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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

Children’s Media Conference 2015

I’m off to Sheffield this week for the Children’s Media Conference, the annual get-together of everyone and anyone in the UK children’s telly biz. It’s a really fun event, jam packed with panel sessions, workshops, meetings, pitching and networking. I’m one of their official bloggers (my 2nd year) which means I file reports on various…... Read more

Getting Into Screenwriting: Complete Series

If you missed my recent four-part video series on how to get into screenwriting, then click here for the complete series playlist, or watch the embed playlist below! If you have any specific questions or suggestions for future blog posts/videos, please feel free to email me. Getting Into Screenwriting: Complete Series Click To Tweet... Read more

Thunderbirds Are Go: Under Pressure

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know I’ve written an episode of the new Thunderbirds Are Go for CiTV. It’s called Under Pressure, where International Rescue have to go to great depths to avert a toxic waste disaster in the sea. I think it’s safe to say that, alongside my EastEnders…... Read more
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