Got this email from a friend of the writer/actor Matty Hylton Todd ( he was the lead singer in Canberra band Mudeye some years ago ), would be great if as many people possible went and saw this (apparently) awesome Australian made flick on either of one of the four nights ( this Thur,Fri,Sat,Sun ).
Gabriel is set in Purgatory, a dark, smoky-looking realm for souls stuck between heaven and hell. Fighting over Purgatory and its ruin of a city are two groups: seven archangels and seven fallen angels. Gabriel, the archangel of the title, is sent to Purgatory to reclaim the realm for heaven.
“Most of you who know me will know my history and therefore understand that this event has been in the pipeline for at least the last 16 years of my life.
Once again the ball has been mostly left in our court and we need to pull all stops to try and get the number 1 spot in the box office on our opening weekend.
That weekend starts in 5 days on Thursday 15th November and will be monitored constantly by SONY from there on until the film is pulled off the cinema screens, Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun we need number 1.
Considering the ‘not so large’ scale of advertising campaign that Sony have allocated, we will need to pray that Chinese Whispers and the underground swell are big enough to push us over the line.
Shane, myself and all associated with the film are very proud of it and believe that people will enjoy what has been achieved, the impossible film made possible by a bunch of crazy humans.
But that doesn’t change the fact that the big machine judges success by ‘Bums on Seats’ and that’s where this annoying group email, sent by me, comes into effect.
It’s like a pyramid scheme you know…like AMWAY : ) I tell you guys, and the thousands of others, and I try to get you to pass it on to as many people as you can etc etc.
So if all of you,, whom happen to be friends, family or associates of mine, could please tell as many people as you know and get them to do the same, then we just might buck the system.
Buck em all that’s what I say, let’s do it people…let’s buck em for crying out load, it’s about time someone did and who better to buck em than us hey…hey?…sorry I just lost it a bit there : )
Love you guys and gals and I know that, if you haven’t already seen it, you will witness the passion and commitment of an amazing feat when you see ‘GABRIEL’ as many times as you can afford to from Thursday 15th November onwards at Hoyts, Greater Unions and all good theatres across Australia.
Basically the opportunities for theatrical release around the world depend upon our success here in Australia and to SONY that really means number 1 in the box office.
Let’s just give this little battler, that just so happens to be better than most of the crap that comes out of HOLLYWOOD, a fair crack at the world audience it deserves.
See you all at the movies on Thursday 15th November.”
Groundbreaking Australian Movie Shot entirely on JVC ProHD