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flimfreak

Help making a documentary on Barrhead/Glasgow gangculture

hello i'm jack, me and my crew are making a documentary on the old Glasgow razor gangs, and current gangscene and we are staying in barrhead which has a bit of a rep as well so to get our feet wet we are making something of a concept film, and so were looking for people involved in the gang culture to be interviewed and let people hear their side of things we can and will blur faces if requested and distort voices so nobody has to worry and i will  pay for the interviews it. so if you know someone or your connected and wanna hear more please respond back to me at ******@******thanks so much for the help

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Gommsta

Don't you think this subject has been done to death?

What would be the purpose of the film? Is it a documentary? What is it trying to achieve? Is it simply poverty/violence porn?

Do you think Glasgow has any more of a problem in this respect than any of the other UK cities, or are you choosing to focus on Glasgow because its somehow acceptable to knock the place. You know, don't let people get above their station and all that. Glasgow is no longer the place it was in the 1970s/80s.

Why don't you make a film that people would actually want to watch, something positive, something glorious, something about the real Glasgow, rather than regurgitating the guff fed to people by the tabloids.
flimfreak

I'm a film student and I'm simply making a film on a subject me and the rest of my crew find interesting I never said anything bad about Glasgow or any city at all and I'd like to think people will watch and enjoy my film but that's my hope and opinion just as your comment saying people wouldn't was yours your tone was kinda attacking but perhaps you were just being passionate and I can respect that so  :) have a nice day
Stuball

Gommsta wrote:

Why don't you make a film that people would actually want to watch, something positive, something glorious, something about the real Glasgow, rather than regurgitating the guff fed to people by the tabloids.


That would be a good idea.... build on our reputation as a friendly city
Vinny the Mackem

Stuball wrote:
Gommsta wrote:

Why don't you make a film that people would actually want to watch, something positive, something glorious, something about the real Glasgow, rather than regurgitating the guff fed to people by the tabloids.


That would be a good idea.... build on our reputation as a friendly city


 
cybers

flimfreak wrote:
I'm a film student and I'm simply making a film on a subject me and the rest of my crew find interesting I never said anything bad about Glasgow or any city at all and I'd like to think people will watch and enjoy my film but that's my hope and opinion just as your comment saying people wouldn't was yours your tone was kinda attacking but perhaps you were just being passionate and I can respect that so  :) have a nice day


You might find people in your chosen subject matter a dman sight more attacking and unfriendly. Channel four have just been told to stay the fcuk out of dodge AKA Posso or their film crew were getting stabbed. What do you feel you bring to the table that would prevent this ? Will you be bringing lots of lovely expensive camera equipment and obviously as your paying for the interviews your wallet ?

Badly thought through first post... We all have our opinions we all know the seedier side of the city but I agree with the general concensus when will some one step forward and produce something showing the positive aspects of the place.
Alex Glass

I would like to offer my services and be interviews

I was a member of a gang for 13 years we ran the whole of the city from a base in the city centre.

If you are looking to interview some of the old guard I would be happy to set it up for you. There are some real characters I am sure they would love to tell you about some of the fights they had in every corner of the city.

No blood was ever shed but a lot of blows were struck that ensure the gang were involved in every single scheme.

Fancy it? Let me know when you are available and oh they won't want to have their faced blurred they are proud to show their faces.
cybers

Even the wans doing dodgy deal in car parks in the dead of night    
Hawick_1987

Alex Glass wrote:
I was a member of a gang for 13 years we ran the whole of the city from a base in the city centre.


...and the 2013 UG Quote Of The Year nominees are...

1) Mr Alex Glass    
Alex Glass

Thank you very much Hawick  

In acceptig my nomination I would like to thank my parents who are both dead now but I have a lot to thank them for. Particularly my Dad who left me with just a pinch of his dry sense of humour.

I would also like to thank the good people of Pollok. this was my part of the city for those 13 years. Some may have challenged me over the years but with the support of my gang we manged to win these regular fights.

