Mr. Somebody? DVD and 16 page photo booklet - Now available at Vinyl Tap. - A Documentary Featuring Jake Mangle-Wurzel

18 July 15

Posted at 1:08

Mr. Somebody?
Now available at Vinyl Tap.

 

Link to buy below:

http://www.vinyltap.co.uk/a-documentry-by-michelle-heighway

 

  Mr. Somebody? DVD & 16 Page Booklet

Michelle Heighway’s “Mr. Somebody” Paints A Melancholic Picture Of A Self-Styled Eccentric


 
 

Michelle Heighway’s five-year journey with West Yorkshire “eccentric” Jake Mangel-Wurzel culminates in her debut feature documentary which paints a melancholic picture of a larger-than-life man’s fading limelight…

MR, SOMEBODY , BOXES READY FOR POST

Mr. Somebody director Michelle Heighway’s camera lingers on her subject’s past: the trinkets, souvenirs and keepsakes that maintain his fading grip on his own history. Sleeping on a bed of old newspapers and a pillow of dictionaries, Jake Mangel-Wurzel, the self-styled “king of the eccentrics”, finds his trash-filled home propped up on a foundation of cigarette butts glued together by his own phlegm. It is little wonder that he lives an isolated existence on the edge of the Pennines in a small West Yorkshire town. Indeed, hoarding his own urine in plastic containers and freely admitting to both eating out of, and defecating into, his cooking pans, Mangel-Wurzel paints his own unique picture of human depreciation.

What makes Heighway’s film so fascinating is how this man’s relationship isolation shirks loneliness to the point where the King of the Eccentrics has found happiness in life by wilfully stripping his existence of the conventions that traditionally govern us. While it is difficult to understand his motivation, aside from the hints of manic depression and obsessive compulsive behaviours leading us to an unfair medical diagnosis, it is clear he has found a niche that helps him deal with, and overcome, life’s traumas.

 

To read more : http://www.top10films.co.uk/archives/28074

 

#note for any independent filmmakers looking to crowdfund check out this excellent book Crowdfunding for Filmmaker by John Trigonis!  It really helped me prepare for this campaign.

   Crowdfunding for Filmmakers: The Way to a Successful Film Campaign

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Mr. Somebody? A documentary featuring Jake Mangle-Wurzel @ The Lawrence Batley Theatre - April 2015

27 April 15

Posted at 12:22

 

Thank you to everyone for attending Mr. Somebody? , A documentary featuring Jake Mangle-Wurzel -  Double sell out! @ The Lawrence Batley Theatre.

 

 

I really appreciate your support.

Michelle Heighway  - Director of Mr. Somebody?

DVD purchase link 

 

 

 

Mr. Somebody? Lawrence Batley Theatre

 

Mr. Somebody? Lawrence Batley Theatre

 

Mr. Somebody? Lawrence Batley Theatre

 

Mr. Somebody? Lawrence Batley Theatre

 

Mr. Somebody? Lawrence Batley Theatre

 

Mr. Somebody? Lawrence Batley Theatre

 

 

 I would like to apologise for the issues that were caused at the Q & A.   I hope it not not spoil your perception of the film.

 After 5 years in the making , I have released a small quantity of limited edition dvds. Thank you to the help of everyone via indiegogo.

 

We reached 83 % of the goal, as a community and I am for ever grateful of that! thank you!  I AM POSTING ALL THE DVDS OUT TO YOU ALL NOW!, YEY : )

 

MR, SOMEBODY , BOXES READY FOR POST

 

crowdfunding project complete

 

If anyone else would like to purchase the DVD  (I have independently released a limited amount of copies), it is currently on my alternative site here until I prepare for it to be added to www.mrsomebody.co.uk

DVD purchase link

 

 

Thank you for dropping by and for your support over this very long filmmaking journey! (Start to finish 2008-2015)

Hope you all enjoyed the little goodies I placed on a small selection of seats for you at the theatre on Friday! - (badges and posters to say thank you!)

 

Thank you to Tangerine Event Photography for the images above.

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Mr. Somebody? Crowdfunding Via Indiegogo - Booklet Design Progress

08 April 15

Posted at 9:17

 

 

Booklet Cover concept indiegogo

 

http://igg.me/at/mrsomebodydvdrelease/x
Hi!   -  Exciting - Progress!  -   Little look at our front page booklet cover concept . The booklet compliments the DVD release!

 

Please spread the word that people can contribute or buy any other perks,  badges etc or even pre book the Limited Edition DVD below , which helps make it happen for independent film!

 

Help towards the making of the 1st Limited Edition Indie Documentary Release in #Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - Be part of the indie journey!
http://igg.me/at/mrsomebodydvdrelease/x
#supportindiefilm

Huddersfield's Great Eccentric Story to be released on DVD with 8 Page Photo Booklet #Crowdfunding

Mr. Somebody? "Oscillating wildly from mad to insightful, Mangle-Wurzel carves a inspirational yet lonely figure of boundless imagination". Sunshine Wong - Sheffield Doc Fest 2014

 

Thanks to Dominika Halas for the design!!!

 

DVDs will be posted out at the end of April 2015.

 

Currently at 55 % of the goal thanks to everyone spreading the word via facebook/twitter etc!

Thanks again!

 

Michelle - Director of Mr. Somebody?

 

(Please note the perk for a name credit has now been removed due to booklet proof in progress)

 

Mr. Somebody? DVD Cover Limited Edition

 

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Mr. Somebody? is set to reach canadian audiences - to be included in Hotdocs International Markets.

