Mon, 30 January 2017 Waiting for Andre
Need some cheering up? If you have access to Sky Arts then I highly recommend the half-hour short, ‘Waiting for Andre’, which is part of their Urban Myths series of shorts.
In it the writer Samuel Beckett agrees to drive the young Andre Rousimoff (who became famous later in life as the wrestler Andre the Giant) [...]
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 [...]
Sun, 12 June 2011 the tell-tale heart
This is a video of the 1953 adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe short-story “The Tell-Tale Heart”, narrated by James Mason.
It’s adapted by Bill Scott and Fred Grable, and directed by Ted Parmelee.
The animation is by Pat Matthews.
I discovered this tonight on YouTube. YouTube has its share of dross, but it saves itself by offering [...]