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MEDIA, SOLD OUT SCREENING & IQ TESTS

April 27th, 2010

Hello boys and girls…

I hope you’re all doing great on this Tuesday morning!
I’m listening to the Howard Stern show right now on Sirius XM- it’s the one thing that keeps me sane during the day so I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. The topic at hand as I write this blog is IQ tests. Howard is planning on setting up some IQ tests for his staff so should be interesting to hear what the results are. Everyone is taking bets on who’s stupider. Are these tests still given out?? Have any of you ever taken this test? There’s a few people I can think of that I would love to have examined.

IQ tests aside, I’ve been extremely busy these last few weeks getting ready for Hot Docs and doing a bunch of press. Hopefully you’ve all seen or read the various coverage. We’ve been featured in the National Post, the Globe & Mail, the Scarborough Mirror, Now Magazine, Breakfast Television, NewsTalk 1010, 680 News, eTalk, Post City Magazine, CBC, AOL, Daytime Toronto, Doc Space, York Region Newspaper, Omni, Suite 101, Associated Press, Bravo and Toronto Life Magazine.

There’s more to come so stay tuned and if you haven’t joined our Facebook fan page yet please do so and spread the word:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/GI-PRODUCTIONS/291766843154?ref=ts

Well, the big premiere of THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE is this Friday and I’m happy to report that tickets have sold out for the Royal Cinema!! There’s still some tickets available for the second screening at the Cumberland theatre. Hope you can all make it out…it’s gonna be a good time! I’m still working out the details but it looks we’re going to set up a little watermelon eating contest before the screening. News cameras are welcome to come out and cover the contest. Also, if anybody out there wants to go head to head with Furious Pete, start doing your stretching exercises NOW!

By the way, if anybody wants to pick up tickets for the screening on Sunday May 9th to this link:

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/the_story_of_furious_pete

Ok, that’s it for now. Peace and good vibes to you all!

G.

BIG NEWS!

March 24th, 2010

The plan was to write about the big announcement yesterday but I got sucked into a whirlwind that I could not get out of!

Ok, so here it is.

At 9:30am I was at a press conference as the announcements were made for the line-up for Hot Docs 2010. I’ve been sitting on this news for a weeks now and it’s been killing me so indulge me as I bust out the caps to say:

I AM VERY PROUD AND EXCITED THAT MY DOCUMENTARY HAS BEEN SELECTED TO APPEAR IN THE LARGEST DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA…AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN THE WORLD!!

Ok, I feel better now. For those who don’t know the story, or haven’t seen the new trailer, please take a few minutes and check out: http://www.furiouspetedocumentary.com/ for more.

After the press conference, Pete and I did a bunch of interviews with Bravo, CP24, Etalk/CTV, Rogers TV, Canadian Press, National Post, CBC, and Toronto Star. It was strange being on the other side of things after spending 17 years being the guy on TV who asks the questions. There really is an art form in learning how to say the same thing differently every time!

Anyway, I will be posting those interviews as soon as possible.

And so it begins. I can’t wait for everybody to come out for the premiere. We have 3 screenings scheduled during Hot Docs as of right now. Visit the following link for more info:

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/the_story_of_furious_pete

And here is the official poster for the film:

FP POSTER 1

That’s it for now. More updates coming soon!
Peace and good vibes,
G.

A NEW DECADE

January 7th, 2010

Wow, it’s been a loooooooong time since my last update!

Ok, let’s see if I can sum up the last few months…I started a new production company called G.I. Productions, and I produced/directed a crazy documentary about one of the greatest professional competitive eaters in the world who ironically also happens to be a former anorexic. That doc is called THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE and I am very excited to share it with everyone.

By the way, go to www.furiouspetedocumentary.com to see a 2 minute promo if you are so inclined.

Right now, we are entering various film festivals around the world trying to create some buzz before the doc eventually airs on Omni Television sometime in 2010.

In between that production, I managed to produce and direct 3 PSA’s, all of which can be seen at www.youtube.com/gtsioutsioulas.

What else?? Oh yeah, on the on air front…my travel show The Hospitality Guide was picked up by CTV’s Travel + Escape and I’ve also been hosting something called The Film Can on Treasure HD which basically entails me watching, reviewing and introducing classic movies.

On a side note, right now I’m listening to a fantastic song by The Flaming Lips called ‘the sparrow looks up at the machine’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7BdGmJRHFY Love it!!

Some other very exciting projects are in the works so I’ll have more news on that soon.

Aside from work, my little Dude is growing at an alarming rate! Hands down, he’s the best thing in my life….I’m going to kiss him now.

A new decade is here ladies and gentlemen and I’m excited for what comes next! The best is yet to come…stay tuned!!!images