27 March 15

Posted at 9:35

the doc shop - hot docs 2015

 

"I am pleased to announce that Mr. Somebody?  is set to reach canadian audiences! To be  included in  Hotdocs International Markets. The two markets  are Hotdocs onsite industry viewing facility, The Festival Doc Shop, and their year-round online industry screening site, The Doc Shop Online. Be sure to check  out our  home-grown independent documentary at the viewing station booths at the festival "

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The Hotdocs markets offer 2000 + titles to over 600 distributors, programmers, commissioning editors, broadcasters and buyers. During the 2014 Festival, Hotdocs users viewed over 10,000 unique screenings in a ten-day period.

 

  " Mr. Somebody? A Humorous Yet Occasionally Deeply Moving Home-Grown Tale". Bring the Noise

"The highly eccentric Huddersfield resident Jake Mangle Wurzel is the subject of Mr Somebody?, a compelling portrait of his unforgettably oddball lifestyle". Leeds international Film Festival

 

  Mr. Somebody? DVD Cover Limited Edition

 

 Mr. Somebody? is currenty Crowfunding via  INDIEGOGO for a independent DVD Release with support of the local community and doc lovers  far and wide!

 DVDs and other goodies can be pre booked here! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mr-somebody-limited-edition-dvd-release

 

 

Mr. Somebody? is also set to screen in Huddersfield 24 April, pre book your tickets here (only 45 left) : http://www.thelbt.org/Mr-Somebody?q=Mr-Somebody

 

Mr. Somebody? - Screening @ The Lawrence Batley Theatre - April 2015

 

 

 

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Mr. Somebody? Set to Screen at The Lawrence Batley Theatre - April 2015

26 March 15

Posted at 7:59

 

 

 

Mr. Somebody? Set to Screen at  The Lawrence Batley Theatre

1st Home Town Screening!


 

 

 

Oscillating wildly from eccentric to insightful, Huddersfield’s ‘professional lunatic’ Jake Mangle-Wurzel cuts a hugely imaginative yet lonely figure.  

Pick your own seat here below:

http://www.thelbt.co.uk/Mr-Somebody

 

Mr. Somebody? - Screening @ The Lawrence Batley Theatre - April 2015

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (c)

 

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Mr. Somebody? DVD Cover Design Choice- Crowdfunding Update @indiegogo

25 March 15

Posted at 5:49

 

Mr. Somebody? DVD Cover Design Choice- Crowdfunding Update

 

@indiegogo  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mr-somebody-limited-edition-dvd-release

Crowdfunding Update - Day 22

  Check out our low res sample DVD cover designs below!

Which do you prefer? A or B?

 

Thanks so much for the contributions/purchases so far! We are at 49 % of our goal!

 

(Idea A)

Mr. Somebody Cover Designs by Hazel Arthur

 

Designs by Hazel Arthur
Web, Design & Publications Manager
National Film and Television School
Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1L
www.nfts.co.uk

Mr. Somebody Cover Designs by Hazel Arthur(Idea B)

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Day 13 of Crowdfunding on Indiegogo - Mr. Somebody?

16 March 15

Posted at 9:03

Day 13 of Crowdfunding on Indiegogo

 

MR SOMEBODY DAY 13

 

 

 

 

Huddersfield Examiner 

Big thanks to everyone that has shared and contributed towards the release of our Limited Edition DVD's!

We are at 40 % of our goal!

 

Big thanks also to Kirklees Hour and the Huddersfield Examiner for the article we had with you both today!

 

 Thanks to Team indiegogo Karl Helliwell and John Longdon for sharing the campaign so far!

 

KIRKLEES HOUR DAY 13

 

 

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Mr. Somebody? Crowdfunding Via Indiegogo

04 March 15

Posted at 11:33

 

 Mr. Somebody? Crowdfunding Via Indiegogo

 


  Mr. Somebody? Poster-Premiere @ Sheffield Doc/Fest

 

After 5 years , indie filmmaker Michelle Heighway decided to go for it and try out  indiegogo , the world famous crowdfunding engine .

Mr. Somebody? A Humorous Yet Occasionally Deeply Moving Home-Grown Tale". Bring the Noise

 

Michelle Heighway - 1st time feature filmmaker ,  is releasing Limited Edition DVD's and a 8 Page photo Booklet for Mr. Somebody?

 

Here is your chance to get involved and pre order the DVD's and help contribute to make this happen as part of a community!

There are lots of perks on offer : Badges/Posters/Poster Cards etc. (Please help make this happen and spread the word via twitter or facebook or google! Where ever will be great! thanks for dropping by!)

 

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Mr. Somebody? Set to Screen at The Lawrence Batley Theatre

26 December 14

Posted at 9:00

 

 

Oscillating wildly from eccentric to insightful, Huddersfield’s ‘professional lunatic’ Jake Mangle-Wurzel carves a hugely imaginative yet lonely figure.  

http://www.thelbt.co.uk/Mr-Somebody

 

Mr. Somebody? Lawrence Batley Theatre

 

This humorous, moving documentary chronicles Jake’s highs and lows over a period of five years that included a council-ordered clean up and a devastating fire. After sold-out screenings at Sheffield Doc/Fest and Leeds International Film Festival, Michelle Heighway’s film comes home to Huddersfield.

http://www.thelbt.co.uk/Mr-Somebody  (Link to book tickets!)

 

Mr. Somebody? Lawrence Batley Theatre

 

http://www.examiner.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/whats-lbt-spring---including-8345375

More details on the link above from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

 

Thank you for reading! More updates coming soon!

 

Mr. Somebody? - Screening @ The Lawrence Batley Theatre - April 2015

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