First FilmWorks Funder

Niel – Thanks very much for contributing to THE GAME SHOW crowd funding. The fund is creeping up. If everyone at FilmWorks could spare a fiver you’d contribute around £250. That’s 10% of our target. Please help us out if you can spare a fiver You can make this film happen. We would be so so grateful Cheers John  


Hi All – Its been a long time but I now have something to talk about. It would have been lovely to tell you I have a feature in development, that was my target  outcome from the FilmWorks program. But when it came to it, I needed to make a couple more shorts. So my new film project is: A short film that takes a dark satirical look at online gambling, celebrity culture – and … Continue reading

Conversations With Strangers short film

It’s been a criminally long time since I last posted anything here, and for that I am sorry. Filmworks was such a fantastic opportunity for me and I’m so pleased to see so many of the alumni doing well. Over the last six months I have been developing a short film idea of mine called ‘Conversations With Strangers’, an off-beat comedy drama about searching for that certain connection. The film weaves together four very different … Continue reading

Producer Wanted

I’m looking for a producer for my next short film and I was wondering whether any of you FilmWorks lot might be interested? It’s an ambitious 10 minute period fantasy based on the conceit that Stephenson’s Rocket wasn’t a steam locomotive but an actual spacecraft. I’m looking to make something with really high production values, shot on film with a name actor in the lead, to make the maximum impact on the festival circuit. Contact … Continue reading

Selected for Screen Yorkshires Feature Film Scheme.

Excited to announce my selection for a unique development opportunity for UK feature film writers, directors and producers. Triangle is a 10 month programme to support and and help form writer-producer-director teams, who will be mentored through the first stage of development for a feature film project. There will be a selection process throughout the programme, and the surviving teams will pitch the best projects to industry in February 2014. Building on the success of the … Continue reading

Black Car Home Private Screening Invitation

Greetings Fellow FilmWorks Graduates, As some of you already know, I produced a short film in February entitled ‘Black Car Home’ for Stroud based production company Arturi Films, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker David Pearson. You can view the trailer and find out more about the film at We are hosting a private screening of the film at the Watershed on Sunday 12th May at 11.30am and I am delighted to invite you … Continue reading

The Port – London Sci Fi 48 hr film entry

Hi everyone, It’s been a while since I’ve added anything to the Filmworks blog. I’ve been continuing to develop my Monster short, but found myself getting a bit stuck with where I wanted to go with the story. Having spent nearly a year working on it (on and off), I decided to take some time away from it to make some shorter films with a quicker turn around, just so that I’m still making some … Continue reading

We’ve been awarded the Pears Short Film Fund 2013!

Hiya,   I’m very pleased to announce that Simon Dymond (from Filmworks) and I have been awarded the Pears Short Film Fund 2013.   The pitch was to produce a short film written by Dave Herman called ‘Happy New Year’,  Directed by Simon Dymond and produced by myself.   Two grants of £10,000 were available for the production of a short film – drama, animation or factual with a Jewish theme of significance to both … Continue reading


Hello,   I’ve really excited to share that been accepted onto the BAFTA Crew scheme in the Production Management category.   BAFTA Crew is designed to enhance the film production skills and professional contacts of crew across England, with the ultimate aim of supporting the production infrastructure and developing ‘below the line’ talent outside of London.   The industry jury was chaired by Nicky Ball, National Crew & Facilities Manager at Creative England, and comprised … Continue reading

‘The Grand’ – Three Stories. One Night.

Hello,   I’ve formed a great working relationship with Simon Dymond, a fellow member of Filmworks.  We’ve recently collaborated on the short film ‘The Grand’, produced by myself and written & directed by Simon.  The film was located in Nottingham.   ‘The Grand’ is a crime/drama that follows the lives of three very different characters as their stories intertwine and collide with one another over the course of a single night on the streets of Nottingham. … Continue reading