Hello fan film friends! - Yes - we'd like a go now please. After toiling on Devious for aeons we're finally ready to show some of it off - i.e. episode one - and we'd like to try to join the noble pantheon of fan films already out there in the ether (or the internet or whatever you all call it these days). We've written our story, cast our friends, written the music, done the effects and generally kept ourselves off the streets and out of harm's way for years.
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Just a quick note to alert you to a fine article in the latest Doctor Who Magazine about our friend Graham Strong who died recently. Stephen Cranford pays tribute to his friend of 25 years and explains how a chance set of circumstances led to Graham's audio recordings seeing the light of day.
Proud to have known you Graham.
Well we had a great afternoon yesterday (Sunday 24th June) watching Devious! Yes we had a select audience and watched the pretty-much-complete-except-for-some-minor-tweaks episode one and as a but of fun we showed the rest of the epic in its current state. We had a very encouraging reaction which has spurred us on.
We'll update the site soon with some more from the day! We even printed a guide to the episodes for those not familiar with the story.
A great friend of ours Graham Strong has sadly died a day or so ago.
Stephen and Mark from the team have known him since the nineties and we are hoping that they can write a few words for the website in due course. Regulars to the site may recall how we documented a trip we did with him up to a convention in Rickmansworth last year in which he was an honoured guest. A softly spoken man he was widely respected and much loved. We will miss him.
Great fun last Friday - we had a showing of the finished* Episode One to a select few. Our friends Julian and Anthony popped over to the Cranford Estate in deepest Sussex to see where we've got to. Anthony had not seen any Devious since he was in it, well maybe not since The War Games clips went live on the BBC DVD.
Now what was that asterisk all about? You were expecting some sort of qualification weren't you? Well we have a final list of fourteen points to go through in the next fortnight and then we'll see where we are.
Two Ronnies - Four Candles. Famous sketch where the poor shopkeeper is given the runaround by an innocent shopper. So we as innocents are giving you this picture and hoping you'll know what it is for...
Yep - no connection whatsoever between that sketch and this article except that the picture is surely worth discussion! Well, there is a connection with the picture below (of Mark) of Mark....
We jest not ! Today (Friday 9th March 2018) we actually did some actual filming! Just a few seconds was shot and is a key part of the end of episode one that we realised we needed. Just filling a hole really !
Unfortunately all we can show you is this image - which, combined with this meagre bit of text must surely qualify as one of the dullest updates we've ever attempted on the site! Still, shows we working on it...
It was shot on high resolution and in slow motion - if that helps with the excitement factor...
Great to read about Graham Strong donating his famous audio collection to Mark Ayres so it can be archived. This was featured in the Doctor Who News website as we're sure you are all aware! Friend of Devious Graham is local to us and has known Stephen Cranford from the Team a very long time. Last May a group of us went with Graham to his first ever convention appearance, and hopefully he can be persuaded to do some more!
Anyway - for more images head over to the Doctor Who News site - link displayed below the image! More soon.
In a moment of weakness we've all agreed to get another episode one edit ready to show Stephen - this hopefully being a completed one! We've set a deadline and like Brexit there may or may not be everything we all want in the final mix. And that's the last Brexit mention in this website!
And just for a bit of fun here's another image to decorate this brief update! More soon...
Oh yes - and here's Mark filming for something ... (the second image)
As promised here's the identity of our cast member called up by Big Finish not long ago. There have been two stories - one of which is a Blake's Seven adventure... More soon when we know the other title!
We did ask Anthony for a quote and he said he waffled on a lot in the extras disc - and so what better recommendation can we give to go off and buy this disc set!
Congratulations to Anthony - our "Phillip" in "Devious". Many more to come we are sure.