Good News! Giving has been chosen for this month’s edition of the fantastic short film night Write.Shoot.Cut in Edinburgh.

The line up looks great, I’m very much hoping to make it up for the night and maybe even doing a Q&A to boot. This would be my first, and although a slightly terrifying prospect, I can’t pretend that having the film described as “demented and stylish… bizarre, yet brilliant” hasn’t made me very happy so I’m definitely going to try.

Obviously if anyone’s interested in coming it would be great to see you. Do I know anyone in Edinburgh?..



Tonight sees the launch of FIlmWorks, a new film development scheme which I have been lucky enough to get a place on. As it says on the website:

“Managed by Watershed in Bristol and co-produced by ShowroomWorkstation in Sheffield and Broadway in Nottingham, FilmWorks offers a priceless opportunity for emerging talent in or near Bristol, Nottingham, Sheffield to expand both their creative, and commercial potential.”

Through a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions, masterclasses and practice-oriented workshops, my fellow participants and I will have the opportunity to intensively develop feature projects and continue our personal development whilst also being exposed to invaluable networking opportunities and hopefully developing a professional relationships with other filmmakers.

I’m really looking forward to getting started and taking another step on the road to maybe making features one day.


Giving has won its first prize! It was chosen as the ‘Brightest Spark’ in its category at Sheffield Hallam’s Creative Spark showcase. The award was judged by Mark Thomas, CEO of Ballpark films and a BAFTA judge.

The film will now show as part of a prestigious three week exhibition at the University in October with a VIP opening on October 5th. Come and check it out if you find yourself in the area.

It’s nice to feel that the film has some momentum so soon after finishing and I hope this is a good omen for a successful festival run over the coming year.