Also I need to thank my long suffering wife and my to daughters who had to put up with the constant fear of someone coming to the door.

Thank you to my good friends at Urban Glasgow who have allowed me to be part of their community for the past 5 years. I would like to finish by wishing all nominees good luck.

cybers

Wha'z like us lol      
Alex Glass

Well if people like this don't take us serious why should we take them serious.



   
cybers

It's got to saturation point with the Slash and Stab Glasgow .... No one wants to make a positive documentary... Like most victims its a subject matter thats been done to death. Perhaps one day in the near future someone will be brave enough to be fecking original and not stagger down the well travelled road of the now boring old tedious shyte wheeled out by everyone else.

Oh silly me did I just point out the obvious there ?
like that's never happened before  
Vinny the Mackem

Alex Glass wrote:
I would like to offer my services and be interviews

I was a member of a gang for 13 years we ran the whole of the city from a base in the city centre.

If you are looking to interview some of the old guard I would be happy to set it up for you. There are some real characters I am sure they would love to tell you about some of the fights they had in every corner of the city.

No blood was ever shed but a lot of blows were struck that ensure the gang were involved in every single scheme.

Fancy it? Let me know when you are available and oh they won't want to have their faced blurred they are proud to show their faces.


     
Delmont St Xavier

Alex Glass wrote:
Thank you very much Hawick  

In acceptig my nomination I would like to thank my parents who are both dead now but I have a lot to thank them for. Particularly my Dad who left me with just a pinch of his dry sense of humour.

I would also like to thank the good people of Pollok. this was my part of the city for those 13 years. Some may have challenged me over the years but with the support of my gang we manged to win these regular fights.

Also I need to thank my long suffering wife and my to daughters who had to put up with the constant fear of someone coming to the door.

Thank you to my good friends at Urban Glasgow who have allowed me to be part of their community for the past 5 years. I would like to finish by wishing all nominees good luck.



I think this could inspire a new thread....what would you say if nominated for and won a.....
Stuball

cybers wrote:
Wha'z like us lol      


Damn few and thur aw died!
flimfreak

See everyone getting up in arms but I'm not from Glasgow,Scotland or the uk I'm from Los Angeles and I am lucky enough to study in Glasgow I rather like the city I didn't know it had a violent past till I started to learn more about its history and like it or not this is apart of Glasgows history just like violance is apart of chicagos,new York,philiys, and new jerseys histories and slavery is apart of the southern part of the united states history and yes just like Glasgow THERE'S WAY MORE to those city's then a bad portion of their past but that doesn't change the fact that it is still apart of their history and should not be forgotten my documentary isn't ment to hurt or discredit anyone or anything it's just ment to entertain with facts and first hand accounts from people that were there with that said it is MY documentary and with respect to all here, ill make it on whatever subject I find interesting if you don't wanna watch it then that is your choice and I respect that but Glasgow is so much bigger then my little film and it don't need me to be its pr person it's a great place that really speaks for itself and I'm just mining a tiny portion of this city's history Also mr Alex glass thank you for your offer I'd love to hear from you if it still stands and I'm too tired to proof read this so I'm sure there's some mistakes in there lol
cybers

L.A has a good colour-ful history of violence too or should that be Color. My cousin lives and works there and has done for many years. It's your film as you say you can base it on whatever you wish but you have to at least allow us to voice out subjectively on your topic. It's a forum, it's open to debate. If it involves Glasgow regardless we will watch it and then we will no doubt compare notes on it subjectively with no doubt differing opinions.

Oh and yi need to be watching that Mr Glass he will have the coins out your pocket to pay the council tax.
Marblez

What I want to know is who would he hire to do the subtitles ... Can you imagine your average American being able to understand a broad Glaswegian ... I think not. I suppose Stanly Baxter may be able to help out .... or he might just turn round and say to him awayanbileyerheid ...

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