The Laundromat – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: A couple of Panama City lawyers, Júrgen Mossack and Rámon Fonseca, tell the story of how the very rich accumulate and protect their money, legally, from taxation and other financial penalties. When a boating accident causes the deaths of 21 people, the widowed spouse, Ellen Martin, of one of the victims looks for answers and recompense when the insurance payout is hindered.

Quiet Suppression – We’ll Take That

Back in the mid eighties I and many of my friends, in our mid to late teens, listened to the same music. This was around the time I started going to clubs and meeting people who would become life long friends. One of the commonalities among us was music. Being black and having attended a…

Incarcerated By Lies

The invitations are plentiful. As are the suggestions. Invitations? That's not right. Temptations; offers of a kind. Buy this, come here, experience this, you have to do this! Modern life. Apparently, your peer group can pull you up or pull you down. Given the choice, you would pick a peer group that pulls you up.…

Before I Die: 101 thing to do – part four

Back to the list... 22.) Drive a supercar I am not really a petrol head. A motor vehicle is for the purposes of transportation. I do, however, love a fast car! Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, doesn't matter as long as it is stupidly fast. Zoom. 23.) Attend a major sporting event Six nations, Olympics, World Cup,…

Seppuku: A Lesson In Shame

In Feudal Japan, a warrior - samurai - would, if captured by his enemy or in order to prevent falling into enemy hands, having brought dishonour on his clan, commit ritual suicide rather than live in shame or be tortured. In modern day Japan, suicide is still seen as a way to end one's life…

A bit of a trickle…..

So the campaign is up and running (check it out here) and the initial enthusiasm has faltered. Not for the project, that remains as resolute as ever, but for the whole crowdfunding kerfuffle. I want to make films. I like making films; the writing, the casting, pulling the crew together, directing actors, working out scenes,…

The dream continues.

My next film is planned for Jan/Feb 2015. It had been slated for the end of November 2014, but an impending knee operation put paid to that. With a free fortnight to fill whilst I got over the op, I took the time to put together a funding project. Up until now I had financed…