An Ode To Acting

Jon Favreau, the actor and director, and a man whose work I have enjoyed immensely over the years says every director should act. I cannot disagree with this. As a would-be filmmaker myself, I thought that it would be beneficial to take some acting classes myself. Unfortunately, though I was enjoying the course, midday through the course, the tutor decided to focus on poetry as the principal form of expression. I, philistine that I am, could not bear the thought of emoting poetry week after week, it is the one form of writing that I really cannot fully appreciate.

Artistic Borders

Jules Winnfield, Zeus Carver, Mace Windu are all names that are familiar to film fans around the world. The Bible-quoting hitman, the reluctant, foul-mouthed, heroic, John McClane sidekick and the black Jedi. These characters, along with dozens - over one hundred - others, were brought to life by one man; Samuel L. Jackson.

The Secret Service Of Seen It Before

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a peculiar film. Whilst highly enjoyable and well executed - by the ever reliable Matthew Vaughn - the story of a ne'er do well, diamond in the rough, London street youth, who is recruited to join the most secret of secret agent cabals, is entertaining yet immediately forgettable. Taron Egerton…

On the day of the shoot.

A few pics from the day of the shoot. Enjoying a brew. Setting up opening scene Director and cameraman conflab Leading lady, Holly Ashman. Leading man, Neil Simpson The ladies, Holly Ashman and Anna Reeve Cook Nigel Rogers, the most excellent cameraman Directing one oh one More DIY directing.... Need a bigger tripod... Always know…

Fingers and all available appendages crossed.

There is just over a week until my second foray into filmmaking and I cannot wait to get it done. I am a little more apprehensive about this film as, like anyone else who has been in the same position, I want it to be an improvement on the first. I want the pace to…

The road has an end, even if I am only in the middle!

The actors have been on board for an age. Initially, I had believed I had a crew, ready to go early to mid March. Then the cameraman got some work. No problem, I could wait. He contacted me; apologises, he could do another date. Okay, I could deal with that. Contact the actors, give them…