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Great news for the fantasy short film ‘Tooth Fairy’ which is enjoying a fantastic run at the film festivals and is winning awards.  The Fargo Fantastic Film Festival is taking place at the historic Fargo Theatre
on September 21st – 23rd 2017!

The Fargo Theatre is an art deco movie theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, United States. It was built in 1926. It was restored in 1999 to its historic appearance and now is a centre for the arts in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area.

What a great place and fingers crossed for ‘Tooth Fairy’.

Tragic and sinister twist on the legend of Peter Pan.
Created by

Shaheen Schleifer & Owyn Stephens


I have been a bit quiet lately but I have been working away behind the scenes to successfully fund our latest short film.  Unfortunately, the Kickstarter campaign did not succeed and thank you to the people who did back the campaign.  Not to be put off, I am in the process of raising funds in different ways.

I have managed to raise some funds privately and I am about to launch a new campaign via a different medium.  I will write more of that later but it will involve news about the campaign and also a blog with stories and anecdotes about my acting career which started when I was 8 years old.  It will make interesting reading.

I recently went to Belfast,  for a role in a popular CBBC drama and I have never been to Northern Ireland before and I had time to have a look around.  I really enjoyed being there.  Can’t say anything about this yet but will soon.

The thing was, my hair had really grown long and each time I went to a job I thought they would cut it off but it didn’t happen and after I have had some time off to take my GCSE’s, it was really long.  Well, in Belfast they asked me if they could cut it and I said o.k. and now it is gone.  I will get some new pics soon. Here is what ended up on the floor, enough to stuff a pillow!





Today I was on the coast in Kent checking out a location I had seen on line.  As you can see from the photos it is very dramatic and perfect for some of our scenes.  The kickstarter campaign is going rather slowly at the moment but we are still optimistic we will reach our goal.

I know this is a lot of money but it became clear to me that our next film should be shot on better equipment with better sound and colour grading.  Doing our next project on my DSLR wasn’t going to be good enough. Therefore, if you know any philanthropists out there who want to back a skint student, please let me know!

Take a look at the great rewards on offer on the kickstarter page for The Drive starring

Todd Carty (Eastenders, The Bill, Spamalot) and more.)

Tony Clarkin. (Elephant Man, Michael Collins, The Return of the Jedi and more.)

Click the picture.

A new short film by Adam Thomas Wright and Tom Carty



I have just started the Kickstarter campaign for our new short film.  We have until 30th July to raise £3500 to help us hire good camera equipment, pay for music, rewards and distribution.  It would be great if you could spread the word on your media accounts and help us out.   The link to the kickstarter page is


Featuring Todd Carty and Tony Clarkin.

There are some great rewards.  Have a look on the site.  Thanks.


Straight off the back of a successful outing at Cannes, Tooth Fairy had a screening last night at the BFI.  It is the first time I have seen the completed film although it was a long time in the making.  Thwarted by funding being withdrawn and having to start all over again.  The funding received was well spent for the special effects which were brilliant.  The production values were impressive.  I was very happy with the result.  I had the chance to talk with lots of people who were generous with their advice and made some contacts.  A productive evening all around.  Congratulations to Owyn Stephens, writer, actor, director and  Shaheen Schleifer,  producer.

Upon reading the credits for Tooth Fairy, I noticed a couple of familiar names and was delighted to meet John Frewin, at the event,  who was also kind enough to back our short film Reminiscence which is getting an airing at The Cardiff Mini Film Festival on the 24th June.  We have had a number of screenings at film festivals for Reminiscence but this is the first one we have been able to go to as the others have been abroad.  It will be good to see it on the big screen!

If it wasn’t for people like John and our other backers, we would not have been able to make Reminiscence. So here’s a big THANK YOU to all the people who back independent film makers.


The Cannes Short Corner Film Festival

It was quite a while ago that I did this short film and I am really looking forward to seeing the end product.  Tooth Fairy  will screen at the Palais des Festivals . The festival runs from  17th to the 28th May.


I loved making this film and I hope it does well.


It has been a while since I have updated my blog.  Well, this year has been a bit quiet on the acting front.  I have taken some time out whilst I am doing my GCSE’s and within the next month they will all be over with and I will also be out of licence.  Therefore, I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things soon.  In the meantime,   apart from endless revising for exams, I have been working on my photography and film making.

I am delighted to say we are having some success with the joint venture with my friend, Tom Carty.  We have received a few nominations and a special merit for our film, Reminiscence.

I am delighted to say that we have just received a certificate for official selection from the Sylhet Film Festival. Thank you.





 Me and Hollie with Sharon Oakes

Nearly 2 years ago I recorded Fanny & Alexander with Hollie Burgess.  It is a wonderful bitter, sweet story by Ingmar Bergman.  You can read my previous blog here:-

The programme is being repeated starting this Sunday and next Sunday.

Sunday 21:00


Sun 5 Apr 2015 22:00

Episode 1

 FANNY & ALEXANDER  Episode 1 of 2

A two-part radio version of Ingmar Bergman’s Academy Award-winning 1982 film about a Swedish family at the start of the twentieth century. The critically acclaimed original work is one of the longest films in cinematic history, and is a beguiling drama about childhood where imagination is found to be a passport out of dread and into mystery. Adapted for radio by Sharon Oakes.

Episode 1:
Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling theatrical family in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander to be his swan song, and it is the legendary director’s warmest and most autobiographical film that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality. (extract from BBC3 website)


It has just been announced that GOOD OMENS by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman is going to made into a 6 part comedy series for the BBC in collaboration with Amazon. This has been a long time coming and many attempts to bring Good Omens to the screen have failed but now it looks as if it will happen, to the delight of all the Pratchett and Gaiman fans.  The series will air in 2018. Gaiman himself has written all six scripts and will keep a tight rein on the production. . It’s happening, you guys. It’s actually happening.

You can purchase the CD of the Radio 4 production at this link:

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You can read all about it here in The Radio Times