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29,August
2017

12th Blogoversary

Well now, the blog’s 12 years old. But I’m still young of course, haven’t aged a day, ‘you look amazing, who does your hair’, I’ll never tell. A lot’s happened over the years, most of which I’ve chronicled on the blog, from an industry script reader making the transition as a new writer, to getting…... Read more
19,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 6

READ THE FULL CANNES DIARY 2016: DAY 1 (Early Start), DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) —- Tuesday 17th May: No script deadline, wahey! Surely a sleep-in is in order? Not really. If anything, we’re up even earlier because…... Read more
18,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 5

READ THE FULL CANNES DIARY 2016: DAY 1 (Early Start), DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) —- Monday 16th May: Script deadline day! As usual, dive into it first thing in the morning, and I go through the script…... Read more
17,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 4

READ THE FULL CANNES DIARY 2016: DAY 1 (Early Start), DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) —- Sunday 15th May: Up at 7am to edge closer to finishing my script deadline. There’s the 3rd act showdown to go, and…... Read more
15,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 3

READ THE FULL CANNES DIARY 2016: DAY 1 (Early Start), DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) —- Saturday 14th May: Can’t sleep after only a few hours’ kip. It’s around 6am. Decide to crack on with writing, make some…... Read more
14,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 2

READ THE FULL CANNES DIARY 2016: DAY 1 (Early Start), DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) —- Friday 13th May: Up at 7.30am and immediately start writing in my bed so I can continue towards my weekend  deadline. It’s…... Read more
13,May
2016

Cannes 2016: Day 1

CANNES 2016 DAY 1 BELOW (Early Start). READ THE FULL SET: DAY 2 (Shorts & Sandals), DAY 3 (Friendly Faces), DAY 4 (Rogue Snorers), DAY 5 (Tim’s Triple Burger), DAY 6 (Script Deadline) — Thursday 12th May: Alarm goes off at 1.30am. That’s 0130 hours. Ohmygod. I somehow drag myself out of bed, get dressed,…... Read more
24,February
2016

A Writer’s Fitness Regime

If there’s one thing a writer needs to stay on top of more than industry insights or secret tips on screenwriting craft, it’s fitness. Or, more accurately: health. Sitting hunched over a computer in excess of eight hours a day isn’t doing anyone any favours. You got to get up and move around. You got…... Read more
12,October
2015

10 Tips For A Successful World Premiere!

It was the world premiere of Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? last Saturday.  It was absolutely fantastic. Here’s how my day went down, in classic Top 10 fashion: 1. Preparation Make sure you’ve got everything you need the night before. In my case, trying out the costume for Nelson Nutmeg (which hadn’t been worn since the…... Read more
03,September
2015

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
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