Wednesday, February 13, 2008

RPS in the news

The film had a very successful screening at the Victoria Film Festival last week (and got pipped at the post into second place for the audience choice award according to reliable sources). Thank you to everyone who can out to support the film. It's on to Nelson for this weekend's screening. In the meantime you can enjoy a clip from Vancouver's Breakfast Television who featured our very own Mike McKeown on their show last week to discuss the film, RPS and world domination.


video

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Roshambo iPhone Ap


The Perfect way to kick start your training.

Check out this cool Roshambo iPhone Ap from Duncan Stevenson. I loaded it up thinking how much fun can it be playing against some computer generated opponent? But trust me when I say that standing in line at the post office has never been more fun! Instead of checking email or surfing for football scores I can get some well needed practice and gear up for the next World RPS Champs.

Click here to check it out

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Next Screening, Nelson B.C.

It's off to the lovely Nelson, B.C. for Rock Paper Scissors next Canadian screening. You can get your next fix of RPS at the FLIKS Canadian Film Festival Saturday February 16th at 1:30pm. For more info head to...

FLIKS

Anyone with photos or comments about last nights screening at the Victoria Film Festival please let us know! We'll put up the shots on the website.

Key Info for next screening:
FLIKS Film Festival, Nelson, B.C.
Feb 16th
1:30pm
Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson, B.C.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

4 Star Review from Vic News

Thank you to the kind folks at Vic News for our 4 star review in this weekend's paper. You can see the excerpt below and the full story can be found here...

FULL ARTICLE

Rock, Paper, Scissors (Ont)

At first the documentary about the Walker brothers who take the childhood game rock, paper, scissors (RPS) to new heights, feels like a mockumentary. There is the chain-smoking recruiter, the bathrobe-wearing playboy whose game strategy involves becoming “one with the rock,” and the two brothers who dream of the game becoming a money-making sport.

But quickly the surprising twists and turns of life divulge the realness behind the innocence of the game. The journey parallels watching a rock band get its feet wet. There is fame, glory and fierce competition. Get to the theatre early or you’ll be playing RPS for tickets.

HHHH

Rebecca Aldous

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 9:30 p.m. @ Capitol 6

Monday, February 4, 2008

Director's BLOG #1

Wow. Just getting ready to head out for our second festival appearance in Victoria - but this time no army of friends, no family members, no hometown advantage. Pat and I were quite sure it would just be the two of us in an empty theatre (and anyone who knows Pat knows what a dangerous proposition that it is). However, we've somehow sold out advanced tickets and are the most viewed film on the Victoria Film Fest website with almost no advertising. Which is nice.

It's funny to think how it wasn't that long ago that I wasn't sure anyone would ever see this film. Now we've had a world premiere, won an award, been invited to a bunch of others and are now flying out to Victoria for the second public screening ever. It's all very cool. Kind of surreal, but very cool.

We decided to scrap the street RPS tournament after the screening - too many thing to organize from afar and really I think I just want to enjoy the night, have some drinks and chill in Victoria. The prospect of running around to coordinate just has no appeal whatsoever. Not mention the three hundred mardi gras necklaces I would have had to lug over there. So drinks it shall be.

Anyway, that's all for now. My wife is packing around me right now (we just bought a house) and I should probably turn my attention to that.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sold Out!

It's happened to us again! Two festivals, two sell out crowds! And well in advance of the screenings I might add.

The Victoria Film Festival screening is sold out as of Friday. Rush tickets available at the door of course. Those of you with tickets we'll be excited to see you at the screening. Director Mike McKeown and producer Patrick McKinnon will be in attendance as well as lead character from the film, Douglas Walker.

Important links:
http://www.rpsfilm.com
http://victoriafilmfestival.com