I haven’t had time to write about this because things are really hectic these days. The second part of the Bugarach translation is nearly ready to go out the door: just some final tweaks and proofreading to be done. I listened to Minister of Chance over the summer and I’ve been meaning to listen to it again before writing about it, but I’ve not even had time to do that.
Very briefly then: it’s a fun, funny, fantasy adventure with lots of respected British actors, funded by the fans and professionally produced. It’s a “sonic movie”, which is best described as like a radio drama, but with vastly improved acting and sound effects. Try it. It is free to download, can be listened to anywhere (although personally I recommend doing so while peacefully ensconced in a comfy chair with a large drink of whatever’s appropriate for the season to hand) and you are allowed – nay, positively encouraged – to pass it on to friends.
The Minister of Chance is the groundbreaking sonic movie starring Julian Wadham, Jenny Agutter, Jed Brophy, Lauren Crace, Paul Darrow, Philip Glenister, Tamsin Greig, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann. It’s free to download from www.ministerofchance.com or iTunes.
The Minister of Chance YouTube channel
By the way, helping to fund the next installment gives you access to goodies. I might put a photo of mine online later. It’s a postcard signed by two Doctors, Avon, Frances Tomelty and, um, Squiggle. Oh well. Maybe all will be revealed in the final scene.
- Queen awards OBE to Jenny Agutter (itv.com)