Had great news recently – one of my latest short film projects as writer & director was shortlisted for a grant by FILMD, the fantastic independent FILM & TV production platform for cast, crew, & creative professionals, co-founded by the inspirational Craig Roberts (Phantom of the Open, Eternal Beauty) & Craig Heyworth.
It was an honour to be one of ten short films in contention for funding to boost projects and gave me a real buzz as I’m in the thick of writing new projects and editing/rewriting existing ones.
I’m marching on with this short film though and looking to put it into production in the coming months when I can come up for air. It’s gratifying when there is unexpected support for quiet projects that come from a place of passion. If you’re interested in hearing more and backing my short film, or supporting in-kind in some way, please drop me a note on my Contact page.
Aside from jumping back into making a short this year, I’ve just been through an intensive stretch of writing on a longer form idea I’ve had bouncing around my head. I was really proud to be part of the NFTS Wales cohort of writers on the esteemed Writing the TV Pilot course last month, supported by All3Media and an ex-TV drama commissioner.
I was living and breathing writing my pilot, which forms the basis of a returning comedy drama world I’ve created. It was a delight to fully immerse myself in the project for a rigorous spell – taking notes daily and writing and rewriting overnight and early mornings, then having readthroughs with actors and even pitching the piece. A truly great experience and I’m now making tweaks and will be casting it out into the world as part of my portfolio.
Here’s to 2023!