Thursday, 12 September 2013


Hi folks.

Well here it is, my first short movie starring the very talented Richard Collins. Written and directed by myself, camera by James G Wall and produced by Summer Snow, it runs at just over 5 minutes and is called Confession. The storyline - A man reveals his deepest darkest secret which will live with him forever.

Amazing is just one of the words I could use to describe how I felt when the finished film was posted on YouTube. It has reached 300 views which isn't bad but more would be nice. I'm not going to lie, I would love it to go viral and I hope this is the first of many.

Here it is for you to watch. If you like it, please feel free to leave a comment and share the film.
Thanks for watching and until next time, I bid thee farewell.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

There's no business like showbusiness!!

Hi Folks.
Well it has been a while hasn't it?
I thought I would do something different this time and let you all know what I have been up to lately.
Last year a good friend of mine made a film and was in desperate need for some extras. Of course I agreed to be one, went to the set the following day and then basically spent the rest of the shoot helping out behind the camera. I must confess it is my absolute dream to have a career making movies so absolutely loved helping out on this one.
The film was released a few months ago on YouTube and received rave reviews and over 5000 views. For those of you wishing to watch it, the film is called "The Truth About Romance" and is excellent.

Since then, I have finished writing scripts for a film trilogy, a ghost story and my first short movie called Confession. The latter has been filmed with me as Director and will be available to watch on YouTube this coming Monday.
More recently, I have been involved in the making of a new web series called "Two Guys & Her".
Written and directed by the very talented James G Wall (who also made The Truth About Romance) and starring James and the equally talented Jennifer Durrans and Jordan Greenhough, it is a hilarious series based on three housemates and the crazy things they get up to.

Episodes one to four are available to watch now as well as some very funny outtakes. I hope you find them just as funny as I did.

So what is next I hear you all ask? Well there are another six episodes of Two Guys to make, the premiere of Confession and I am currently re-writing my earlier confessions in the hopes of publishing them. After that, who knows?  I would love the opportunity to make my ghost story film a reality.
All I can say is that I am having a blast and in the words of the amazing Ethel Merman "There's no business like show business". You said it girl.

Until next time, I bid thee farewell.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Eurovision - 2013

Hi folks. It's that time of year again, when the whole of Europe goes a little bit camp and the sound of music (some good and some so so bad) fills the airwaves. It's Eurovision time and since my little slice of this poptastic indulgence was so popular last year, I'm back with another slice.

The following is my top five for this years contest which takes place in Malmo, Sweden and are in no particular order.

Azerbaijan - Hold Me by Farid Mammadov.

This performance is from the heats to find a winner to represent Azerbaijan and I think you'll agree the young man from Baku gives a beautiful rendition of the song.
Given his good lucks, I think he will place very highly in the contest with the female votes he is bound to receive.

Germany - Glorious by Cascada.

It's not Eurovision without a little dance music and this one from Cascada certainly delivers.
Now I will let you into a little secret..I always thought Cascada were a British act?
Lead singer Natalie Horler does have British parents so you can't blame me for thinking that.
With album sales of over five million and hits in many countries, the group are very popular and I will be astonished if they do not finish top ten.

Russia - What If by Dina Garipova.

Another beautiful song, superbly sung by the young Dina Garipova. Previously, she won the Russian version of The Voice. Could she be in line to win another singing competition?

San Marino - Crisalide by Valentina Monetta.

It's safe to say that San Marino have not fared well with Eurovision, having never made it to the final. Perhaps their 4th attempt at the contest will see that happen.
I absolutely love this song and may go as far to say that this is the one I would like to win.
Valentina previously represented her country with the awful The Social Network Song (she finished 14th in the semi-final) but she gives an astounding performance for this song and surely deserves her place in the final?

United Kingdom - Believe in Me by Bonnie Tyler.

I'm going to be brutally honest here. When I heard that Bonnie Tyler would be representing the UK for Eurovision, my heart sank, stomach churned and voices in my head were screaming what the? Bonnie had performed a song live on some show I'd seen a year or two ago and she was bad. I remember saying to myself at the time that she had lost it and should retire.

Now I know I said that we stood a good chance last year with good old Englebert and we failed miserably but with Bonnie, I truly believe we will finish top five with this marvellous song. Her husky tones are back and I was wrong to think she was past it.

Bonnie has sold millions of records, had numerous hits all over the world and been nominated for a Brit award twice and a Grammy three times. She is quite simply a world class recording artist. With a fan base in the millions, will she at last restore the UK's fortunes in Eurovision? If she gives a brilliant performance on the night, then we can only hope she can.

So there we have it, my top five for this years Eurovision. Do you agree with any of my choices or do you think the top five will read differently?

Tune in on Saturday 18th May for Eurovision 2013 and may the best song win.

Until next time, I bid thee farewell.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi folks. Well it certainly has been a while since my last post but fear not, I am back with a Valentine special.

Basically it is just an excuse for me to say who I would love to be my Valentine this year.
I could say it's every single member of One Direction (pause for screams and hysteria) but it's not. I could even say it's George Clooney or Tom Cruise. Both are still looking pretty hot. Again, it's not.
This year I would love the beautiful, gorgeous, handsome and oh so Nordic Alexander Skarsgard to be my Valentine.
Mr Skarsgard
Alexander was born 25th August 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the Son of the famous Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard and followed his Father into the world of film and television.
Whilst he did dabble in acting as a child, Alexander decided to quit at the age of 13 and did not return to it until seven years later.
During the seven years he did Swedish Military Service and even enrolled at Leeds Metropolitan University (my home town) for a few months. For all I know, I could have walked passed him whilst shopping in Leeds?

Since his return to acting, Alexander has appeared in several films including Melancholia, Battleship and Straw Dogs.
He even appeared with Lady Gaga in the video for Paparazzi.

He is most famous for the TV series True Blood and his role as Eric Northman, the 1000 year old Viking Vampire who lusts and eventually falls in love with the main character of the show, Sookie Stackhouse.

I love True Blood. The scripts are brilliant, acting awesome and it has some pretty good special and make up effects. The cast are perfect in all their parts and quite a few of them are just down right sexy.

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander.
Since it's start in 2008, True Blood has gone from strength to strength with season 5 having one of the most exciting finales ever. Roll on season 6.
My oh my oh my!

Now I'm not going to lie to you and say the reason I would like Alexander for my Valentine is his handsome looks or those beautiful Swedish blonde locks of his, though they do make for a nice treat on ones eyes. The reason for my wish is quite simple..he has the most beautiful physique.

Ladies and Gentleman..I give you perfection. Need I say more?

If I woke up next to this every morning, well let's just say I wouldn't be doing much complaining and those of you who watch True Blood will also know he has the most perfect of butts too.

So there you have Valentine wish. All that is left to say is a very happy Valentine's Day to all you lovers out there.
Until next time, I bid thee farewell.