The Pizza Delivery Guy

Don’t you think he’s mysterious? The way he turns up at your door with his motorcycle helmet still on and mumbles incomprehensibly. Even though you’re pretty sure it’s pizza, you’re still concerned that maybe it’s an armed robbery. Then he reaches for the bag. One by one, he takes items out; and it’s like Christmas. […]

‘The Proposal Update’ at the Old Red Lion Theatre

On Monday 2nd July; a short piece that I have written, and will also be directing, ‘The Proposal Update’ will be performed at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Angel, London. This will be part of a number of pieces performed on the night by upcoming talent as part of ‘WRITERS BLOC’, which is described […]

Showreels for Actors in London

I’m really enjoying creating showreels for up and coming actors in London. I’m realising now that my years of writing and directing low-budget short films has given me the perfect experience to be able to offer actors a useful and affordable service. The sad fact is that too many great actors are struggling, especially at […]

The Editing Process

I like to think of myself as a good screenwriter. But when it comes to editing scenes; I chop half of the stuff out! I think the process of editing my writing is something I skip, because I like the flow of the dialogue. But after we’ve shot everything, I realise how unnecessary so much […]

WE HAVE SOMETHING – A Short Screenplay By Daniel Johnson

I thought you might enjoy reading one of my short film screenplays. It’s a way of avoiding work for ten minutes and a good alternative to browsing Facebook.  This is a screenplay I wrote a few months back called ‘We Have Something’. It’s about an inter-office relationship between the 46 year old boss, LAURA, and […]

New Ryanair Prices and Guidelines for 2013

In keeping with their commitment to being a low-budget carrier, Ryanair have made some subtle changes to how the airline works, and I will now set out to explain in detail. The rumours are true, they will begin charging people to stand during flights. All passengers will be forced to remain seated for the duration […]

5 Tips For Your Acting Showreel

Some of what I say is personal opinion, some of it comes from speaking to other directors, and some of it comes from conversations with casting directors over the years. These are just ideas, suggestions, and things I tend to go by when creating showreels myself. If it doesn’t resonate with you, ignore it! 1. […]

Officially Launching my Showreel Service

There are some incredibly talented actors in the industry. The problem is that the marketplace is flooded. It’s hard to land any role, let alone your dream role. This is where I come in: I write scenes specifically tailored to your strengths; and then we film them. Therefore, rather than waiting for an acting job […]

Bluecat Screenplay Competition

I’m extremely excited to be able to tell you that my screenplay ‘The Toilet Attendant’ has reached the semi-finals of the Bluecat Screenwriting Competition. It is also up for the Cordelia Award, where I am among six British screenplays in the final. How exciting! Writing is such a crazy thing. Most of the time you’re […]