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10 Steps to Make a Feature Film

For practical and proactive tips to make it as a writer, get the UK Scriptwriter’s Survival Handbook, available on Kindle and paperback! — Short films are a great way to learn and have some fun, and hey, maybe kickstart your career. However, the industry is awash with short films, and there’s no real money to…... Read more

Make A Short Film?

This is from the old blog, back in 2010 fresh from one of my more substantial short film exploits, and re-posting here for general use. Nigel, one of the kind and generous souls who contributed to Origin, my award-winning short, has asked: what does one need to make a short film? Well, in this day…... Read more

Starting Out: Top 5 Advice!

There’s a new professional networking site called Hiive for those who work in the creative industries. In Hiive’s own words, they ‘offer a platform to showcase your work, find work, collaborate and get access to great courses’. They’ve asked me to blog advice to aspiring scriptwriters and filmmakers. Ha, the fools! Ahem, I mean, yes,…... Read more

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Structure

Here’s the latest UK Scriptwriters podcast, where me and Tim talk about structure: does the 3-act template really work? what is Pixar’s Poker structure breakdown exactly? and so on. We also discuss how we used these structural methods to develop the script for Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?   A quick reminder that there’s a couple…... Read more

Red Planet Prize 2014: WINNERS!

In amongst my excitement of filming Nelson Nutmeg, I was also lucky to be part of the Red Planet Prize jury process (for those unaware, I helped set up this great scheme back in 2007). Since its inception, the competition has expanded to include Kudos Film & TV as they, along with Tony Jordan’s Red…... Read more

Nelson Nutmeg: It’s A Wrap!

Here’s me and Tim on the last day of filming Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? with a special thank you to everyone who’s helped us make this nutty project. It truly has been a special experience. We had such a laugh with our amazing cast of kids, and we couldn’t have asked for a better crew…... Read more
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