Thursday, 25 August 2011

Wild Filmmakers


I've written two articles for the Film London MicroWave film website. The first, Wild Filmmakers concerns the rich and wonderful history of low budget European film-making. Enjoy!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Keel review


"I honestly believe that this will stay on my top 10 shorts list for quite some time to come."
 Keel is reviewed on Boolean Flix website:  http://www.booleanflix.com/2011/07/12/short-keel/



Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Werner Herzog


A 2 hour interview with the Bavarian film director Werner Herzog. "You see the problem with festivals is a very fundamental one. We have 3,000, maybe 4,000 festivals per year worldwide but we have only 3 or 4 real good films."

Friday, 10 June 2011

Keel on BBC


My short film Keel is now featured on the BBC Film Network site.  In the words of the BBC; "A chilling ghost story about a girl who befriends a perilous companion." I made the film in the tradition of British ghost stories written by such authors as M.R. James and Walter de la Mare, where the ghost is on the periphery and the story unfolds like a creeping paralysis. I hope you enjoy the film.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Mystery box in storytelling

"As the Emmy-winning creator of the smart, addictive TV dramas Lost, Alias and Felicity, J.J. Abrams' name looms large on the small screen. As the writer/director behind the blockbuster explode-a-thon Mission: Impossible III, Cloverfield and the new Star Trek movie, these days Abrams also rules the big screen -- bringing his eye for telling detail and emotional connection to larger than life stories." TED

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Sunday, 19 December 2010

A good year for stories


It's been a good year. Two of my feature scripts, The Airman and The Ghost Song, have been optioned and there is co-production interest with UK, Finnish, Estonian and South African producers and financiers. I've also been developing a thriller, The Chase, and writing a crime novel, Cranberry, which I expect to finish in the Spring.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Helsinki trip

I went to Helsinki with the producers from Vita Nova Films. We met our co-producer, three writers, an actor's agency, fascilities house and film funders. A good, positive trip. All being well, we will shoot the feature The Airman next summer.