Author Archives: Erinma Ochu

About Erinma Ochu

I've had lots of jobs in my life, too many to mention but my first love is writing.

More Screenings?! Watch this space….

I was thinking back to when we screened the film at the Manchester Velodrome and how wonderful it was watching the cyclists come off the track to watch the film on the velodrome screen in their cycling gear…  This led … Continue reading

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Cote D’Azur @andfestival 2011: experience is everything….

We were overjoyed to hear that Cote D’Azur was picked for the Abandon Normal Devices Festival. We headed over to Fact in Liverpool to watch the shorts screening one Saturday morning in early October 2011, only to be told that … Continue reading

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@Branchage Film Festival – last of the summer sun…

Jersey is famous for its cows, its butter and its independent status and four years and counting, the Branchage Film Festival, is another Jersey gem. Our film, Cote’DAzur was screening in the Documentary Shorts programme. We flew from Manchester and … Continue reading

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#FilmFestivals here we come…. @Branchage @ANDfestival @asffest @NWfilmarchive

This morning we are packing to get to Jersey as the life of the film begins again. We’re really excited that Cote D’Azur will be screened at three great UK Film festivals, starting tomorrow! Branchage Festival, Jersey Sunday 25th September … Continue reading

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Whoops there it is….

Irk! At BBC bar to see film screened for the first time! Listen!

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Funny old world

On Friday I went with Kevin (sound designer) to the Velodrome so he could record the sounds he’d need to design the sound track. It was fun going back into the friendly world of the veterans (despite our various problems … Continue reading

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Making sense…

Interviews went really well. The people never cease to amaze me. Incredible insights into the past, their hopes for the future and the rules of their game. I talked to cyclists and their wives – three blind cyclists and two … Continue reading

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The outline

Hurrah – the scene by scene is now coming together for me  as i read and re-read these blog posts. Of course the narrative can be broken up at some point so the audience pulls the story together. 1. Shots … Continue reading

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The Story so far…

On Friday i scheduled some interviews with some of the cyclists and their families. I have two people scheduled for today and two for Monday. I am kind of annoyed with myself because i perhaps should have done these interviews … Continue reading

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Beer Meeting

This afternoon I was happily distracted and then the director called me for a beer meeting. She had a list of questions about the intention of the film. I was grumpy because as far as i’m concerned it is very clear to … Continue reading

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