‘We are delighted to confirm that you have successfully achieved a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for ‘Most co-writers credited for a film’. We would like to congratulate you on your record-breaking achievement. You are OFFICIALLY AMAZING'
The co-writers of ‘50 Kisses’ are now WORLD RECORD HOLDERS and will appear in the next Guinness Book Of Records!
That’s what we just heard from the people at the Guinness Book Of Records!
To celebrate we have a special ceremony and screening at BAFTA this Friday (tix here). We’d love to see you there.
We realised we had a shot at this record with 50 Kisses last year, and since then have quietly plugged away, documenting and qualifying the record attempt at each step, culminating at the premiere in February. And here we are… WORLD RECORD HOLDERS!
What does this mean?
For the writers of 50 Kisses, it’s another accolade on their CV, something that will help them in their future career. Something that is unquestionably newsworthy too – it’s time for us all to pick up the phone and call the press and tell them about this extraordinary achievement!
So congratulations to the 50 Kisses writers (in no particular order), you are in the Guinness Book Of Records…!
Marc Lockier, Larry Diamond, Tina Lowe, Ross Aitken, Sarah Page, Rhys Howell, Phil Berard, Louise McCooey, Nathan Gower, Oliver Drew, Arron Ferguson, Anne-Marie Draycott & Charity Trimm, Kirsty McConnell, Jennifer Leigh Allen, Stephen O'Brien, Chris Mueller, Emily Salter, K Satchwell, Jess Smith, Nick Grills, Mark Jones, Rob Burke, Sue Whitting, Phil Charles, Nigel Karikari, Peter Carruthers, Nina Haerland, Andrew Turvil, John Thornton, Gabriella Apicella, Tracey Flynn, Mark Pallis, Vanessa Yardley, Jesco Puluj, Ryan La Via, Kulvinder Gill, Honor Flaherty, James Howard, Mac McSharry, Kenneth J Lemm, David Griffith, Nathanael Bauer, Richard Green, Stephen Cooper, Sam Heydon, Christopher D Bacon, Nick Luddington, Jo Buckman, Rachel McAdam and Lloyd Morgan.
Looking back at ’50 Kisses’, I am amazed how far we have come from that initial idea to connect writers with filmmakers and platform their work.
Sure there have been bumps in the road, but we have achieved so much together.
We have made a terrific feature film, a British Film that out performed most British films at the box office on the weekend of release.
And now we are in the Guinness Book Of Records…!
But most of all, 50 Kisses got writers writing (AND rewriting).
It got filmmakers collaborating with writers and into action, making their own movies.
It gave writers access to the production process and for many, offered up multiple versions of their one screenplay (Project NEIL for instance).
I am so very proud of our entire team who slogged for two years, bringing it all together with zero budget. You guys are OUTSTANDING!
But most of all, I am inspired by ALL the writers and ALL filmmakers who took a chance, those who wrote a script or made a film. And there are filmmakers like Anil Rao and Stare Yildrim who pour their heart out in their films and support all the other filmmakers, writers like Tracey Flynn and Mark Pallis who continues the marathon where so many others have become spectators… Then there are the writers and filmmakers like Nidhi Gupta and Dave Buick who have NOTHING invested in 50 Kisses, but who still continue to contribute and go the distance. And of course the original team headed up by Gail Hackston.
YOU ROCK! ALL OF YOU!
Success lies in the taking of courageous action, and then in staying the distance, even in the face of unforeseen adversity.
I will never forget the ‘50 Kisses experience’. Never.