MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

Rock art photographer Nick Elliott and Andy Blithe, CEO, director and producer of Aturn Films, took a trip back to Nick’s hometown of Peterborough to continue the filming of ‘The Story So Far’, a documentary based on the unique life of Nick.

The emotional visit started at Nick’s family home in Stanground. Once noticing filming taking place , the owners of the property kindly invited Nick inside to walk the familiar floorboards and stand in his childhood bedroom where all his dreams of photography began. Outside Nick was thrilled to meet his old next door neighbours who still reside there and have seen many changes to the street.

Filming continued at Nick’s Secondary School, the Stanground Academy. It was here that Nick met up with fellow photographer and old friend, David Lowndes. The pair had lots to reminisce about from their editorial photography days when they worked side by side at East Midlands Allied Press. David did a photo shoot to accompany Nick’s interview for the local publications, ‘Peterborough Today’ and ‘Peterborough Telegraph’. Nick was honoured to be invited back to visit the Stanground Academy in the near future to deliver an inspirational lecture to its students.

No trip down memory lane would be complete for Nick, without visiting the Peterborough Lido, Peterborough’s historical open air swimming pool. Although the pool itself was closed to the public, Vivacity kindly organised for Nick to enjoy a private visit. Nick was an expert swimmer, and was even considered to represent the UK in the 1972 Munich Olympics. His swim training and abilities all started at the Lido under the watchful eye of his dad and several professional coaches.

The last stop of the day was a visit to the East Midlands Allied Press building, where Nick’s career began as a editorial photographer for the local newspapers and magazines.

It was a successful day of shooting ‘The Story So Far’. Many thanks to Nick’s PA, the capable Annie Brookes for her organisational skills to make this day a triumph. Listen to Nick talk in greater depth about this exciting and sentimental day in upcoming posts.

BACK IN THE ‘BORO

Back In the old home town…

Nick Elliott, rock art photographer, was invited for an interview with Ben Jones, journalist for the ‘Peterborough Telegraph’ and ‘Peterborough Today’ last week.

Nick took time out of his busy schedule to have a good old rabbit with Ben about what he has been up to lately, for a feature in the two Peterborough publications.

The interviews coincided with Nicks recent trip back to his hometown of Peterborough for filming commitments.

If you fancy catching up with what Nick had to say, the interviews will be published in the next edition of ‘Peterborough Telegraph’ and ‘Peterborough Today’ on 22/07/2021, so remember to grab your copy.

“Its quite surreal to do an interview for my hometown local paper, because that’s where my professional career began”. Nick Elliott.

2 GO UTTERLY MAD

The smell of Honeysuckle hangs in the Norfolk air, the sun is shining and with summer in full swing, the boys are going mad again. Our very own Nick Elliott met up with Andy Blithe, CEO, Director and Producer of Aturn Films, for a whole weekend of mischievous shenanigans to continue the filming of. ‘ 2GoMad In Norfolk’

It doesn’t matter where you live in Norfolk, this delightful duo will be filming the continued series near you.

Nick and Andy’s ongoing filming schedule saw them visiting Brancaster, Burnham Market, Burnham Deepdale, South Creake, and Sculthorpe. Many of the local residents are intrigued by the production, and some are already quite familiar with the ‘2GoMad’ series and are thrilled that filming is taking place in their hometown.

If you live in Norfolk look out for the boys in Penthouse 1 ,and come say hello.

We’re watching the football…

“This series is becoming a bigger production than we initially saw it. Im looking forward to the final edit and distribution to Netflix, Amazon, and terrestrial TV.” Nick Elliott

READ ALL ABOUT IT

John Kerrison, a freelance photojournalist for Norfolk Magazine and Norfolk and Suffolk Magazine publications , caught up with our favourite rock art photographer Nick Elliott, at Brundall Bay Marina for a swashbuckling interview onboard Norfolk’s almost famous Penthouse 2 boat.

John has interviewed Nick several times previously for the Norfolk publications, however there was still much to talk about with all Nick’s new and upcoming projects.

Further information will be released shortly regarding the dates of publication so you can read all about it.

“Great to see my dear friend again. John is very good at what he does, so I know it will be a mean interview.” Nick Elliott.

New showreel – check it out

The 1st of two showreels produced and directed by the talented Andy Blithe of Aturn Films , has had the gate checked and wrapped, ready for viewing. The three minute showreel is packed with previously unseen footage of Rock Art Photographer Nick Elliott doing what he does best.

The showreel will be distributed to various film companies, directors, TV production companies, and Independent Film companies. Its aim is to introduce Nick Elliott to the endless possibilities of the world of moving images. The showreel will also be distributed across the UK and USA to entrepreneurs and venues to support his UK and USA tours.

“It was great fun to do this and it has kinda made me realise how much I have done in this business. Im looking forward to working in this genre”. Nick Elliott

Click on the link above to check it out.

