Making a Short Film in One Day! #1DayFilm

A few days back I wrote that I would be making a short film in seven days. Well half a week flew by and I had no ideas. But I cast the film anyway. Actors were due at my flat at 9am today to begin filming. I finally wrote the script- emailing it to them at […]

New Showreel from Scratch: Beatrice Allen

Here’s a brand new showreel from scratch that I wrote, directed and edited for Beatrice Allen. What I have been trying to do more and with the showreels I create is to show the range of actors in more subtle forms. While it is tempting to do ‘one serious, one comedy, one quirky scene’ – […]

NEW! #SingleShotScenes for Actors

I am always trying, in small ways, to innovate how I shoot showreels scenes. And my instinct, when trying to improve, tends to veer towards the counterintuitive. Rather than make things bigger, flasher, slicker – I go for simpler, smaller, subtler. And that’s where this idea comes in. #SingleShotScenes are scenes I shoot from one […]

Single Showreel Scenes from Scratch

I specialise in crafting showreels from scratch for actors – which most commonly means three scenes that I have written, directed and then edited. But what I don’t tend to market as well as I should is that I also create single showreel scenes. If you can’t afford the full package, or if perhaps your casting […]

I Watched Shawshank Redemption Seven Days in a Row

Wow, such a great movie! This was a fascinating (and at times arduous) experience, but worth it. For the second viewing, I watched with the director’s commentary. And on the fourth day, I watched with the sound muted. Which for any filmmakers out there, I recommend doing every now and then, cause you see the […]

One Filming Day in London for your Acting Showreel

I film my showreels from scratch over a single day, in London – so you only need one day physically free in order for us to be able to create a showreel. For actors from the rest of the UK, or even further afield in Europe – I can do the initial consultation via Skype. […]

Debra Baker and The Alphabet Monologues – Interview

My friend and oft collaborator Debra Baker has launched a YouTube series called ‘The Alphabet Monologues’ which gives 52 actors a platform to perform monologues which will then be shared on social media and sent out to casting directors. When Debra concocted this idea – she had never directed for screen before and had only […]

In Memory of Andy Evans

He gave me my dream job. I got to work in a video store! And we didn’t quite realise at the time, that forces were working against us. The internet was changing how we watch films — DVDs were being posted through doors and somewhere far away Netflix streaming was being invented. The video rental […]