I’ve been in my new house since December and the small spare room has been transformed into my office. My better half and her mother painted it while I was away ‘on business’ (nice one Danny), and it’s been arranged into a workable area for a computer, printer and various files.
On Sunday, I bought two plants; an African Violet for the windowsill and a Dracaena for the office-table. Nice. Still, I’m a bit disorganised and haven’t yet fully arranged the office into a presentable and efficient cubicle. It’s been a job ‘I’ll do tomorrow’ for the last six months.
As a result, here is what’s on my desk at the moment:
- All of the business cards of the people I met in Cannes.
- My lovely Tate Diary pocket diary.
- A scribbled piece of A4 paper that’s used for random notes, reminders, passwords etc.
- A calculator.
- A mini-stapler.
- A desk lamp.
- A digital camera.
- Learn Italian CD-Rom which “I’ll do tomorrow”.
- A couple of CDs that contain multiple episodes of The Amazing Adrenalinis which includes my episode ‘Actors of Infamy!’ (thanks Pesky for sending it through).
It’s a bit of a mess to be honest. It’s not unsightly but sadly disorganised and left to fester without any great motivation to clear it up. I’ll start tomorrow. Really.
The blog’s a year old now, since 12th August. This time last year, I was putting the finishing touches on my short film and still unsure whether to venture into the world of blogging. I’m so glad I did. It’s been great; a necessary and proactive distraction, and I’ve met lots of new friends and colleagues. Cool.
Also, if you have fifteen minutes, check out Sam Morrison’s latest animation short - Rocket Science! - in the Watch section of his website. It’s a black and white spoof of 1950s noir and B movies. It’s great. Sam made it himself, no funding from anywhere, so it took a while from his small studio in Bristol. His star will shine bright, oh yes.
Plus, if you fancy writing for River City, BBC Scotland’s flagship soap, then check out Vicious Imagery’s report about writing for the show that was held at the Edinburgh Filmhouse.
AND, if you didn't know already, top blogger and hot new talent James Moran has his debut film coming out on the 25th August. SEVERANCE. Wicked, go see it. But if you're in London on Thursday 24th August, at 6.30pm, and fancy seeing the PREMIERE with a FrightFest audience - and a Q&A with director (Chris Smith), writer (James) and the cast (loads) - then click on down to either FrightFest or Odeon's website (Tel: 0871 22 44 007). It's all on James's blog anyway, which everyone should be reading regularly as he's crossed that line, got his first film made, broken the stereotype, fulfilled the dream, living the moment... I'll shut up.