Making friends with failure – How it made me realise that I have to KEEP ON WRITING

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At the start of this year I stupidly vowed on Twitter that I would complete three short films by mid July. I’ve always taken personal promises very seriously. Every pledge I’ve ever made has been fulfilled. Every sworn oath bellowed … Continue reading

Fuc-King Ghidorah, I loved PACIFIC RIM!

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WARNING: Thar be spoliers! Guillermo del Toro has been one of my favourite filmmakers for a long time. He brings a wide range of influences into his work, drawing deep from culture high and low. Well versed in art, mythology, history, … Continue reading

Troubleshooting Kernel Panic – How I got it wrong

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Recently, I’ve shot, edited and delivered my first narrative short film, a sci-fi comedy called KERNEL PANIC. Overall, the response has been positive. Most people found it rather funny and (for a low budget short) well executed. It’s enjoyed a … Continue reading

All in a panic – Why I’m not a fan of 48 hour film challenges

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Earlier this year, myself and my friend Adam Brown completed work on a short film called KERNEL PANIC. The film was made as an intended entrant for a sci fi themed 48 hour film challenge. Adam, who produced, has entered … Continue reading

Why we need to talk about Lynne Ramsay

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Well, I’m beyond being unfashionably late to the party. By rights, I have offended the hosts, embarrassed myself and potentially brought a downer on the whole soirée. So let me make immediate reparations for being terribly overdue by loudly proclaiming … Continue reading

Kernel Panic gets Wired

Well, this is nice! Wired.com have posted a feature on Kernel Panic.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/10/kernel-panic/

Although I wished I came up with a more inspiring answer for my influences. I don’t know what’s the matter with me, but every time someone asks me what my favourite films are my mind excuses itself and checks into The Blank Slate motel in Voidsville.

Maybe I should post something more illuminating than the duff answer I gave the Wired feature…

Dissecting Cabin In The Woods – Why horror is important

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It’s two for two in 2012 for the geek ubermensch, Joss Whedon. Obviously, his take on the AVENGERS has dominated this summers blockbusters. Now, a week after his superhero gigantosaur has been unleashed in DVD form, comes this years second … Continue reading

Raising Kernel Panic!

My short film, KERNEL PANIC, is currently ranked at number 100 on Shooting Peoples Film Of The Month leader board. Help me raise KP to the lofty heights of 99th place! View and vote for the film here – https://shootingpeople.org/watch/111470/kernel-panic. You have to be a member to vote, but the view count is used to settle ties. Every little helps, as my grandmother used to say!