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  • TD Monthly 10th Anniversary Interviews (Part 3 – Mr Andrews aka Dr. Barton)

    This is the third and  part of the series of  three articles first published by TD Monthly magazine in 2009 to celebrate their tenth anniversary

    The Subject of this third and final article is that most intimidating of authority figures Mr Andrews, better known to JockSpank readers as Dr Barton 

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    TD MONTHLY EDITOR’S NOTE

    Part three of “The 39 Steps”: an interview with Mr. Andrews of Sting fame.

    MR. ANDREWS (A.K.A. Dr Barton)


    Q1. You play the role of Headmaster very well: very eloquent, and you come over as a typically strict disciplinarian. Is this a natural ability or has there been any kind of formal training in this role?

    A. It’s very good of you to say so. I’ve not had any formal training, although in my professional life I teach history in higher education. I did amateur dramatics when I was a teenager both at school and in a local dramatic society, so I suppose I’m a frustrated actor! I find that it’s a question of finding the assertive part of my personality and developing that. It also comes from watching other actors on the stage and in films and TV, etc. and seeing things which work and can be used.

    Q2. Along the same lines as Question 1, in addition to the eloquence, there is also an element of sarcasm when you play the role of disciplinarian, which I personally find very entertaining. Is this sarcasm something you intend to bring to a role, or is it something that occurs off the top of your head?


    A. I’ve always enjoyed the way schoolmasters in the past used sarcasm as a way of maintaining their authority and it is something I like to use when it’s appropriate. It also helps to stop the scenes becoming repetitious although the actual words are usually spontaneous and, I hope, they add to the scene and make it a bit more authentic.


    Q3. Do you work to any kind of pre-arranged script, or, again, are the lines completely spontaneous?

    A. It’s a bit of both. Although the scene will be worked out before we start filming – the setting, the reason for the punishment, the number of strokes and the implement, etc. we very rarely work from a detailed script for the dialogue. Most of the dialogue is spontaneous to begin with. The problem is that each scene is usually filmed two or three times with different angles and cameras and so there is a continuity issue that you have to use pretty much the same dialogue in each version of the scene, so one has to remember what one has said the first time round!


    Q4. In the STING PICTURES film, “Tales From St. Datchet’s Academy”, the final scene showed you birching one of the lads. You delivered the birch as naturally as you do the cane. Which of these two implements do you prefer to administer and why?

    A. The cane is the more usual implement because in the sort of scenes I’ve filmed with Sting it is more appropriate and authentic. The birch was used in the last scene of St. Dat’s to emphasize that it was an exemplary punishment. I have no great preference for either implement. 
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    The main problem is that a birch rod is a very time consuming implement to prepare and can make a bit of a mess if the twigs break off when it’s being wielded! I can see why schoolmasters went over to the cane when it became available in Europe at the end of the 18th century: it’s much less time consuming!

    Q5. On a personal note, I’ve never delivered nor taken the birch, and most people would see it as a very specific form of punishment, primarily related to Public Schools of years gone by. In your experience, is the birch a common form of adult male punishment, or would you agree that it is quite specific and applied/taken by pure enthusiasts?

    A. I think a birch rod is more of a specialist implement for the reasons I’ve mentioned – the amount of time it takes to get suitable rods, soak them, tie them all together into a usable and authentic implement, etc. Having said that, I’ve always thought the birch was an implement redolent of historic corporal punishment. 
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    My first memory of being ‘turned on’ by CP was aged 8 when I saw an illustration in ‘Look and Learn’ about ‘Going to school in Tudor times’, with a grim-faced schoolmaster wielding a birch. It also turns up in woodcuts and illustrations of medieval and Tudor schooling: some schools even had the birch rod on their school badge and it was seen as the schoolmaster’s ‘rod of office’. 

    My hero – Richard Busby, Headmaster of Westminster School for many years in the 17th century – boasted in old age that a good proportion of the bishops sitting in the House of Lords suffered under his birch! He has a monument in Westminster Abbey which praises his skill as a schoolmaster, but makes no reference to his prowess with the birch!


