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I Love Spam

Just received this: A rabbit carcass in its stiffened fur.Gray the cloud-like oaksBetween the high and the low, in this night.A salamander scuttles across the quiet;The weight of being born into exile is lifted.XVI. Laying a Ghost: The Jeannette and the Fram,The high whites spread over the buried earth.Cascading snowflakes settle in the pines,(The face of a Quos’ ego),Now that you notice it — have just moved pastWhiteness, those pediments that riseAstonished that you have returned to go:Yes. You’d want that said, (if you turnRight, and appears from here to be overcomeOf Boyg of Normandy . . .)Swaying in unison… Read More »I Love Spam

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SW Screen: Digital Shorts

Right, I’m off in a bit to SW Screen’s Digital Shorts Roadshow. Full report tomorrow, if my brain hasn’t exploded, leaked out my ear and then been eaten by one of my three cats. I’m promising nothing. For those of you unaware of this scheme, this is what it’s all about:South West Screen Digital Shorts Roadshow19 July 2007 – Exeter Phoenix, 4pm to 6pm In September 2007 South West Screen and the UK Film Council will be seeking to commission approx 8 innovative short film ideas from individuals based in the South West. This roadshow will provide the opportunity to… Read More »SW Screen: Digital Shorts

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Argh

Well, this house move has gone from bad to worse and has now plummeted, face first, into the very depths of HADES. I can’t make it this saturday for our Scribosocial. Of course, I’d far rather go to the pub with you lot, but the small fact of having nowhere to live this September unfortunately has to take priority and I’ve got to go to Bournemouth – again – to look at houses. Since when were there NO houses on the market?? The ones we have seen, I wouldn’t keep chickens in. I. Am. Serious. Money for old rope these… Read More »Argh

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The Results Are In…

I know you’re slavering with anticipation, so I’ll just get on with it… We have two winners of the pitch/synopsis category: Killer Looks by HRH Anne of Cleves and Broken Bird by Laura Anderson! Well done laydeez. Honourable mentions (in no particular order) go to the writers of Penny Dreadful, Eclipse, The Life You Make, Elizabeth Taylor Man, Givin’ It The Bird, Silent Screen Lover, Raging Gurrl, The Fearless and The Vampire Apocalypse Articles. And in the logline category, we have a clear winner with Bollywood Thrills by Niraj Kapur, followed by Dominic Carver’s Shotguns and Incontinence Pants, with David… Read More »The Results Are In…

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Stolen

Okay: which one of you b******* has stolen my sitemeter??? I left it under my archive. It’s not there any more. Just bring it back and we’ll say no more about it…

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Alternative Pitch Fever

UPDATE 05/07: Many thanks to Lee for his help…The polls are now up! You’ve got one vote for pitches/synopses and one vote for the loglines on their own. Let voting commence!——————————————————————————– Well, here they all are folks… Your loglines and synopses in all their glory! I had to guess with a few re: genre btw because you forgot to tell me… Should be interesting to see if expectations “marry up”. By all means leave feedback for the contestants, but please make sure it’s constructive criticism. If you’re not sure what constitutes criticism being constructive and are worried about treading on… Read More »Alternative Pitch Fever

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Homicidal Tendencies

This morning I woke up and found I was in Stereotype World. My children bounced out of bed like little lambs in spring, my husband made coffee whilst whistling, even the kitten was playing with a ball of string. I was filled with an enormous sense of well-being, Park Life-style. Something was definitely wrong. However I decided I might as well take the smooth with the rough, so went and opened my emails: on the Shooting People Screenwriters’ List I discovered this blog gets a mention in the lovely Andy’s editorial. Again I was pleased until I saw: “I’m glad… Read More »Homicidal Tendencies

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Bits and Bobs

Right, I have 1401 things to do before the end of the week (really), so here’s a random mess of stuff that has or will be happening in the next 24 to 48 hours. Starting with the “has happened” first then: The writer, producer and director JK Amalou has launched himself as a script reader and editor as well as mentor and wants me to tell all you lot. He’s a quality guy and has worked for the likes of Polygram, Studio Canal, Ridley Scott and Martin Scorsese. He’s also a lot of fun and I’ve had a great time… Read More »Bits and Bobs

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Scribosocial: Date?

Okay, so I’ve had a completely underwhelming response in terms of dates, places to go etc on comments and email. And yet an overwhelming one in terms of threats, accusations, double entendres and puns. Nothing unusual there, then. So I’m going to go out on a limb in terms of a date: how about July 14th? It’s a saturday my little pretties, which it needs to be if I’m organising it ‘cos I’m going to be abandoning the kids to Him Indoors. Hopefully they won’t turn to wild savages in my absence and run riot on the moors, but you… Read More »Scribosocial: Date?

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Scrib – O – Meet

Okay, both Jason and Piers have been cyber-bullying me into organising another Scribosocial, despite the plain fact they both live in bloody London and I’m the Outsider. But we all know women are better at organising stuff than men – and let’s face it fellas, better all round! ; ) – so here we go, three things for ya. 1.Tell me when’s a good date for you.2. Tell me where you want to meet.3. Tell me what it is you want to do – meal, drinking, debauchery, poking gerbils with sticks etc. I’m sure we can cater for all tastes.… Read More »Scrib – O – Meet

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Planes, Adrian Mead, Naked Men and Fire Drills…

…Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, does it? 😛 What a weird and wonderful weekend I’ve had. I simply must tell you all the gory details, since if I hadn’t lived it and seen it all through my own eyes, I would have thought it was one of those Steve Martin 80s comedies. Maybe it was. Perhaps, somewhere near Bristol is a Being John Malkovich-style-portal that I slipped through, since my adventures began when I got to the airport. Everything was fine until I checked in. So actually, crap from the start. Some little Hitler not only threw… Read More »Planes, Adrian Mead, Naked Men and Fire Drills…

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Focus, Focus

Consider this an “away” message… Tomorrow I am going to Bournemouth at SIX in the morning. I have to look for a house. Well, actually I’m looking at nine houses. But I’m sure they all have merits. I have to weigh up the pros and cons like Kirsty and Phil, whilst making sound, practical and pragmatic decisions based on vacancy, decor and development potential Sarah Beeny style. I even have an itinery. They are Gods, people: ignore their housing advice at your peril! In addition, I’m hoping to find a house that is 5 mins’ walk from an off licence,… Read More »Focus, Focus

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