I think it’s safe to presume that people around me know I’m very private and reserved when it comes to talking about myself. I’m quite happy being in the shadows and just being left to get on with the behind the scenes saga of making a film.
However, I was approached by the kind folks over at Outward Film Network who asked if I would like to be interviewed for their amazing website which is tailored towards the indepdent filmmaking scene and the kindness they showed me as well as their devotion to the indie filmmaker scene persuaded me to drop a few thoughts down to their questions…. well I say a few…. about 4,000 words later, I was all waffled out.
Anyway, here is the link to the full interview over on their amazing site. Check them out please! Thank you so very much to Mark and the entire team over on the page, who are all absolute superstars!
Been a while since I’ve mentioend this so thought I’d showcase just a few of the amazing folks who are talking about HALLOWEEN i’m currently snipping into the documentary! This documentary is a fantastic piece of work by Paul as well as being a humbling acknowledgement of a film we all very much love and hold dear to our own filmmaking hearts.
I really hope their voices come through as best they can within the final export which is scheduled for release this coming October, just in time for the return of Michael Myers on the big screen in Blumhouse’s new franchise chapter in the long running series.
Recently, both me and L.J. (our fabulous production designer), were both completely blown away by The Shape of Water, and the latter got to thinking of ideas for doing our own short monster movie…especially around the theme of werewolves!
So she said “Werewolves”…
…I said “when”…
…She said “soon”….
…I said “I’m writing as we speak”
We are very excited to announce SNARL, which will begin filming later this year in September time, starring Jay Podmore (Sustain), and will be released in 2019.
England, 1934 – A young man, a drifter, is held captive by the villagers of a local town. His crime – accused of being a werewolf. As he sits silently awaiting a cruel fate, he is suddenly aided by two of the towns people who believe him to be innocent. As they help the young man flee through the ever dark woods, pursued by the town mob, the woods begin to share their own secrets, of creatures whispered of, and should only exist in myth, but who tonight, thrive under the full moon.
SNARL will be released in 2019. Directed by L.J. ‘Stark’ Greenwood and written/produced by myself.
The first of two short films I am directing this month is based on a wonderful script by my very good friend and great actor Charles O’Neill. Storywise, it’s very touching, forward thinking, dare I say timey-wimey, and at points, a little cheeku and funny. Charles is a wonderful writer and has poured his heart and soul into this and I’m very honoured that he asked me and Kaushy if we wanted to help him bring it to the screen. Charles also stars in the film as Prof Adrian Jennings!
(above – a teaser of what’s to come…who is Adrian Jennings speaking too?)
Technically, the film will be a challenge as Charles is playing…well complex characters (or is he? You’ll have to wait to find out!), and filming was scheduled over a 2-day period in one location (the folks’ kitchen and dining room). However, we decided to see it through and instead of finishing at midnight, we went through to 4am, and got it all filmed.
Now the editing begins, and…well that’s all I can say really, cuz’ spoilers! So I will leave you with some pictures from on set taken by Kaushy (as per usual)