Sad news We are very sad to hear of the death of James L. Hardy. Jim as he was known to all, was the last of the family to work for Hardy's. With the passing of Jim, a whole era of British angling history has been lost. Jim is the cornerstone of our film, we very much enjoyed working with him and had tremendous respect for him as person. To everyone one who knew him, he was a true gentleman. Our condolences to his two children Roy and Rona.
Great North American Reviews As we are now pressing the DVD in the US, we approached some of the papers over there. Amongst the first reviews are The Detroit Free Press and the Projections film review website. more
Winner - Best of the Fest Award! Mr Hardy is a proud recipient of the Best of the Fest award, recognising the film as amongst the best of the year's independent feature films. Best of Fest Mr Hardy bags the front page The Journal, daily newspaper for Newcastle and the North East had Jim Hardy on the front page recently for their feature about the film claiming it's 'one film that won't have to fish for compliments'.. Read the full article here.
Spectacular review in The Times A biggie and in a quality broadsheet! Read Ken Russell's wonderful review of the film in his weekly film column more.
More UK screeningsMore 'one night only' cinema screenings have been confirmed... Nov 22nd - Newbury Berkshire, Corn Exchange (matinee + early evening) Dec 3rd - Hailsham East Sussex, Hailsham Pavilion Jan 26th 2010 - Newcastle Tyneside Cinema Jan 28th 2010 - Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland, The Maltings Jan 31st 2010 - Norwich Cinema City full details of all screenings Autumn UK screeningsThe first of our 'one night only' cinema screenings are on the way. There will be 10 in total but confirmed so far are... Nov 6th 2009 - Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, Shropshire - 2pm + 8pm (with Q&A after film) Nov 15th 2009 - The Barn Theatre, Torrigington, Devon - 7pm (with Q&A after film) Nov 18th 2009 - The Quad Cinema, Derby Derbyshire - 6.15pm (with Q&A after film)
Mr Hardy in the USAThe DVD can now be bought directly in the US. North American orders placed here will be handled by Film Baby, the independent filmmaker's distributor based in Portland, Oregon. Our Download to Own service is now live with Film Baby and Indieflix are about to launch a streamthe film to rent service. Kirsty and Josh, of Trufflepig USA in Crested Butte, Colorado will meanwhile still handle our Ebay and Amazon sales. Buy in the US.
Cinema screenings...We are constantly arranging 'one night only' cinema screenings in the UK and will post new dates here, as and when. Screenings already completed are:May 17th 2009 - Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema, Penrith, Cumbria - 8pm (with Q&A after film) May 30th 2009 - The Moray Film Festival, Elgin, Scotland - 11am May 31st 2009 - The Picture House, Uckfield, East Sussex - 6pm (with Q&A after film)
Fieldsports Magazine review October 08A great full page review 'relishes and savours' The Lost World of Mr Hardy in this quarters edition of Fieldsports. Read.
On the big screenTaking a leaf from an idea taking off in the States, we have launched a 'crowdsourcing' initiative. This gives you the chance to see the film in cinemas, at your local club or society, and up there on the big screen. Just sign up! Mr Hardy now in the shops and on AmazonThe DVD of Mr Hardy is now available in fishing stores in the U.S. and in Germany, as well as on Amazon in the UK, and the US and coming soon to Amazon.de. If your angling store doesn't have our DVD in stock, ask them to order it from Angler's Book Supply in the States or Etheon Media in Germany.
July 2008 July began with The London UK Film Focus screening the film on the big screen at the BFI cinema in London. It looked wonderful, attracted lots of international attention and compliments from some pretty hardened film sales agents. The film has also been selling well in Australia this month, we didn't know of any press or reviews down there, so if you do, please let us know. June 2008 The Angling Times piece came out on June the 10th, a great double page spread, all about the film and the history of Hardy's, great reading. German fly-fishing magazine FliegenFischen have also published a review, the film "knocked them of their feet" they said, we're assured it's a compliment, meaning it took their breath away!
May 20th 2008 We had a great review in Trout & Salmon magazine this month, read it here. A further review is expected soon in The Angling Times.
April 29th 2008 The Lost World of Mr Hardy has been the subject some great reviews recently, including articles from Fly Fishing & Fly Tying magazine, Pure Piscator website and Fishingmagic.com. Further reviews coming soon from Trout & Salmon magazine, Fish & Fly website and The Angling Times.
April 11th 2008 We are delighted to announce that The Lost World of Mr Hardy has been selected as one of only 12 'breakthrough' films for The London UK Film Focus in June. This event is designed to enhance the promotion and export of the best of British Films for 2008 and is funded by the UK Film Council and Film London. For our modest film it's a terrific endorsement and will bring the film to the attention of the global film industry. It will also be the film's first official outing to the big screen.
February 26th 2008 "Bravo! Encore!"
I have just watched The Lost World of Mr Hardy. Wonderful! I feel like I’ve just been to the cinema and am still totally captured by the experience. What keeps coming to my mind is how this is such a superb, magnificent story, capturing our changing world over the years up until our modern day so very well. How different is the language of today’s contemporary manager! Equally interesting for non-anglers, the film manages to show the real value of craftsmen and of the handmade. Touching interviews. Humour and wisdom. Once again: wonderful!“ Ralf Koss, Journalist (Cologne, Germany)
February 24th 2008 The Lost World of Mr Hardy is now on sale in Japan. Customers can now buy here on this website or in Japan itself from The Andy Murray Society.
February 22nd 2008 The film has finally been released in NTSC format for use in North America and Japan. This edition comes with optional subtitles in Japanese, French and English (hard of hearing).