I came to the Hare and Hounds just after 6pm to catch the Roy Scammel Stunt Man Extraordinaire talk, where the legendary stuntman would be looking back over his life as a stunt man in film.
Roy Scammell, was the stunt double for Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only and Pierce Brosnan in Goldeneye also doubled as Michael Caine in The Italian Job and drove the iconic red mini through the streets of Turin for the legendary chase scenes in the film.
But when I arrived, the room in which he was airing a video compilation of his best stunts, from those featured in The Italian Job to those seen in James Bond films, was crammed full. Literally.
Although I was slightly sad not to be able to enjoy the seminar, in a slight way it was kind of nice to sit and relax for a little while in the dimly, fire-lit pub, with a drink and reflect on the day and the night ahead.
I noticed some purple Film Fest posters whilst at the bar, and went over to check out what the stand was all about. Turns out they were doing free Lino prints for the film festival, and The Culture Cart running the workshop had been travelling round the festival venues all day.
Before moving on to go and get ready for the Launch Party at Cafe Rouge, I decided to have a little go at making my own Droog print. It didn’t come out too badly actually!