Monthly Archive: June 2015

THE GIFA AWARDS – BRONZE AWARD – BEST ACTOR UNDER 18

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LADY LUCK has won a batch of awards at the GIFA’s
Bronze for BEST COSTUME                            Lady Luck, by Anisha Fields and Tara Shucart, UK
Bronze for BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN      Lady Luck, by Esme Duncan and Sarah Lewis, UK
Bronze for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR       Lady Luck, Maurice Byrne as Bassett, UK
Bronze for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS     Lady Luck, Abigail Titmuss as Hester, UK
Bronze for BEST ACTOR UNDER 18                Lady Luck, Adam Thomas Wright as Paul, UK

 

Global Independent Film Awards recognizes screenwriters and filmmakers for exceptional achievements in filmmaking.

GIFA reviews each submission thoroughly and evaluates its merits in a wide variety of categories and overall accomplishments.

We award Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals to recognize outstanding achievement.

THE OUTCAST IS COMING IN JULY

The Outcast

The Outcast, the best seller, written by Sadie Jones and directed by Iain Softley, is coming to BBC television in July. The 2 x 90 minute drama which starts in pre war Britain,  The story is quite dark and follows the life of Lewis, the adult part being played by George Mackay.  I play a friend, Ed, he is one of  the Lewis character’s friends, when they were children.

The filming took 8 weeks and took in many beautiful country settings and beautiful buildings.  It is a lavish production by Blueprint Pictures and directed by Iain Softley, starring Greg Wise, Hattie Morahan and Jessica Brown Findlay.

Me and Greg Wise during filming.  Short hair! Makes me look about 10! and Greg was lowered down, I am not that tall!

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LADY LUCK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR 8 GIFA AWARDS

I have just heard that Lady Luck has been nominated for 8 Awards at the Global Independent Film Awards in the US.

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Good luck everybody!

Best Supporting Actor:    Lady Luck, Maurice Byrne as Bassett, UK
Lady Luck, Richard Strange as Uncle Oscar, UK

Best Supporting Actress: Lady Luck, Abigail Titmuss as Hester, UK

Best Actor under 18 yrs:  Lady Luck, Adam Thomas Wright, Paul, UK

Best Production Design:  Lady Luck, by Esme Duncan and Sarah Lewis, UK

Best Costume:                    Lady Luck, by Anisha Fields and Tara Shucart, UK

Emerging Film maker:     Lady Luck, Writer, Producer, & Director Jo Lewis, UK

Drama Genre:                    Lady Luck, Produced by Jo Lewis, et. al., Directed by Jo Lewis, UK

TOOTH FAIRY

The Tooth Fairy trailer has just been released and the Kickstarter campaign has begun.  This is a dark tale with a  twist to the Peter Pan story.

Years after Peter Pan and the Lost Boys defeated Hook and the pirates, the film centres on Billy, an abused and neglected boy in the heart of modern day London…

As he sleeps one night, Billy is visited by a Tooth Fairy. Addicted to pixie dust and wielding a bat, she’s on the hunt for Teeth whether they’re under the pillow or not and Billy wakes up just in time to save his. As an unlikely friendship grows between them, the Fairy’s dealer ‘Pete’ arrives and Billy is offered an invitation to a life of adventure, far, far away from his abusive home life.

But this invitation comes at a hefty price….

Now the film is shot, we need to raise money for the post production, especially for the VFX (Visual Effects) sequences that need to be completed. We need £3000 to make that happen, and that’s why we’re reaching out on Kickstarter…

Have a look at the goodies you can pledge for.  Thanks.

Click here:-   Kickstarter 

 

THE SHAMAN AT THE LONDON SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL

I went along to the screenings of The Shaman on Sunday and Thursday.  It was great to meet up with some of the cast again and we had a good time.  The Shaman has just finished it’s International Screening at The Tribeca Film Festival in New York and received great reviews and rumours of a future feature.  Fingers crossed.  It was filmed in Austria and Iceland with an international cast.   Marco Kalantari is the writer, director and he is based in Tokyo.

Have a look at the website.    http://www.marcokalantari.com/shaman/

Cast by Mark Summers

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Danny Shayler, Susanne Wuest, me and David Sayers.

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David Sayers, me and 1st AD Martin Kirchner

JUNIOR MONOLOGUE SLAM – TRIFORCE EVENTS – 15th JUNE

HERE IS A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY.

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On Wednesday I went along to the auditions for the Junior Monologue Slam at the Stratford East Theatre.  If you are aged between 11 and 17 years old you can enter.  You choose a piece from a play, film, book or you can write your own. It has to be one minute long and it can be drama or comedy.

I am pleased to say I have got through to the semi finals of the next round.  It will be held on the 15th June at the Stratford East Theatre and there will be special guests and judges from the industry including casting agents.

You can buy tickets to come and watch and support at:-

https://stratfordeast.ticketsolve.com/shows/873530080/events

Triforce Events have been doing the slams for a number of years now and I competed a couple of years ago, I got through to the semis, I didn’t win but my friend George Morley won an award.  It was the first time I had stood in front of a theatre packed with people and stood alone on the stage.  It was a great experience and I am looking forward to the 15th.

TriForce Creative Network was created in 2004 by two best friends and working actors Fraser Ayres (The Smoking Room, Son of God) and Jimmy Akingbola (Rev, Holby City).

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You can find out all about them here:-

 http://thetcn.com/about-me/

You can find out about the Junior Monologue Slam at the link below and go on the mailing list for the next rounds.

http://www.stratfordeast.com/monologueslam-uk-14

 

GREAT NEWS

The last few weeks have been a bit quiet but last Friday I had a meeting with a Talent Agent and I am delighted to say that I am now represented by Sainou Talent Agency London.  I am really excited about this new development in my career.

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