THE FORTY YEAR-OLD MOVIE VIRGIN is a true story about a middle-aged ad man who wrote a screenplay and got it made into a feature film.
Here’s the back cover copy…
Just about every creative person in advertising is a frustrated author, screenwriter or filmmaker.
But not Mike Oughton. He is the author of this book. Tick! This book is a behind-the-scenes account of his experiences whilst making his first feature film. Double tick!
In fact, the only frustrating thing for Mike was he still had to hold down his day job in advertising while all this was going on. Oh well, you can’t have everything.
The 40-Year-Old Movie Virgin is a satirical look at the advertising and independent film industries, as told by an experienced ad man making a feature film for the very first time. It is an entertaining and enlightening read for movie fans, aspiring filmmakers and advertising types, everywhere. (Frustrated or otherwise.)
“I’ve worked with some of the best writers, I think. I started out with Victoria Wood, then Paul Abbot, Peter Moffat, and Mike Oughton who wrote Keeping Rosy…” Maxine Peake on BBC Radio.
“We need to include a twelve second food sequence in this thirty second commercial.” Oat Bar Marketing Director.
“How the hell did Mike manage to get a feature film made while holding down a job in advertising?” Sir John Hegarty, Founder, Bartle Bogle Hegarty.
“How the hell did Mike manage to write a book about getting a feature film made while holding a job down in advertising, while holding a job down in advertising?” Steve Reeves, Director.