So yesterday they announced the Raindance Webfest 2016 programme. Now we knew that Rich Keeble Vanity Project had been selected, and would be screened at the festival which was all very exciting – we’d been told to keep it quiet until the official announcement of course. My previous series All in the Method had been an official selection back in 2013, and the whole experience was rather nice, seeing it up there on the big screen, chatting to some lovely people. What we didn’t realise was that we’d been nominated for Best UK Web series with only 4 other shows! Wow! And the other shows look like they had a budget! Jeez! So that’s us rather smugly enjoying a free drink at the festival launch party at JuJu in Chelsea last night. What we then found out… after Edd was casually looking at the programme on his phone, was that we’ve also been nominated for BEST WRITING! Un-be-fucking-lievable! I’d actually be very surprised if we won either category, but we’re genuinely over the moon to be nominated, and it’s certainly gonna be a fun festival. You can hear Johnny McDaid from Snow Patrol saying our (my) name at about 10:44 in this video.
Rich Keeble Vanity Project
So here’s Episode 1 of the new series! Very exciting I’m sure you’ll agree. Stay tuned for weekly episodes released every Monday! All that’s left to see is how my friendship with Sam and Edd will recover from the various stresses of getting to this point.
So after some very late nights and strained emotions, we were in a position to say that all 6 episodes of Series 2 of Rich Keeble Vanity Project were picture locked with grade and sound mixing to follow. Prior to that moment of (temporary) relief however, we optimistically released the above trailer which has a release date of 4th July on it. So we have to stick to it! You hear me? 4th July. Watch this space! (please)
Exciting times, guys. Last week I did some voice work for some downloadable content for the new Total War: Warhammer video game. But even more exciting that than – we are well into the editing phase of Series 2 of Rich Keeble Vanity Project. It’s a little different from the first series with its deliberately low production values and anti-comedy stylings. This series is mockumentary style and follows me as I try to raise my profile by various disastrous means, including driving around shouting at random passers by through a megaphone (as illustrated in the above photo rather beautifully next to a place called The Ginger Pig), in the hope I can get another series of my show. Expertly shot by an experienced TV camera operator friend of mine (Casualty, Doctors, Death in Paradise) and again featuring Producer Sam, it’s more improvised, self-degrading antics that I think is actually going to turn out rather well! Watch this space!