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7th February 2007

INSIDE THE OCTAGON 2, MG 1946 - 1980

Roadster Productions, Inc. has announced a new plan to solicit the support of MG enthusiasts in the completion of the definitive post-war MG video history, INSIDE THE OCTAGON 2, MG 1946 - 1980 (ITO2). Details of the plan are posted at

The award-winning video INSIDE THE OCTAGON, M.G.: 1921 - 1945 was released in 1995 to excellent reviews with worldwide distribution in broadcast and home video markets.

"INSIDE THE OCTAGON was designed from the beginning to be a two-part documentary," said filmmaker Gary Watson. "But eventually the post-war MG film was shelved because of funding issues. I have been asked repeatedly over the years about when the post-war film would be done, but the final production costs were too great for me to cover."

Inspired by the funding methods of other documentary makers, Watson has established a way the post-war film can be a reality through the support and enthusiasm of those who want it. INSIDE THE OCTAGON 2 has been accepted by the Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) ( ) as a sponsored project. SWAMP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit media arts organization and as a sponsored project, tax deductible (in the U.S.) contributions can be made to SWAMP to support the completion of ITO2. With every contribution, ITO2 will get closer to completion and into the hands of every MG enthusiast.

"Although I've already spent a considerable sum on the film, there's still about $100,000 of out-of-pocket expenses remaining to complete ITO2," said Watson. "About half of that expense is the licensing fees for the use of archival materials. Most of the rest goes to photographing restored MGs and transferring the original interview footage to digital video for editing."

Fortunately, much of ITO2 was filmed concurrently with the first film, including an extended irreplaceable 1992 interview with the late John Thornley. Nowhere else will enthusiasts find such a significant historical recording of MG history.

"People who donate at least $50 to the production will receive the first edition of the DVD when it is finished," explained Watson. "A donor giving $100 or more will also be listed in the end credits of the film. The DVD will also have a photo album featurette. Anyone who donates $250 or more and provides a digital photo of themselves and their MG will be included in the photo album. This way they become part of this historical document."

For more information contact:
Gary Watson
Roadster Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 272268
Houston, Texas 77277-2268

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