Writing, Waiting… & my life of leisure

Latest update… still trying to find a sponsor for Waiting for Tamara, the production team is on the case!

Meanwhile, I have been collaborating on a number of writing projects, globally, whilst looking for suitable employment. Obviously, I’ve also been watching films, comedy shows, YouTube channels and playing PS4 games to hone my multi-tasking skills. Also, I recently went to see comedian Jimeoin perform live at a local theatre.

I have been lucky enough to get a ticket for RTX London on 14/15 October 2017 – which was sold out within 2 hours!! My master plan is to turn up and ask for a job in the Rooster Teeth UK office, should they ever decide to set one up (me and a thousand other hopefuls, probably).

Living near London has many advantages, one of them being the plethora of theatres. Some plays I’ve enjoyed during 2016/17 include: The Comedy about a Bank Robbery (Criterion, Piccadilly Circus, where I previously saw The 39 Steps – both shows very funny), Once in a Lifetime (Young Vic, Waterloo/South Bank), and The End of Longing (Playhouse Theatre) written by and starring Matthew Perry (Chandler from Friends).

A while ago, I was in the studio audience (again) to watch an episode being recorded for the new series of Not Going Out – the one with Emma Bunton and Susie Dent in a jacuzzi. It’s better for me that the the show has moved to Elstree Studios because it took ages to travel to and from Teddington Lock.

So… writing. I’m developing a couple of ideas into scripts for shorts films, no more than 20 minutes. One is a rom-com and the other is a pilot for a sit-com.

Must go, my life of leisure awaits!

Just when you think it’s all over…

Hooray, Hurrah… school’s out!!! As we attended our final day at the London Film Academy, I was invited back to develop one of my scripts and produce a short film of “Waiting for Tamara“, together with Ron Zlatkin as director.

The Academy offered to provide support in terms of equipment and facilities and suggested that some of their current students would be willing to volunteer as crew members as it’s a great opportunity for them. We are now working on finding a budget to cover other costs, such as location, cast and general expenses during the shoot.

Shout-out to Agents, Actors and Angels…
If you are able to support this project by donating your time or funding, please contact me by leaving a comment (comments are not public unless I approve them so you can leave your details). The deadline is approximately end of 2016 as we hope to start shooting in January.

I still have to assemble a few cuts from the films I’ve contributed to whilst attending the LFA and will be editing them into a new showreel of my recent work, reflecting various skills I’ve acquired in writing, directing and editing.

Meanwhile, the London Showcase will be held in November at the British Film Institute (BFI), where those of us who have passed will be presented with our diplomas. I achieved three merits, including scriptwriting and directing.

Onwards and Upwards!