This will remain forever at the top – Thank you Terry Gilliam
On the night of the Brexit referendum the skies opened and brought a flash flood to my basement studio. The most cherished things that were saved were my sketchbooks, numerous sketches and notes – many becoming seeds for my films. A slideshow of my Sketchbook Diaries can be viewed in the Black & White section of my Illustrations.
My film Extn.21 will be playing at the Big Thrill day at London’s BFI Southbank. A day of films, talks, masterclasses and panel discussions that explore the thriller as the genre of our anxious times – part of the BFI’s major thriller season, Who Can You Trust? Do come along!
Honoured to be back voting for the British Independent Film Awards. Please do consider submitting your brilliant films to the BIFAs. They’re lovely.
Extn.21 has made it to Short of the Week’s classics series. So proud to be in the company of many of my favourite, luminary filmmakers.
Delighted to have won a 2017 John Brabourne Award in support of my feature film project. Thank you JBAs.
Spent a wonderful day at the Royal College of Art with Blink director Noah Harris, giving professional feedback to graduating students. Thanks to Birgitta Hosea at the RCA for inviting us in.
If you’re in Japan and in need of a hand, The Lost Glove begins it’s Tokyo tour next month with Shorts Shorts Film Festival & Asia, and continues it’s National tour in Osaka this Autumn – whilst it’s stage-show sibling Rubbish plays Thailand.
My Daydream films are playing at: ‘A+: 100 years of visual communication by women at Central Saint Martins’. An exhibition celebrating outstanding visual design work. The examples on display date from around the start of the 20th century to the present day. The exhibition runs until the 23rd March 2016.
On Cloud 9, and will remain up there for a very long time. This weekend I met the Great, Terry Gilliam. Here’s something I’ll treasure. Forever.
Delighted to start the year with a beautifully re-mastered HD version of my film The Seawatchers at the BFI screening room with RISE this month.
This month, the lovely folk at NFM interviewed me about my films, my love of cinema, and move towards features. You can read the article under Interviews.
Excited to be meeting with visionary director Paul King, whose imaginative films include Paddington, Bunny & the Bull and The Mighty Bush, for advice on my feature film project Tiny Dots. A huge thank you for his immense kindness and support.
Extn.21 is screening at a special event at East London venue, The Book Club next month. Thanks to Screen Social for the invitation to play the film. All proceeds go to Shelter.
I’ve just been selected for a year long, features development programme funded by the BFI. I’m one of six filmmakers. It’s perfect, just what my film needs at this time – guidance from some brilliant, feature film industry mentors. What a fantastic start to 2015. Thanks to all the funders and supporters of the scheme and to the NFM.
Been getting itchy fingers – too much writing! Feels good to actually be making films again. With a short film for Theatre Rites coming soon this Autumn – just as Manhattan 4.33pm clocks up 275k views on Vimeo this week.
Time to enjoy some R&D with some brilliant performers at London’s Jerwood Space.
Christmassy and Peachy! My film 575 Wandsworth Road has been nominated in two categories for 2014 British Animation Awards: Best Commissioned Animation and Best Motion Graphics.
Taking a much needed break from writing to create a series of commissioned illustrations for Breathe. A ghost story set in 1946.
This month sees the opening of Theatre-Rites new show Bank On It made in conjunction with London’s Barbican. Their work is always a treat for all – Time Out****. Here’s the publicity image I made for the show.
575 Wandsworth Road is a 30-second short film I’ve enjoyed making for the National Trust. The house of the film’s title is a notable piece of interior design, recently renovated and reopened by the National Trust, as it’s one of the most extraordinary ornate fretworked interiors in Britain. Articles about the film have featured on Televisual, Creative Review, Digital Arts and Director’s Notes this month and can be read under Interviews and watched under Commissions.
Late Noon Sun is the 4-screen film I made for the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London with live performance. It’s just had another screening in a beautiful setting. Thanks to MIST.
A lovely time’s been had creating the publicity image for London’s Barbican Centre and Theatre Rites new 2013 show Bank on it.
A selection of stills from my Living Portraits photographic series are now on my site.
Creating some intricate fretwork for my forthcoming 30-second film for The National Trust to be released in March 2013.
Delighted that Manhattan 4.33pm has been invited to take part in ArtFutura at the Museum of Modern Art (Rio), which runs from the 25th to the 28th of October – and touring at other major cultural institutes through November and December including Aarhus (Denmark) – Centre of Contemporary Art, Barcelona (Spain) – CCCB and several other international museums.
Manhattan 4.33pm features on Wired – Bruce Sterling’s Beyond the Beyond.
If you are in the beautiful city of Berlin or in Seoul, South Korea from the 22nd September to the 4th October, keep an eye out for my Daydreams. One of twenty-five films selected to play on Berlin’s Subway and Seoul’s Metro trains as part of this year’s Going Underground competition.
Daydreams have been selected to launch The Atlantic magazine’s new video section. An exciting month, and a pleasure talking to The Atlantic about my work. You can read the article under interviews.
Manhattan 4.33pm has been nominated in the Animation Award category in Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2011 which takes place in London from the 21st– 28th July.
This month has seen Manhattan 4.33pm flying with Boing Boing TV and Virgin American Airlines. It has also been selected as one of the winning films to be screened in over 200 cities worldwide with Art By Chance. With thanks to the selection jury, which included Walt Disney Producer Don Hahn, Executive Producer of Arte France Cinema Michel Reilac and Founder and Director of the British Independent Film Awards, Johanna Von Fischer and film journalist Nick Roddick.
It’s been a busy month for Manhattan 4.33pm. The film was selected for Vimeo Staff Picks and Vimeo of the Week on Sundance.TV and on The Huffington Post and The Village Voice in New York, Indiewire and Film News Briefs – Filmmakers to Watch, amongst other lovely places. A big thank you to Vimeo for triggering such a huge number of world-wide views and interest in my film work, especially State-side from NYC to LA.
Daydreams has been invited to play at this years Britspotting programme in Berlin and will be playing at the London Short Film Festival this month. Touring France in March with CineRail and Germany with Short Attacks, Interfilm Berlin.
Excited to be working with the National Trust on a beautiful site specific project. Part of Britain’s 2012 Cultural Olympiad project.
I discuss how I use digital photography in my films with journalist Giles Turnbull for PCN. You can read the full article under the Interview menu above.
The third short film in my Daydreams series, Manhattan 4.33pm has just completed, and has been selected as a finalist in Raindance’s Welcome to the Extraordinary competition. Premiering on the big screen at the 18th Raindance Film Festival, London. Then off to the 26th International Short Film Festival Berlin in November.
You can view it on the small screen under the Film menu above.
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