New interview – Tom Felton talks about his documentary “Tom Felton: Meet the Fanatics.”

TULSA WORLD published an interview with Tom about the documentary “Tom Felton: Meet the Fanatics.” for BBC Three. Tom took time for a phone interview to talk about his documentary (we reported here) and his trip to Tulsa (we reported here).

Fans of the “Harry Potter” movies want to see Tom Felton.

Felton wants to meet fans who crush on things like “Harry Potter.”

Consider the meeting arranged.

Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” films, is going behind the camera to direct a documentary about fandom for BBC Three. The first stop on his pop culture convention tour will be Wizard World Tulsa, scheduled Nov. 7-9 at Cox Business Center. Come see him and you may wind up in documentary footage.

According to a BBC announcement, the documentary will be titled “Tom Felton: Meet the Fanatics.”

While on set in Spain for another project, Felton took part in a phone interview to talk about the documentary and his pending trip to Tulsa.

“The whole thing is based around ‘super fans’ and what makes them such a great part of society,” Felton said. “I’ve been lucky enough to have been going to conventions now since I was 14 years old, and I didn’t really know what to make of them at first. I found them a little strange, and I didn’t know quite how to react.”

Over time, Felton “got it.” He wants to share it.

“I think a lot of people think that it’s OK to be crazy passionate about a football team or a sports team of any kind, but for some reason when they hear that middle-aged men are obsessed with ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Harry Potter,’ that (is perceived) as a weird thing,” he said.

“I want to change the perception of that and show what an amazing, positive world it is and how it completely changes peoples’ lives and brings a lot of happiness to a lot of people. I think people forget sometimes that TV and film and all these things that people are passionate about are more than just pastimes. They give a lot of people a real reason to look forward to every day.”

Felton said one of the amazing things about conventions — and one of the things he wants to show — is how they bring people together. The types of people who flock to cons may not have had an opportunity to meet like-minded folks 20 or 30 years ago.

“Now they have these amazing places where there is no judgment and there are no sort of outside idiots to ridicule them,” he said. “It’s just all about positivity and sharing each other’s passions about it. There are a lot of people I have met who have said they met their best friend or their wife or their partner at one of these cons, and that’s part of the reason why we want to highlight all of this positive stuff.”

Questions Felton will attempt to answer: What separates a fan from a super fan? What makes people go from passionate to obsessive — and why is that a good thing and not a bad thing? Why does the rest of the world attach a stigma to con-goers?

Felton said he knows some fans take things to extremes, but passions are something that should be celebrated.

“There are people that spend hundreds of hours designing a costume or writing their own science fiction or getting together and starting clubs,” he said.

“That should be a world that people want to be part of. … Part of (the resistance is others) don’t understand and they have never had an insight to be that passionate about something. I know my attitude towards it was I didn’t really understand it at first and then, after a couple of cons, I saw, wow, if I was half as passionate as some of these guys are about shows that haven’t aired for 10 years, I would be having a very happy time.”

Felton said Wizard World Tulsa and a convention in the U.K. are the only cons he will attend for documentary purposes. The documentary won’t be con-centric. It will be people-centric.

“I think it’s a world that has evolved a hell of a lot over the last 10 years, even since I have been doing it,” he said, adding that he intends to talk with celebrities and actor friends to get their perspective on fan culture.

credit: TULSA WORLD

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photo credit: @Ambs_O

Tom Felton Confirmed For Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa

 

 

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Tom Felton has confirmed with Feltbeats that he will be in attendance at November’s Wizard World Comic Con taking place November 7-9th at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa Oklahoma. He will be attending Saturday and Sunday only, and be participating in Autograph Sessions, Photo Ops, and Q&A Panels. Single day tickets can be purchased here (the 3 day pass is sold out), or you can purchase the Tom Felton VIP experience by clicking here. Having experienced the VIP Experience at Wizard World Chicago a couple years back, the VIP package is the way to go. The VIP experience includes the following:

Tom Felton VIP’s get:

ADMISSION/VIP ACCESS/EXTRAS
• Tulsa Comic Con 3-Day Weekend Ticket
• Exclusive Tom Felton VIP Badge
• All VIP attendees will receive a limited-edition, exclusive Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1 Variant Cover by Mike Grell! Mike Grell will be on hand to sign (autograph fees may apply). Only 3,000 copies will be printed! Extremely Limited!
• VIP’s get onto the show floor 30 Minutes before regular attendees on Saturday & Sunday!
• VIP Speedpass for Autographs & Photo Ops for Tom Felton
Note: VIP Badge, Photo Op and Autograph Tickets will be provided at VIP registration

LITHOGRAPHS
• Tom Felton 11″x17″ Lithograph

AUTOGRAPHS
• (1) Tom Felton 8″ x 10″ Photo (Your Choice) with Signature Ticket – You can have him sign this photo OR another item on-site
Note: Autograph Tickets will be provided at VIP registration. Autograph ticket will be collected at the Celebrity booth for redemption.

PHOTO OPS
• (1) Photo Op with Tom Felton
Note: Photo Op Tickets will be provided at VIP registration. Photo Op ticket will be collected at the Photo Ops booth for redemption

PANEL
• Guaranteed seating at the Tom Felton panel

Show Hours: 
Friday, November 7, 2014 – 3pm – 8pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014 – 11am – 5pm

 

As always, there is always the chance of cancellation due to work or personal commitments. Please keep that in mind when planning your trip to Tulsa. Stay tuned to Feltbeats for more information on his schedule at the event, as well as his appearance there.

