Re: [messengers] Film-maker hires cyclist for Norwich epic trip

Date: 10 Aug 2010 19:35:13 +0200
From: Matthew Case <lug.junkie@xxxxxxxxx>


How many zones is that?

Case

On 8/10/10, bill_buffalo <bill_buffalo@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> If he got the train out, he would have got a deal on a day return ticket.
>  The train takes about 2 hours from central London.
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> On 10 Aug, 2010,at 05:24 PM, messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>
> I wonder what he after making the delivery. Turn around and head back, or
> sleep over and ride back the next day or take a train.
>
> His dispatcher probably told him to stand by and he would hook him up with
> something coming back:)
>
> On 2010-08-10, at 11:53 AM, Bill Chidley <bill.chidley@xxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> I have done this ride (basically London to Norwich), and unless this guy
>> is a much, much better rider than me (not impossible), there is no way he
>> did it in under 6 hours, or even 7 hours, especially, as seems likely, he
>> hasn't ridden the route before.
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>> On 10 Aug, 2010,at 12:16 PM, Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Film-maker hires cyclist for Norwich epic trip
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> BY JON WELCH
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The Advertiser, August 10 2010,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> When you're a film producer keen to stress your green
>>> credentials, there's no point in doing things half-heartedly.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> And hiring someone to pedal 125 miles on a bicycle to
>>> deliver your funding application certainly shows you mean business.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Faced with a looming deadline, that is what the makers of a
>>> movie due to be shot in Norfolk did to ensure
>>> their bid made it to Screen East's offices in Norwich on time.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Tinker Film plans to shoot part of its horror movie Tarot on
>>> location in Thetford Forest, and decided to apply for investment of
>>> £250,000
>>> from Screen East's Low Carbon Fund, which encourages
>>> environmentally-friendly
>>> film-making.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Having missed the post, the Watford-based company hired
>>> cycle courier Alex Urie, pictured, to ride all the way to Norwich in
>>> order to
>>> make sure the documents arrived by yesterday's 5pm deadline. The film's
>>> co-producer, Derek Harrington, 52, said: “The material had to be in hard
>>> copy,
>>> and we blew the post deadline because we were waiting for another
>>> document to
>>> attach.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> “We thought 'what's the most low-carbon way to get it to Norwich in
>>> time?' and hit
>>> on the idea of using a cycle courier.”
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Tinker Film hired Mr Urie, 25, through Go-Betweens, which
>>> bills itself as London's
>>> first carbon-neutral courier company. “Most of the work I do is in and
>>> around London. It's pretty rare
>>> to be asked to do a job outside the city and this is one of the longest
>>> I've
>>> done,” Mr Urie said.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Mr Urie set off from Screen East's office at Leavesden
>>> Studios, Watford at 10.55am, on his single-speed bike, arriving at
>>> Millennium
>>> Plain, Norwich
>>> at about 4.30pm.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Mr Harrington said: “That's impressive.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> “I'm delighted Alex got our application there safely and in
>>> such a low-carbon way.”
>>>
>>>
>>>
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