Monthly Archive: May 2020

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

GETTING UP TO DATE

Now we are in the Corona virus era, I have had time to catch up on things that I should have been doing.

I am keeping busy with writing and devising my next short film which, of course, will be a while until everything gets back to some sort of normal.

My last short film, The Drive, has been going around the festival season and has been accepted into quite a few festivals. For a first real effort, I am very happy with the response.

Latest poster

I have attended a number of these film festivals but I was unable to go to the one where the film got first place as it was in America and financially non viable.

I have a new website for all my film making enterprises www.ninjapenguinproductions.com