    Q6. If I’m not mistaken, we’ve yet to see you deliver implements such as the plimsoll, slipper, paddle or belt. Has your experience included these implements, or has your preference for the birch or cane led you to administer these implements more to date?

    A. I did wield a strap in, “Approved Education 2”, and I have been filmed dishing out a good spanking. 

    My personal preference is for over the knee spanking – it’s so wonderfully simple, all you need is a chair to sit on and a bottom to spank: it’s also very tactile – or the cane/birch. I’ve never really been that keen on the slipper or plimsoll, except if it’s used over the knee to give my hand a rest! My least favourite implement is the paddle which I find a bit basic, and it can bruise if not used with care.


    Q7. Would you consider appearing in a more domestic punishment scene, such as playing the role of a father or uncle, or do you prefer the Headmaster role above any other?

    A. Richard and Rob at Sting have been kind enough to say that I look good as a Headmaster and it’s a role I enjoy playing, but I’m quite happy to play a father or uncle, if the scene demands it – sort of ‘This is for your own good, lad’.

    Q8. Most people now remember you from your appearances in the STING PICTURES films and downloads, however, I do recall that prior to these you appeared in the CP SERVICES LONDON DVD entitled, “Domestic And School Discipline” (Vol 1). Was this your first appearance in this type of film, or, in fact, any film?

    A. I did two short scenes for CP Services, one called, “Indecency In The Showers”, the other called, “The Litany”. They were my first efforts at filming and were great fun. “Indecency In The Showers”, was not only my first CP film, it was also my first film! I was very lucky to be working with a lad called J Jay: he was great and did a lot to put me at my ease. We had a good laugh whilst filming. I think that is something which would surprise people if they could sit in on a shoot, the amount of humour and laughter that goes on between shots: all they see is me being grumpy and the boy being punished, but a lot of that is acting!

    Q9. In the film named above, you told Jameson to stop dancing about and to, “Take it like a man”. In the STING Download, “Approved Education 2”, you told Barry, “I intend to wipe that smile off your face”, and Brett (in relation to his continued running away) that, “Perhaps you could do us all a favour next time and run faster”. I personally find these type of comments highly entertaining. Can you assure us that future film appearances will include a continuance of such entertaining sarcasm, if you get the chance?


    A. I’m glad you like the sarcasm and I can guarantee that Mr. Andrews will continue to be the sarcastic bastard you’ve come to know and love!

    Q10. In addition to Richard Busby, are there any other historical figures that may have influenced either your interest in the corporal punishment scene or your style of administering punishment?

    A. I think Busby is the man I most admire, perhaps because my main area of historical work is in the seventeenth century. I just find it amazing that cultural values could change so much that a man who was known as a devotee of the birch could, at the same time, be honoured as one of the great schoolmasters of his generation. 
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    Beyond that, I have a love of all that is ‘retro’, and love the way in which Sting films are set in a sort of post-war setting. As well as the acting, I’ve enjoyed recreating the sets and getting props together that will give something of the feel of, say, a school of the 1940’s and 50’s. It’s very nice to watch the end results on DVD and to be pleased with the set as well as the action. I’ve often thought that I was born in the wrong time and missed my vocation!


    Q11. Do you have a particular favourite amongst the STING lads that you may have enjoyed punishing more than others?


    A. That’s a difficult one, because I have enormous respect for all the lads who submit to hard and authentic whackings. I suppose I have to mention Lee, who was the lad I birched at the end of St. Dat’s. He really had not taken much CP before and he was thrown in at the deep end with a birching from me, but he was great and took it like a man! His boyfriend Nick, who had come along for the ride, was also persuaded to don a school uniform and take part and the chemistry between Lee and Nick adds so much to that scene. 
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    The other lad I must mention is Ginge, who gets a good spanking and the cane
    from me in the download, “Sticks And Stones”. Again, he was fairly new to it all when he encountered me, but took it well. I must confess to having a bit of a ‘thing’ for ginger hair and Ginge was very cute!

    Q12. The collaboration between yourself and STING/CP SERVICES has proven very entertaining and enjoyable from my own personal point of view, and, no doubt, many others who have watched the films/Downloads. Is there any particular scene that sticks out in your own memory more than any other?


