After a couple of interviews I’ve been selected to direct a little film for the Stepping Up project. It’s funded by Creative skillset and BBC Scotland with support from Bectu and Creative Scotland. And is designed for people with industry experience that are looking to step up a level within their department. Or in my case break into TV drama and comedy.
We’re also looking for crew in practically every department. You can get all the info here.
The script itself is a comedy drama and I can’t wait to get started on it.
Ollie screened last weekend at the Galtress festival through a programme put together by the good folks at Aesthetica Film Festival.
It’s also being shown before the classic Ealing comedy Whisky Galore. Not only do I love this film, but it’s great when a short film gets played before a feature. For me this is the best place to show them. Again this is through Aesthetica. And they’re being screened as part of a special programme taking place on the night of the Scottish Referendum.
And lastly, The Stash is to be part of Short Sighted Cinema’s programme at the In The Woods Festival on the 28th of August.
Glad to announce that I’m now represented in Europe (and further afield) by Pavlina @ Driven By Creatives.
For any enquiries please get in contact with Pavlina @ email@example.com
My latest short film ‘The Stash’ is now online and available to view below. It’s less than three and half minutes long so please fill your boots.
It’s also in for Shooting Peoples film of the month. So any votes and views on their site would be much appreciated.
If you ever hear people refer to me as Fanny it’s (hopefully) because of this ad. It’s probably the most popular ad that I’ll ever get to direct, and I’m chuffed to see that it keeps getting the hits.
And along with the two other ads from that campaign (‘Mum’ and ‘New Fella’) that makes a combined total of over 7 million views. Jeezy peeps indeed.
After it’s screening at goNorth festival, The Stash got a snazzy wee review.
Who doesn’t love a satisfying and humorous climax, right?
Back when I had a real job I used my holidays to go to the EIFF and cram in up to 5 films a day. Yes, I was single then.
So I’m really looking forward to being part of the Talent Lab at the festival this year. Not only to meet the other filmmakers and to get pointers on my script and career from established pros, but I also get a festival pass to all the screenings, so *relationship status spoiler alert*….5 films a day here I come.
The Stash is set to make its Scottish premiere with a couple of screenings at GoNorth in Inverness next month. Details can be found here shortly.
Off to Manchester tomorrow in the hope that Irn-Bru can pick up some more gongs at The Roses Creative Awards,
They’re up for Best TV/Cinema campaign, and Mum & New Fella have been individually nominated for best TV/Cinema commercial over 21 seconds.
Will let you know if they win. Will probably talk about property prices or the weather if they don’t
We picked up a silver for best campaign. And ‘Mum’ won a silver for best TV/Cinema ad.
They’re somewhere in amongst this lot (photo courtesy of Jim Swan).
Big fan of the Ritzy cinema so it’s nice to have one of my shorts showing there. It’s at the impeccably programmed Short Sighted Cinema on Tuesday the 22nd of April @ 19:30. Full details can be seen here.
Highlights include the brilliant ‘Notes on Blindness’ by Peter Middleton & James Spinney.
Plus a Q & A with all the film makers including yours truly taking to everyone verryyy veerrrryyyyy ssslllloooowwwwlllllyyyy for those who don’t speak Scottish.
without you Baby.
And here’s the first one. Could also be the last…
Said it before, and I’ll say it again….Yaya Touré* is also what posh people say when asked if they vote Conservative.
Anyway, I also say this a lot…just before feature films is the best place to show short films. And I’m looking forward to The Stash being shown before Jonathan Glazer’s gangster opus ‘Sexy Beast’ tonight at Film Nights in Kentish Town.
Full details can be seen here.
*He’s a footballer Mum, plays for Man City.