Playing With Fire Documentary: Birmingham Premiere4 min read

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Straight to the Point

  • What? – Showing of the Playing with FIRE documentary in Birmingham!
  • When? – Film starts at 7pm on Friday 5th July 2019 (doors open at 6pm)
  • Where? – The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen, Birmingham, B9 4AA
  • Cost? – £12
  • Availability? – 100 tickets (maximum capacity of the cinema)

Playing with FIRE

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Playing with FIRE

Unless you’re new to the whole idea of Financial Independence / Retire Early, then chances are you may have heard about a special project which has been developing for a few years now.

Imagine this:

A professional producer, creating a feature length documentary about FIRE.  I mean, a proper, proper film person.  Not someone who happens to do a bit of wedding photography on the side like I used to do.

His name is Travis Shakespeare.

He even has his own IMDB profile

I told you. 


Travis has written about what motivated him to create the movie.

Anyway, here’s the trailer for it:


Birmingham Premiere

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Depending on when you read this post, London has had or will have the UK’s premiere of the film on Wednesday 12th June.

With Birmingham being the second largest city in the UK, it seems fitting to have a showing here.

It will be on Friday 5th July at 6pm.

The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen
The Custard Factory
Gibb Street
B9 4AA

Doors open at 6pm.

Film starts at 7pm.

A bonus with this venue is that it is fully independent so it is always nice to support a local business.

Roanne Cooper, the founder of the Financial Independence West Midlands Facebook group reached out to Travis and made all this possible. 

Some, especially those who have gone full on extreme with your FI plans may balk at paying £12 whilst sleeping in a car and washing every other day at service stations.  However, remember that we do not have economies of scale here. 

The FIRE ‘movement’ is still very fringe and niche despite it getting some mainstream media attention lately.  

So if you’re free, come along to support Travis and his small team who has made all this possible!

The screening is a not-for-profit event and the cost of the ticket will cover the venue, admin and screening only.

Numbers are very limited (100 max) with no option to issue more due to the capacity of the venue booked.  

If the demand for the London showing is anything to go by, then we expect the tickets to sale out quick.

Tickets can be booked here.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it.  I’ll do a review of it once I’ve seen it so you can catch it some other time.

For those of you free that evening for a few beverages and all round good company that evening, I’ll see you all there!


Playing with FIRE (Update)

The London Premiere organised by The Escape Artist and The Humble Penny recently was a huge success.

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Playing with FIRE, London – image credit: The Humble Penny

Together with the lead organiser, Roanne Cooper, and the rest of the Financial Independence Midlands Facebook Group, we really want this to be a success. 

I want to re-iterate again. 

The event is a not-for-profit showing. The cost of the tickets will only go towards the hire of the venue and the rights to show the film.

I’d love for the people around the Midlands area to pull together to make this happen so that we can all have a wonderful night out.  We’ll get to meet like-minded individuals and share stories.

To help, two things are happening:

  1. The ticket price has been reduced to £12.
  2. A reader, who can’t make it has kindly offered to donate a ticket as a show of support.  I am matching this.  So we have two tickets to giveaway.

Book your tickets here.

Playing with Fire Ticket Giveaway

Prize: x2 tickets to the show


  1. Share the Financial Independence Midlands Facebook Group on your timeline.
  2. Share the event on social media.

Once you’ve done the above, just drop me a DM on twitter or contact me.  This is so that I can contact the winner.

Once I have confirmed the above has been done, I’ll add you name into a hat to select at random.

The winner will be announced on Friday 28th June.


Financial Independence Midlands Facebook Group

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FI Midlands Facebook Group

Finally, I am based in the East Midlands and was going to set up a new Facebook group to arrange local meet-ups.  However, when I found out that there was already a West Midlands group, I approached Roanne and we’ve decided to join forces to cover the entire Midlands area.  

We’re still a very new and small group so meet-ups have always been held in Birmingham because it is quite central. 

As the group grows, we hope to be able to move the meet-ups around the region.

Meet-ups will be arranged about every 12 weeks or so.

Join the group here.

It’s a great way to meet like-minded people and talk all things FI.

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3 thoughts on “Playing With Fire Documentary: Birmingham Premiere

  1. Jase - Reply

    Looking forward to this! 100 people all working to similar goals watching a movie about achieving their ultimate goal will certainly be a surreal experience!

    • Cashflow Cop Post author

      Me too! Spread the word. Last I checked, there’s still more tickets to sell.

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