ITALIAN TV INTERVIEW IN FULL….CHECK IT OUT

Nick wowed his Italian fanbase with an extraordinary live interview for Italian mainstream TV and Radio. Nick was thrilled to be interviewed by the delightful Teresa Andreozzi for Italian ONAIR TV and Radio Canale Italia. Breaking down the language barrier was Giuseppe Ciprianio who provided his interpretation services.

Nicks first Italian TV appearance and Radio interview was well received by the Italian public who are proven to be keen to learn a lot more about our favourite UK photographer.

The invaluable Raffy Clementi, who manages Nicks Italian exhibitions and social media presence, expertly organised both TV and radio appearances bringing a little bit more of Nick Elliott to the Italian public.

‘It was a first for me to do an international TV/radio interview. I’ve done many in the UK. It was fantastic to connect with collectors of my work and my Italian fanbase”. Nick Elliott

Q & A PART 9

1Q. Out of all the things that you do, what makes you the most excited? (Kirsty Sheffield UK)

1A. Knowing that I have got a great shot, after I’ve taken it. I instinctively know when I’ve captured a face melter.

2Q. On the radio you always seem very jolly. What makes you laugh? (A Donovan London UK)

2A. People with good humour, sarcasm and wit. The kind that just bats back-and-forth with ease.

3Q. Do you remember the very first photo you ever took? (Richard Rushby Whitby UK)

3A. That was a picture at the pleasure beach at Great Yarmouth, and it was of the pirate on the rollercoaster. I think it’s still there.

4Q. I live on the west coast of the USA. Will USA Tour come to California? (B Donaldson USA)

4A. Hopefully it will. There are plans for multiple tours starting off in the south east states of USA. Our plan is to do all the states at some point.

5Q. What do you think to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers? (J Carter UK)

5A. I think they are a fucking good band. Would love the opportunity to work with them .

Thank you for all your questions please keep them rolling in. If you have anything you would like to ask Nick please send it to Benicebond@icloud.com.

ROCK AND ROLL RADIO

Nick was recently invited to be a special guest on the ‘Saturday Night Rock Show’ hosted by the talented Stuart Pink, the recording of the interview takes place next week, and the interview will be broadcast via Londons Phoenix FM Radio on Saturday, the 17th of April 2021.

Nick is excited to chat with Stuart about his career in the rock photography industry, his upcoming and much anticipated UK to USA tour, and his Dark Art that has shaped his life and photography born from his personal experiences of a noxious relationship and loss. Also up for discussion is Nick’s Rockumentary series with the love song loser Jon Peach, and the band taking the music industry by storm, Dead Reynolds.

“Should be a great show looking forward to talking to Stuart about what’s been going on and what we have to look forward to. It’s a big story”. (Nick Elliott)

Catch up with Nick on Phoenix FM London, for all the latest news.

2 ON THE RADIO

Andy Blithe and Nick will be special guests on BBC Radio Norfolk next week, discussing their new TV series ‘2 Go Mad In Norfolk’, with Kirstene Thorne at 08:20 on 10/04/2021

The delightful duo will be talking about the exclusive concept of ‘2 Go Mad’ and how it has evolved into it’s mischievously entertaining design. Andy and Nick will give a sneak preview into the shows content, and how their 10 year friendship has been a stable foundation to the dynamics of the show. The BBC TV have also shown an interest in broadcasting a feature with the couple.

Meanwhile filming for ‘2 Go Mad’ restarts this month in various locations around Norfolk. The boys will be travelling around the county sampling local tourist attractions and Norfolk novelties , with their impish shenanigans adding hilarity to the events. Keep a look out for Penthouse 1 and the boys on their travels.

“Little bit of a diversion for me this project, being one that’s going to be a regularly broadcasted show. Very much looking forward to it and to having a lot of laughs and a lot of giggles, can’t wait. Andy and I have been close friends for the past 10 years, and to do a project like this, I think, the only way that it can really work is if we have a real serious bond between ourselves, and a really good vibe. I love Andy, he’s a top man and I think this is going to be something really exciting”. (Nick Elliott)

COMING TO AMERICA

Nick’s UK to USA tour is gathering momentum as more tour dates, venues and public appearances are added to this much anticipated event.

elliottstudios continue to be busy preparing the tour merchandise and working closely with Brenda Cline, Nick’s USA management, in securing promotional dates across several US states.

The UK to USA Tour will be kicking off in October 2021, dates and venues have already been provisionally booked in Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Nick will be promoting the event via TV, radio, print, and interviews all taking place stateside prior to the tour commencing.

Negotiations are still in progress for appearances at The Leon Russell Studio in Tulsa, The Woody Guthrie Centre (in conjunction with a Nick Elliott exhibition at this illustrious rock photographers Museum), and several casinos would like to add Nick to their after dinner shows.

Andy Blithe will accompany Nick to continue ‘The Story So Far’ documentary, charting Nick’s unique career and enviable talent behind the lens.

Further information and all tour dates will be confirmed by elliottstudios soon.