Thursday, November 12, 2009
iFeatures (& my stuff on t'telly)
Lots of schemes and competitions about at the moment. The Story Works, Sky Movies HD comp etc (and I hope to have news about this year's Red Planet Prize soon). Here's another scheme that's most definitely worth a look. iFeatures digital feature film initiative from South West Screen.
Although it is a regional screen agency's initiative set up to promote Bristol as a cultural and cinematic location, it is open to submissions from creative teams nationwide. There's a development slate process and then three films will be made for £300k (BBC Films being one of the partners). Submissions must be made by post and the deadline is 12 NOON on TUESDAY 8th DECEMBER 2009. There's lots more info on the website, so check it out here.
In other news, tomorrow's Friday the 13th. Unlucky for some? Not for me, it seems. I start the day with my episode of Roy on BBC2 at 7.30am (get up early whydontcha), and finish the day with my episode of EastEnders, BBC1, 8pm. Wahey!
This is my second episode of 'Enders. I was more nervous doing this one than my first attempt, partly because it was a Friday episode (so I didn't want to let anyone down) and partly because I was only blimmin' following on from supremo writers Richard Davidson, Nicholas Hicks-Beach and Rob Gittins. So, like, no pressure. Still, I'm fairly pleased with the way it's turned out, so if you do watch, I hope you enjoy. Repeats on BBC3, iPlayer and the Sunday omnibus. (In this preview clip, I'm in the caff watching the actors on a monitor.)
Also nervous about Ireland playing France on Saturday. I predict 1-1 in Dublin and 0-0 in France (next Weds), thus seeing us (typically) bow out of the World Cup qualifying race. But come on the lads! Let's make it a weekend to remember!