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SCRIPTWRITER. TV. FILM. THEATRE. RADIO, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Sunday, 7 June 2009

(151) Wanna be an executive producer?

I know you're all making your own films or webby things.

Or at least writing them.

I know you've become Angels for Sir Danny & Lady Lucy.

Now, here's your chance to be an executive producer on a very a beautiful short film drama – Ten Glorious Seconds - which will be distributed free of charge to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease.

A very good friend of mine, the talented and lovely Carol Younghusband has written this film and asked me to help out any way I can.
I might get to be a runner! She is also offering you, dear readers an amazing array of perks for helping out...

Ok, over to you Carol:-

Dear friends of Gareth,

Please help us to make a beautiful short film drama – Ten Glorious Seconds - which will be distributed free of charge to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease.

We're making it for costs only and are looking for donations to bring the film to life. In return you will receive our extreme gratitude and a special VIP perk - see below for the full list of benefits.

Ten Glorious Seconds is a 'Wall of Angels' production, and everyone who donates will be added to our photo wall of funders in the film's opening credits.

Please click on the link below and you will be directed to our film’s web page. Simply go to the Fundraising section on the left of the page and click on the relevant donation button. In addition, you can read all about the film, listen to a podcast, and check out the team.

We would just like to say an extremely big thank you for your interest and would very much appreciate it if you could email this note to your friends and family.


Best wishes,

Carol Younghusband/Simon Pitts

Wall of Angels Production

VIP Perks for Funding Angels

$15 (Approx £10)Thank you. Every donation makes a real difference. Your photo will appear on our montage at the end of the film.

$38 (Approx £25) Thank you. You will receive the above perk.

PLUS you will be invited to the launch party.

$75 (Approx £50) Thank you. You will receive the above two perks.

PLUS you will receive a production still for you to frame.

$150 (Approx £100) Thank you. You will receive the above three perks.

PLUS you will receive a signed copy of Albert's jigsaw as seen in the film.

$375 (Approx £250) Thank you. You will receive the above four perks.

PLUS you will get a CD of poetry read by the cast and crew (reciting classic poems to spark memories).

$750 (Approx £500) Thank you. You will receive the above five perks

PLUS you will get an Associate Producer Credit in the opening titles.

$1500 (Approx £1000) Thank you. You will receive the above six perks including a VIP invitation to the launch party (limousine collection from home if local or nearest station and champagne).

PLUS you will get an Executive Producer Credit in the opening titles.


So, Sheiky mates, Check out Carol's web page http://www.indiegogo.com/project/view/1646?iggref=IPJF_TTAG and help out!

(150) Off to Espana!

My scripts in for the CBBC new writer request.

Hope yours is coming on fine or already in too!

Best of luck everyone!

Me? I'm off a road trip (2000 miles!) to sunny Spain.

No fighting amongst yourselves. Keep the web clean. See you when I get back!

Hasta Luego!

P.S. - Stay tuned for blog 151 - important announcement...

Thursday, 4 June 2009

(149) Great night!

Big hi to my new readers from last night!

Meet some great new peeps at the DV City Screenwriters Group meet last night.

After informal chit chatty greetings over a glass of wine in the quaint little garden bar of the Arts Centre, adjudicator Christina announced the order of play for the script feedback forum.

And the wretched, chained victims were dragged in to cower before us to be torn to shreds!

Ha! Only joking!

It was very friendly but in a totally honest-"we've been best friends for ages so if we don't tell you who will" kinda way.

Scribes were told what we thought worked about their script/treatment, which hooks grabbed us, which characters came to life etc and, of course, all the bits that were, as we say in trade, a bit "iffy".

People took their notes in the spirit they were intended; to make the script/ project the best it could be. Plot ideas were offered in open discussion and at least one scribe talked about taking their project in a new direction as a result.

Moving inside to the arty old soft leather sofas( which we strangely ignored, opting to sit round tables ) for coffees when it turned to evening chill, we discussed short films, where to pitch, peeps other projects - past and present and got know each other a tad.

A local filmmaker asked us to pitch him some ultra micro budget/no budget short scripts next time. So, watch this space on that one!!!

It was good to meet so many talented locals! (and an adopted Pompolian from NZ !- a long way to come for a meet but hey, that's dedication...)

Great peeps, good networking and I got to give away some more of my famous biz cards.

And one scribe was a fan of this blog! (So, hopefully they all will be now!)

A great, informative, fun evening and I shall definitely be going to next months one...

...have to really...

...two of my short scripts are up for scrutiny...

by real live people! In the same room as me! and my scripts!

Oh-er, Sheiky...what have you done...

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

(147) Britain's got talent...

Makes you so proud...


1. No thanks, I'm married.
2. Nope, no more booze for me!
3. Sorry, but you're not really my type.
4. Kebab? No thanks, I'm not hungry.
5. Good evening, officer. Isn't it lovely out tonight?
6. Oh, I couldn't! No one wants to hear me sing karaoke.
7. I'm not interested in fighting you.
8. Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance, I have no coordination. I'd hate to look like a fool!
9. I must be going home now, as I have to work in the morning.

Your ideas for number 10 in the comments section, please...

Monday, 1 June 2009

(146) I'll name that film in four...

Oh, as if we need yet another procrastination excuse!

Bit of fun though. http://moviesinframes.tumblr.com/