Research…MARJOE (1972)
Apr 14, 2014 / 1 note

Research…MARJOE (1972)

I’m really proud of Julie Speers for winning a BAFTA New Talent award for her performance in my short “WYLD”.
Huge shout out to Jenna O’Neill who also gave an amazing (first time) performance in the film.
Big up Gary McCormack who also played in the film, he was a huge help and inspiration to both Julie and Jenna. His tiger chat is top-shelf too.
And obviously massive shine for the entire cast & crew who were A DREEEEEAAAAAM team.
Mar 26, 2014 / 4 notes

I’m really proud of Julie Speers for winning a BAFTA New Talent award for her performance in my short “WYLD”.

Huge shout out to Jenna O’Neill who also gave an amazing (first time) performance in the film.

Big up Gary McCormack who also played in the film, he was a huge help and inspiration to both Julie and Jenna. His tiger chat is top-shelf too.

And obviously massive shine for the entire cast & crew who were A DREEEEEAAAAAM team.

I’m dead chuffed that Julie got nominated for a BAFTA New Talent award for her performance in WYLD.
Mar 17, 2014 / 3 notes

I’m dead chuffed that Julie got nominated for a BAFTA New Talent award for her performance in WYLD.

Mar 12, 2014 / 4 notes

Two portraits of Keri.

Mar 11, 2014

An on-set doc about the making of “Liar”, a short film I wrote and won the BAFTA New Talent Writer Award for.

The film was developed as part of Collabor8te a scheme run by Rankin Film, DazedTV and The Bureau.

Find more at collabor8te.com

Music: Bing & Ruth - And Then it Rained

Thermometer
Mar 2, 2014 / 7 notes

Thermometer

Feb 28, 2014 / 1 note

A few seconds from a sketch film I made with Julie and my dog yesterday. 


“Hollywood has this psychology—there’s this whole plantation mentality where it’s all about power and someone trying to impose their values on you. It’s nuts, they’ll tell you how to tell stories about people they never really came into contact with. Executives, story readers, development executives don’t interact with people other than their kind so how would they know what’s acceptable to people of color? It is not about and never has been about supplying a diverse look at life. It is all from and for a white audience. And because of that fact this group of people who determines what the world sees have no idea, not a clue as to reality. It is a product of arrogance and power. Input from you is viewed as a personal attack. If you try to go beyond stereotypes and reflect real people who share the same concerns as everyone else, you’re told that your characters aren’t “black” enough, or to use more curse words because the language isn’t “real” enough. You have to have drugs and gangsters. Some person who saw To Sleep With Anger said, “I didn’t know that black people had washing machines!” Where did they get that notion? Well, it was an honest observation in a way because Hollywood shows us poor and grimy without any means of support except if you are a rapper or prostitute or selling drugs. They have this notion of what films should be, and what the realities of your environment are, and if you come up with what is real, that becomes unreal to them, in a sense. It’s important to tell your own story, and when you see other people telling your story, and [when] someone denies you your reality, and is telling you what your family and your grandmother are like—how outrageous can it get? You have to be able to tell your stories and share them with the rest of the world. How else are things supposed to change?”
- Charles Burnett
Feb 13, 2014 / 107 notes

“Hollywood has this psychology—there’s this whole plantation mentality where it’s all about power and someone trying to impose their values on you. It’s nuts, they’ll tell you how to tell stories about people they never really came into contact with. Executives, story readers, development executives don’t interact with people other than their kind so how would they know what’s acceptable to people of color? It is not about and never has been about supplying a diverse look at life. It is all from and for a white audience. And because of that fact this group of people who determines what the world sees have no idea, not a clue as to reality. It is a product of arrogance and power. Input from you is viewed as a personal attack. If you try to go beyond stereotypes and reflect real people who share the same concerns as everyone else, you’re told that your characters aren’t “black” enough, or to use more curse words because the language isn’t “real” enough. You have to have drugs and gangsters. Some person who saw To Sleep With Anger said, “I didn’t know that black people had washing machines!” Where did they get that notion? Well, it was an honest observation in a way because Hollywood shows us poor and grimy without any means of support except if you are a rapper or prostitute or selling drugs. They have this notion of what films should be, and what the realities of your environment are, and if you come up with what is real, that becomes unreal to them, in a sense. It’s important to tell your own story, and when you see other people telling your story, and [when] someone denies you your reality, and is telling you what your family and your grandmother are like—how outrageous can it get? You have to be able to tell your stories and share them with the rest of the world. How else are things supposed to change?”

- Charles Burnett

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SCREEN WRITER - DREAM WEAVER
Feb 7, 2014 / 1 note

SCREEN WRITER - DREAM WEAVER

theportdoc:

Only Tony Forgives (a nice still I found today while editing for GSFF)
Jan 26, 2014 / 1 note

theportdoc:

Only Tony Forgives (a nice still I found today while editing for GSFF)

Jan 22, 2014 / 1 note

Steven.

Jan 21, 2014 / 1 note

This is just a post to brag about The Port winning the Sheffield Doc/Fest Award for Best Documentary at London Short Film Festival! 

Also I wanted to make a gif.

Thanks to all involved on both sides of the camera!

Jan 6, 2014 / 806 notes

Visions in Meditation(1989) Stan Brakhage

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Dec 13, 2013 / 7 notes

Look, a trailer for WYLD!

Dec 12, 2013 / 2 notes

Look m8s it’s two stills from WYLD, a short wot I made m8.

Merry Christmas 

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