Friday, 18 November 2011

48 Hour Film Challenge WINNER!!!

Yup... that's right... I won the Smoke & Mirrors 48 Hour Film Challenge! This is great news on so many levels, non more so than the main prize, which is a first-look development deal for a feature film.

Despite the hang-over, I'm incredibly excited and just want to say thanks again to everyone who helped out on the film.

You can check out what my production company had to say about it and watch the film here...

Friday, 11 November 2011

48 Hour Film Challenge Finals...

So, a few weeks back, I entered the Smoke & Mirrors 48 Hour Film Challenge - a theme is announced at 7pm on Friday and you have until 7pm on Sunday to write, film and edit a 5 minute film... which is not easy.

With the help of a stunning cast and wonderful crew, my film has been short listed for the final. Very fun news for a Friday.

Screen-grab from the film - titled Lost & Found

A massive thank you to cast...

Lisa Cawthorne and James Merry

And crew...

Alan Stewart - DOP
Will Jasper - 1st AD
Claudia Brewster - Production Designer
Avshalom Caspi - Composer
Brian Greenway - Focus Puller
Claire Pie - Clapper Loader
Gabriella Thorpe - Make Up
Jake Whitelee - Sound Mixer
Marc Specter - Sound Supervisor
Udit Duseja - Sound Effects Designer

With additional thanks to...

Sam George and Adam Saward at Another Film Company
Arri Media for camera kit
Panalux for lights

Monday, 3 October 2011

Another Win...

Lab Rats won Best Short Film at Silicon Valley Film Festival last night. Another set of pretty laurels for the poster. nice.


Thursday, 22 September 2011


So, I've found myself a new home. The lovely people at Another Film Company will be representing me for commercials internationally. Check out the website and the news. Very exciting times...

Thursday, 25 August 2011

And the winner is... AGAIN!

Yes... You heard right... Lab Rats has nabbed another, winning Best Short Film in it's category at the Moondance International Film Festival... And these laurels are particularly pretty.


Monday, 22 August 2011

Maverick Movie Awards...

So, the good people at The Maverick Movie Awards have nominated Lab Rats for an award... or six!! Lab Rats is nominated for...

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Keep all of your fingers and toes crossed people and stay tuned for the results.


Friday, 22 July 2011

We've only gone and done it again...

A massive thank you to the Ventura Film Festival for awarding Lab Rats with the BEST SHORT FILM AWARD!!! This is beginning to be a bit of a habit. Now I'd better get on and open up Photoshop... I need to find space on the poster for another set of laurels!


Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Lab Rats heads back West to open Ventura...

Lab Rats has made the Official Selection for the Ventura Film Festival, a very cool festival in the very, very cool town of Ventura (about an hour north of LA). Not only that, but they have selected Lab Rats to open the festival! A big red carpet extravaganza will kick the whole thing off, followed by a special screening of West Side Story, followed by the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Academy Award Winner George Chakaris... then... wait for it... a screening of Lab Rats followed by a kick-ass after party! And yes, you guessed it, I can't go... again! And yes, I'm annoyed. But hang on a minute - West Side Story side by side with my film, opening the festival... How annoyed can I be.


Saturday, 4 June 2011

Lab Rats hits the Big Apple...

...well, New Jersey anyway. Lab Rats has made the Official Selection for the Hoboken Film Festival. It is screening at 4pm on Tuesday June 7th at the Cedar Lane Cinema, Teaneck, NJ. Once again, I can't make it (am I ever going to get to see my own film play at one of these!?) so if any of you New Yorkers are able to go, I'd love to hear what you think. The first New Yorker to post a comment on this blog after the screening, gets a special prize...


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

And the winner is...

Yes! We've gone and done it again! Lab Rats picked up four nominations at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival Awards last night - Best Ensemble Cast, Best Writer, Best Director and Best Foreign Short.


Thanks again to everyone who helped out with the film.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Big in Barcelona...

So, I just got back from shooting a commercial in Barcelona. I'd love to tell you all about it, but it's all very hush-hush, so I've got to keep it under wraps for now. In the mean time, here's a picture of me with the security team that was there especially for the top secret celebrity star of the ad... Check out that guy on the right!? My head doesn't even come up to his shoulders!?


Friday, 13 May 2011

Lab Rats hits Hollywood...

Did I happen to mention that I'd made a short film...? Anyway, Lab Rats is screening in LA on Sunday at the Los Angeles Comedy Fest. This is a great festival to get into. Sadly I can't go... I'm shooting a commercial in Barcelona, so don't feel too sorry for me.

If you happen to be in the area, go check it out and let me know what you think...

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Lab Rats Comes To Surf City...

Lab Rats will screen at the Santa Cruz International Film Festival on May 6th...

Sadly, I can't go because I'm shooting a commercial in Barcelona... bummer.


Lab Rats Premier...

So my short film Lab Rats premiered at the SLO International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film. Nice.

Here's what the good people at brothers and sisters had to say about it...


In The Beginning...

So this is what a blog is!... Right. I see... Well, here goes... Guess I'd better kick this off with a few bits and pieces from the last few months.

At the beginning of this year, I finished making my first short film - Lab Rats.

If you click on the link below you can see some pretty pictures of the Lab Rats cast and crew in action during production...