How would you like to be in some scenes for a comic book inspired movie being filmed at BICS 2010?

If you’re interested in appearing in a brand new, UK-based, comic book inspired movie and are heading to The British International Comics Show then this is your lucky day.

The makers of the new film ‘Pulp’ from Dare Productions and Reels in Motion are after comic fans attending the show to take part. Now If Dare Productions sounds familiar is that it’s head honcho Adam Hamdy is also the writer of the brilliant Hunter Series and the just launched comic series Leviathan.

According to Adam this is what folks need to do if they want to get involved.

“We’re going to have a booth set up at the British International Comic Show and will be interviewing people all weekend, so just come along to the Pulp booth and put your name down for an interview.”

Here’s an idea of what the film is about.

Infinite Finity. Thunder Racers. Milieu Man. Rat Warriors. Junk Comics’s library of titles has been referred to as the ‘worst material printed since Mein Kampf’.

Tony Leary, the nice-guy owner of Junk Comics, is gearing up for one last roll of the dice. His new superhero title, The Sodomizer, launches at the British International Comic Show, and nothing will stop Tony from making it a success.

Nothing except a gang of Geordie criminals who are using another comic company to launder their dirty money. Tony is drafted by the police to identify the culprits and bring them to justice.

Aided by his trusty geek sidekicks, Rick and Keith, Tony must defy the odds if he is to become a real life hero.

Pulp is an independent feature film that will be shot entirely on location in the West Midlands.

Pulp is being produced using a collaborative, guerilla approach. It is being made by experienced filmmakers who are keen to deliver a unique British comedy that has
international appeal.

Pulp will be shot on Red camera, and post production and grading will be carried out at state-of-the-art facilities at SMA Studios, Reels In Motion, and Factory Animation Group.

Pulp is the first of three ‘Geek Trilogy’ films.The second feature, The Mystic, is scheduled for production in 2011.

I wish the team behind Pulp all the best as I think it’s a great idea and if you’re attending BICS you should help the guys out by taking part and getting involved.

Check out the press release below for all the info.


Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, 26 August 2010 – Dare Productions and Reels In Motion are inviting all comic book and movie fans to be part of their latest feature film, Pulp.

Pulp is a comedy feature film set in the world of comic book publishing. It will be shot on location at the British International Comic Show, one of the UK’s biggest comic book conventions, at the Thinktank in Birmingham on 16th and 17th October.

“Pulp is a homage to comic books and movies. We’re asking fans to come to the British International Comic Show and be part of this exciting independent feature film,” said producer Adam Hamdy.

In addition to being part of the crowd, fans will have the opportunity to be featured in Pulp. Using a technique similar to that used in When Harry Met Sally, the narrative story will be punctuated with real interviews with fans. “We’re going to be intercutting the film with fan interviews. It’s a great opportunity for the world to hear your views on comic books and movies,” said producer Phil Bland.

Written by newcomer Bode O’Toole, and directed by award-winning commercials and animation director, Shaun Magher, Pulp will be produced by Adam Hamdy for Dare Productions, and Phil Bland for Reels In Motion. Director, Shaun Magher, is excited about the shoot. “Bode O’Toole has done a great job. We’ve got a script that treats the subject matter with just the right blend of love and irreverence.”

Hamdy, who owns a comic book publishing company, said, “When I was offered the opportunity to get involved with Pulp, I jumped at the chance. It’s funny, it shows the world of comic books in a way we’ve never seen before, and it’s packed with great stories and characters.”

British International Comic Show Organiser, Shane Chebsey, said, “Our show is dedicated to celebrating comic books as an art form. We’re very excited that the producers have chosen to shoot Pulp at the British International Comic Show. It’s a rare opportunity for comic fans to see a work of art being created, and to be part of
the filmmaking process.”

The British International Comic Show takes place at the Thinktank in Birmingham on 16th and 17th October 2010.


Magher is a graduate of the National Film & Television School and has 25 years experience in the animation industry. He has directed a number of award-winning music videos and commercials. Magher has taught animation, and founded the Stoke Your Fires Animation Festival. He is an accomplished composer and musician.

Pulp is O’Toole’s first feature film. Prior to becoming a writer, O’Toole had a successful career as a technology entrepreneur. He lives in the secluded privacy of the Staffordshire countryside.

About DARE
Dare was founded in 2007 by British writer Adam Hamdy to produce high-quality, original entertainment. Dare’s debut comic book title, The Hunter, is currently being developed as a feature film, animated comic series, and video game. Dare’s second comic book title, Starmaker: Leviathan, launched at San Diego Comic Con in July and has been picking up strong reviews. Pulp is Dare’s first feature film to go into production.

Reels in Motion was formed by 3 JVC award winning film makers. The directors met whilst studying film at Staffordshire University; and were driven to form Reels in Motion by their passion for producing, watching, writing, and talking about films.

The British International Comic Show is the UK’s biggest celebration of comic books and is held annually at the Thinktank at Millennium Point in Birmingham.


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  1. steve /

    You haven’t said how to actually get involved!

    • geeksyndicate /

      Good question mate…that was all the into we were sent by the film makers. Let me get back to them and see what they say…watch this space!

    • geeksyndicate /

      Ok now heard back from the film makers and updated the post. Cheers for raising the question Steve.

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