Monthly Archive: January 2012
I got an email today from Dave Aspinall of Block Films. He is the director of his short film called ‘Cardboard Andy’ featuring Darren Jeffries, me and Archie Clark. He said things are going well and it will be ready soon. He sent this picture of us during filming where he pretended to look fed up but I couldn’t keep a straight face. My mum thinks we look alike.
I had to sing a pop song in my singing lesson today. I chose Shine by Take That. I didn’t realise how hard it was and it sounded like a cat being dragged down the motorway. Must try harder lol.
thanks to Chris Palmer for inviting us to see ‘The boy with Chocolate Fingers’ I played ‘Donald’ and he has chocolate fingers.
My brother and his wife came to watch as well and we all had a lovely day. Afterwards we went for something to eat and we also went bowling.
Here is a photo of me and Chris after the screening.
Today I went to the cast screening for ‘The Boy with Chocolate Fingers.’ I had a really fun time and saw all the other children that were in the film. We have all grown a lot. It was good to see Chris Palmer, the Director, again and Michaela, the Producer and Joe who played the bear. Laura Maddison played ‘Molly’ and she is my dream girl.
It has been a busy week this week. I went to my drum lesson with Neil and it was really good. I used to go to drum lessons at a music academy when I lived in the North and my progress was really slow. The stuff I am doing now is so much better, in just a couple of weeks. I am really enjoying it. I am going to London tomorrow to see the cast screening for ‘The boy with chocolate Fingers.’ I play the main character ‘Donald’ as an adult. I am excited about seeing it and it will be good to see all the other kids again. There was about 30 of us. One of the best jobs I have ever done. Everyone was really friendly and the whole thing was good fun to do and Chris Palmer, the Director and Writer was a really good laugh, always joking about. I will write more about it tomorrow.
Take the liver, lungs & heart of a sheep and boil them. Mince the meats and mix with chopped onions, toasted oatmeal, salt, pepper, and spices. Take one properly cleaned sheep’s stomach. Stuff the cleaned stomach with the prepared contents. Sew up the stomach (leaving enough room for expansion to avoid a large messy explosion) and boil. Serve and eat. Lovely !
Last week I was asked to go and see ‘The Artist’ and give a review. I had heard it was a silent movie and I thought it might be boring but I found that I was drawn in to the story even though there was no dialogue.
The story is about a top silent movie star and he suddenly loses his position when talking movies start. He accidently meets a woman who he helps get into the movies and ends up being a big star in the talking movies. Jean Dujardin plays George Valentin and Bérénice Bejo plays the starlet, Peppy Miller. James Cromwell, remember him in ‘Babe’ “that’ll do pig,” plays Valentin’s butler and John Goodman plays a typical big old fashioned studio boss.
When Valentin loses his money in the crash he becomes poor and he is not wanted for any more films, everything looks really bad. The story went back and forward between happy and sad, very sad and hope. Uggie, the dog, played Jack and he was really funny and adorable.
I was surprised that I was able to follow the story and that it held my attention with no words, or stunts or trickery and I enjoyed it very much.