    A. I think it would have to be the final scene of St. Dat’s with Lee and Nick. Without wishing to boast, I think it makes a great finale to the film. It was also the first time I realised how long it takes to film a scene, as it took about 5 hours to film what ends up as a 10-15 minute scene.

    Q13. Finally, can we hope to see more appearances from Mr. Andrews in the future?


    A. I very much hope so. There is talk of a sequel to St. Dat’s and I believe there may be a possibility that the new Headmaster of St. Datchet’s might be a certain Dr Barton, formerly Housemaster at Debden Hall School and a strict disciplinarian…watch this space!

    TD Monthly EDITOR’S NOTE


    My sincere thanks to Mr. Andrews, as well as Rich from STING and Keith and Si from CP SERVICES LONDON, for taking part in, “The 39 Steps”. I had the original idea for a series of interviews with leading figures of the CP world more than 2 months ago. The project has involved a good deal of work, not least of which was tailoring the particular questions to suit the participants concerned. All the above individuals who kindly agreed to take part are busy people, and I very much appreciate the time and effort involved to answer my questions. I hope that readers enjoyed this one-off special – “The 39 Steps!”


    Phil Jones (Editor & Founder: TDM): January 2009


    Click for Part One and Part Two
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    Dr Barton in An Unorthodox Tutorial

    Fast forward to the present and Dr Barton’s very latest role is as a Strict Tutor in An Unorthodox Tutorial at Pandora Blake’s Dreams of Spanking site.

     

    Young Alexander Knight receives a very unusual punishment at the hands of his University tutor – Dr Richard Barton. With a firm hand, and a calm authority, Richard subjects Alex to an old fashioned over the knee spanking. Will a ‘good hiding’ cure Alex of his problems? Perhaps – Alex asks to be beaten harder, just to make sure it works. As Dr Barton spanks Alex hard on his bare bottom, it’s clear that this is a lesson the young student won’t forget in a hurry.

      Click here to view a preview video

    You can visit the Dreams of Spanking site by clicking on the link below.  However, please note that Dreams of Spanking features M/F, F/F and F/M spanking scenes as well as Male on Male spanking.

    http://dreamsofspanking.com/pages/main/register

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  • TD Monthly 10th Anniversary Interviews (Part 2 – Keith and Si of CP Services London)

    Continuing the series of interviews first published in TD Monthly in 2009 under the title “The 39 Steps”, to celebrate their 10th Anniversary.

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    TDM is a North West UK based publication including personal ads from Spanking and Cprporal Punishment enthusiasts across the UK, and is now beginning its 15th year serving the UK spanking community.

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    TD Monthly EDITOR’S NOTE

    Part two of “The 39 Steps”: an interview with Keith and Si of CP Services London.


    Q1. Am I right in thinking that CP SERVICES LONDON started out providing professional services, and then moved on to include all the services that the web-site now offers, ie. DVD’s, Picture Galleries, Pay 2 Listen, Pay Per View, etc?


    A. We started five years ago working from an attic bed-sit in South London. Four years ago we were able to move to our present location, which enabled us to expand the services we offer and everything else grew as we identified potential markets.


    Q2. (Question for Keith).

    You seem to slip very comfortably into the role of Headmaster in all the films I’ve seen. Is this something you do naturally, or is it as a result of more formal training at some point in the past?


    A. One of my clients reckons I’m more frightening than his Headmaster. I’ve had no training or involvement with education, so I suppose I base the character on a mix of my own school experiences and ideas that I pick up from client sessions.


    Q3. The CP Services web-site has come a long way since its inception, and now features a variety of different services/products. This must take a lot of work with the need to constantly update the various features of the site. Am I correct?


    A. It’s not just the work involved on the physical side of the site but finding the lads to participate and keeping it fresh: this is where we work very well together, with me being into CP and Si not he ensures that we keep a balance.



    Q4. “Discipline At Boddington Manor School”, was the first DVD I believe CP SERVICES featured. Was this film the first of any kind that you had produced?


