I’ve just finished a short film but I can’t post about it because it’s submitted to the London Film Festival and they wants to have exclusivity in showing the films, so I’ve posted some more back catalogue in the meantime….
The Ash Cooper painting was for a friend in which he traded a skateboard with me. I don’t skate but it looks cool. The painting reflects the party lifestyle that he was going through at the time.
The Right Honourable George Windsor painting (Bob Newent as the model) is another character study of the villain which runs through my work along with the ginger cat, Pico.
And the last is a painting influenced by a computer game I used to play called ‘Half Life’. In this game you would encounter scientists in varying states of peril and have to rescue them. This painting was for my friends Ian and Lynds and happens at an Oscar ceremony; ruining their big night…
I’m now going to get onto a more up to date post for next time…
Here is an old video I made (I’ve not thought of a post this week…) with my late friend the brilliant actor Bob Newent. It was for the funding trailer that you can see in the films section.
I posted the script to Film 4 but they they didn’t go with it. I’d made the lead character unlikeable and killed him off halfway through. A big no no! The thing was I was really influenced by Elmore Leonard’s brilliant book ‘Get Shorty’. In that, the villain Bo Catlett falls off a balcony and slowly dies and he has this amazing internal monologue. Anyway the moral is to find you’re own voice and certainly not to emulate the voice of a very talented writer. I’m working on some films with my brother who is an up and coming playwright while I try and see if I have an original story in me.
Anyway here is Bob and his incredible acting. Please ignore the quality of the low res video as its shot on HDV and I had a cheap backdrop which had to be heavily darkened. It was filmed by Gopan Iyadurai ( http://www.run4media.com ) and boom mic operated by Bernard Riviere ages ago!
Ps. The Burglar George character is the bearded murderer in glorious 3D on this blog’s header.
PPs. R.I.P Bob