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A new 15 minute x 10 drama series called Early One Morning is on BBCRadio4 every day, mid week.  Directed by Emma Harding.  Catch up on BBC iplayer if you miss it.

Early One Morning,  Episode 1


You can meet the cast here:-

Greta Scacchi narrates the drama. It is basically a love story between a woman and a boy set in World War II. It is Virginia Baily’s second novel.

Daniele Levi is a boy of about seven, living in Rome’s Jewish quarter; it’s 1944, and the German occupying forces raid the area and round up its inhabitants. We see Daniele and his family on a truck, his mother in a “going-away outfit”, as if she had planned an escape there wasn’t time for. In her panic, and intuiting what awaits, Daniele’s mother hands her son over to an onlooker, a young woman. This is our protagonist and chief narrator, Chiara Ravello. What follows is the story of how Chiara and Daniele’s two lives, brutally flung together, play out.


News Time

It has been a bit strange recently.  First of all it went really quiet on the audition front.  As I am just about to become 15 years old, some people in the know say it is quite usual for it to go quiet until I get out of licensing age at 16.  The  theory being that you can get 16 year olds that look 14 and 15 and you don’t have to get a licence for them.  I decided to concentrate on my writing and I am putting a script together for a serious short film.

Then suddenly, there was an explosion of auditions came in all for the same time period.  I am delighted to say that I will be involved in a feature film and I will be off to Europe very soon.  I shall bring you more news of this movie later.

In the meantime, I am looking forward to going to The Thurrock Film Festival on Sunday, where , If I am lucky I might win a best performance award for the short film Derek vs Derek. CNci2QbW8AA5T2z




International Family Film Festival, Hollywood

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Lady Luck


Winner  – Gold REMI Award  – WorldFest Film Festival USA

Winner –  Award of Excellence – Best of Shorts Competition CA USA

Winner – Monaco International Film Festival –  Lady Luck – ’Best Newcomer’  Adam Thomas Wright.

Nominated – Best Dramatic Short – The Short Film Awards (SOFIE)

Nominated – Best Short Film – Los Angeles Film Review

Nominated – Portsmouth International Film FestivalLady Luck Best Costume and Best Production Design



The Summer holidays are nearly over but I crammed a lot in and it has gone very quickly.  I recorded a part in another radio play for the BBC called Black Dog and I performed a small role in the American T.V. series, The Royals, just recently.


It was great fun and the set was stunning.

I also submitted one of my own short films to an American film festival.  I did everything in it.  I acted both parts and scripted, filmed and edited it.  I was hoping for a recognition in the production.  However, I was delighted to get a nomination for best actor under 18.

Gifa nomination for Split Personality

I  have been using my time off school to produce some docu/info short films.  I am aiming them at children my age and showing them that you don’t have to be an adult to do this sort of thing.  I have put a link on below to my Youtube Channel.  Take a look at the films and if you like them, please subscribe to the channel.

Artifarty Youtube channel

I am looking forward to starting at Elstree UTC in September where I will be doing Film Studies, and other industry related courses.


The Global International Film Awards run competitions for new film makers and they have a section for under 18 years old to send in their entries   I sent in a short film I made myself . There are many categories  and I was delighted to get a nomination in the under 18, Best Actor section.  I have had a nomination before for my interview/documentary style film where I interviewed Matthew Modine about smoking.  I am going to send another film in soon and maybe third time lucky, I will get an award, fingers crossed.

Gifa nomination for Split Personality




I went to BBC Broadcasting House yesterday to record a new drama.  I met up with a few people I had worked with before which was nice and I met academy award winning actress Juliet Aubrey.  She has just finished a film alongside Bryan Cranston.  I have just finished watching ‘Breaking Bad’ and I was interested to know what he was like, she said ‘he was really nice’.

Juliet played my  adoptive mum in the drama and we had a good laugh.


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The Outcast

If you missed ‘The Outcast last night’, you can catch up on BBCiplayer:-

I play Ed Rawlings as a child.  He is not a very nice child and a bit of a bully.  Finn Elliot played Lewis and he was brilliant.  I made a  short film whilst we were taking our breaks and this is Finn and me discussing the plot line, with Aran to the right.  I will release it later.

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We had a great time and we all got on really well.   In the next picture, from left to right is:-

Sophie, Aran, me with Jocelyn below, Finn and Edie.  Cameron was missing  from this photo so I have popped him in below.

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Just the boys with Cameron on the left.


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The drama continues next week and was written by Sadie Jones, directed by Iain Softley and cast by

Daniel Edwards.

Read the excellent Guardian review:-

Guardian Review

Film Review – Jurassic World


Dinosaurs. That’s what you expect when watching a film in the Jurassic Park series, and Jurassic World certainly doesn’t pull any punches on that front. Given that the blockbuster is set in a ‘Prehistoric-style Disneyland’, the film starts all sweetness and light, with the generic Starbucks and doughnut stalls; we are soon introduced to the scary risks of the park.

The acting is believable, with Chris Pratt giving a dramatic, funny and sincere performance, like in Guardians of the Galaxy. There is a comedic theme that runs through the whole film, providing many laughs, and also jump scares and tense scenes.

The references to the previous films are perfect. They don’t come too often and come just at the right time. The original theme music by John Williams comes in and out through the entire film in different forms which helps the viewer to subconsciously reminisce of the original productions.

The film really climaxes towards the end with the genetically modified ‘Indominus Rex’ vs the classic T-Rex, one of Pratt’s pet Raptors and a big killer dolphin/whale/shark/Nessie. The whole film is big, loud and extravagant, which is exactly the way it should be. Yes, it is a bit cheesy and predictable, but if your looking for realism, then don’t go and watch Jurassic World!

If I said that it is better than the original, I would be lying, but it is still definitely worth watching and one of the best films I’ve seen this year.