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The Cutting Edge

When I am not writing, acting or otherwise engaged I like to make things. These are a selection of props made for a stage play. Balsa, boxwood and silver tape are relatively cheap and are usually quite adequate stand-ins.

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Minor successes

I’m happy to report that both Nine Lives and Parsley have been accepted by the Top of the South Film Festival 2021. Nine Lives will be shown in the Gold Reel and Parsley in the Silver. Both these films are a testament to the teamwork, skill and enthusiasm of several people; it was a privilege working with each and every one of you. I will also be entering Parsley into the All Shorts Festival at The Village Theatre in Takaka.

Next!

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Nine Lives

Editing is complete and Nine Lives has been submitted to the Top of the South Film Festival which takes place in November. Here’s hoping! 😉
Photo Courtesy of Black Box Productions.

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What’s Cooking?

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That’s a wrap!

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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!

Balance in life is important so, having written a script featuring a cat, I had to write one that at least contained traces of dog. “Parsley” will be directed by Breigh Fouhey, AD/Script supervisor is Donna Botha and it stars Beccy Myers, Sarah O’Connell and Cameron West. DoP and editor is Peter Blasdale and Sound will be handled by Kevin Tye. So all I need to do is organise the location and catering 😉

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Cats (no, not that one)

Work is well underway on my next project Called either “9 Lives” or “Cats” (apparently someone has already used that name though). Barry Sangster is Producer with Sarah Connor as 1st AD, Cameron is DoP, Betsy will be on Camera, Pete on Sound and Editing, Beccy Myers is our Director and Torrey will be Technical assistant again. Gayle, and Phil McArdle (a veteran of many ToTs shorts) along with Anna Burns (another ToTs regular) will be my co-actors. Yup I’m taking the plunge, it was pretty inevitable given that the lead part is a grumpy old Scottish guy who hates cats. Shooting dates are currently planned for April 10th/11th. Watch this space!

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Harvest time

As well as being an excellent actress Gayle has now added to her trophy cabinet with the award for “Best Screenplay” at this year’s Top of the South Film Festival. Breigh won “Best Supporting Actress” for her part as the unsuspecting (and heavily pregnant) flat-mate. She and partner Mike (who also starred in “The Garden” and won Best Supporting Actor in a different Short this year) have since expanded the Fouhey/O’Malley acting dynasty with the birth of their daughter soon after we wrapped 😉
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The Garden – Post

Cam and Pete have finished working their magic on the post-production side so Gayle’s movie “The Garden” will be hitting the big screen at the Top of The South Film Festival this October. I already have three other projects in various states of undress 😉

Being industrious in South Street
Pete does the sound man war dance to appease the Movie Gods
Cam struts his stuff!
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The Garden

Blocking Session for short film “The Garden” – Nelson, July 2020.

I was lucky enough to be invited to produce Gayle’s Short film “The Garden”. So far I have Acting, Writing, Directing, Music and Animation credits to my name, so this will be a cool addition 😉
We had a Blocking session last night and start filming with a night shoot this evening and a full day shoot tomorrow. We have some great local talent on board with Briegh (who is also Director) and Mike O’Malley acting alongside Gayle. Cameron Ross is DoP, Peter Blasdale is our Sound Engineer and Betsy Blasdale and Torrey Shay will be assisting wherever they are needed. I just need to get the food!