Growing Oldhammer - documentary film and book


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Post Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:16 pm

Growing Oldhammer - documentary film and book

Hi everyone

I am proud to announce that over the next two years I am working on a project called "Growing Oldhammer", a joint book & documentary film venture about the Oldhammer hobby.

Growing Oldhammer has grown as a project over the last year as I looked at getting back into a hobby to unwind after writing screenplays or producing films. Having spent over 30 years as a tabletop enthusiast and an ex-Games Workshop employee (1989-2000), I have watched on both sides of the spectrum as the games and models have changed over the years, resulting in a strong and ever increasing community that prefer the old school aesthetic. With the advent of the internet, many websites, blogs and forums have appeared, dedicated to what has now become known as Oldhammer.

As I near my 50th year, I felt now was the perfect time to bring together both of my creative outlets into one project; hence the title Growing Oldhammer.

This documentary will include a history of Games Workshop from 1984 up till 2000 (coincidentally the same years I both started in the hobby and leaving the company), complete with overviews of the models, games and accessories during that time period, and of course a close look at the amazing Oldhammer community that has steadily built around the collecting, painting and gaming of old school Warhammer/40K models. The accompanying book, released in 2022, will be packed with pictures of wonderfully painted models, transcripts of the documentary interviews with industry standards as well as those companies who provide Oldhammer services, be they models or accessories.

The film is scheduled for production in 2020 with a tentative release date of August 2021, with the book being released the following year, 2022.

For more information please contact me via the Growing Oldhammer FB page or in the comments below.

Many thanks
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Post Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:25 pm

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Following this on FB. Good luck with the project.
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Post Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:02 pm

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This is bound to spark many interesting conversations....

Following with interest.

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Post Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:04 pm

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Will GW be ok with you showing their models in a book? They've always seemed to shut down third party publications with photos of their stuff in.

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Post Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:20 am

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Fimm McCool wrote:Will GW be ok with you showing their models in a book? They've always seemed to shut down third party publications with photos of their stuff in.


I'll be arranging a meeting with GW in the new year to discuss the project and any clearances that might be needed.
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Post Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:09 am

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Very interesting project. I’m very excited with this. Hope you can make a Spanish subtitles for the film. Needless to say I will buy the book as soon as it releases!
(My apologies for any mistake in my written English, please correct me if I had made a big error)

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Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:49 pm

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So has this been shut down?
Can't get the FB content.

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