Article on Payne & Redemption in UK gaming magazine PC Zone... 
Saturday, January 20, 2007, 07:19 PM
Hey guys,

This totally slipped my mind due to everything that's going on at the moment, but there is an article on Payne & Redemption and an excerpt from an interview I did with editor Pavel Barter on page 19 of the UK gaming magazine PC Zone (Issue 177) on shelves now, priced £5.99...

Yeesh... I remember when PC mags were around £2-3... But you know what Alan at WHSmith said? "You know what this is? The world's smallest violin..."

So anyway... Show your support and pick yourselves up a copy!

Fergle "Larry David" Gibson,
Writer & Director.

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And now a word from El Directorio... 
Friday, January 5, 2007, 12:37 PM
A lot of you are wondering why there haven't been any major updates recently, why we didn't wish anyone a merry Christmas, why there wasn't any Javascript snow falling from the top of the page, and... well... mainly why nothing appears to be happening with the film! And I don't blame ya...

Since wrapping, producer Luke-Morgan-Rowe has been admitted to a high-security mental asylum (where they still allow him access to the internet - idiots), DP Piers Leigh ran off to France with his secretary and is now selling Marlboro Lights to Catholic school girls, and as for me... well, I've become an alcoholic and spend most of my days pondering over which gauge shotgun cartridge would make the most interesting artistic pattern of my own brain matter on the wall behind - something, at least, Tracy Emin would be proud of. So, all in all, life is pretty good and things are progressing as we thought they would.

However, the real reason why there haven't been any updates is because, well... there are no updates. None. Zip. Zero. No enchilada - Nahmean?

We are all working as hard as we can to ensure Max Payne: Payne & Redemption is cut, coloured, washed, blow-dried & styled to the highest of standards, and we will NOT rush it for any cause. Films like these cost a lot of money, they take a lot of time and effort, but above all, they require a lot of PATIENCE... And believe me when I say, we all want to release this film as much as you guys want to see it! So stay tuned, have faith, and you won't be disappointed - I promise.

I'd also like to say, we really appreciate all the kind comments & e-mails we receive from everyone around the world, and we do try and reply to all of your e-mails, but due to the high volume of messages we receive and because of how busy things are at the moment with the film, we can't always reply to everyone... Just know that you are not being ignored and we are very grateful for your support.

All the best,

Fergle "Larry David" Gibson,
Writer & Director.

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I got a New Year text from Max Payne - Did you?!?! 
Tuesday, January 2, 2007, 04:29 AM
Alas my young pelicans, we have entered into the 2007th year since the birth of the lord god's own son - his omnipotent, omnipresent, gracious and good spawn. No, I'm not 2007 years old!! Oh you...

Anywho, 'thas been a while since anyone's given you an update, and there's a very good reason for that - there's nothing to say. Absolutely zip zero, nada, fuck all, a pinada full of nothing, an udder that when pulled and squeezed delivers nothing but nothing, a lolly-pop mould filled with nothing, so when frozen, only it freezes, a president's head filled with...oh you get the picture.

Aha! But that would be my particular speciality! Waxing lyrical about nothing. As I have just done.

I hope you all enjoyed Mr Director's little slideshow in the previous post (you know, it took him over 36 weeks to make that thing?! Jeez, a little overkill for the end product, don't you think? Especially if you consider that it took him only 10 minutes to write the script for this "film" - shit, I'm not supposed to say that. 1x Judo Chop coming my way now...)

Anywho (twice said in one post - aren't you lucky...well, it's christmas), I thought I'd show him how it's done by putting up a few pics of my own from the P&R Christmas party, graciously hosted by our DP Piers, in his modest place...

Well, it started off well when Nigel, John & Kylie showed up in true party spirit! Most of which was downed by yours truly! Oh what a night...

Yo-Yo and Laura were enjoying themselves, but were already drunk when they arrived...typical.

Piers risked bringing his daughter, who for the entire evening was flanked by his magic "sparkly gold & red mans" - uh, yea I enquired about smoking too - but the camera doesn't lie!

Michael Johns, as usual, was not too impressed with the whole affair - kept going on about how he'd rather be with his homes poppin' gros 'n' shit.

Dewi then turned up, but didn't stay long, as he found it too hard to stay away from his computer (he actually has to peel his skin off the keyboard - and I not talking about his hands!)

Ben also couldn't stay long, as he had too many other parties to attend - at least he kept his hat on!

But the evening wouldn't be complete without a visit from El Directorio himself (currently sporting a moustache, BTW).

So it was all going so well until the damn sound system broke! Alas, yours truly was once again the hero of the moment - arriving in the nick of time with my admittedly dated iPod...

After exhausting the supply of plonk though, the party was deemed irrelevant by Fergle's mother & sister (both of whom raging alcoholics), so they decided to end it.

So that was our night, and the only thing I have to tell you. I will leave you for now with my sicerest endowment of good will & fortune for the forthcoming year. I genuinely hope & pray for you that it will be prosperous and enjoyable, and bereft of unpleasantries.

Peace & love,
Luke "Jeff Garlin" Morgan-Rowe
Producer with doves, everywhere.

P.S. You know I hate you all really!!




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New media release!... 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 10:40 PM
Did you think we'd given up on you?

Here's a little something for your viewing pleasure...







A higher-res version will be available shortly.

Fergle "Larry David" Gibson,
Writer & Director.

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Only kidding!! 
Saturday, November 11, 2006, 03:45 AM
Would I leave you, my craving minions, without my sage mots? (yes, I said 'sage' again - cue the bad puns)

Alas, it has been over one month since my last post, and what a month it has been! El Directorio has been dominating the blog, which I'm sure you've been getting seriously bored with (what's all this "stay frosty" and "folks" rubbish - I mean come on, you don't fall for all this 'nice guy' stuff do you??) so I have decided to make my return and spice things up for you, my odd little fans. Yes, yes, I can hear him (El D) exlaiming how since I've not posted, the viewing figures have gone up by 100% etc etc, but to him I say, insouciantly, "meh". You want me, I can feel it.

So it turns out that, in this past month, we shot a film, murdered 47 innocent Mongolians, played tennis with the pope and fabricated 12 unique duvet covers...which was nice. Of these, you will no doubt be mostly interested in the first. Since wrapping, the film's rushes have been copied on to many formats, and have largely sat in a bag in the director's room. We have spent a month trying to find a good enough editor, CG and sound people, and think that we have now found them. We're just polishing up the details and should be in a position to start the post-prod work fairly shortly. Looks like we're going for a new year release now, though - yes, I know, a little later than my previous prediction, but considering that I thought that the film would be ready by Dec 05, a few weeks here and there shouldn't surprise you!

In other news, since hearing that 20th Century Fox (who are making the official MP film) are "watching" us, I would like to make it very clear that I infact love them, and my previous comments about how people would be leaving the cinemas rapidly during the screenings of their MP film, although extraordinarily funny, were not what I really think. I love 20th Century Fox, they make some great, great films, and I'm sure their MP interpretation will be cracking.

Stay frosty folks,
Keep rockin',
Be knarly (or something),
All my love,
Luke "Larry David" Morgan-Rowe

Oh who am I kidding - I found that as painful to type as you found it to read...

Hope you are all rotting,
Yours currently having pictures taken by some fat guy,
Luke "Jeff Garlin" Morgan-Rowe
Producer who could be frozen, shot into a million pieces, yet still, with the application of heat from surrounding molten metal, recoalesce to form the same rock-steady, damn sexy, mother fucking producer of the millenium.

P.S. Those Mongolians deserved it!




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