Warning shameless self promotion incoming: my debut feature Lovelorn has just been released on iTunes! The film is available to download now https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/lovelorn/id601681659 and it’d be great if everyone could help spread the news/watch/rate it. It’s available in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Thanks everyone!
It’s not that I’ve been spending all my time on this mood reel just that other things have been taking over, I’m working on fine tuning the script development at the moment and I’m in a mountain of beat cards, character bios, sample scenes and treatment drafts… it’ fun, honest! One thing that struck me from the first session was the idea that the mood reel should display the character of the film. Esther May … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I posted the synopsis to my short The In-Between but as we neared the pitching session I realised I hadn’t done any work on the short because I’d been focusing instead on developing the script for my new feature Selkie Bay. So I’ve put The In-Between to the side for a little while and I’ve been focusing the FilmWorks sessions on Selkie Bay instead. Mood reel for this one coming soon! … Continue reading
When discussing my pitch at the last Filmworks session someone suddenly asked “how old is this character?” I’ve been asked this question before about other characters and it always takes me by surprise because I have a problem with characters. It’s not what you might think. I know the answer to that question: Jenni is 17. In my feature script, Selkie Bay, Logan is 28, Echo 23 and Sally 29. It’s not that I don’t … Continue reading
“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams I have a sort of love hate relationship with deadlines: they are very useful and when working from home they are essential… they are also really easy to forget about when there is lots else going on, so with traditional last minute form I am finally publishing my pitch on my short The In-Between. The In-Between Plagued by … Continue reading
Well not exactly house… The FilmWorks scheme launched with a fantastic discussion on the topic of ‘It begins with an idea”. Peter Lord spoke of covering the walls in notecards as he worked through the story, something I relate to, although I tend to use post-it tabs as I have a smaller wall. As someone who collects ideas I loved hearing him speak of wading through the sea of ideas until you find the one … Continue reading