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Tue, 21 November 2017 Hammered Podcast

I’ll be taking part in an on-going podcast called Hammered, dedicated to examining the more ghoulish output of the British Hammer Film Productions studio.
Starting with The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) and ending (maybe) with To the Devil a Daughter (1976), the discussions will be hosted by J G Byrne and aided by a rotating guest list. [...]

Mon, 22 May 2017 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me midnight movie monograph

I’m happy to reveal that I’ve written a Midnight Movie Monograph for Electric Dreamhouse Press, an imprint of PS Publishing, a series curated by editor Neil Snowdon with a focus on critical reactions to cult films.
I’ll be looking at the iconic film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With me, written by David Lynch and Robert [...]

Mon, 27 July 2015 Bugs at 75

I learned from a Variety article by Tim Gray that Bugs Bunny is 75 today.
He first appeared in ‘The Wild Hare’, directed by Tex Avery, on 27 July, 1940.
(Ep. 05) – The Wild Hare by tranghuyen0213
When I was a kid I watched a lot of vintage cartoons, but Bugs Bunny was by far my [...]

Fri, 24 July 2015 Bone Mother teaser trailer

I’ve mentioned that my short story ‘Bone Mother’ is being adapted into a stop-motion animated short film by See Creature animation company in Canada.
It’s a long process and it won’t be complete until 2016, but I was thrilled to see them release a tiny teaser trailer for the short film.

Official teaser for Bone [...]

Sun, 21 December 2014 A short day with good news

In May this year I announced that my short story ‘Bone Mother’ had been optioned by the National Film Board of Canada’s Animation Studio with the view to make a short stop-motion animated film, adapted and directed by Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward (via their animation company See Creature), and produced for the NFB by Jelena [...]

Thu, 08 May 2014 Bone Mother optioned

I’m delighted to announce that my short story ‘Bone Mother’ has been optioned by the National Film Board of Canada’s Animation Studio with the view to make a short stop-motion animated film, which will be adapted and directed by Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward, and produced for the NFB by Jelena Popovic.
I’m going to cut [...]

Thu, 10 April 2014 neglected film adaptation

Recently my friend Tina Connolly contacted me and asked me if I’d like to contribute as a guest on a web site called Novelocity to answer the question: ‘What ONE (and only one) book needs to be made into a movie?‘
This is not a question I ponder on a regular basis, but the first answer [...]

Wed, 08 January 2014 Best of 2013 – films

Here’s my unedited selection of films from my ‘Best of 2013‘ post on the Forbidden Planet International blog. Of course, this is just what I enjoyed, and your mileage might vary…
Cheap Thrills
Directed by E.L. Katz, and written by Trent Haaga & David Chirchirillo
This dark film with streaks of black comedy is an astonishing debut from [...]

Wed, 07 November 2012 2012 Junior Film Fleadh

Since 2009 I’ve been involved with jury work for the Junior Film Fleadh in Galway, and I’m delighted to be on the jury of the Script Pitching Competition again this year.
The competition is organised in association with the Galway Film Centre and SpunOut (a leading national youth organisation).
The three short-listed finalists will have to [...]

Tue, 15 March 2011 Golden Blasters 2011

Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction Convention (15-16 October, 2011), has announced details of this year’s Golden Blasters Short Film and Short Script Festival.
The Golden Blasters Short Film competition is now open to short film submissions from filmmakers from anywhere in the world. The science fiction, fantasy or horror films should be 12-15 minutes long, [...]

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