Pleased to announce that The Romance Class is to receive its UK premier at the Bafta qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival. The festival takes place from the 5th to 8th of November in York. It’s a cracking festival and I hope to make it down there again for the screenings.
Also got some exciting news on the films World premier that I’ll be posting soon.
Here’s an ad that I directed for MacB
Agency: McCann Birmingham
Creatives: Tim Jarvis, Barrie Robinson & Mark Dudley
Producer: James Jeffreys @ MTP
DOP: Paul Herley
Colourist: John Sackey
Sound: Micheal @ Savalas
Here’s an ad that I directed for First4Lawyers. The VO was provided by the brand ambassador and TV’s own Andrew Castle.
Agency: Big Dog
Creatives: Tim Jones, James Cross & Mark Padfield
Producer: James Jeffreys
DOP: Paul Herley
Colourist: Simona @ Rushes
My short film Saved is to be part of Digicult’s tour of cinemas across Scotland. It’s part of a younger people’s programme and will involve workshops and a Q & A in Glasgow on the 12th of March. Full details can be found here.
Here’s a little teaser scene from a short film that I recently directed called The Romance Class. The film is currently doing the rounds at festivals.
Here’s an alt edit of a spot that I directed for Vision Direct.
Agency: Big Al’s Creative Emporium
Art Direction: Tom Burnay
DOP: Nick Bennett
Produced by: Ali Fraser & Theresea Larche
After a full on shooting schedule we wrapped the film last week. Cast were amazing and the crew more than filled their boots.
Already got a locked picture edit and now onto the final stages of post production. Watch this space….
The Metro newspaper have brought together a bunch of artists to show work that “explores the feelings and moods, the highs and the lows of living in the city”. And they’re screening my film The Pedestrian at the three day event in Soho. The film will be accompanied with the score of your choice after they show the original. And as long as there’s no iPhone marimba involved, this could be really interesting.
So if you’re p for attending the screenings 19 Greek Street between the 22nd & 24th of October then please contact Philippa Lee at email@example.com. More details can be found here.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.