Monthly Archive: May 2014


Take a look at the new U+ website.  This is a great website which is aimed at people under 25 years old.  You can enter competitions and there is a wall where you can put your photographs, artwork etc: and you can sell your work, if you want.  They also offer all sorts of creative opportunities in production,  presenting, all sorts of courses and events, the list just goes on.  It is a non profit organisation so everything is free to enter.  They recently opened their new office in the USA and there is a competition running now where you an make a trailer for your film, enter it on the site and it will be judged by a panel of experts.  There is the opportunity that, if you win,  your trailer will be made into  a film with the help of film professionals and screened in film festivals and you will go to Hollywood or London depending where you are from.    Go to the site and have a look.  There are lots of things to get involved in.

Are you ready to make it in the movie business?

STEP ONE: Make your trailer in iMovie, Adobe™ Premier, or similar editing software.
STEP TWO: Go to COMPETITIONS & upload your entry.
STEP THREE: Share it with your friends and ask them to like it.

The trailers with the most likes will go before a panel of judges who then choose the winner. The winner will receive a free round trip ticket to Los Angeles or London depending where you live. This could be you!

The competition is NOW OPEN so get creating!! Closing deadline is Wednesday August 13th May!



Harris Manchester College, Oxford University

Last night I was invited to a dinner at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University.  I met a lot of interesting people and had a good look around the college.  It was just like Harry Potter when the Principal and other lecturers came in for dinner.  A mallet was banged on the table and we had to stand as they filed in.  We sat down to dinner after the head table had sat down and when it was finished the mallet was banged on the table again and all the top table filed out.

Dinner at Oxford

I would love to go here and it was exciting to look around the library.  One of the college’s specialised subjects is Politics which is PPE Politics, Philosophy and Economics, which I am very interested in, apart from Science and Physics.  I hope I can make the grade.  That is my brother sticking his head in and laughing!!!




Just three days to go to the end of the voting on the Cut Films Competition for films tackling tobacco issues.  Please take a look at my submission,  Interview with Matthew Modine and if you like it vote for me! Matthew Modine is an environmental activist and he was kind enough to let me interview him.  My submission is a short version of that interview. Please vote for my film, it will only take a few seconds.  Thanks.

Click this link  to view my short film ‘Interview with Matthew Modine‘.

You can view one of Matthew’s own environmental  films here:-


Wow! It is so hot today.  I went into London yesterday to do a read through for a new short film.  It is another horror film and I am really looking forward to doing it.  It will be scary!  I am off to the BBC next week to record a part in a period radio drama about the British Monarchy.  I will be a prince!!!   At the end of May, I will be filming a short film which has a dark fantasy theme. So May has been all go, which is great. Actor, Tom Payne, who played the older me in The Physician is going to star  in a new “quantum theory” thriller DxM announced at Cannes the other day.  I am very envious because this is what I would like to do for real when I grow up (apart from acting). I am particularly interested in Physics, especially Astrophysics.  Congratulations Tom!!!  I hope the good weather lasts through to half term, which starts next week. I am looking forward to some lie ins. The Physician - Berlin World Premier

U+PROJECT is backing Barnet Film Competition



An Interview with Matthew Modine

Adam Thomas Wright, one of our U+ members has entered his 2 min short film into a competition which is being held by Barnet Cut Films.  It is an annual competition.
Adam was away filming in Yorkshire when he was told about it and he was asked if he could submit a short film.  As he was the only child on set, he was a bit unsure as to what he could do.  Then he had the bright idea of asking the main actor on set if he would help out and it worked out brilliantly.  The film was filmed on an iPad during a rest period.
Click the link below to see ‘An Interview with Matthew Modine’.
As this is a competition it would be great if you would consider voting for his film.  Just go to or on Facebook or Yahoo or all of them if you like!
Good luck Adam – we’re routing for you!
You can view all the other films in the competition too, on the website.


Offering FREE filmmaking workshops for young people across Barnet to enter into our annual competition. Looking at Tobacco issues.       Barnet ·

THE YOUNG 1s RADIO SHOW…click here

We have our own radio show at our school and this photo was taken yesterday and tweeted!!  Although I look as if I have had the surprise of my life! I was actually talking about ‘Dancing like a Chicken Day’  which was yesterday.  So people all over the world will have been doing the dadadada song.  Check out the article on our blog on where you can find all the news about our radio show and loads of interesting articles.  You can also listen live on the website , the show  is live from The Bull Theatre every Wednesday between 4p.m. and 6p.m.

We are !! Adam seems very happy about this!  (Twitter)

The Bull Theatre      

Dancing like a chicken day.

                              ON TODAY’S SHOW…click here 




Believing that the young talents of today will be the big names of cinema in the future, the Festival de Cannes created  “Cannes Short Film” in 2011.   Today is the start of the Cannes Film Festival  and I am pleased to say that  a short film that I was involved in has been entered this year.  It was a couple  of years ago that I filmed a sort of cameo role  in a short film called ‘Stitched’

This is a picture of me and Scarlett Clegg who played my little sister.

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Stitched is a dark and twisted tale, about a grandmother longing to be young again. This is a horror fantasy for both the young and the old.

Director: Luke de Lacey  Production:  Elizabeth Cook      GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY

Writers:  Craig Jenner (script editor), Luke de Lacey



The kids in my school were asked to create an anti- smoking film along with all the schools in our area.  Some of the films have been entered into the  Barnet film festival.  All the films have been designed to encourage children not to smoke.   My film is called ‘Interview with Matthew Modine’ and you can vote for it on the link below. Cut_Films-Barnet2 Everybody please vote for my film if you can.  Thanks. Voting tips and how to vote can be found on the website here:

Just press the green arrow underneath the film to vote!