Spotted the rather extravagant claim in the Kent on Sunday, that a film which you and I apparently invested in, is a boost to the economy.
Kent Council bunged a £20,000 "investment" into the movie "Age of Heroes", alright it's a trivial amount, but according to the article, this investment has in return resulted in an inward investment of £42,800 according to "officials".
I have to say "Age of Heroes" as far as I can recall, never made it as far as the local cinema, still presumably some speciality suppliers of DVD's will be stocking this classic.
If nothing else this is an intriguing new line of investment strategy for public money, anyway I'm currently working up a film script myself, the central character is a sad git middle aged blogger, keeping tabs on a county council run by clueless Conservatives employing more witless "officers" on hundred thousand pound salaries than you can point a stick at, further more in the background old peoples homes are closed, school travel cut, millions lost in Iceland and child services failing, oh and millions spent on PR to cover it up.
Shortly I shall be contacting the Kent Film Office, I recon 20, 30, 40 grand should be enough for me to develop the script "Age of Cretins" a bit further, and I promise to invest it mostly in Kent but I do need a holiday.