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ON THIS DAY OF REMEMBERANCE ABOUT WORLD WAR I

Another chance to listen to the beautiful story Archie Dobson’s War.  It is the story of an ordinary family and what happens when the family have to cope with the events of World War I.   Written by Rob John, this BBC Radio adaptation was produced for schools but it really could hold a prime time spot on BBC Radio 4.  Have a listen, you won’t be disappointed.

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Emily Dolbear, Jade Andrews and Me, (Archie)

Archie Dobson’s War – Part 1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01n4lsx          20 minutes

It is the summer of 1914. The Dobsons are getting ready to visit their country cousins, the Carters. Ten-year-old Archie Dobson is particularly excited to be seeing his older cousin Walter. Walter tells Archie of a great adventure he believes to be coming in the near future…and when war is declared later that summer Walter enlists in the army and leaves for France.

Archie Dobson’s War – Part 2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01n4lww        20 minutes

The second part of the story ‘Archie Dobson’s War’. Archie’s cousin Walter has gone to join the war in France. Archie wonders what life is like for Walter at the front and then receives a letter from him describing the Christmas truce of 1914. Later a Zeppelin passes over Archie’s house and drops its bombs on the town – suddenly the War no longer seems remote. Mr Dobson is given a white feather in the street and then in 1916 a letter arrives informing him that he has been conscripted. He tells the children not to worry…but Archie and Mabel have learnt enough to know how serious the situation is.

Archie Dobson’s War – Part 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01n4m29        20 minutes

In the third and final episode of ‘Archie Dobson’s War’ we hear from the front lines where both Walter and Edward Dobson are preparing for the ‘big push’. Back on the home front the attitudes of both Archie and Mabel towards the War are changing. Then the Armistice is announced and the country celebrates; but for Archie and Mabel the celebration is tempered by recent events.

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 BBC –  Stuart Fyfe and Marie Crook

THE WINDMILL MASSACRE IS HERE

VUE Cinema West 12 Shepherds Bush Green London W12 8PP

TICKETS SALES GO LIVE AT NOON ON 2ND JULY 2016

Make sure you get tickets to see The Windmill Massacre.  Be ready to get the fright of your life. 

The World Premiere is at FrightFest 2016.  and will be screened on the main screen on the 

29th August 2016.

 Horror Channel Screen 10.45am – Arrow Screen 1.30pm – Splice Media Screen 4.15pm.

          

World Premiere

Director: Nick Jongerius. Cast: Noah Taylor, Charlotte Beaumont, Adam Thomas Wright,  Patrick Baladi, Fiona Hampton, Ben Batt.  Bart Klever, Tanroh Ishida.    The Netherlands 2016. 85 mins

A group of unsuspecting tourists awaken a mysterious evil whilst on a trip through the Dutch countryside in a nostalgia-tinged shocker from the FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY creative team. FRIDAY THE 13TH goes Amicus when a coach party embark on a tour of Holland’s windmills. When the bus breaks down, the strangers are forced to seek shelter in a disused barn beside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshipping miller once ground the bones of locals instead of grain. As members of the group start disappearing, secrets are revealed that seem to mark them all for doom.

FrightFest is a five-day 60+ film extravaganza that runs from the 25th to the 29th of August.  The 2016 event takes place in the VUE Cinema, West 12 Shopping and Leisure Centre, Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8PP.

Ticket prices for 2016 are: –

Full Festival pass £185.

Day pass Thursday 25th August £30, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August £60, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th £50.

Single tickets for our main and discovery screen film are £14.00.

As in past years, our festival and day passes come with an allocated seat in one of our three Main Screens.  When watching films in these screens, you are expected to sit in your assigned seat.

Festival and day passes also allow holder access to films in our Discovery Screens at no additional cost.  The passes have a unique code which allows this on a first come first serve bases.  We release these tickets in the run-up to the event, and they can be booked online in advance.

Our programme of films and events will be announced at 2 pm on Friday 1st July with Festival and Day passes on sale from noon the following day, Saturday 2nd July.  Single tickets will be released on 23rd July 2016.

Hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPS FOR GOOD – ROCKET CODE

Our student app design team has entered the final stages of the Apps for Good competition. They will be presenting in central London on the 20th of June.

