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‘Spaced’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim’… Edgar Wright at the London Screenwriters’ Festival

‘Spaced’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim’… Edgar Wright at the London Screenwriters’ Festival! Podcast below, video above. Download the MP3 file here for your iPod At the eleventh hour, Edgar agreed to join us at the festival and delivered an inspiring session to a crammed cinema of screenwriters and film makers. […]

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Is Film Dead…? Part 2

Last week I posted about the camera tests run by Zacuto that I was asked to comment on, and how from my perspective, and certainly for indie film makers, shooting on film opposed to digital) looks like it has had its day. You can read that post here (and watch the fascinating video). The picture […]

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Watch Sam Jackson’s Secret Diary… extraordinary story behind a micro budget British feature by Guy Rowland

Writer, composer and good friend of mine, Guy Rowland, made a unique feature film a few years ago and has just released it online 100% free. The story behind the film is both extraordinary AND a stark reminder to ‘get on with it…’ I asked him to share some of his experiences. His ‘Making Of…’ […]

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ROCKETBOY may be fuelling for take off!

As many of you will know, I have spent many years working on a project called Rocketboy – and yesterday we had the best meeting yet with a very serious possible producer who just loved it. This has kicked me into MASSIVE ACTION, which is a terrific feeling. Already I have knuckled down and penned […]

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Foster / Hollywood Update

So here it is, the update from my friend Jonny Newman on his trip to LA after his short film success ‘Foster’… “You wait for the call for years.  When i got it, my phone was switched off.  It was Peter Farrelly (of the Farrelly Brothers) telling me he loved my film and wanted to […]

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An Evening With Kevin Smith

A while back I posted a YouTube clip of Kevin Smith, and was prompted by a reader of the Blog to the DVD from which it was ripped. I promptly got hold of it and spent and evening chuckling at his anecdotes. The DVD set is a series of recorded seminars, filmed in America where […]

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The plot thickens…

You may recall I wrote about my friend Johnny Newman who made a short film called Foster, which I re-edited for him. How he got a copy to Pete Farrelly (of the Farrelly brothers) and who got a call from Pete. Well… As I write, Johnny is on a plane, Virgin Upper Class, on his […]

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