Welcome to The Rambles Of A Filmmaker Orson Welles was 26 when he wrote, directed and starred in his first feature film Citizen Kane – the same age I was when I started this blog. As a filmmaker very much at the beginning of what I hope will be a prosperous and creative career, with […]Read more
Third time lucky! If you read my last blog you’d know that recently I’ve been trying to make a ‘new generation’ of short films – where I actually shoot with a crew! The idea being is that I am beginning to recruit people for The Cult of Nigel project I aim to shoot next year. All […]Read more "#39 – Hangry"
I’ve been a bit vacant of late, I do apologise constant reader. Things went a bit nuclear back there for a bit, but I feel like I’m back on safer ground. Within the last month I decided that I needed to start building a crew base of people I would hope to make The Cult […]Read more "#38 – So It’s All Come Down To This…"
It seems my never ending change of plans has changed once again. I know this is normal for the industry I am in, and in most part, I do normally stick to what I set out to do. However, life wants to push and pull you in opposite directions, and often you’ll be a victim […]Read more "#37 – A Quick Departure"
I am still working on and developing the script, trying to get it to where it ‘needs’ to be. In my mind, I liken it to chiseling a piece of stone or granite (is that right?) into a statue – the statue being the finished piece, and in this case, our story. It’s there, but […]Read more "#36 – The Cult Of Nigel: Script Development"
Let’s start at the beginning. This idea must have dropped into my lap around November 2016. I remember being at work (restaurant jobs are great for creative thinking time) and writing the title on my arm, and instantly messaging Neil James that I had just had an idea for a new film. Up to that […]Read more "#35 – The Cult of Nigel: The Story"
So before this blog turns all things The Cult Of Nigel, I just want to do a bit of housekeeping. 2017 has started off as an extremely busy year. It seems that a few worthwhile projects have fallen into my lap without me even really trying (sorry!). I did promise myself at the beginning of the year […]Read more "#34 – The Cult Of Nigel: The Beginning"
Last week I released a new post. Admittedly it had a deliberately provocative title because I had grown noticeably delusional with the internet and how I had been using it to promote my work – and how it treated me, and other creatives, in return. One particular statement seemed to resonate with quite a few readers – […]Read more "#33 – A Juggling Act"