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Live live live! / 27 March 2016

Super excited to announce numerous things I’ll be working on this year:

In December last year, shortly after a friend posted about it on Facebook, I applied to The Wandsworth Fringe for funding to do a new version of my one man play ‘Hidden’ during the fringe in May.
This was one of the few funding applications I’ve done all on my own (including the budget!) and I was delighted when I found out I was successful. Yay! So this means I’ll be producing my one man play as part of the Wandsworth Fringe festival. The show will be upstairs above the Bedford Pub, in Theatre N16 in Balham.
It’s great to look at Hidden again, and I’m expanding it too and have some good ideas thanks to a workshop I did last October at Sheer Drop theatre, who I’d recommend working with if you’re interested in getting feedback for your play and hearing it read out.

The next exciting news is that I’ve just been successful with the second arts council grant (G4A) for ‘Sectioned’, a film installation I’m working on, inspired by John O’ Donoghue’s life story. It’s amazing to have the funding for this because as well as filming for it last year, this year it will be shown at Fabrica Gallery in Brighton as part of a Making Space week, which marks the first time in 13(!) years I’ve been in a gallery as an individual artist (rather than a group show). The showing will take place on 8th June.

The next news is that I’m directing ‘Extra Time’, a time travel film, and we’ll be filming the fourth (and final) day in June. This is a 21 page script written & produced by Mark Lever, and we’ve filmed over a while, and it’s coming together nicely. We’re hoping to have a screening early next year and a Q&A with our cast (including Dr. Who co star Louise Jameson), so we’ll be working hard on that to get it ready in time.

Not to mention the writing I’ve been doing. I’ve been working with a script editor, which has been a really good experience, writing my TV spec treatment and outline for Episode 1 of my comedy drama. This is a spec script, so I have no idea what will happen to it, but I’m happy with the progress I’ve made so far.

Plus the new draft of the book (which I’m trying not to think about yet) and numerous other things in the back of my mind...

It sure makes for an interesting first half of 2016 at least!