Young Gifted and Clueless

They’re Young, Gifted and Clueless We are moving into the final phase of our film Turbulence. Lately I’ve been feeling a bit ‘gifted’ but clueless myself. I’m glad to say that after a decent nights sleep, I even feel young. More importantly, I think I may finally have a clue. Young, Gifted and Clueless is […]

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G2 summit in Shrewsbury

    This morning I, bikefilm (Michael) set off early, by bike of course, to head out to the Shropshire countryside and a meeting with the formidable Natasha Carlish. At New Street station I bumped into one of our Turbulence partners Stephen Simms (head of the Birmingham School of Acting), just after making my cake […]

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Where it all began

So clearly my resolution to post something on the site every week in 2011 has already fallen at the first fence because I meant to post this last week and found that time eluded me!! So having had a great screening to one potential completion financier before Christmas we are now in full drive to […]

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Awards Season

The film awards season is now beginning in earnest. BAFTA have published their long list, from which the 6,000+ membership will choose the nominees and then the winners. I’m one of the voters. The trade press say that less films have been made this year but those completed are of higher quality. Having less films […]

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The waiting is over

After 2 months of ferocious edit activity, the waiting is over and we have a first cut of TURBULENCE ready to be viewed tonight at Aquila HQ. I cannot contain my excitement and luckily I am so busy producing on Doctors that there’s not much time to get too nervous or analytical. What makes this […]

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My shortest film ever is a prize winner!

I have just found myself in the peculiar situation of simultaneously making my longest and shortest film. My longest film is ‘Turbulence’, which you will be familiar with from previous blogs. It currently weighs in at 2 hours – the assembly edit. The assembly is your very first edit, basically an ‘assembly’ of all the […]

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The Chinese Restaurant

Being a part of Turbulence was like being a part of a big Chinese family running a restaurant. There was always someone to talk to, lots of hard work and respect.I always saw Michael as the old wise chinese grandad who knew all, spoke little but when he did….the words were always profound. Natasha was […]

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September…

September – back to school and time for a spot of reflection and forward planning. As they say at American Vogue, September is our January…. So, here goes. One year ago I read an Observer film magazine special on the British Film Industry. It was sobering (even before the demise of UKFC) but very good, […]

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The next phase

The summer has almost passed and the Turbulence shoot is but a distant memory but it was really exciting to receive so many mails, tweets and posts about how much cast and crew were missing it and how excited our growing fan base is to see something. Earlier this week Julia, Caroline, Michael and I had our […]

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A little bit of the coverage we have had in the press so far…

We managed to get quite a bit of press coverage during the weeks of filming at the Hare & Hounds, thanks to the wonderful @cazashton. Here are just a few we managed to catch. I’ll update this as I manage to get copies of them all. BBC Midlands Today, ran this item on the lunchtime […]

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