Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Masters Update

Right, again, its been far too long since I wrote on here.

On Monday I woke up to find an envelope carrying the stamp from Royal Holloway. I opened it and.................I have been accepted on the MA Television and Film Producing course.

So now I will be looking for part time work in London, as well as applying to bursary schemes.

Due to have a phone call later to clarify deadlines on two projects I am currently working on, which is great to see things coming together.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

UPDATE: Who Killed Randall?

Well, what a difference a day makes!

After a discussion about Who Killed Randall with the writer/ director, Benedict Sampays, it has now evolved.

While driving back from London, a discussion about where the storyline could be tightened or tweaked started, which ended 2 hours later with a new twist, new character profiles, new fact, all that remains is the main spine of the story. Around this spine, there are now numerous sub-plots, that twist and turn around each other. The synopsis now reminds me of early Guy Ritchie plots, with all characters interacting and eventually meeting at key points.

Benedict is now turning this new synopsis into a first draft of the script with a deadline of the 1st March.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Sins of London

Apologies for the lack of blogging for a while, I have been taking a holiday in Tenerife. It was very much a shock to step off a plane after a week of getting a tan, swimming and, unfortunately getting sun stroke, to trying to defrost a car in the Birmingham International Airport carpark.

But a day into being home, I received a phone call from a man by the name of Martino Sclavi. Networking is important in any industry, but especially so in film and television. While out and about in London, I met a script writer called Mark Tilman who has written a number of short films that have been featured at festivals and online. I mentioned what areas of film I worked within and left my contact details with him.

Martino Sclavi is the Producer, working for 2 Many Executives Films, creating three ten minute shorts that will all be screened under the banner of Sins of London. He was ringing to ask whether I would be free to take up a position as assistant during the shooting.

Pre-production is well under way, and I will be joining them as an assistant on the 5th March, though until the 12th March, which will cover the primary shooting of all three scripts.