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The Raptor Filmz Newsletter

 March 2015

 We have a lot going on at the moment, so we thought we'd like to share it with you.

First of all there is our Regal Film Academy Practical Film Making Course, which starts from Saturday 4th April 2015 for 10 weeks, organised & presented by Chris Young and Margo Giannaklis (Masters in Film & Media) of Raptor Filmz! This is a great opportunity for local people young and old alike to try their hand at film-making using professional equipment and hear about the theory as well as the practicalities behind this often wished for art form. For more info go to http://www.raptorfilmz.com/practical-film-course.html , search us on Facebook and Twitter, or call Chris on 0789 9718 775 or the Regal Box Office on 01506 630 085. 

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We also have our Wedding DVDs which we are still very proud to offer nation wide! Our Wedding packages range from Silver (£400) which covers everything from ceremony to first dance, through Gold (£550) which starts from guests arriving and films everything up to hafway through the wedding reception! (with two HD cameras and lapel mics) to our Platinum (£850) which starts with both bride and groom prep, uses two camera operators, three cameras, and we stay with you 'til the end of the night. Are we mad? No, we just enjoy our job :)

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Thirdly, our other area of business is, strangely, teaching English as a foreign language. Don't ask us why – life is a strange and mysterious journey – but that's what we do, and we do it well :) If you or someone you know is/are from overseas and would like to improve your daily communication skills, please contact Young English Schools – we can help! Call Chris on 0789 9718 775 or email chrisyoung@live.jpwww.youngenglishschools.com

 

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Lastly we are also proud to announce the return of our hugely popular comedy satire news sketch show Raptor Newz, written & performed by Chris Young & William Samson, for an alternative look at the world's news. This can be found on our Youtube channel, Website and Twitter feeds, and new episodes are released on the 2nd Friday night of each month. http://www.raptorfilmz.com/viewcategory/42/raptor-newz.html

 

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Also, I'd better mention that in the month of April 2015 we will be moving from our old small office at 1 Michaelson Square, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7DP to our nice new large office at Centrex House, 1 Simpson Parkway, Kirkton Campus, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 7BH. Drop in for a coffee any time.

We're really looking forward to the summer and hope you are too.

Don't forget to follow us on twitter, facebook and Youtube.

http://www.raptorfilmz.com

 

 

 

 

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  Purchase “Tokyomares” by Chris Young on Kindle or the Kindle App for only £1.99

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  Alex Chamberlain, an English teacher in Tokyo, undergoes a supernatural experience while locked within the giant Buddha statue at Kamakura, but this is only the beginning of his nightmarish journey. Has the Buddha unlocked a psychic ability? Or have the quakes triggered his brutal nightmares? Either way, he must cross the threshold and find new confidence within if he is to outwit the Yakuza and save the woman of his dreams.
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Tokyomares
By
Chris Young

   The huge Russian held a gun at Alex’s head.

   Icy rain was falling from the grey-black sky as the screech of car tyres faded off in the distance, and Alex knelt there in a puddle of rainwater and blood on the open expanse of tarmac. His nose was in a splint, and he had bandages on his hand and side. His kidneys throbbed with a dull reawakened pain, and he was looking up at the huge Russian, nicknamed ‘The Bear’, through rain-spattered lenses.

   How on earth had it come to this, he thought. Here, at the very northernmost tip of Japan. He glanced round at the other Russians standing in the rain, watching, doing their best to stem the flow of blood from their gashed wrists.

   Must have all started back inside that giant statue of the Buddha.

   The huge Russian grunted something menacing and unintelligible. Then he cocked the hammer.

   Yes, thought Alex, closing his eyes and dropping his head. The Buddha statue. 

   That’s where it all really started.

   Somewhere a boat sounded a blast on its horn, impatient to disembark.

   Alex had time for one last thought - Where’s the sickle?

   And the hammer fell.

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