Category: News

The Lure of the Silver Scream [12]

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There’s a new project in the pipeline at Vamporama Films: a gothic short entitled Monsters, to be directed by Chrissie Harper from a script she’s conjured out of a story idea of mine. Taking the lead role will be William Hayes, who mesmerised the audience at our special screening event in October. More news soon, but for now, here’s a detail from one of Chrissie’s storyboards.

The Forbidden Lady

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I interviewed the actress Dagmar Lassander at the 2016 Festival of Fantastic Films in Manchester. I can’t say too much at the moment, but my colleague Chrissie Harper is currently editing footage from our conversation on stage into a short documentary, under the working title The Forbidden Lady. More news soon as I’m able to announce it.

Nappy Days

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Had a highly entertaining conversation with actor/director Dominic Brunt on Thursday, followed up two days later by a short chat with his wife and regular collaborator Joanne Mitchell. The topic was their movie Attack of the Adult Babies, which gets its DVD and Blu-ray release from Nucleus Films on 11 June. Touch wood, my feature will appear in Dark Side shortly afterwards.

Photo (c) Ginger Nuts of Horror

Victorian Horror

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The Birmingham Horror Group held its second ‘Mini-Movie Marathon’ last night, at the Victoria pub in the heart of the city’s theatre district. One of the evening’s unexpected pleasures was meeting and hanging out with Irish filmmaker Simon O’Neill, who’d flown in from Dublin to represent The Man With My Name, his documentary on Italian screenwriter Giovanni Simonelli (A Cat in the Brain, Bloody Psycho).

Photo by Chrissie Harper

How Many Biehns Make Two?

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Apologies for the frightful pun above, but here’s a shot of myself with actor-writer-director Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens) and his wife, actor-producer-director Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (Dark Angel, The Girl). We’d just finished a lengthy interview at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham, which ranged from their separate experiences working with James Cameron to collaborating on The Victim.

Photo by Chrissie Harper

Who’s Next

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Currently working on my inaugural feature for Infinity, sister magazine to The Dark Side. It’s a profile of Myth Makers, the long-running series of video interviews with key personnel in the Doctor Who universe. I’m currently liaising with founder and producer Keith Barnfather, as well as a number of writers and actors who’ve been involved in both the show and this series of fantastic archive conversations. More details soon.