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From Ade Bean - Highly acclaimed TV, Film and Radio Director (Heartbeat, River City, Hollyoaks, The Coroner & many more)
"Speaking as someone who had absolutely no connection with the film, I loved it! It is literally a laugh-out-loud comedy experience with great characters and story line. Well done George and everyone involved and good luck with the Festivals!"
Review from Independent Film Critic: Richard Hall – New Zealand.
I’ve just finished watching ‘Getmelovedup.com’
I haven’t enjoyed a film as much as I did that one, in years. I was either smiling or laughing for the full 1 hour and 42 minutes and I can’t remember doing that with any film. Anyone who has been on an internet date would have been able to relate to it in some shape or form. The way George Carson pulled it altogether in the last 10 minutes or so and then ended it off with the 40 years later scene was seriously brilliant.
Great acting from the cast and in particular the leads - and everyone came across as being so authentic. Awesome job on the filming, editing and the sound. That was a masterclass in film making, never mind budget film making. Well done - it absolutely deserves to be a hit. Please get in touch with the NZ International Film Festival, not sure what’s happening with the lock down.
To summarise - I loved it! - Keep in touch and thank you so much for letting us see it. My partner, Katrina, absolutely loved it too, she’s still talking about it and chuckling away.
The film was written, directed and produced by George Carson who is an actor based in Perthshire,
Scotland. He has written and produced
several plays and short films. His short film, ‘Just Gemma’ was a winner at the
Hollywood New Cinema Film Festival in 2015 and ‘Spotted Dick’ received a
special mention at the London/Worldwide Comedy Film Festival 2017. GetMeLovedUp.com
is his first feature film.
Statement from George: -
“I was inspired to write this film after chatting to a friend about real internet dating disasters which we had both experienced. Once the writing began, new characters emerged and story lines twisted together.
The film is entirely self-funded apart from a small percentage which was raised by Crowdfunding and I am very grateful to everyone who helped. I made sure everyone on cast and crew were fully paid .
There were many challenges as there was only myself and Susan Holoran as producers. This meant we had to do absolutely everything. It has been a great experience and I am very happy with the end result.
The film showcases the best of young Scottish talent who will be the stars of the future in our thriving Scottish film industry”
The film is now complete and ready for Film Festivals and distribution.
Digital Cinema Projection (DCP) format and Blu-ray ready.
Encoding by Post Factory Group, London.
DCPs delivered to the industry standard conventions as laid out by the DCI (Digital Cinema Institute).
Fantastic reviews from pre screening events.
Here are genuine reviews and analysis from real audience attendees.
Genuine audience Ratings (49 returns):-
***** 5 star = 35
**** 4 star = 12
*** 3 star = 2
Examples of genuine comments from a preview film screening: -
“Very enjoyable. I liked the observation of young life and their problems. I liked the variety of episodes and the sting in the tail. The end came too quickly, I wanted to watch more”
“So very, very good. Funny, slick, honest and really enjoyable.”
“So funny! I loved the comedy aspect. I loved the use of local businesses. The acting was really, really good.”
“Super feel-good film with lots of laughs.”
“Fun, light-hearted, full of unexpected events. I really enjoyed it and had a great laugh.”
“Full of twists and turns, very enjoyable to watch, very funny, lots of great acting.”
“Highly entertaining, with some excellent acting and cracking laugh-out-loud moments!”
“A Fresh and interesting take on the dating scene with some very comical plot twists. Very easy to watch and very enjoyable”
“Brilliant, Hilarious from beginning to end”
“Fabulous film! Great script, great cast, I loved it”
“Awesome movie! Loved every bit of it all the way through. Would highly recommend. It was a great laugh.”
“Fun, charming, very Scottish humour”
“Very funny film and I will definitely be signing up to GetMeLovedUp.com for a date hahahaha”
“Such a fun film. Very entertaining. Lots of funny things that we can all relate to! There’s hope for all of us!”
Review from independent film reviewer Mike Boxer.
Film preview - Strathearn ArtSpace. Crieff. Mike Boxer.
GetMeLovedUp.com a laugh out loud internet comedy starring Margareta Mara, Sean Johnston, Susan Holoran and Paula Dunn - well they may have been the only names listed on the title page but there were many more stars on screen to be recognised in this locally produced film. The Strathearn Artspace on Sunday evening was privileged to be the venue for the preview of local Author, Film maker George Carson’s latest venture into the world of film making. In front of an invited audience of locals from Comrie and Crieff, many of them appearing in the film or connected to the project, were there to enjoy a full showing of this labour of love on Sunday evening.
Presented under the backing of Blazebuster Productions, George explained to the audience the competition which small enterprises such as this project had to overcome in trying to compete in a multimillion-pound industry. Everything had to start from somewhere and it was hoped with enough publicity and support a finished product could be achieved to market through Film Festivals for distribution in the entertainment world.
GetMeLovedUp.com is a comedy film about dating and as inferred from the title the two lead characters, Sharon and Kevin, are persuaded by friends and family to join an internet dating site. Written and directed by George Carson there are some extremely funny and original situations arising out of the ‘dates’ with some amusing consequences. Encouraged by friends, they continue their quest until their separate paths finally come together.
However, it is not only the lonely couple who are seeking the ‘pleasures’ of life and all is finally revealed when Sharon and Kevin meet up by accident at the same wedding where some unexpected twists are revealed. Like ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ - romance however does blossom in the end!
Residents of the Strathearn area will be familiar with much of the location shots whether it be in the Deils Cauldron Restaurant in Comrie or The Lounge in Crieff, together with other parts of the area including the final scenes at Lochearnhead. Not only does this give the film a very homely touch but for the many locals who became ’extras’ whether it be the local football team, diners in the restaurants or other well-known personalities they all added to the originality of the film.
Congratulations to all those involved and if the response from Sunday nights audience is anything to go by, George Carson, who has won several awards for his short films, will achieve great success with this his first feature film. We can look forward to hearing more about the film when it gets officially released to the world.
George Carson Wins Award in Accolade Global Film Competition
News from California, USA. – George Carson of Blazebuster Productions has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for George’s exciting and hilarious comedy feature film GetMeLovedUp.com which features exceptional comedic story line, with Sean Johnston and Margareta Mära playing the lead roles. Shot on location in Strathearn, Scotland, UK.
George said - “I am very pleased to receive this award from such an established and prestigious Film Festival. This is great news for everyone involved with the film. I am very grateful”
The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry.
In winning an Accolade, George Carson joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including the Oscar winning production of The Lady in Number Six by Malcolm Clarke, the very talented Dave Bossert of Disney for his short documentary, The Tunes Behind The Toons, Hollywood industry veteran Ron Howard for When You Find Me and Highwire Films Australia for their popular ABC TV series twentysomething.
Rick Prickett, who chairs The Accolade Global Film Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”
For more information about George’s film visit website www.GetMeLovedUp.com
It would be impossible to make such a film without help from local businesses who provided facilities, costumes and set dressing free of charge. Huge thanks to the following people for all their help and support:-