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I’m delighted to say our short film ‘Reminiscence’ has been accepted at two film festivals.  We started sending out the applications last week and managed to squeeze in at the last minute to some film festivals before they closed.  Our film is being shown tonight in Florida at the Wellington Amphitheatre via The Free Wellington Student International Film Festival.  Starring Tony Clarkin and me, with Thomas Carty as DOP. Written and directed by Thomas and me.

Beautiful music written and composed for us by Nick Norton-Smith

We also have a official selection for The UK monthly film festival.  We are looking forward to seeing how many festivals we can enter.




Yesterday I was lucky enough to get an invite to the Vin + Omi Fashion Show in London.  

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Me at my first fashion show                                                        VIN + OMI

This was my first fashion show and it was very exciting.  It was similar to a Gala film screening with everyone buzzing about and people shouting for photographs and everybody looking super glamorous. Everybody was packed in looking forward to the show. 


The collection was a riot of colour and the models walked slowly up and down to loud applause and everybody clamouring to get film or pictures on their phones and ipads.  You can watch the show here:-

Vin + Omi are Fashion and Multi Media Designers who work internationally. Their fashion work spans film, television, music and one-off creations.


Vin has a background in sculpture working mainly with experimental materials; he exhibits, and is collected, worldwide. He also is Director of a public art agency and renowned Arts Consultant to many institutions such as the Royal Historical Palaces.

Omi started his career as a celebrity, artistic and fashion photographer before co-founded a newspaper in his native Singapore winning awards for his journalistic news coverage.

They received an award from The National Endowment for Science and Technology for developing a new latex hybrid fabric which was developed for wearable fashion.

They have developed strong connections with the film and music industry in the USA and have designed clothing for many major creative figures.

Today, Vin + Omi’s works spans product design, art and design and consultation internationally. They are currently working on projects in Dubai, the USA and Europe. But first and foremost their passion is … fashion.

Take a look at my coverage of the event.




You can see the much celebrated short film by Marco Kalantari on Vimeo.

The highly acclaimed, blockbuster-style short film THE SHAMAN premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in 2015. After that it ran successfully at numerous film festivals around the globe, including Los Angeles, London, San Diego and the DragonCon in Atlanta. The trailer turned into a viral sensation with over 4 million views.




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At Horror Channel’s FrightFest 2016, Premiere Scene’s interview by Claire Bueno about The Windmill Massacre.


You can listen my bit of the interview here:- 

If you want to see the full interview it is here:-

Other festivals coming up.  Utrecht, Los Angeles and hopefully going to Sitges.



I had a great time at the FrightFest film festival last week, where The Windmill Massacre, conceived and directed by Nick Jongerius and produced by Daniel Koefoed, had it’s International premier.

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The film is set in Nick’s native Holland and received lots of attention and excellent reviews. I enjoyed myself very much, especially at the Q&A sessions.

Next will be the Utrecht Film Festival and I will  be going and after that special screening in LA.

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Well,  it is nearly here, the world premier of The Windmill Massacre.  I will be going to FrightFest 2016 on the 29th August at the new venue at Shepherds Bush.  I am really excited to meet up with everyone again and enjoy the day.

There is quite a buzz about the film in the press with a number of newspapers flagging it up for attention.  The Metro listed it in their best films list and The Guardian had the festival in their top ten best things to do this weekend.  What are you doing this weekend?

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I have selected some of the music videos I have done over the years and put them in age order.  I can watch myself growing up to music!

The first one is by Thee Uncomfortables and is called Levi’s Genes.  This was a great day and filmed about 7 years ago. We got to have a real food fight. I was Kurt Cobain.

The next video was by Mujde and called ‘Distorted Pictures’.  This was much more serious about domestic abuse, although I would say that the violent bits were edited and I was not aware of what was happening at the time.

Next is the Panasonic song, ‘Shall be Done’ by Sarah Brightman.  This was another fun day on an apple farm.  I remember climbing all over the wagons and tractors during lunchtime.  Really long hair!

‘Made in China’ was a video made for a young band called Rat Race.  It was a lovely summer day and I enjoyed getting to ride my bike around a park near Croydon somewhere.

On a freezing cold day in a quarry in Bacup, this video called ‘As I Drown’ by The Defiled is one of my favourites. It was mad. The crew were great. There was no vehicle access other than a special terrain vehicle. It was like camping. The waterfall in the background is really frozen!  I also got to show my angry side for a change!

Lastly, the lovely Aurora and her single called ‘Conqueror’ This was filmed, last year,  in a beautiful old chapel in London and Aurora was great.  Quite often you are ‘kept away‘ from the ‘star’ when filming but she actually came out and invited us into her rooms and shared her sweets and goodies with me.  We spoke about all sorts of things and she was so natural and warm.  A great memory.  This track has over 3 MILLION views! ALSO, I am fluent in binary and when I saw what I had to do, I wrote the latter part of the notes for real….Do you know what it says?

P.S.  I am not a giant, Aurora is tiny!

I hope you enjoyed the time travel. 



I am delighted to repeat this article from Deadline Hollywood:-      



North American distribution rights to the suspense thriller The Windmill have been acquired by XLrator, which plans to release the film through its genre label “Macabre” in October. Originally titled The Windmill Massacre, the Film hearkens back to slasher pics like Friday The 13th and follows an Australian girl on the run from her past who ends up in Amsterdam where, in a desperate attempt to stay ahead of the authorities, she joins a group of tourists but ends up trapped with them in what may be a haunted landmark, learning that the thing they all have in common is a shared secret that has marked them for doom.

Starring Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones), Charlotte Beaumont, Patrick Baladi, Adam Thomas Wright, Tanroh Ishida, Ben Batt, Fiona Hampton and Bart Klever.  The windmill marks the directorial debut of Nick Jongerius (who produced Frankenstein’s Army and Dead End) and was written by Suzy Quid and Chris W. Mitchell. Daniel Koefoed (Frankenstein’s Army), Jongerius, Guirec Van Slingelandt (Kidnapping Mr. Heineken) and Eric Brenner (Amnesiac) produced. It will have its world premiere in August at FrightFest. The acquisition deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with Blue Fox Entertainment’s Todd Slater on behalf of the filmmakers.

So exciting.  Congratulations to all the crew and production team. 





My school friend, Tom Carty and I have collaborated on a new short film.  We are very pleased with the result.  The film is complete.  However, the music we want to finish the film is quite  expensive, well expensive for us. Therefore, I have started a kickstarter campaign to help towards the costs of the copyright and the fees involved for placing the film in as many film festivals as possible.

It would be great if you could help and there are some rewards available.  Check out the kickstarter link below 



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          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        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        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