About the Book
But in 2017, Hutchings screened his 2nd Thingy at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival and all was not well. He was so dissatisfied with how the film played, he cut almost half of the scenes, restructured what was left and shot an additional 15 minutes, all in an effort to fully realise what he felt the film was trying to be. A new-trailer-shared-on-Instagram-later, and Italian Art-Film label Carboluce showed interest in seeing the full film.
By the end of 2018, the new version of Freelance Giggle-oh had played to the general public in Milan and was distributed on-demand worldwide by Carboluce.
This deluxe edition of Thingyfesto is the product of Hutchings' 7 years of filmmaking-trial-and-error experience. Part filmmaking manifesto and part comedy tie-in book, Thingyfesto is comprised of the 10 tongue-in-cheek filmmaking principals he has discovered as he made his first two Thingys as well as chapters of additional material inspired by the characters and scenes of Freelance Giggle-oh.
Thingyfesto is an in-depth look at Hutchings' filmmaking techniques in-dispersed with Hutchings' further adventures to the centre of hilarity.
"A Walter Mitty for the digital age in a comedy
kaleidoscope of imagination."
Co-Director, N-Life Network
"A totally self-produced, visionary work by
the ironical and multi-talented Daniel Hutchings.
Freelance Giggle-oh is a richly structured comical mix of
eccentric characters that winks at Monty Python."
Features & Details
Presents Inc brings the feature-length art comedies, or Thingys, of Daniel Hutchings to the screen. Each Thingy has an accompanying book that illuminates the thoughts and considerations that went into the making of each Thingy. These book are brought to you by Presents Inc. See all of Hutchings' Thingys in full and for free at PresentsInc.com. Free films from a free filmmaker for free imaginations.