Another Leicestershire screening for Do Something, Jake

Following the resounding successes of the UK World Premiere in the Midlands and the London Premiere, I am now promoting the next screening of DO SOMETHING, JAKE at MMC Sunday 20 January 2019 7pm (plus meeting and networking in the bar area from 6pm and also after the screening). Certificate ’15’. Tickets £4.75 pp available from The Box Office – call 0116 2304877.Laugh out loud moments are threaded throughout this Midlands set thriller with a heart of gold.” — Fiona Whitelaw [Dmovies]More details, trailers and other details on the Official Movie Website


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Successful London Premiere attracts Celebrities

I’m delighted to report that feature film Do Something, Jake had an incredibly successful London Premiere on 15th November at the 5-star Courthouse Hotel. Many television personalities and film enthusiasts packed into the cinema to see this unique ‘indie’ film that, once again, gripped the audience and culminated in applause and acclaim in the video reports and reviews that followed.

Mia Mills, Jamie Alderson, arrivals for the Do Something Jake Uk Premiere, The Couthouse Hotel London. 15.11.18PHOTOGRAPH BY Terry Scott / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Terry Scott / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

This sets a nice platform for the upcoming screenings, estimated to take place early in 2019. As part of the Raya Films marketing team, I will be promoting these events to be announced here and on the Do Something, Jake Official Website

Many television personalities turned out to support Do Something, Jake including Jackson Kneeshaw [photo: Toby Johnson]

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World Premiere Success

As mentioned in my previous post, I am now involved in promotion with Raya Films Recently, the feature film Do Something, Jake had its World Premiere at the Odeon Cinema, Loughborough (UK). The event was a resounding success and provides a platform for further theatrical screenings in the UK and worldwide.

James Smith (director) and Caroline Spence (screenwriter-producer) with the Odeon Team. Photo: David Ward.

Caroline Spence, screenwriter-producer. Photo: David Ward.

I will be continuing to promote Do Something, Jake and other films – For sales and marketing, please contact Raya Films FAO: Eugenie C Smith

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From Books to Film

Following publication of five books, it is a natural progression for Eugenie to become involved in the world of film and she has now joined the marketing team for a slate of feature films by Raya Films

Raya Films’ debut feature Do Something, Jake will premiere initially at the Odeon Cinema, Loughborough, Leicestershire (UK) on 20th September, 2018 followed by screenings in London and New York.

WORLD PREMIERE ticket details (Odeon Cinemas via ourscreen) are on the Official DO SOMETHING, JAKE Website

Please book early for this RED CARPET EVENT.

“Having been involved in publicising my own writing work for many years through public speaking, exhibitions, traditional press, and now social media, working in film presents new challenges, but also many possibilities to use my background and experience.”

Eugenie heads up the Midlands (UK) marketing push for Do Something, Jake and other films on the Raya Films’ roster, including Agent Kelly, whilst New York publicist, Kelly Carthens, of ‘Mizz Kelly PR’ covers the USA.

“Raya Films has developed a strong women-in-film team,” says Raya Films’ director, James Smith, “not through any intended effort, but simply because we work with people who have the talent and can sustain the knocks – often, they just happen to be women.”

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Memories of Meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger

Appearing on television in Columbus, Ohio in 1967 with fellow guest, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

I remember Arnold had just won the title of Mr Universe, 1967. We were both in our twenties and guests on the popular ‘Spook Beckman’ show, WLWC-TV Channel 4 Columbus Ohio. Since then, the channel has changed to WCMH-TV.

I was promoting my first book entitled Between Two Worlds and appearing on the show as part of the promotion. I remember Arnold and I were seated together waiting for Spook Beckman to call us into the studio, having been told to go on when a green light came on. As it was such a long time ago, and there was no VHS or DVDs in those days, I sadly have no visual memory of the occasion. I do, however, remember the shy young man with a strange accent and how friendly and courteous he was. I am so pleased that from then on, he went from success to success.

More details will be in my forthcoming memoirs following on from my Travel Trilogy

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Success of travel trilogy inspires further memoirs

I have been delighted by the response to my three travel memoirs since publication some years ago. The experiences of my husband, Brian, and myself – sailing through France in the 1980s, selling property, sailing in Spain, and promoting music and films in the Caribbean – were the inspiration for the three books. I am pleased that so many people have enjoyed reading about our adventures during those days.

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During the 1960s/1970s, Brian worked as an engineer. His work took him to various countries around the world, including Africa. I accompanied him to Nigeria, West Africa where we lived for five years at the tail end of the colonial period, returning to England at intervals for three months’ home leave. Following Nigeria, we lived in Torquay, Devon, England prior to spending two years in America, where my first book entitled Between Two Worlds was published. Our travels then continued, this time to the Republic of South Africa, where Brian was employed as a Satellite Tracking Engineer (NASA) near Johannesburg for three years, before moving to the beautiful city of Cape Town to enjoy a further two years.

Eugenie (bottom, 1st left) and Brian Smith (top, second from left)

West Africa. Eugenie (bottom row, 1st left) and Brian Smith (top row, arms folded)

The success of my light-hearted trilogy of travel memoirs in later years has inspired me to write about the early days of our travel adventures throughout Africa. Entitled Remembering Africa, and soon to be published, I hope will give my readers as much pleasure.

In the meantime, Vin Rouge, Fiestas and a Small Boat, Vino Tinto, Villas & Sailing, Rum, Fun and Sun in Barbados are available in paperback or Kindle formats via Amazon

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Trilogy of Travel Memoirs Makes Good Holiday Reading

Motoring through the French Canals in the eighties and then sailing and working in Spain were great experiences, which I have enjoyed sharing with my readers over the past few years.

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Rum, Fun and Sun in Barbados (#1 Amazon Best Seller) is the last in the trilogy and proving to be very popular. I endeavoured to capture the magic of the beautiful island of Barbados, bringing back memories revealed in the following extract from the book:

Making our way to the beach, we sat on two abandoned chairs. Another, beautiful, sultry, balmy evening. The heat of the day was fading as yachts bobbed at anchor, making us feel very nostalgic about our yachting days gone by. A few beach vendors were busily dismantling their stalls, which had been set up in the shade of the palm trees. In the distance, the sound of melodic steel drums.

On the horizon, the golden sun slowly began to dip…

The song, Sunset Tonight, from the album, Ghost of the Wind, by The James Ryan Project captures the atmosphere of this magical tropical island – the lyrics adding romanticism to the finale of this book

I am pleased that so many people from various parts of the world have enjoyed reading the experiences that my husband and I enjoyed whilst sailing and working in France, Spain, and the Caribbean.

I am now writing about our experiences in Africa and news of this work will of course be published on this blog.

Eugenie C Smith (Mrs)

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