    A. “Discipline At Boddington Manor School”, was our first film and came about by chance. My thought was to produce the first of the volume DVD’s we produce: Si’s idea was that we produced a film. Once we had agreed that it was then sorting the location shots, sound effects and finally editing, which neither of us had had any experience of.


    Q5. (Question for Si).

    You appear to be quite at home playing either the recipient of punishment or the administrator. Which do you actually prefer? Or is it more down to the requirements at the time?


    A. Until I met Keith I had never received any sort of CP, so it was a rapid learning curve for me. I prefer to give, but for the films we do, then Keith always seems to be able to talk me into it and I have an interest in the scene that goes around it all.



    Q6. Your collaboration with Sam Hogan has proved to be most productive, and, in addition to the DVD entitled, “Sam Hogan’s Trilogy Of Punishment”, you now feature a great deal of material from the old Sam Hogan web-site. Are there any plans to continue this collaboration at some future point with, perhaps, a further DVD of Sam getting punished by both of you?


    A. We met Sam shortly after launching our web-site and over the years he has become a very good friend: as to whether we will film together again we don’t know. We are delighted to have been able to archive the majority of his site, as we both felt it would have been a great shame to have seen it disappear.


    Q7. Any information on when the second and last, ‘Boddington Manor School’, DVD will be available for purchase?


    A. There are two further Boddington’s scripted with the majority of the locations worked out, however, there are two problems. Firstly, finding the lads to appear and being able to retain them for the entire shooting schedule. Secondly, this is a business and the capital outlay would be in the region of six to seven thousand pounds, which in these economic times would not give us a return on the initial investment.


    Q8. Do you have any plans to make further appearances this year at CLUB-CP’s new premises in Vauxhall?


    A. We are always ready to support Alan at Club CP and will arrange a crew appearance there one evening soon.



    Q9. The ‘Cinema’ section of the CP SERVICES web-site now features a large number of film clips, most of which (with the exception of ‘Client’s Punishments’) concentrate on School and Domestic scenes. In your experience which of these particular themes appears to be most popular with Members, School or Domestic discipline?


    A. We get excellent statistics from the guys who host our site and analyse them every few months. Surprisingly, all areas including Client Punishments are equally popular.


    Q10. The ‘Client’s Punishment’ section of the Cinema also now features a large number of film clips, and it appears that most clips feature clients taking punishment rather than delivering it. In your experience, are clients more likely to visit CP SERVICES’ famous Headmaster’s Study to re-live their punishments rather than deliver punishment to others?


    A. That question raises an interesting point: there seems to be a school of thought that an interest in adult CP stems from childhood. In my experience that is not the case. I have numerous clients in their forties and fifties who had never received any sort of CP when growing up. In addition, we have lads working with us who certainly never received it at school nor at home.


    Q11. The “School And Domestic Discipline”, series of films appears to have been popular with a total of three DVD’s now produced. Are there plans for a fourth, or will the next DVD (after the final, “Discipline At Boddington Manor School”) start a fresh theme?


    A. The School & Domestic Volumes are compilations from the Members Area, which are available to non-members who may not have access to the internet and for Members who prefer to view the films on disc.


    Q12. The professional services CP SERVICES offer are aimed towards a variety of people: men, women, couples and TV’s. In your experience, is the take-up amongst single males greater than the others, or is there a complete mixture?


    A. The majority of our clients are male, 50% of whom we estimate to be heterosexual. We did try to include a female element to the site, but withdrew the content as it appeared to be causing confusion.


    Q13. Finally, a question relating to future plans: more film clips in the ‘Cinema’section, further inclusions to the Picture Galleries/stories, etc. or additional full length DVD’s? Or, of course, a mixture of all of these?


    A. We try to upload a balanced mixture of content to satisfy all of our Members.

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    Note: Sadly since this interview was conducted CP Services London had to close for health reasons
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  • TD Monthly 10th Anniversary Interviews (Part 1 – Rich O’Shea from Sting)

    JockSpank is thrilled to re-publish a series of interviews first published in TD Monthly in 2009 under the title “The 39 Steps”, to celebrate their 10th Anniversary.
    TDM is a North West UK based publication including personal ads from Spanking and Cprporal Punishment enthusiasts across the UK, and is now beginning its 15th year serving the UK spanking community.

