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25,July
2014

Whose Scene Is It?

Re-post from old blog (Narrative Point-of-View) which came to mind (and has been handy) as me & Tim go through the latest draft of Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? — In the development process, it’s not uncommon to be told that the story should be from your hero’s point-of-view. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the…... Read more
18,July
2014

Six Steps To Be A Screenwriter

(photo source) A re-post/update from my old blog. ‘How do you become a screenwriter?’ is a question I get asked a lot. It’s not the most incisive or challenging of questions, is it? There’s probably a subtext to it (‘how do I break in as a screenwriter’ rather than ‘how do I start’, or ‘I’ve…... Read more
14,July
2014

Nelson Nutmeg: Kickstarter Tips

We did it! 112% funded. 266 Nutmeggers. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE who got behind us, it really means a lot. As the run of Kickstarter is still fresh in my mind, I thought it would be useful to jot down some pointers and stuff wot I learnt whilst annoying everyone maintaining a Kickstarter…... Read more
10,July
2014

Nelson Nutmeg: 5 Nutty Facts!

The live Kickstarter campaign for Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg is coming to a close in 46 hours (at time of press). By the time you read this, it may only have minutes left, so I thought I’d do a blog post now to give you a little heads up on how NUTTILY AWESOME THIS PROJECT…... Read more
08,July
2014

Nelson Nutmeg: 3 days to go!

We hit our Kickstarter target for “Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?” yesterday! YES, THANK YOU, GET IN THERE! Really delighted with this, especially with three days to go on the campaign. I did a little bit of crowd funding via the blog for my short film Origin back in 2009, but a Kickstarter campaign is a…... Read more
02,July
2014

Nelson Nutmeg: 9 Days To Go!

At time of writing, our Kickstarter campaign for Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? has 184 backers (!), it’s 52% funded and there’s only 9 DAYS TO GO to reach our target. So, if you were intending to donate but haven’t had the chance yet, then now’s the time to do it! We’re very close to finalising…... Read more
25,June
2014

Making Nelson Nutmeg: Script Overview

I’ve blogged already about what we did to get Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg up and running, but here’s a video where I explain the script process so far, covering everything from brainstorming the idea, using index cards to map out a structure, writing a treatment, a beat sheet, and then finally write the script (&…... Read more
23,June
2014

Making Nelson Nutmeg: Blackmagic 4K

It’s week 2 of our Kickstarter for Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? It’s been a great start, currently 37% funded with 18 days to go. Thanks to all the Nutmeggers who have supported so far! This week, we’re going fully behind the scenes to share with you what we’ve been doing (and how to go about…... Read more
16,June
2014

Nelson Nutmeg: Kickstarter LIVE!

We’re LIVE on Kickstarer! Check out the video below for the full pitch! (if you’re reading this via the blog newsletter, click the blog post link to access) and VISIT OUR KICKSTARTER PAGE TO SHARE & SUPPORT! We’ve had a whirlwind weekend since we launched last Thursday. The main highlight was our open call casting…... Read more
10,June
2014

Countdown to Kickstarter: Nelson Nutmeg!

If you follow me beyond the social media walls of this blog, then you’ll probably know that I’m making Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? - a kids’ film, for kids, with kids in the lead roles! I’m writing & directing this family epic with the mighty Tim Clague, and we’ve been doing a countdown to Kickstarter…... Read more
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