Assignment 03. Poetry.

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For the third assignment of my degree, English Literature and Creative Writing with The Open University I was required to write 40 lines of poetry. This could be one poem or any number. I havent even looked at a poem since high school and was a little worried about completing this assignment. Read my attempts below and let me know what you think. Bandstand   Here I stand, upon the stand, where once the band did play. now will play, the story of our love, that love, bound with holy vow, we take that vow, willingly before our witness, who bore witness … Read More

Moonchild: The Fable.

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For the latest assignment of my degree in English Literature and Creative Writing with The Open University, I was asked to write a fictional story of no more than 2200. For it I chose to use an idea I have had for a while of a story set in a world without night. This piece is a fable or legend, a fairy tale if you like, told within that fantasy world as to what happened to the night. I hope you enjoy the piece and please leave your thoughts in the comments below. *** Moonchild.   Long ago there was a baby … Read More

The Press Kit and Promoting Your Film – Part 1

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This series of articles is aimed at first time or micro budget filmmakers like myself, who are trying to maximise the exposure of their finished works, whilst not bankrupting themselves in the process. I will discuss what should be included in your electronic press kit, why you should make one, as well as a few ways you could use it to market your film and hopefully, get people talking. Firstly, for those of you who aren’t entirely sure what an electronic press kit (EPK) is, it is simply a digital version of a standard press kit, which is a document, folder, or booklet etc, containing … Read More

A Degree In Creative Writing

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The first of this month, February 2016, marked the start of my Open University degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. So, as I embark on this new chapter in my life, I figured now was as good a time as any to begin the blog that I have been wanting to write for a couple of years. Firstly to share some of the knowledge I have gained through my experiences as a so called entertainment industry ‘professional‘, secondly to express some of my thoughts and feelings on the current state of said industry, and thirdly as a means of practicing … Read More

British Steam: The Incredible Story of Britain’s Iron Road

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Produced and narrated by Mark, the audiobook ‘British Steam: The Incredible Story of Britain’s Iron Road‘ by Clive Groome in association with Go Entertain is now available for purchase from  Amazon and Audible. ‘Readers will be taken on a marvellous journey of discovery as author and engineman Clive Groome delves into the past and present of Britain’s rich railway heritage. Each of the regions are described, from the conception of their rail network to the locomotives that ran on them, followed by a look at the region’s preserved. Interspersed throughout are special profiles on some of the most notable locomotives ever built … Read More

Welcome To Hell Damini

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Produced and narrated by Mark, the audiobook ‘Welcome to hell Damini‘ by John Otis Biggs is now available for purchase from Amazon and Audible. Damini is a teenage girl accidentally assigned to Hell. As one can guess, she wants out. To get reassigned to Paradise, she needs to unlock her mysterious past. A boy named Tuck is very much alive and willing to help her in exchange for his own ethereal answers. As the pair travel around the world to cut through the red tape of Hell’s bureaucracy, they befriend an odd collection of demons and creatures. Focused on their … Read More

‘Lift’ wins Special Mention

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Lift has won a ‘Special Mention at the London Lift-Off Film Festival 2014. The film was selected by the audience and will next be shown at the Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival in June 2015.

London Lift-Off Film Festival

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We are very pleased to announce that ‘Lift’ will be screened at the 2014 ‘London Lift-Off Film Festival’ on the 2nd December 2014. Chosen from over a thousand entries, Lift will be one of just 23 films being screened.

Mark Wins Filmmaker of the Month

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Mark is very happy to have the won ‘Filmmaker of the Month’ award for the month of September from Big Screen Bradford. His film ‘Lift’ will now be shown on their big screen throughout the month of October.