Welcome back everyone, and welcome to any new subscribers!
I hope this email gets to you all safely. I’ve been away filming in various beautiful but remote locations (shooting beautiful aerial landscape and sea shots for our films) and have had little to no internet and mobile signal – however I’m now in Paris and typing this in my hotel room, and sending it to Gabbi so hopefully this will get posted to you all from the UK!
We are in Paris for multiple reasons – we are shooting a couple of shots for a music video for one of our 7ype films (http://7ype.com/films/roadmans
), shooting some scenes for the UnSOCIAL: Trilogy (http://7ype.com/films/unsocial
) and are location scouting the pre-built sets at the Walt Disney Studios
for potential use in three of our slated films. I have a good working relationship with the guys at Disney and am also back there to do a charity half Marathon, so its great to get so much done all in one trip!
Whilst I’ve been away I’ve been unable to catch up on all emails and messages so apologies if anyone has been trying to reach me. Before going away I hired our long term friend and collague Gabrielle Fabrizi
(Gabbi) as my full time “PA”, and from now on she will be answering a lot of the emails, messages, and sorting contracts, perks, distributing coins etc. on a daily basis when I’m not around to do this. Gabbi is a fantastic addition to our team, she is hugely experienced in business management, having worked in a managerial position for years at one of the top companies in the world, and is currently learning forensic accounting at Cardiff University which will further help with the complicated matter of doing accounts in multiple currencies at once, as is the nature of our business.
As I think I mentioned before, 7ype has a new office building
which has just been renovated and will allow us to have full post-production, colour grading, test screening, audio mastering and even a small green screen studio space that we can use on a day to day basis without having to rent other facilities. The idea was that Gabbi would be fielding my emails, Twitter, distributing the 7ype rewards etc whilst I was away, but unfortunately though we were supposed to move in on the 1st of September, we were only given the keys on the 17th, and walked in to find builders still plastering! The building itself is absolutely perfect
for the job (and location is perfect, within a few minutes of both the BBC and Pinewood
!), but the slight delay in being allowed to move in has caused headaches. It will not be getting a proper electric supply and cable internet until the 4th of October
. After that point we should be fully settled in, online, and with a full manned reception desk where you guys can speak to the lovely Gabbi (as well as boring old me, naturally!). Of course this delay to the electricity, phone and internet in the new building has meant a delay in Gabbi being able to start working for us and this means we have fallen behind with emails and messages whilst I'mI'm away, despite trying to plan for this... So sorry about the teething problems, I will be back from Paris on Tuesday
and will catch up with everyone then.
We have received a brilliant response to the films section (http://7ype.com/films
) and the new bonus perks system, and I am told that many orders have already been made, on all
of our current films. That'struly wonderful to hear, thank you so much to everyone for the support so far, we'll be sending out confirmation emails as soon as I get back on Tuesday.
that the first film being released is "The Perfect Love Song
". Our HD re-master is all complete and ready to be sent to the DVD and Blu-Ray company, and to Amazon for their BID and Prime Video services, so now is the last chance to spend your 7ype coins to the film to get your name in the credits
, so make sure to get your orders in before the end of the 27th of September
Also don't forget that 7ype coins "spent" are actually returned in full
once the film is released, so I'd highly recommend
that everyone sends some coins to The Perfect Love Song
, as you'll get your perks, then the coins returned to you in less than a month! :)
We've had a fantastic
response to our 3D CGI 7ype Logo
. Those who haven't seen it can check it out at the homepage at http://7ype.com
. We have multiple versions at different lengths, framerates and aspect ratios to fit all projects, and of course have versions without the "Epic Trailer" voice-over. Tim the trailer guy has also recorded several longer voiceovers for our video presentations, and we will certainly be working with him more in the future for that classic movie sound.
The delays moving into the new studio combined with me now being away means that our scheduled Youtube video interviews, press conferences and extended videos have had to be slightly delayed. I think it's sensible as previously discussed to extend the ICO to allow the best chance at reaching as many new 7ypers as possible... however don't forget that before even our ICO period has finished, at least one feature film will already be on general release!
We've got some exciting anouncements to make soon, but let's just say that The Perfect Love Song
will not be the only 7ype release to be available to watch in the UK, USA and beyond this year - I can promise at least two more
. Exciting times and it's great to see proof that our platform is working and actually releasing products immediately and regularly... hopefully a refreshing change from some other ICOs! ;)
Many thanks again to everyone for the continued support, and I hope you all have a great day!
All the best, Samuel Victor (twitter: @samuelvictor @7ypecoin)