat us with. Besides I am sure I don't need to remind you all that you need permission to talk to the media. Remember the shite the last lot who sold their stories went through? No thanks mate!! I think we're all better off without.

  19. OH! NO I DON'T I will spill the beans for €20 and a bottle of Pussers.


  20. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    Asha, I can't believe you took my advice E-Goat thread "I've been given a grant to make a film blah, blah blah.........." This all doesn't smell quite right, either there's a queue of media obsessed philanthropists with an interest the armed forces, or you're just making it up whilst posting from a Birmingham City Council office when you should be processing the Council tax bills, which is it?

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