Author, screenwriter, bloke
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15 April 2016 - I’m more than a little delighted to finally announce that my next movie project will be a medium budget crime thriller entitled Three Greens.
Development of the script, which deals with a group of ex-servicemen who set out to commit an audacious robbery, is currently underway with a production deal secured with the British independent, M Films.
That’s all your getting for now but further details will be released over the next couple of weeks.
01 April 2016 - After a very early morning Skype call, I can finally confirm that following months of discussion, Green Street 4 has been green lit.
Ten years after the release of the original, GS4 will be tagged ‘In the Know’ and will focus on one of the central characters who finds himself reluctantly dragged back into the world of football violence and the GSE.
I am currently working flat out on the script but other than that, the only thing I can tell you is that this will not be another low-budget cash-in on the Green Street name, but will instead be the real deal featuring a number of the original cast and a sizeable budget.
Watch this space. (this was an April Fools joke)
21 March 2016 - Big news coming soon!
14 March 2016 - I recently visited the Everton FC Free School to talk to students about all kinds of things from writing to life in the forces. Thanks to their kindness, it was a brilliant day and hopefully, I'll be back soon. More here: www.evertonfc.com/community/news/2016/03/14
22 February 2016 - As some people are aware, I am one of a number of people involved in a legal dispute with Jonathan Sothcott, the producer of Top Dog.
I won’t go into details here as it’s now a matter for both HMRC and the police who have already interviewed him in connection with our allegations. However, what can tell you is that both Top Dog Films Ltd and We Still Kill The Old Way Ltd, have recently been wound up on account of unpaid invoices. As a consequence of this, aside from going through the financial records of both companies with a fine toothcoomb, the investigator for the Official Receiver has contacted me and requested that anyone remaining unpaid for work on Top Dog, We Still Kill or for that matter, any film made by one of Jonathan Sothcott’s companies, contact him direct as a matter of urgency.
His details are: Andrew Beckett, Official Receivers Office, The Insolvency Service (London), 2nd Floor, Abbey Orchard Street, London, SW1P 2HT .
Tel: 0207 637 6337 email: email@example.com
14 January 2016 - How I write: Motivation
01 January 2016 - Could I wish everyone a happy and prosperous start to 2016.
The last few months have been all about getting things in shape for the coming 12 months so work can now begin on bringing them to fruition. Watch this space!
30 October 2015 - 25 Things I've learned in 20 years as a professional writer.
26 October 2015 - l've achieved something of an ambition today by being featured in the Royal Air Force newspaper. Sadly, it's not online but here's a little taster (apologies for the rubbish photo!).
18 September 2015 - All being well, I'll be able to annouce details of my next feature film very soon.
I can't say much about the plot other than that it's based around the subject of military veterans but it is fair to say that I think it's quite possibly the best thing I've ever written. In terms of the actualy production, we have a household name currently gearing up to direct it and some of the most experienced producers in the UK firmly attached. After the diffculties experienced with both Top Dog and We Still Kill The Odd Way, its making a welcome change to work with genuine and honest professionals.
Speaking of which, I know that plenty of people are aware of the ongoing situation with regard to my previous two films and I'm delighted to say that this is rapidly approaching the stage where we'll be able to go public with what is being investigated. It's actually turned out to be far more complicated than we had previously imagined -and certainly involves more people- but in many ways, that's made it all the more satisfying for those of us who have been gathering evidence. I know the police are certainly enjoying it!
On which note, if you are either cast or crew and are still awaiting an overdue payment for work on any production, can I urge you to contact your union. Both Equity and BECTU are determined to stamp out the practice of non-payment but they can only do it with your help.
However, if the outstanding debt is in any way linked to Top Dog, We Still Kill The Old Way, Assassin or Reign of the General, please let me know.
19 July 2015 - Apologies for the lack of any updates recently but... well, suffice to say that I've been working my various parts off on rewrites of two scripts as well as trying to find time to work on a new novel.
Aside from that, progress on various projects has been slow but steady with one currently being financed and another just sent out to various production companies. A third script will hopefully be leaving my agents offices in the very near future.
Watch this space.
