Hello everyone, we had originally hoped to hold DukeFest in July 2020 but with the continued virus situation we’re officially going to cancel the festival for this year. It’s sad to do this but right now it’s not possible to hold a film festival, so instead of trying to delay things even more we’re just going to fully cancel this year and look to return in 2021. We miss all of you and hope things are alright for everyone.
We’ve actually been hard at work on the content for the festival and have a huge amount of the shows done, so we really hope to come back in 2021 and share it all with you!
As a small bonus for there being no festival this year here’s a short special treat for you that we found this year, it’s the G Street Live meets David Lynch and Twin Peaks mash up that you never knew you wanted…
Don’t forget you can get a constant DukeFest fix via our YouTube channel where we’re uploading new rare footage and fun finds almost daily now – find it here.
All our love to everyone out there, take care and we’ll see you soon!
We got a bit carried away this year with our DukeFest loyalty scheme; already having two things we’d planned to give away we decided to get hold of pizza boxes to house them in. This left space to put other bits in, so I put into action something else that I’d been thinking about, something very unique that we could also give away.
You see one of the many things I’m interested in is when an inappropriate film is marketed at kids, the best case is all the children’s toys that were created for Alien. But that’s not the only example, because David Lynch’s mind melting 1984 Sci-FI epic Dune, also had its marketing squarely aimed at young kids. Which lead us to the Dune coloring book!
So armed with an original uncolored copy of the book I photocopied every page in it, then took the pages to anyone who I knew who was artistic and got them to pick their favourite page and color the photocopy in for us! So that’s what the mystery unique artwork was – a hand colored photocopy page from the children’s Dune coloring activity book!
Here’s a video we shot letting you look at how much went into coloring one of these in, it takes much longer than you expect:
Take a look below for our 10 original pieces that we gave away along with the other DukeFest goodies to anyone who attended all 4-nights this year.
“He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!”
Here’s a great example of how weird this book is: “Hey kids, here’s some dead bodies to color in!”