4th November 2013
IN SICKNESS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
Friday 15th November will see the launch of a 29 day campaign to help raise over £20,000 to help make the Zombie Horror film 'In Sickness'. We're offering lots of cool rewards for will be a cool Zombie short! Keep an eye on www.insicknessfilm.com for more updates.
19th October 2013
NEXT PROJECT WILL BE A ZOMBIE THRILLER
I'll be penning and directing a little something from the zombie genre and hope to bring something new to this popular section of the film world. In Sickness will be filmed on the Isle of Man in February 2014 with a release date of later that year. I'm joining forces with my producer friend Emily Cook on the project. As with allof my projects, we won't be doing it by halves, we're going all out on this film.
Please do check out the new Facebook page for lots of behind the scenes updates over at facebook.com/insicknessfilm, I've also updated the In Sickenss page on this site. We're going to need all the support we can muster.
27th September 2013
ANNOUNCEMENT: DECISION TO LEAVE THE FIRST FILM
It is with regret that I announce my resignation from The First Film as Director, with immediate effect and after much deliberation.
Recent budgetary and production developments on the project have resulted in me having to make the toughest decision of my filmmaking career to date. A decision that I haven't taken lightly and one that I'm sure will come back to bite me on the arse one day.
I started on The First Film back in February and have enjoyed 8 months working on an incredibly fascinating story for an incredibly enthusiastic team. The highlight was working with David Nicholas Wilkinson, quite simply one of the most interesting characters I've ever met.
It has been a struggle for the production to raise the funds needed to make the documentary in tough economic times and without wanting to go in to too much detail, a recent budget announcement means I can no longer afford to be involved. There's still a lot of work to be done which requires a substantial commitment in time, effort and resources.
It goes without saying, but I am deeply disappointed. I've dedicated a lot to this project to now have to walk away.
The First Film has made considerable progress during my time as director and I would like to wish the team all the very best for the future.
23rd September 2013
LATEST MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED
I'm finally able to release the first of two music videos I directed for Imagination featuring Leee John. The track is currently playing on MUZU TV. Shot on the C300 in one day on a rooftop in London.
5th August 2013
SLATE OF FILMS REVEALED FOR THE MOVIE MILL
I'm pleased to reveal the first 4 films that are now in development on The Movie Mill slate, my new film production company. The films are 1. Host (psychological thriller), 2. Sardines (horror comedy), 3. Walk Away (musical), 4. King Solomon's Mines (adventure, comedy). To find out more and for behind the scenes updates check out the Facebook page and follow The Movie Mill on Twitter.
20th July 2013
SECOND MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT IN LONDON FOR LEEE JOHN
Everything went well for the second music video I'm shooting for Leee John, shooting in Harlsden in London. It was a very long day and we didn't get packed away until 2am the next morning, but worth it. I'm hoping to have the finished video on the website by October.
8th June 2013
MUSIC VIDEO FOR LEEE JOHN OF 80'S BAND IMAGINATION
I've been commissioned to direct and edit two music videos for singer Leee John (some of you may recognise that name from 80s band Imagination). Both will be shot in London and we've just finished shooting the first. I will of course add the videos once they're complete.
14th May 2013
NEW FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY INCORPORATED
I'm very excited to announce that, along with my business partner David Beaumont, we've set up a new film production company. We'll be having an official launch in the very near future as well as revealing a slate of 6 film projects that will keep us busy for the next few years.
25th April 2013
TEASER TRAILER FOR FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 'THE FIRST FILM' NOW ONLINE
Filming has started on the feature documentary I'm directing and editing this year, The First Film. We started shooting in April in Yorkshire with many more months of filming to come. In the meantime, check out this intriguing teaser video I put together for the documentary.
17th April 2013
4TH SHORT FILM, LOVE LIKE HERS, RELEASED ONLINE
It's a great feeling to now have all four of my short films online for all to see, for free. Love Like Hers is finally released in the Screening Room along with an epic 75 minute making of documentary which you can see on the Love Like Hers Page.
15th April 2013
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DIRECTORIAL DEBUT ON THE FIRST FILM
I can finally share more information on the feature documentary I'm directing this year, it's called 'The First Film' and is a fascinating true story that questions the very foundations of cinema as we know it. Check out the new First Film page as well as Facebook and Twitter.
8th April 2013
THAT DAY RELEASED ONLINE
I'm pleased to announce the release of another of my 4 short films online. This time it is the turn of That Day, my short sci-fi film. CLICK HERE to see the film via the Screening Room and do take a look at all of the extra behind the scenes stuff too.
4th March 2013
HOST RELEASED ONLINE
Midnight on March 4th 2013 and my short film Host is finally released online, for free, for all to see. At the time of writing this the film had over 3,200 views (in under 24 hours). CLICK HERE for the Screening Room to watch the film.
22nd February 2013
NEW DIRECTOR SHOWREEL NOW ONLINE
Start of a new year and time to update the director showreel. This one actually features some 'directing'. Along with clips from my short films and examples of my camera work over the last 12 months of so. You can see the new showreel on the home page of this website or by CLICKING HERE
17th February 2013
LES MISERABLES MOVIE POSTER DESIGNER TO WORK ON MY NEXT SHORT FILMS
More great news for my next short film project, Walk Away. Steve Simmons will be working on the conceptual drawings, storyboards and poster for the project. Steve recently designed the movie poster for Les Miserables. Check out the blog for more details and to see some of Steve's work - CLICK HERE.
