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SCRIPTWRITER. TV. FILM. THEATRE. RADIO, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Hi there! Welcome my Scriptwriting blog. When I'm not here I write Scripts, Sketches, Stories and Lyrics. All enquiries welcome.

Monday, 30 November 2009

(187) Holi-Holi-day!

Holi-Holi-day time again!

The simply stunning Mrs S and I are off to Cancun in Sunny Mexico for a coupla weeks of fun, sun, sight seeing, good times and way too much food and booze!

Look out for us if you're down that way!

Best of luck with all your projects, see ya real soon y'hear!


Tuesday, 24 November 2009

(186) Who's Brilliant

If you're a fan of a certain Time Traveller, this is brilliant!

It's from The Tardis Timegirl who has a great youtube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TardisTimegirl


Friday, 20 November 2009

(185) Oh bugger!

"Dear Gareth

Project Title - Digital Shorts 2009: Night Guard
GIFTS Reference - **********

Apologies for the delay in notifying you regarding your Digital Shorts
application - shortlisting ten projects was extremely difficult and much
deliberation went into the process.

Unfortunately your project did not make it into the final ten;
however the calibre of all the longlisted projects and filmmakers was so high that we hope you will be encouraged by the fact that from almost 200 projects you made it
into the final 25...

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

(184) Screen South

Hi ya Peeps...


I am through the first round sift for full funding for my short "Night Guard" from Screen South, our wonderful regional film agency!

Still a long, long way to go yet though.
The judging panel have to knock this round down to 12 and then, eventually, after workshops and training courses, 4 to 6 movies will made!

They were going to let us know the next round survivors yesterday, but now, either to be so much more dramatic, (C'mon folks, this is Showbiz!) or, perhaps because the standard is so high, they're keeping us on those oily tenterhooks until close of play tomorrow!

Ooh, the suspense, the drama...Bit like a good script...

Fingers crossed!

Monday, 16 November 2009

(183) My second movie!

Actually it's my first one. It's just that due to some nuclear physics/time paradox techie bollocks , I couldn't get this one onto youtube until now...

As regular readers will know, I formed the team together to enter the 48hr film challenge. So, to make sure everyone cold actually perform like they said they could, and that all the techie, whizzy stuff (see, told you I'm a seasoned pro - I know all the correct film making terms, ahem!) really did work, I persuaded 'em all to do a trial run. Under Competition conditions. Report on the shoot here.

We got a total stranger to give us

Title: "Choices"

Genre: "Political Thriller"

Dialogue: "Now we can all get some sleep"

We had 48hrs. You might have guessed that bit.

And, (FX: BIG DRUM ROLL, JAZZ SAX'S and TRUMPETS) Ladies & Gentleman, boys & girls, Sheiky's Blogging Corporation presents...

Our first liddle movie...

See it on the big screen here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GarethAndsue

Monday, 9 November 2009

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

(180) Direct from youtube...

48hr film challenge, Pompey Oscars! Here's the Winner's announcement page copied below...

We had 48hrs. You might have guessed that bit.

They pulled out 3 golden envelopes...

A past Winner selected one of them...

The teams were given:-


Genre: WEIRD WEST (Wikkipedia ref here)

Line of Dialogue: "WELL, NOBODY'S PERFECT"

And, (FX: BIG DRUM ROLL, MEXICAN TRUMPETS) Ladies & Gentleman, boys & girls, Sheiky's Blogging Corporation presents...

Our liddle movie...

Monday, 2 November 2009

(179) World Wide Exclusive! Red Carpet Premier

World Wide Exclusive! Mrs S's Red Carpet Premier moment...

Sunday, 1 November 2009

(178) The weekend

48hr film challenge! Long weekend, Hard work, Huge learning curve, but good fun! Looking great - final edit...Fingers crossed!