Thursday, April 24, 2008

AGN Premier

MY short film AGN premiers on the 2nd May in the Sports Cafe screening room, Stavanger, Norway, to a hungry mass of local press and media types. I think they may even be laying on some sort of buffet, but I can't be sure. Anyway, I expect you all to book your plane tickets and be there, or Ill have to strike you of my Christmas card list. Got it????

I am very excited!!!

The DVD will arrive on my doormat a few days after, so rest assured it will be posted on my website within seconds. It might be a good idea to start brushing up on your Norwegian now ;-)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ten Minute Script

I've just finished a ten minute script, a surreal, modern day fairytale called Give A Gnome A Home.

I need some feedback, so would anybody like to give it a read and let me know what they think?

Email me for a copy.



Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

TV Opportunity

As part of the upcoming new talent month Channel 4 are giving Hollyoaks fans the chance to write an entire episode of the show. For the very first time, aspiring writers have the chance to put words into the mouths of the Hollyoaks cast and see their work come to life on screen.

The competition is designed to seek out the most promising new drama writing talent in the UK. Entrants are tasked with scripting four scenes based on an old storyline and from these a winner will be selected. They will be given exclusive access to future Hollyoaks storylines, get commissioned to write a full show and work with the production team to get their script on air.

Full details are available in the press release, and on the site below:

Log on and have a go.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Friday, April 04, 2008

Hope and Disappointment

Something I've learned over the years is that as a writer you need a thick skin. The thicker the better. You've probably heard this said before, but it needs repeating, as it's so true.

Static Films were due to film my ten minute short The Dead Side Of Life, but because of unforeseen circumstances this is, for now, not possible. I had high hopes for this short film. The director had a track record in music videos, he was enthusiastic about the script and above all he understood what I was trying to do.

But sometimes even with the best of intentions, and despite the amount of preparation, things can still fall through. You have two choices; take it personally and curse your luck, or put it down to experience and move on to your next project. If you choose the first option you're never going to get anywhere as a writer.

I chose the second option. One door closes, another opens.