They are also being entered into the ‘Peoples Choice Award’ category. To help make this a reality please visithttp://www.appsforgood.org/public/awards/2016/peoples-choice (until the 20th June) and vote for ‘Rocket Code’.

Voting will begin at 9:00am on the morning of the 13 June and will close at the end of the Marketplace at 7:30pm on 20 June, just before the Awards ceremony.

Thanks for reading.

London MCM Comic Con 2016

I have been very quiet on this blog for a while because I have been doing a lot of revising for my astronomy GCSE which I wanted to take this year before I start my others for next year.  I have been doing other things also which have taken me away.  I am back now and have prepared a new report for the MCM Comic Con event which I went to, with my friend Alex, on Saturday.   Here is a link to the report.

There is a competition from Cex for the best photo. If you get a chance you can vote via facebook.  Go to:-

https://t.co/f2197kKHlx  Thanks. 

THE WINDMILL MASSACRE WILL BE COMING SOON

Windmill Massacre poster

Today I went to the UK screening of ‘The Windmill Massacre’ at Soho Screening Rooms.   It was great to see most of the cast there and thanks to Daniel Koefoed, the Producer and Nick Jongerius, Director.  Kaleidoscope Film Distribution will be handling the distribution.

It was great to see the finished film and everybody really enjoyed it and if you like a good horror film, this is for you.

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James from Sainou came to support me.  Thanks James.

CONQUEROR VIDEO IS OUT

A short while ago I was lucky enough to take part in the new music video for Aurora called Conqueror.  I had a great day and Aurora was really great and a pleasure to work with.  You can see the video on Youtube at:-

Aurora – Conqueror

The video was directed by Kenny McKracken at the fantastic Asylum Church in Peckham.    I was asked to write in binary.  Luckily I am fluent in binary, much to everyone’s surprise so we decided which word to write which fitted in with the story of the video.  One of the comments on Youtube has already picked it up!  I knew somebody would!

I took a look at the numbers that the boy is writing in 1:41 – those are letters encoded in ASCII in binary form. Each 8 bits/numbers = 1 letter. In this case, here we have numbers 01000010 (this is the “B” letter), 01101111(the “o” letter) and 01111001 (“y”). No more numbers are used and those used always go in the same order. So he is writing “Boy” all the time – BoyBoyBoyBoy etc. Feel free to speculate what the meaning is.
The Album, All my Demons Greeting me as a Friend, comes out on the 11th March and it is on pre order now from iTunes.

 

ASYLUM CHAPEL

On Friday I went to a location which was very unusual.  When I turned up at the address I was surprised to find there is a Grade II listed chapel included in the quadrangle of almshouses situated off Asylum Road, Peckham, London.

the chapel

Almshouses  were like social housing and these ones were London’s largest complex of almshouses originally known as the Licenced Victuallers’ Benevolent Institution Asylum.  There are still residents at the almshouses but the chapel has not been used for purpose, for many years. The Chapel was built about 1830 and today, hardly anyone knows it is there.

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It is now regularly rented out to film companies and next week it will be used for a Marvel production.  I came to take part in a music video production and I will write more of that later.

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LADY LUCK STILL PICKING UP AWARDS

Lady Luck, Directed by Jo Lewis

Jo LewisCreative Director – Breakneck Films

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Jo Lewis is an award winning director and producer whose films have played at international film festivals all over the world. Her recent adaption of a DH Lawrence short story ‘The Rocking Horse Winner’ has enjoyed considerable success, most recently as a finalist at the USA Film Festival 2015.

Jo has enjoyed a 17 year career in TV and Film production with experience ranging from Factual and Development to Documentaries and Drama. She has worked for numerous companies including The BBC, IWC, Talkback, Endemol, ITV, Zenith, Wildfire and Spun Gold. Her documentary experience includes international co-productions filming in Europe, Canada and the USA for The Discovery Channel. Her film production work includes films by Mike Leigh, Ridley Scott and Andrea Arnold. She Location Managed the OSCAR winning short film ‘WASP’.

I loved working on this film and Jo is a brilliant supportive director who still keeps in touch with me.