Tom Felton’s directorial debut to be on BBC3 in “Tom Felton: Meet the Fanatics”

According to Broadcast, BBC3 commissioning editor for features, formats and Fresh documentaries Elliot Reed unveiled six new documentaries yesterday, one of which was the project for which Tom has created @feltonsfanatics.

Tom will not only be the front man of the show, but this will also be his directorial debut.

The documentary will be 60-minutes long and is currently entitled Tom Felton: Meet the Fanatics (currently a working title and will possibly change).

BBC3 has released a synopsis of the documentary, which also reveals that Tom will attend Wizard World Tulsa and Comic Con Birmingham (though the latter has not confirmed this on their site).

TOM FELTON: MEET THE FANATICS (W/T)

In November 2014 Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter) will be in the midst of Convention season heading to Tulsa to attend one of the world’s largest film and TV cult festivals Wizard World and on this side of the Atlantic attending Comic Con at Birmingham’s NEC. Every year thousands of super fans come together at these locations – wearing elaborate and intricate costumes – to meet the ‘real’ people behind their favourite shows. For the young men and women who attend it can be a life changing and often overwhelming experience as they meet the stars they’ve idolised for years.

For Tom the convention tour has been part of his life for over a decade, but now as an adult and with some distance from the franchise that made him world famous, Tom wants to take a step back and look at the conventions from the side of the super fan – attempting to understand for the first time why these young people become so attached to these fantastical books, movies and TV series and more importantly by spending time with fans and hearing from his celebrity friends and co-stars ask: when does a fan become a fanatic?

1×60′, director and presenter is Tom Felton. Executive producer: Colleen Flynn and Andrew Palmer from KEO Films. Commissioning editor for the BBC is Elliot Reed.

If you would like to put yourself forward for consideration for the documentary, you can follow @feltonsfanatics and send Tom an email to feltonsfanatics@icloud.com.

We will be sure to keep you updated!

Tom attends the IWC Gala Dinner in honour of the BFI

As we reported on Twitter yesterday, Tom attended the IWC Gala Dinner that was hosted to honour the opening of the British Film Institute‘s 58th London Film Festival.

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We now have a lot photos of Tom and Jade at the Gala, which can be seen below.

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Tom Felton’s new project – A documentary about worlds biggest super fans

Last Wednesday, Tom released a new project, which he makes.

A documentary exploring some of the worlds biggest super fans. Email feltonsfanatics@icloud.com with your stories for a chance to be involved!

He tweeted:

Calling all super fans! What are you fanatical about? Send your stories to feltonsfanatics@icloud.com for a chance to take part in a new documentary I’m making. Passionate, weird and wonderful all welcome, get in touch! Thank you x
Oh and follow @feltonsfanatics for updates and news on the project. Very excited to get started! Ready set go x

F O L L O W —> @FeltonsFanatics

He tweeted on this account @feltonsfanatics :

Welcome one and all. When emailing in your stories, please include your age and where you live. Thank you! Excited to get reading! x
and yes I will be reading them personally
Tell me what it is your fanatical about and why it makes you so happy. Where did the passion come from? Why you couldn’t live without it? x

Do you have a good story for Tom? Then send him your story:

feltonsfanatics@icloud.com

Yesterday, he tweeted:

Thank you so much for all your emails! Had a lot of fun reading what makes you all fanatics.First day on the ground 2moro! Watch this space

And it seems, that his first day on the ground was at the Destination Star Trek Convention in London today.

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Thanks to Amber and Comic Con Cave for the pics.

A few fans were lucky to take a picture with Tom.

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Thanks to Jamie, Sohflay, Brandon and Becky for the photos.

Do you have a good story for Tom? Then send him your story:

feltonsfanatics@icloud.com

F O L L O W —> @FeltonsFanatics

The effect Felton – Almeria and Tom Felton’s upcoming film ‘Clavius’ + new pic

La Voz De Almeria.es published an article about Kevin Reynolds, the director of Tom’s upcoming film Clavius. The filming in Malta are completed and Kevin Reynolds is already in Almeria / Spain , the next station for shooting of Clavius. The article is in Spain, click h e r e.

But we translated the last part of the article:

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Since the news of the shooting of ‘Clavius​​’ jumped to the media, this production has again put on the map of international cinema to Almería, almost a year after the filming of ‘Exodus’. A promotion can be multiplied through the social networking activity of one of its protagonists.

With a legion of fans for his role in the ‘Harry Potter’ saga, where he portrayed Draco Malfoy, Tom Felton has been sharing images of the shooting in Malta and corner of this country in their Instagram and Twitter profiles, including adds 2.5 million followers. If repeated with Almería, it will be an excellent spread for a land and greets this new production: Ave, ‘Clavius​​’!

Interview with Kevin Reynolds: “you have a combination of what we needed for this film”

Why he chose Almeria to roll ‘Clavius’?
You have a combination of things that was that we needed for this film: the desert, the sea and the Alcazaba, here in the city.

How long will they be working in the province?
Six weeks. We started on Tuesday.

Is looking Almeria?
It is a very nice town, I like his character. At the moment, the little I have seen is very nice.

Thanks to Jacob Yakob for this awesome pic of Tom !

Tom Felton and I were the only ones Kung Fu fighting #film #clavius #Malta

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