I’m delighted to say ‘Archie’s Last Drive’ is complete and is now being submitted to film festivals! This has been an exhaustive effort. The campaign was long, the shoot was taxing, and post-production was slowed by the pandemic. Yet we did it.
A trailer will be assembled in the summer and published on this site. The film itself must complete its film festival run before we can place it online, which will be at least a year from now (May 2021). Stay tuned for more updates.
Our crowdfunding campaign rolled out July 9th 2019 with a promotional video we worked very hard on. I do hope you enjoy it, it’s available to view above 🙂
During the campaign we had a photo shoot with E-types of various kinds, plus a few more vids as well. We want to share this beautiful car that we’re celebrating in our story. Mark your cards – not long till we shoot now!
UP AND RUNNING!
Pre-production has begun! Eben Skilleter’s biggest short film to date has launched on social media! It’s easy to find: @etypemovie
Facebook will contain the more detailed updates – more pics, more info, more vids. Click HERE to follow production!
Click HERE for the Twitter page, and HERE for the Instagram one. Additional pics and updates will be posted on these two platforms.
Delighted to post the first teaser for my short film now!
“Archie’s Last Drive” is a fictional narrative drama set in the present day.
When Martin Reynolds discovers his estranged father’s Jaguar E-type rusting in a barn, he sees restoring this lost classic as a way of reconnecting with him. But Martin soon finds that Archie, a former racing driver, has grown ever more stubborn with age, which along with his deteriorating health makes restoring their relationship all but impossible…
Uplifting, poignant, dramatic and funny, “Archie’s Last Drive” was written by John Suriano and Eben Skilleter. Matthew Cooper (EastEnders and Emmerdale writer) is script consultant.
So we’re using the restoration of the Jaguar E-type as a metaphor for the restoration of their fractured relationship. We want this to be an emotional ride, so to speak. Appealing to car enthusiasts, yes, but to a general audience too. They may not realise how much love, care and attention are required to restore what is broken…if we’re talking about cars, that is!
Eagle E-types – one of the world’s most prestigious E-type restoration companies – has already allowed us to shoot some scenes at their workshops. The bulk of this dramatic short film will be shot in 2019. But the journey starts here!
Please check back here for further news, and do sign up to my Newsletter for a blow-by-blow account of the making of this film. They’ll kick off at the end of November.
The more people who share our social media updates, the greater the chances of success. We could really do with your help as we can’t wait to share this moving and uplifting story with you! Thank you.