Brilliant news! I’ve been invited to screen RED and do a Q&A at the CCA on 13th September as part of the Future Shorts pop-up festival! Info below.
Future Shorts, the largest pop-up film festival in the world returns to Glasgow’s CCA with another great offering of some of the best short films from around the globe. This season’s selection includes Sundance Animation winner Irish Folk Furniture, as well as La Huida which won the top prize at the Chicago Film Festival, alongside Boneshaker, which stars 9-year old Oscar nominated Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild). For the full Future Shorts film programme, see here: http://futureshorts.com/calendar-city-screenings.p
They’ll have tunes in between films by resident dj OZ and will also be screening a varied and compact selection of short films by local Scottish talent which comprises of:
Red – Simone Smith – (Experimental)
The Lady with the Lamp – Duncan Cowles – (Documentary)
Hart’s Desire – Gavin Robinson – (Animation)
All for only £5! Come along :) xx
Hello, here’s a little promo I made for Woodland Outdoor Kindergartens. Making this felt so summery and light (a refreshing change from the stories I’m currently working on!) To see so many little explorers learning in the woods and loving nature was just so lovely. Hope you like it :)
“Read not to contradict or confute, nor to believe and take for granted, but to weigh and consider.”
It’s a lovely hot day but I can’t escape my room. Feeling a flow of ideas whilst editing ‘The Rinsing’ plus writing first feature film. Hope you’re all having a lovely day whatever you’re up to. For me it’s, “hello zone. I like it here.” :) happy sat x
This week I’ve been on a Sound Lab residency learning with the sound design team Savalas – the guys behind ‘Red Road’, ‘Neds’ and ‘Valhalla Rising’. It’s been amazing. Everyone so sharing and insightful. And today I’m watching Valhalla Rising (directed by Nicolas Winding Refn) for the first time… wow, really enjoying how it’s making me think and feel… visually and sonically beautiful. Inspiring to be in the company of such passionate sound designers. Thank you Savalas. x
My second short film ‘The Rinsing’ starring Daniela Nardini is now officially in post-production. This will be a 3 minute film for Channel 4 Random Acts. :D Weee! Very excited to share this with you (August time). Now to the EDIT.
I meant to share this cool news when it happened back in April but I must’ve been too excited at the time and forgot! (plus I do suck at news updates! I will try my best to get more on it from here on in, promise promise. :)) so yes, basically my short film RED got featured on Ain’t It Cool! Link here > http://www.aintitcool.com/node/61856 – hand-selected by Mr Muldoon. It looks like it will live on their site for an infinity too which is extra cool :)) thank you guys:)) xx
wise words soothing my soul… thank you Andrei Tarkovsky.
I’m in a crazy mood today. Experiencing a concoction of pure adrenalin with a splash of vacuity. I thank my lucky stars that I can go home and live in my little bubble for a few hours… where I will finesse a music video I’ve been working on.
Afterwards, my plan is to do N o t h i n g …. < with a spacey capital 'N'.
What do you think of the new poster I designed? :)
This Summer I will be performing in Planet Perfect. This is a brand new interactive theatre piece I’m directing. Rehearsals began last week and all is going better than planned! All the girls I’ve cast are working really well together and we’re innovating some sure to be remembered installations. I’ll keep you posted on further developments. :D
Thank you to my entire cast and crew who put so much energy and effort into the making of Red – on a zero budget – what an achievement to share. Huge thank you to my Director of Photography David Lee and Colour Grader Colin Brown. And well done to the sound design team: myself and David Meikle for picking up a Bafta nomination in the ‘best sound design’ category. Massive compliment too. The future is bright:))
On Friday I VJ’d for the Beat Bothy concert gig as part of the Celtic Connections festival. Haven’t VJ’d in a while due to lots of filmmaking so it was a breath of fresh air to get out and effect the atmosphere in a live environment. Yay! Especially at The Arches. I love that venue! Much much fun. Performers on the night were Glasgow-based trio Halcyon, Tigerstyle, Batida, Glasgow four-piece Laki Mera and DJs Binnie and Hogg. Great great night.
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This is a trailer I made with my friend Nicola Stead for the wonderful debut novel ‘Kiss the Sky’ by DC Gallin. Music: ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ by The Orb. Hope you like it. :-)