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The Room of Ideas

It’s funny where you get your ideas from. And by “funny”, I mean perfectly logical and reasonable. That’s the thing about developing a certain self-reflexivity towards your writing; you can see where the connections have been made. Not all the time, of course, but there have been moments over the past few days when I’ve … Continue reading

The American Journey

Our American journey is over.

It’s strange to be at a point where Spirit of the Frontier, our epic homage to the western genre, is now something we are looking back on, rather than anticipating. The film has come together better than I could have hoped, considering this is our biggest and most ambitious film to date. A lot could have gone wrong. It didn’t. Continue reading

What Can You Pla-ay?

Music news. I’m not a musician. I can’t compose; I can’t read music, and I certainly can’t write it. What I can do is fiddle around with my M-Audio keyboard, then fiddle around some more with Ableton Suite 8, until I get something that at least isn’t off-key all the way through. It’s worked okay … Continue reading

Video Killed the Radio Star, YouTube Killed the Video Star

I have a vlog. Here it is. Why? Boredom, mostly, which is largely why most vlogs get started, I guess. This one’s about THE NEW FILM, and it’s got some other stuff in it. Oh, just watch it. I feel daft summarizing a vlog. But, filming happens next week (Monday, unless there’s lightning) so hopefully … Continue reading

What’s It All About

…when you get right down to it? Have a lovely fake rant for your lovely sunny afternoon. Continue reading

Due to Overwhelming Popular Demand

Everyone seems to love Collapse Into Now, which is cool. They’re calling it the band’s revival, and return to form (which isn’t cool for 2008’s poor Accelerate, but still). Continue reading

I Love Faces, Unless They’re Grumpy Looking

Thank you, Twitter. You gave me this.

As I’m writing, #treyfollowmenext is trending. As a Twitterite, I dutifully investigated this “trey” who appears to have charisma enough to provoke the entirety of Twitter into begging him to follow it, and I found… well, this. Oh, and I had to share. Continue reading

…Like I’d Never Been Away

There’s this story, right? Doctor Who is coming back, which means we’ll all be scratching our heads over wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey mishaps for the next seven weeks. And that’s either the right climate for the script I’m writing, or it’s absolutely the wrong one. Continue reading


Long time, no blog. I’m off to Spain for ten days tomorrow. I’ve never flown before; the closest I’ve got to leaving the country is taking a boat to Christchurch or going over the Severn Bridge. Nervous, but in a good way. Mainly I’m stopping by ol’ WordPress to drop this off; a little fairy-tale … Continue reading


So, I brought a ‘Flexi-Lite’. Which is a pen-torch on some kind of plastic appendage looking like an overgrown strawberry bootlace. Cheap little thing from Hawkins Bazaar. It’ll probably run out in a month. Why did I buy it? Because it clips on to books. Specifically, notepads. Which means I brought a piece of equipment … Continue reading