24 May 2015 - I'm in one of those extremingly frustrating periods where there's a lot happening but it's nothing I can tell anyone about. Or to put it another way, I've done my bit and am now waiting for other people to make decisions which is my very least favourite thing in the whole creative process.
Hopefully, this will all start to change soon and I'll be able to make some announcements but in the meantime, I'm continuing work on In The Know which is the third installment of the Billy Evans trilogy.
I've also pumped out the odd blog, the latest of which relates to one of the projects I've been working on. So if you fancy a read, just click here!
22 April 2015 - I'm delighted to announed that my book Rebellion is now available in ebook format.
First published in 2006, it examines the history of some of the more famous fan protests at clubs including Charltson, Wimbledon, Manchester United, Manchester City, Brighton, Norwich and many more.
Please click on the link for further details.
20 March 2015 - Apologies for the lack of any updates recently but I've been a bit consumed by a couple of projects and a few things have been allowed to slide, my website being one.
So, to catch up: We have now attached a director to Wings of a Sparrow which, as I mentioned in my last update, has been optioned by Trebuchet Film Poductions. I'll announce his name as soon as I'm allowed but what I will say is that I'm genuinely thrilled to be working with this guy as he's extremely talented and I know is going to do an awesome job.
I can also announce that a second movie project is tettering on the edge of being green lit. Sadly, I can't say anything much about it at the moment other than to say that it's totally different from anything I've written before. However, to say that I'm excited is an understatment not least because of who is attached to direct it. But more of all that nearer the time.
On the book front, as I tweeted last week I'm currently working on the third installment of the Billy Evans trilogy. Entitled In The Know it will pick up where Top Dog finished and is much darker than the previous two books. All being well, it'll hit the shelves (and the kindles) in July.
Away from books and films and onto something much more serious, last week I spent some time with a group from the Bravo 22 veterans theatre project. If you want to know more about who they are and what they do, please click on the link but to say what's going on there is inspirational doesn't do it justice.
This coming week (26th-28th), they're be putting on a play called Contact at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury and if you can, please get along to see it. It's going to be quite something and is for a great cause.
Finally, just a reminder that We Still Kill The Old Way has been nominated for a raft of awards including Best Action Film at the Action Elite Awards so if you could find the time to click on the link and give a vote or two, that'd be great!
News of another option deal for a new script will hopefully be released within the next two weeks.
I'm also thrilled to announce that aside from Top Dog being nominated for Best feature at the NFA's in March, We Still Kill The Old Way has been nominated for a raft of awards including Best Action Film at the Action Elite Awards.
16 January 2015 - Well, a new year is underway and it's been fairly chaotic so far with work on two projects continuing apace. News of these will be released shortly with one sure to cause something of a stir!
As you may know, We Still Kill The Old Way has now been released and is receiving decent reviews although for various reasons, I haven't seen it yet. Hopefully, I'll be able to remedy that soon.
29 November 2014 - Huge apologies for the lack of work on this site recently. I've been buried under half a dozen different movie projects and they have obviously had to take priority.
All being well, at least one, if not two of these are heading rapidly toward production and if all goes to plan, I'll be able to pass on news before the end of the year. So please, watch this space!
In the meantime, We Still Kill The Old Way is heading rapidly toward its release date of 26th December so please click on the link above for more details.
26 August 2014 - Just a quick update to let you know that the release of the audiobook version of Top Dog is imminent!
I'll pass on details of that as and when I can as well as news of the release of We Still Kill The Old Way and all being well, some information on not one, not two but THREE film projects.
6 August 2014 - Sorry for the lack of updates but I've been snowed under with work on another project news of which, I'm hoping to be able to pass on soon. In the meantime, I'm happy to be able to tell you that my book Rebellionwill soon be released in ebook format. I'm really pleased about this as it's one of my favourite books and has as much relevance now as it ever did. I can also announce that an audio version of Top Dog will also be released in the very near future.
11 May 2014 - Well, if you didn't know it already, Top Dog won best feature at the British Independent Film Festival last night and on top of that, Leo, Ricci and Lorraine took home the best actor, best supporting actor and best actress awards respectively.
You don't need me to tell you that's a massive deal not only for the three of them, but for the movie as a whole and I would personally like to thank everyone involved, be they cast or crew, for all their amazing work. Hopefully, there's more to come!
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