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18,July
2017

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Justin Trefgarne

We’ve got an epic podcast for you this month as I chat to Justin Trefgarne about his experience as a development executive at Working Title, going freelance as a writer/director and the trials, tribs & triumphs of making his debut feature Narcopolis. Justin is, as ever, remarkably passionate, insightful and honest, so this is a…... Read more
27,June
2017

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Business of Being a Writer

June 2017: in this month’s UK Scriptwriters Podcast, Tim and I chat about effective networking and the business of being a writer, plus there’s exciting news on a new film festival called Short Sounds which is coming in October, check it out. Listen to the podcast with this link or via the embed below. UK…... Read more
13,June
2017

Writercise!

Last year, I blogged about ‘a writer’s fitness regime’ in where I broke down some simple steps you could take on the road to fitness. I started taking these steps myself around 2007 (after years of back trouble) and I’ve gradually worked my way towards respectable form again. For me it’s all about fitness, not…... Read more
24,May
2017

Cannes 2017: Day 5

On our last full day at the festival, the news of the Manchester bombing fills the headlines, which puts us in sombre mood. It’s easy to get into a fishbowl existence at Cannes, where nothing really matters outside of what you’re doing along the Croisette, so the grim news from home puts everything in perspective…... Read more
23,May
2017

Cannes 2017: Day 4

Is it day 4 already? All sense of time and relative dimension is lost amongst the hubbub of Cannes. New to the round-up? Day 1 here, day 2 ici, day 3 et voila. It’s at this stage that I realise that this year’s diary is pretty much exactly the same run down as last year’s,…... Read more
22,May
2017

Cannes 2017: Day 3

Cannes 2017 diary Day 1 here, Day 2 here. Despite our quite frankly amateur drinking session the night before (mixing champagne, cocktails, beer and wine) we’re up bright eyed and bushy tailed for our first meeting of the day, which turns out to be a networking tennis event with a financing company. Alas, we’re not…... Read more
21,May
2017

Cannes 2017: Day 2

Our official day 2 (Tim’s insistent it’s only day 1 but that was here) begins with a bit of a false start as our first meeting fails to show up AT THEIR OWN STAND. Is this a Cannes first? Someone not turning up at the place they’ve actually paid to allocate as their space? It’s…... Read more
20,May
2017

Cannes 2017: Day 1

Last year, our arrival in Cannes was our first official day because we LEFT SO GODDAMN EARLY and arrived for a full onslaught of activity. This year, it’s a lot more respectable as I pick up Tim at 9.30am and make a leisurely drive to Gatwick, hitting the North Terminal car park at around 12pm.…... Read more
17,May
2017

Cannes 2017: Key Prep

We’re off to Cannes on Friday so you can expect more diary blogs like last year (re-live the thrilling experience of triple burgers, script deadlines and rogue snorers here). By ‘we’, I mean me and Tim Clague. Regular readers will know that we wrote, produced and directed Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? together and it proved…... Read more
10,April
2017

Nelson Nutmeg, OUT NOW!

The wait is over. Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? is available to buy/rent/download RIGHT NOW via the following platforms: iTunes Amazon Google Sky Store ASDA DVD from 1st May There’s no excuse NOT to see it. If you don’t know what Nelson Nutmeg is, it’s me and Tim Clague’s debut family film (the making of which…... Read more
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