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THE AWAKENING FEATURE FILM 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

Wow! 10 years have gone by since filming commenced on ‘The Awakening’ directed by Nick Murphy and Screenplay by Nick Murphy and Stephen Volk.

Starring Dominic West and Rebecca Hall, Florence Cathcart played by Rebecca Hall, is invited to a school in Cumbria to investigate strange goings on. It is set just after World War I and a skeptical Florence soon becomes aware that the things going on in the boy’s school are not normal and matters just get worse and worse.

There were a lot of boys involved in this film, loads of extras and the main boys. I was one of the youngest and luckily got one of the parts. We filmed in two locations, Cheshire on the 8th July, 10 years ago today, then we moved on to film in the borders of Scotland from the 15th July.

We had a great time and I thought it might be a good idea to update the pictures of ‘the boys’. First, a picture of what we looked like 10 years ago and now.

10 years on. From left to right.

Alfie Field

Ewan Andrew Walker joined us in Scotland and he is not in the above pic. I can’t find an up to date image of Ewan but I have emailed him to get one. I hope he has the same email address. Ewan is third from left to right.

Now last but not least the Main Man,
Isaac Hempstead Wright

Isaac is second from the left holding the ipad.
Isaac

What a great time we had.

THE SANDMAN by Neil Gaiman



Neil Gaiman has partnered with the streaming audiobook service Audible for a multi-part adaptation of his comic series, featuring a cast filled with the biggest names in Hollywood. And Me!

I am over the moon to be part of this great production. It was a huge challenge and I enjoyed every minute of it.

The brilliant Dirk Maggs cast me in several parts with various accents English and American. I first met Dirk and Neil Gaiman when I was cast to play ‘The Antichrist’, Adam, in Gaiman’s and Terry Pratchett’s BBC Radio 4’s adaption of ‘Good Omens’.

Good Omens read through

The Sandman is available on Audible from the 15th July 2020 and this will be one of the most exciting productions for audio drama. Check out the teaser trailer on Dirk’s twitter feed and click on the Digital Spy link for the article and exclusive trailer. Click on the picture to read the article and listen to the trailer.

You can pre order from Audible.


ADVERTISING PROMO FOR DODOUGH

My friend is working in a Pizza restaurant and he asked me to help out with some advertising they wanted to do. They have been supplying pizzas to Barnet hospital for NHS workers and they have been putting posts on their social media. I was asked to create a promo for their company. Here it is, my first attempt at an advertising promo. It was filmed whilst following social distancing, which was a new challenge.

TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Great news. The Drive has been accepted for another film festival. The Tokyo Lift Off Film Festival will be taking place in June. They have to move it online because of the present situation, nevertheless I am chuffed.

THE SANDMAN

Having previously played Adam, The Antichrist, in Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’, I am so honoured to have been part of the cast for The Sandman audio production, directed by DirkMaggs, from the books by Neil Gaiman and being released shortly on Audible. I played 7 parts altogether.

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The Sandman is a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics. It tells the story of Dream of the Endless, who rules over the world of dreams. The original series ran for 75 issues from January 1989 to March 1996.

The Sandman is released this summer, in the form of a multi-part Audible Original, with James McAvoy leading a pretty stellar cast. It’s based on DC Comics’ beloved fantasy series and the first part will be available July 15.

The main character of The Sandman is Dream, also known as Morpheus and other names, who is one of the seven Endless. The other Endless, DestinyDeathDesireDespairDelirium (formerly Delight), and Destruction (also known as ‘The Prodigal’). The series is famous for Gaiman’s trademark use of various metaphysical entities, while also blending mythology and history in its horror setting within the DC Universe. The Sandman is a story about stories and how Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, is captured and subsequently learns that sometimes change is inevitable.

A MEMORY FROM THE PAST BROUGHT TO LIFE – CARDBOARD ANDY

When I about 10 or 11 years old, I acted in a wonderful short film by Dave Aspinall. He tweeted today to say it had been uploaded the film to vimeo. He also sent personal emails to everyone to apologise for not finishing the film. He became disheartened when the film did not get accepted into many film festivals. I think it was before its’ time and back then, 7/8 years ago, the access to film festivals was much harder, whereas now you have many platforms.


daveaspinallfilm.com

This is a bitter, sweet film and well worth a look.

NEW ADVENTURES

As the ongoing situation continues with the Corona Virus. I have had some ideas to try and move forward. I imagine the t.v. and film industry will be stuck for a while. I have voiced many radio plays for the BBC, over 20 and I have recently finished a job where I voiced several voices for a huge project. I can’t reveal any details about it yet but it will be huge.

I am waiting at the moment for some equipment to arrive. We have a small cupboard which I use as a tiny office and I am going to convert it into a sound studio. I have ordered wall panels and they should be here soon. I will line the cupboard and test how it sounds. Hopefully, I will then be able to accept commissions at home.

In the meantime, good luck to everyone in these strange times.

FUTURE FILM ACADEMY

In December ’19 I went to the screening of ‘Echappe’ which was a combined effort by a student group. I was the Director and it was a great learning curve. I certainly enjoy Directing and it is something I will definitely want to be involved with in the future. I had a great time with all the people involved in this and have made friends and contacts for the future.



BFI Course

Last September, I took part in a BFI course, I was given the role of writer. I made ‘Motor Mouth’ with a group over 6 days in Edinburgh with the @BFI & @ScreenEdinburgh. I wrote the script. An intense, educational process and I’m more than pleased with the outcome. I hope you like it. https://vimeo.com/358067980