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Countdown to London Film Festival

The world premiere of Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? at the London Film Festival is less than a week away! I’ve obviously known about the premiere for a while but it’s only now that it’s beginning to sink in. Our silly little kids’ film made on a microbudget (last autumn!) is going to stand alongside the…... Read more

London Screenwriters Festival: Discount

The London Screenwriters’ Festival takes place at the end of October, so if you’re thinking of going along, now’s the time to book your ticket (as they tend to sell out in September). Here’s a discount code that gets you £25 off your ticket: SCRIPTWRITINGUK-15 I’ll be heading there with Tim, as we’ve been asked…... Read more

London Film Festival launch breakdown

Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? is going to have its world premiere at this year’s London Film Festival! We’re absolutely thrilled to be selected for such a prestigious festival, and last Tuesday I headed to London for the official launch. Here’s how it went down: 6:30am Up and at ‘em! 7:20am On the train to London.…... Read more

Nelson Nutmeg: World Premiere!

In some amazingly nutty news, Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? will receive its world premiere at this year’s London Film Festival! Woo-hooo! To celebrate, here’s our first full main trailer (click link here or watch embed below). Keeping it on blog topic, here’s my top 10 tips on how to make your own debut feature, plus…... Read more

5 Tips to Make Your Debut Feature

Guest Post by Michael O’Connor, writer/director of Caring And Killing Introduction The opportunity to make my first feature came when Ulrich Wehner (co-producer) found out he had a house free for a summer in the middle of London (his brother was away, working for a year). So we thought that would be our base of…... Read more

10 Years of the Blog!

“This is all about my work as a scriptwriter/scriptreader and what it’s like and how I feel about it on a day to day basis.” That was how my very first post began on Friday 12th August in 2005. As I type, it’s Wednesday 12th August, 2015. Phew-wee. Tempus has fugited. When I started the…... Read more

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Mark Stay

In this episode of the UK Scriptwriters podcast (which celebrates 5 years of positive scriptchat, loads to enjoy in the back catalogue!), I interview Mark Stay, writer of the sci-fi film Robot Overlords. I ask him about how his career, how he started out, how the pitch for Robot Overlords came about, what it was…... Read more

Nelson Nutmeg: Co-Directing Breakdown

Shortly after shooting finished on Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg, I posted my top 6 reasons why me and Tim co-directed the film, and how we made it work. Well, here’s a quick behind the scenes video (below, or click the link here) which shows us in action. Plus, Tim’s done an extensive breakdown on his…... Read more

Nelson Nutmeg update!

Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? is a live-action family film I’ve written, produced & directed with Tim Clague (that’s us in the photo above, giddily excited at meeting Nelson Nutmeg for the very first time!). We did a Kickstarter, pooled all our resources, begged and borrowed, and got the film in the can by late summer…... Read more

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Roland Moore

It was a crazy cool week at Sheffield for the Children’s Media Conference (check out the blogs on all the sessions) and me and Tim managed to grab Roland Moore for a chat about his career, and making the new UK family feature 2:Hrs. Have a listen!     UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Roland Moore Click…... Read more
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