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    TDM EDITOR’S NOTE: JANUARY 2009

    To celebrate TDM’s 10th Anniversary issue, I am pleased to announce a TDM first: exclusive interviews with leading figures of the CP world!
    There are 3 interviews in total, with each consisting of 13 questions.
    As a result, I have nicknamed the interviews, “The 39 Steps!”
    Interview 1 is with none other than Rich O’shea of Sting Pictures.
    Interview 2 is with Keith and Si of CP Services London.
    Last, but by no means least, interview 3 is with Mr. Andrews of Sting fame!

    At this point, I would like to thank all those named above who very kindly agreed to take part and devoted time and effort to answering my questions.
    I would like to begin, “The 39 Steps”, with the first exclusive interview, with Rich from Sting Pictures!

    Phil Jones (Editor & Founder: TDM): January 2009

    INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD O’SHEA FIRST PUBLISHED IN TDM JANUARY 2009

    Q1. How did the idea come about for Sting Pictures initially? As I recall, there were no UK film producers at that time specialising in male-to-male corporal punishment films. Did you see a particular gap in the market at that point or did the idea develop over a period of time?

    A. It was by accident. I had worked within the UK film and television industry for many years, first as a lighting cameraman then as director. Obviously, I have always had an interest in CP and a friend had shown me a couple of US made videos which although I thought good I could not help myself in observing a short film critique. I suppose then I was told to put my money where my mouth was and make something similar. 

    This we did in the early eighties, but due to the fear of prosecution in those draconian days (not being approved by the government) we decided to shelve it all, In fact, unlike the rest of the world no adult videos were allowed in the eighties and any videos you could find were £10, 4th generation VHS copies under the table in Soho. The rest of the story is fairly well known: in happier times about 10 years ago we took the original footage out of mothball and it made part of the first Sting film, “The Punishment Book”, Volume One.
    Q2. ‘The Punishment Book’ series of films ended with number 6. Did you feel that this series had run its course and that it would be more beneficial to produce more specific films from that point onwards?

    A. We decided to end the series at a well recognised number. It was felt, too, that we wanted to try to concentrate on the original idea of making film features. These would be about different subjects where historically CP would have featured strongly. 
     Nettle Birching in Instruments of Persuasion 2
    We, of course, did produce the two part series entitled, “Instruments Of Persuasion”, Parts 1 and 2 and may in future select subjects for a documentary style approach. The ‘Instruments’ DVD’s became very popular. I guess the downloads now reflect the Punishment Book Style with the same presentation of short stories.
    Paul’s famous caning in Gray Shorts


    Q3. The film, “Grey Shorts”, (one of my particular favourites) was, as I recall, the first STING film in which all the scenes were set in an educational establishment. Along with its sequel, “St. Datchet’s Academy”, amongst others, this theme is very popular: the school discipline-type film. In your experience, are the school discipline films the most popular of all, in comparison to (say) those dealing with Institutional discipline such as, “My Borstal Days”, or is the popularity about the same for both?

    A. It would be foolish I think to suggest that school discipline is not the most popular, it is. However we do get a very strong take up on other subjects like the Borstal and reformatory themed films. Also, we try to bring a variation of scholastic styles to our productions, hence the inclusion of Approved schools and stories from abroad such as Discipline Down Under. In future we will look at the British naval training ships, too, which fall in to another category of tougher disciplined maritime education.

    Q4. In 2007, “Asian Incident”, received a GAYVN Awards nomination in the category of ‘Best Speciality Release’. This must have been particularly satisfying.

    A. At the time it was a complete surprise. I was emailed by AVN to say it had been chosen. It was extremely pleasing as although we didn’t go on to win, actually getting the nomination over dozens of other titles was extremely satisfying. I am pleased to say that it looks like, “Instruments Of Persuasion Part Two”, may well be in line to be chosen as a nominee film for the 2009 awards but we’ll have to wait and see…fingers crossed!

