Saturday 28 April 2012

Ag pleez, Deddy, won't you take us to the drive-in?

The Material movie is still on circuit on a small numbers of screens. And, it is on at the Velskoen drive-in.

I used to love going to the drive-in when I was in high school. My mate Sasha used to take us in his folks car. Yes, he would drive us without a license, but we all did it. Those were the days.

I read in the newspaper recently that the Velskoen will be closing down soon. This is the last drive-in still operating in South Africa. It is the end of an era.

If you have not yet seen Material then here is your chance to go to the drive-in one last time, and to catch the magic of Material.

Posted by Ronnie Apteker

Tuesday 24 April 2012

You gotta love Abe

This was too good - I also had to share it:

Abe sat in a doctor’s reception room and kept muttering ad nauseam: “I hope I’m sick, I hope I’m sick”

Another waiting patient asks him: “Why do you want to be sick?”

Abe replies: “ I would hate to be well and feel like this”.

Posted by Ronnie Apteker

Thursday 19 April 2012

Careful when you write!

A friend sent this to me - I had to share it:

My secretary got a pen as birthday gift from me, yesterday.

She sent me a "thank you" message this morning, via SMS.

My wife read the text and angrily shows me the message:
"Your penis wonderful, I enjoyed using it last night. Thanks :-)"

Moral: Space is essential in every successful married life.

Posted by Ronnie Apteker

Friday 13 April 2012

Material milestone

The Material movie is coming to the end of its theatrical run. As of this weekend we are now on just over 15 screens, and next weekend we imagine we will be down to around 6 or 7 screens. It has been a long, good run, with over 250,000 people going to see the film.

Thank you to all of you who did go and see this magical movie - the response continues to overwhelm us.

We are busy creating the deliverables for the DVD, and we are also busy with film festival applications and couriering stuff all around the globe.

We did get the news in, as per the last blog posting, and it is very good news - we are just not allowed to talk about it yet ... soon soon. It is very exciting news, and we are all super chuffed.

Viva Material viva!

Posted by Ronnie Apteker

Saturday 7 April 2012

More Material !

The Material movie is still out there doing some business on the cinema circuit, which is always good.

The screens for this present weekend remain key, because of the Eatster break and the school holidays etc. - this will be the last chance to get some solid bums on seats. We do imagine that we will still be playing through the rest of April on a few keys sites, but we take it one weekend at a time.

The DVD should be out at the end of Junewe are busy finalizing this over the coming month. It will also be out on the Box Office offering from DSTV around the same time.

We are waiting for one exciting bit of news. I would say it is has a 50% + chance of happening ... but we can’t talk about it just yet.

I hope to be able to share an amazing tale here soon.

Posted by Ronnie Apteker

Tuesday 3 April 2012

A whale of a tale

A friend sent this to me - it was too good not to share:

Two Welsh girls in a pub

I was in a pub on Saturday night. Had a few ... I noticed two large women by the bar.

They both had strong accents so I asked, ”Hey, are you two ladies from Scotland?"

One of them chirped: "It's WALES you idiot!"

So, I immediately apologized and said, Sorry, are you two whales from Scotland?”

After that, the lights went out ...

Posted by Ronnie Apteker