Firstly we would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support that we have received over the last few months. We have been especially touched by the sheer volume.
Further to our update on 13th May regarding No Balls/Scrum Like it Hot, despite our written request, dated the 20th May, our images and biographies were not removed until the 29th of November. Whilst we understand that the producers have to credit the writers, we are pleased to say that their website no longer implies that we are active members of the team. We were concerned that supporters of the project might get the wrong idea about the extent of our on-going involvement with the film.
To clarify our position:
We have still had not met with or spoken to the new Director about the film (a brief contact has now been made dated 06/12/2013).
Simon and I are no longer members of the team. Simon has not spoken to the producer of the film since November last year. I have not spoken to them since our last meeting on the 23rd of March.
The new Director’s statement clearly opposes my own creative vision. The film was conceived as a family film, suitable for all ages. My vision was for a film with the style of the ‘Pink Panther’ and pace of ‘Back to the Future‘. More ‘About A Boy‘ than ‘Bridesmaids’, something with a classic British feel. The new director repeatedly references Bridesmaids in his vision for the film. Bridesmaids is a film aimed at an adult audience which derives it’s humor from strong language, strong sexual references and crudity and has a distinctly American flavour.
I have been to countless games and spent an awful lot of time learning both about the sport and the people that take part. The action was to be shot in a style akin to saving Private Ryan and respectful of the intensity and passion that I witnessed so many times.
In summary the new website for the film had implied that we were still involved with the project, we are glad to be able to say that is no longer the case.