    Q5. “Discipline Down Under” and; “1900 House Of Correction”, was the first double-bill released by STING. As both of these films had completely different themes, this must have been a particularly challenging project, i.e. different sets/clothing/punishment scenes/eras, etc.


    A. At the time we decided to do this as an experiment. The two films were being made concurrently and we felt that the contrast on one DVD could produce an exciting result. The distinct variation of age and history between the stories worked well, and in a single presentation we feel provided greater interest. Costume-wise it was a nightmare. Rob is very particular that things are right costume-wise, and he also demands that the lads get clean clothes to wear after each day’s filming. I seem to remember we had two racks of the stuff on constant standby for each different segment of filming.

    Q6. STING films have become very well known for their authenticity, and, in my opinion, this is one of the reasons why many people find STING films so enjoyable. This level of authenticity must require a good deal of research. Am I correct?

    A. We do a great deal of research into the subjects we film, from both from the costuming point of view and also the dialogue. We don’t, of course, always get it right and a lot of latitude has to be kept in the story-telling to continually return to people’s favourite subject, i.e. spanking. From an historic point of view the intensity of CP action within one story would not have happened, but most of the events portrayed certainly would have at some stage in time. One of the reasons we started Sting was to get away from the type of CP production that has a headline title such as, “My Fifties Schooldays”, which when played ends up badly costumed and shot in a nineteen nineties front room! One thing for sure is that keeping the retro look and style is time consuming and expensive, but that is our filmic genre: to do anything else would just be following the herd.

    Q7. Regarding the STING lads themselves, it’s interesting to see the different lads’ reactions to the punishment they receive in the films. Is it true to say that some of the lads prefer to take a particular type of punishment or implement than another? For example, I know from experience that some guys will enjoy or take (say) a slippering or the paddle, but will draw the line at a caning or the birch.


    A. All the lads are very different. Some are little toughies who will cope with anything, whilst others are much more hesitant when it comes to the various instruments concerned. We have some who absolutely loathe the cane whilst others prefer it. 
    Tigger, for example, will do anything to avoid the strap but will take the cane with vigour. In fact, I would say the cane is the most disliked of all the instruments and we often pay a bonus to the lads who can take it well. Mostly all the lads can handle spanking or the slipper, but with both the Czech boys and the Brit lads they tend to be very stoic in taking a whacking and it’s hard sometimes to get good reactions, even with Dr Barton!

    Q8. This next question comes from a TDM subscriber and a collector of all the STING films and Downloads: The gentleman concerned is interested to know how the English STING lads get along with the European lads that feature in the more recent films since STING’s move to Prague. In particular, do the English lads feel a need to take more punishment than their European peers, lads being lads, or does this depend very much on the individual lads themselves?

    A. We flew over the Brit lads as soon as we were settled in Prague, and they got on very well indeed with their Czech counterparts. We were worried about this aspect of the move as we knew we needed to retain the quintessentially English feel about some of the CP featured. On the whole, the English and Czech boys are about equal in their ability to take the punishment, but I would say that maybe the Czech boys and certainly the Estonian lads have the edge. Out of all the guys we shoot with, the Estonian boys are by far the toughest. Had circumstances been otherwise, we would have worked with the Estonian boys a couple of years earlier than of late.

    I did notice that when Matt Mills was here shooting the New Prefects Revenge story (pictured), that the Czech boys did not want to be made to look unable to take a whacking and we shot some good stuff. Peer pressure certainly played a part that day.
    Q9. Regarding STING’s move to Prague previously mentioned, I remember reading on the AVN web-site an interview you gave outlining some of the reasons behind the move. For the benefit of TDM subscribers without Internet access, could you briefly outline the reasons for us now?