8th February 2013
THE FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY WORKSHOP COMES TO LONDON 2013
Following the success of the Leeds workshop, I'm pleased to announce a London leg of the Filmmaker's Journey Workshop. We're close to confirming a date and venue (somewhere very exciting!) and media partner for the event. To find out more about the event and reserve your seat please do check out the new workshop page by CLICKING HERE.
4th February 2013
CONFIRMED - I'LL BE DIRECTING A FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY IN 2013
Can't say too much at this stage, but I'm incredibly excited to be attached to a feature film documentary as director. It's a project that has the potential to rock the boat when it comes to the history and origins of filmmaking! Watch this space for more.
23rd January 2013
TURIN BRAKES FRONT MAN TO WRITE SONGS FOR WALK AWAY
More great news for my next short film project Walk Away as Olly Knights joins the team as songwriter and musician. Olly will write songs for the film before composer Julian Kershaw adds the orchestral sounds and score. Take a look at the clog update for more.
22 January 2013
WORLD CLASS COMPOSER SIGNS UP FOR WALK AWAY - GREAT START TO 2013
Julian Kershaw is a composer with an incredible CV, having worked on films like Sweeney Todd, Harry Potter, Stardust and Notting Hill to name a few, as well as arranging for some of the biggest names in music, including Sir Paul McCartney. Julian will now be helping out with the music on Walk Away. Check out this blog post for all the details.
19 December 2012
THE NEXT FILM PROJECT IS CONFIRMED - 'WALK AWAY'
I've just updated the film section of the website with details of the next project, a short modern musical to be shot in 2013. Walk Away is the dark tale of two brothers struggling to cope with bullying. The project is in the very early stages of script development.
19 December 2012
LOVE LIKE HERS BLU-RAY AND DVD NOW AVAILABLE
It's been a long time coming but finally, the Love Like Hers DVD and Blu-Ray is available to buy online, packed with many hours of extras. There's over 2 hours of extras on the DVD and over 4 hours on the Blu-Ray, both discs feature my other three short films (Angel of the Night, Host and That Day).To order your CLICK HERE.
7th November 2012
HIRED TO FILM AND EDIT A STUDIO VIDEO FOR LAWSON AT UNIVERSAL RECORDS
I've always wanted to do more music based video work, hopefully working on more official music videos in 2013. I was recently hired by Polydor (part of Universal Records) to shoot and edit a special studio video for Lawson featuring a lucky radio competition winner. Check out the video below..
9th October 2012
I'LL BE A GUEST JUDGE AT THIS YEARS SCREEN STOCKPORT FILM FESTIVAL
I've been invited to be a guest judge at the main festival day at the Screen Stockport Film Festival on Sunday 14th October. The line up includes IMDb CEO and founder Col Needham, award winning director Mat Whitecross (recently directed Coldplay's Paradise music video), Helen Bullough, head of CBBC productions and others. Find out more about the festival by CLICKING HERE. I'll also be there on Friday 19th October for the Student Fesatival Day on a panel talking about creative opportunities in the North.
1st October 2012
LOVE LIKE HERS FINALLY AVAILABLE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY
Now available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray, my short film shot on s16mm, Love Like Hers. The discs will be packed with tons of extra features, including a new making of documentary and my other two short films Host and That Day as a free bonus. Availability is limited so if you want to get your hands on a copy, pre-order yours today by CLICKING HERE.
1st September 2012
FILMS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE LAUNCH OF THE ISLE OF MAN FILM FESTIVAL
Love Like Hers and Host will be screened during the "Evening with the Indies" night at this years Isle of Man Film Festival. The festival runs from 14th - 16th September and will without a doubt become an important event on the festival calendar over the coming years. The event will feature lots of professionals from the film and TV industry, keep your eye on their Facebook page and Blog for more announcements.
30th August 2012
THE FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY SECTION OF WEBSITE ALMOST READY
As part of my pledge to share everything I'm going through as a filmmmaker, I'm pleased to announce that a whole new section to this website is almost ready. The Filmmaker's Journey (Part 1) will take you through the WHOLE process of making FOUR short films (Angel of the Night, Love Like Hers, Host and That Day). It'll be broken up in to sections including pre-production, production and post-production. The new section will also feature many hours of video and rushes from each of the films. The Filmmaker's Journey Part 1 launches soon, click here for more.
13th August 2012
FEATURE FILM PROJECTS CONFIRMED FOR 2013/14/15
Over the next few years I'll be developing and working on the screenplays for two feature films. The first is an as yet Untitled Modern Contemporary Musical (but not in the traditional sense) and the second will be a feature length version of my short film Host.There will be more updates on the site soon including new pages for both titles.
9th August 2012
PREMIERE SCREENING NIGHT AND WORKSHOP WAS A SUCCESS
It was simply the biggest night of my filmmaking career and eases me in to phase 2 of my writing/directing development. There were close to 100 people that attended the Premiere Screening, it was incredibly nerve wracking sharing the three short films on the big screen in front of an audience for the first time. But we got through it in one piece and the feedback has been really good. Check out the full blog post on both events here.