December 8, 2014
ITV News have done a feature on The Drift! It’s a long one, too!
You can watch it online at http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2014-12-08/glittering-premiere-for-budget-sci-fi-film/
December 8, 2014
ITV reports on the World Premiere of THE DRIFT [Read more]
December 20, 2011
FILMMAKERS NEEDED! – LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION COMES TO LINCOLN!
Making a Sci-Fi Spectacular on a Shoestring!
After almost 20 years of making spoofs in Lincoln and the UK, Backyard Productions is now embarking on its first original feature length movie — a Sci-Fi Spectacular called THE DRIFT and is looking for filmmakers!
A Sci-Fi action movie set in a deep space in a starship graveyard. With set building almost complete, the family team are looking for local filmmakers to help with the charity production. Anyone over the age of 16 with a firm interest in filmmaking is invited to apply to take part.
“This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is serious about making movies.” said Darren Scales, Executive Bully of Backyard Productions. “Normally students and enthusiasts can only get involved in small short productions. We are inviting local filmmakers to join a team of almost 100 people shooting on huge sets right on the doorstep of Lincoln!”
The film group Backyard Productions is a voluntary group that raises money for charity during each production. “I think it is a great way of helping everyone. We get volunteers and resources for free; those who help get copies of the film; companies get exposure and worthy causes get a little bit more funding – everybody wins!”
The filmmakers are no stranger to Sci Fi; they have already made two Star Wars Fan films as well as an Indiana Jones spoof. Their exploits were even featured on Channel 4’s Richard and Judy, as well BBC and Sky News.
The filming of the production itself will take place in March 2012, although there will be activities almost every weekend leading up to the main shoot. “The aim is to make sure we are all ready for the big shoot. We have spent over £3000 on this project, so we want to make sure we are well prepared!”.
Filmmakers and Media Students interested in taking part should contact Darren Scales by email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available at their website www.backyardproductions.co.uk. [Read more]
February 28, 2011
Following on from the sensational discovery of a DOOM RAIDERS DVD in HMV, a BYP fan has now dug up another treasure! “It was definitely him. There he was, glaring down at the open-mouthed fan in one of the most unlikely locations. Dr. Bradley Stone, the rogue archaeological hero from Doom Raiders….”... [Read more]
June 23, 2010
Palpatine’s heart is palpitating with the prospect of fame and fortune after being asked for his autograph by an online fan. It has been a number of years since the second Star Wars spoof was completed but many people are still watching it online. They have been leaving comments as they do. One of them […] [Read more]
May 20, 2010
The BBC Look North crew came to Sundown Adventure Land to meet some of the cast and crew of Cinders. Here’s the report, in case you missed it. It originally aired on 21 December 2009. [Read more]
May 19, 2010
Watch more of the Cinders footage on YouTube! Now the Cinders Trailer is behind us, the busy bees at Backyard have been beavering away at the large pile of footage that was left on the cutting room floor. For proof of concept trailers, normally a few shorter clips are shot. However, over 35 complete... [Read more]
December 8, 2009
It is Ten years since we started Filming our first Star Wars spoof, The Empire Strikes Backyard!!! Little Luke was barely nine months old! Our resident Poet Laureate of the Yard recounts the story that was the making of TESBY. We dare you to understand…. [Read more]
November 15, 2009
This weekend, some of the TENCLO cast travelled to Cardiff to see it screened at the Chapter Arts Centre, where it was given a rapturous welcome by staff and audience alike. Being the home of Dr Who and Torchwood, Cardiff is no stranger to science fiction. But this weekend, it saw Backyard Productions’ own spin […] [Read more]
October 29, 2009
Get your popcorn ready… Backyard Productions’ biggest Star Wars film is showing on the big screen again, at the Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff on 14 November 2009. CLONYY yng Nghymru The Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, one of the largest and most innovative arts centres in Europe, will be showing our Star Wars-spoof, The Emperor’s […] [Read more]