    A. There were several reasons for the move, both financial and political. Whilst we would prefer to work in the UK from the point of view of originality, we became aware that requirements of the BBFC and other planned laws would make our stay uncomfortable. Britain has some unique and somewhat stupid rules for keeping everybody watching what ‘they’ want you to watch. None of these requirements particularly point to Sting Pictures material and anything coming in from abroad, but as producers we very much wanted to work in an adult production friendly country. 
     Here, as in the USA, they look at what we make as a real industry, whilst in the UK the Victorian approach all seems alive and well. Unfortunately, a real shift towards autocracy is happening in the UK, coupled with the emergence of a Stalinist surveillance society. This in real terms will in the end make sheer nonsense out of the word freedom. The other reason was, of course, financial and with the current climate of the pound being one on one with the Euro we are now glad we made the move. The Czech Republic also, for example, does not have council tax or car tax or radio and TV licences. I could go on but let’s just leave it that under this new roof we hope to go on to make even better films.

    Q10. I understand that STING have a brand new film due out soon on DVD, entitled, “Reformatory USA”. Any chance you could give TDM subscribers an idea of what they can expect from the new film.

    A. The new film is a bit of a departure from the norm for us. We have been asked many times to make something more USA CP orientated, hence this new title, Reformatory USA. It is, in fact, quite a sizable feature with more than 16 guys in it. All the old stars are appearing with, of course, some of the new guys we have here. The story charts the life of a young inmate who finds the unofficial punishment record book whilst routinely cleaning an office. There is plenty of action, with a penultimate scene featuring two hunky guys getting a dose of the paddle, strap and switch one after the other. It’s all in edit right now, but due to its size and length it is taking a bit longer to finish. We were lucky in that we found an ex US naval officer in Prague who was able to do the reformatory governor’s voice dub.


    Q11. The Film Downloads seems to be going down very well with enthusiasts at the moment. I believe that you’re planning on releasing a 2008 Downloads DVD. Having seen the Downloads from the web-site, I know that this will be very good news for those people without Internet access, and can assure them that they’re in for a treat. Are there any further details on the Downloads DVD at this point?

    A. The download stories gave us the opportunity to produce short stories much more quickly than, say, a full length DVD feature. What we have now done is put the first set of stories onto DVD to make a normal DVD release: this is especially for those who don’t use the internet or download video material. Also, many people have asked to have these download stories on one DVD. In fact, the quality of direct to DVD footage is slightly higher, too. This DVD will also include some unseen footage of a story specially made for its launch as bonus material. 

    The story is set in 1900 again and features James B plus a new model, with the return of a look at Colonel James Templeton Lee’s academy for the wayward sons of Edwardian gentlemen.

    Q12. I believe that STING have a further project in the pipeline entitled, “The Brothers”, featuring, amongst others, Margusta (pictured above dealing with young Darren). Any further info you can give us regarding this?

    A. The Brothers is a new mini feature to be released soon. This idea came from two books we were sent about the Irish industrial schools. I can’t give out any names, but I can tell you we learned a few things about the harsh and somewhat painful life of young guys entrusted to an education with the Brothers! We will be celebrating this new story with the re-emergence of Margusta, a long-standing friend of Sting. His contribution, plus the welcome return of models from Estonia, has been a delayed but very welcome edition to the latest films.
    Q13. My final question is on a slightly more personal note. Which do you prefer? Being part of a scene in which you deliver punishment to one of the lads or being behind the camera? Or do you enjoy both equally?

    A. Without doubt I prefer to be behind the camera. I feel this is my natural place and it’s where I can really control what goes into a Sting film. I have been happy with the Hitchcock approach so far, but really it’s better if others actually do the re-enactments or role-plays. For me so far it’s always been as portrayed in the film Zulu when the young soldier asks the Sgt Major, “Why are we here, Sarge?” “You’re here because you’re here”, replies the Sgt Major. That’s been the case with me: so far there has been no one else. We are getting a fair few good older actors now to undertake the adult roles played out as they would have been. Of course, I like delivering some of the punishments, but to do this on camera on a film set is nothing like you might feel if it were involved one to one in private, quite different, in fact. There is far more to worry about such as how it looks and will it all edit in post production to make a good film for others to view. That, after all, is what Sting is really all about.
    The other two interviews will follow shortly
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    JockSpank Editors Note: If you enjoyed this interview you will be pleased to know that Rich O’Shea has also given two recent interviews to JockSpank, these can be read here and here

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