Author Archive | Chris Jones

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Roger Corman: The Inspiration Behind A Generation

‘Every film would be improved by removing 15 minutes and adding a helicopter explosion.’ I have yet to hear a more incisive and fundamentally true quote from any filmmaker. Roger Corman was the granddaddy of the ‘fuck it, let’s do it’ generation of filmmakers that I stand shoulder to shoulder with. No resources, connections or […]

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The Tuesday Online, LSFReplay: Character in Storytelling with Phil and Ted

On Tuesday we continue our series of LondonSWF replays, the very best of our past events replayed live. This time it’s Phil and Ted on The Importance of Character in Storytelling. That will take place next Tuesday at 8pm UK time…. When: Tuesday Feb 27th at 8pm UK time Where: Anyone can attend free. […]

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It’s time to look to the future for Screenwriting… LondonSWF Early Bird Ends in TWO days

Times are changing. Rapidly. Streamers are declining, Hollywood is melting down, new platforms are arising, mind bending creativity tools that are as exciting as they are terrifying are appearing every day. And yet… we still love, create and consume stories BECAUSE that is who we are. I have always believed that creativity isn’t taught, it’s […]

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How Next Generation Artists and Filmmakers Are Using AI

We are experiencing the momentum and velocity now, of the digital revolution that began in the mid nineties. As a filmmaker, the evolution of cheap DSLR cameras, desktop editing and hi res video online was the first massive breakthrough I saw, but that is close to two decades ago now. Since then, the acceleration has […]

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Prompting Now: Join us as we build an 1970’s horror Antholgy using AI as a Muse and Accelerant

  Today we begin development of a new project. Working title: Anthology. Tag line: Prompting now. All human ideated. Artwork above, literally the first prompt from Midjourney: /imagine 1970s horror movie anthology poster –ar 16:9 (I added the text in Photoshop in 3o seconds) As a kid I fell in love with horror movies, BBC2 […]

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The Enfield Poltergeist on AppleTV+

London. 1977. Dread. The Enfield Poltergeist is streaming on Apple TV+ October 27. Today the trailer drops for a project I have been dying to share about since before the pandemic. Last year, just as I had begun shooting splinter unit on Mission: Impossible 7, another project went into production. The Enfield Poltergeist is a […]

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My Firewalk Experience by Laura Wyatt

I just ran a firewalk for Shine PND and one of the Warrior Mums was kind enough to write a post about her journey. Over to Laura Wyatt… During one of my first sessions at Shine there was a serious buzz of excitement from Lauraine! She’d just been part of a group of Shine mums […]

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