The irony that the shiny new arts centre in Tilburg was situated next door to the job centre seemed lost on the group of indie filmmakers I trained yesterday. That’s perhaps because it seems the Incubate festival (here in the Netherlands) is the most extraordinary, eclectic celebration of art, music, film and pretty much any [...]
I am flying out to present at ‘Incubate’ in the Netherlands today, a cultural gathering of music, film, theatre, performance and all other manner of artists. I am presenting two sessions on Guerilla Filmmaking and I am really looking forward to both. There are some pretty big bands playing too, I am particularly amped that [...]
Danny Stack just contaced me with some good news, so I asked him to blog about it… Over to Danny! Origin http://www.originshortfilm.co.uk/, my supernatural short film, has just won Best Horror Short at this year’s London Independent Film Festival. It’s hugely satisfying to get this kind of recognition on a project that I have slaved [...]
And finally, to wrap up the Comedy Writers Festival, here is the feedback from our illustrious speakers. We are all rather delighted the discover that our speakers enjoyed the festival just as much as our delegates (delegate feedback here). Remember the London Screenwriters Festival (October) is now selling tickets too, you can get yours here. [...]
So now the dust is settling on the Comedy Writers Festival, I thought I would share some photos (above) and some feedback from our delegates. ‘I had a blast at the London Comedy Writer’s Festival. Brilliantly run. Great events. It’s the best one I’ve been to’ Robert Popper – ‘Peep Show’, ‘The IT Crowd’, ‘South [...]
I have just returned home, exhausted from that marathon that was the London Comedy Writers Festival 2011. Was it a hit? You bet! What did we all learn? Heaps! And it kicked off with a MAJOR bang with our keynote speech with Griff Rhys Jones (above). Right now though, I am SO tired, I don’t [...]
At the comedy writers festival this year, we are filming most of the sessions so that delegates can watch those events after the festival closes. In the run up to the festival, we hosted three workshops, the first of which we filmed and will be premiered LIVE tonight, April 5th, at 7.30pm UK time. This [...]
At the London Comedy Writers Festival, we are asking our delegates to tell us, in advance, which sessions they want to attend so that we can make sure the most popular sessions are in the biggest rooms. And the results have been fascinating. Aside from the Keynote opening session with comedy legend Griff Rhys Jones [...]
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Welcome to American Independents Day in London, April 10th (at Regents College, Regents Park). PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL / LINK TO EVERY FILM MAKER YOU KNOW… A one day workshop with two of the biggest names in US Indie Film, Ted Hope and Christine Vachon. OK yes, we know, it’s SHORT notice. And yes it’s [...]
What can you expect from the Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass? Inspire, Educate and Connect… This video blog was shot at the Heart Of Gold Film Festival when I was running the class in Australia and it will give you a feel for the ‘vibe’ of the experience. Of course you can’t get any sense of [...]
The London Comedy Writers Festival has officially started, with the first of our THREE Tuesday night sessions, ‘Making Misery Bear’ and a Guide To Social Media’. Here’s what the delegates who attended last night said… ‘Really good session last night and set the tone for the comedy Festival going forward….As a writer who spends far [...]
I just discovered that there is a brand spanking new Misery Bear webisode, starring KATE MOSS (!) released today for Comic Relief. You can watch above. Any film maker will immediately see the references to other movies, but for me, the uber-low tech way the Misery Bear films are made is what makes them so [...]
We JUST got confirmation that Griff Rhys Jones will be our keynote speaker at the new genre festival we are running… How cool is that! Here's the highlights. World Class Expert Speakers Our speakers have been announced, headlined by Griff Rhys Jones, Jon Plowman, Rhona Cameron, Robert Popper, Jessica Hynes and many more (and [...]
At the London Screenwriters Festival last year, we produced a very special Screenwriters Pocketbook, crammed with insights, tips and tricks for movie scribes. As it was our first year we printed more than we needed and we have around 100 left. So we thought that we would share them with you. So you can have [...]
Tweet Last year I helped out in the making of a short film called Chasing Cotards. I add my help was minimal! Ed and Sam who made the film have kept in touch as they entered into the festival experience. And what they told me was heart breaking, submission after submission followed by rejection after [...]
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