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It is with great pleasure that I’d like to share some informal feedback that I have received on various Beg Steal Borrow films.

First of all, the great Mohsen Makhmalbaf contacted me briefly to write: “I like En Attendant Godard.”

Secondly, the prolific Josh Hyams also wrote to say that that he “thought your films are beautiful.”

And thirdly, the excellent academic David H. Fleming wrote to say:

China: A User’s Manual: I adored it. Really. It spoke with me. To me. It was like memories and thoughts I too have had. A prosthetic memory. Like I was on the back of the screen mirror. I knew some of the stories of course from talking to you. But they were also like reruns of my memories. Memories I did not know we shared. It’s so dense and yet light and free. Antonioni, Marker, the third-image. The epistolary form so like Montesquieu’s Persian Letters in light and sound. I had read almost all the books and stories you mentioned. Knew all the films and scenes you were referencing. The news stories and made up ones too. And recognised a China that I know and feel. I felt like you were talking to me. And wondered if it was not me, and I did not know you, would it be the same. We need to do something with this film out here.

“I really like Common Ground, too. Haunting… It was a dream-like recollection of Afterimages and to a lesser extend En Attendant Godard. Totally appreciate you sending them. A breath of fresh air.”

What wonderful feedback from such esteemed people. I am humbled, but also inspired by this feedback. Many thanks! Let’s carry ourselves with confidence to the next Beg Steal Borrow shoot, provisionally titled Endemic, scheduled for shooting in France in July 2013!

The first review of Common Ground has been posted online – with hopefully many more to follow.

Trent Griffiths, who blogs under the name Dusty Roar, has been particularly warm about Common Ground, making us blush with embarrassment.

You can read the review here.

As per the review, we hope that the film makes some festival screenings soon!

The Internet Movie Database page for Common Ground has been created – meaning that the film is one step closer to being real in the eyes of the world.

The film has also been submitted to various festivals – and so fingers are crossed that the film will soon be screened in various places.

If you want a copy, want to arrange a screening, or know anyone who might – then please put them in touch with us.

As for the IMDb link, to see the page click here.

The first trailer for Common Ground has been placed on YouTube.

To take a look at the trailer, which features music by The King’s Will, click here.