I’m delighted to be joining Tom Lucy, Kae Kurd and Jack Carroll in the Pleasance Comedy Reserve (Courtyard edition) at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. It’s at 19.00 in the Pleasance That.
I am uncharacteristically unreserved in my enthusiasm for the Reserve. I hope I’ve made myself clear.
There’s also an equally exciting (some might say rival) Pleasance Comedy Reserve over in the Pleasance Dome. But relax, RELAX! They are on at different times. You can see both.
Tickets and More Info Here
For the third time in a row, I was in a heat of the BBC Radio New Comedian Award, and for the third time in a row I was knocked out. I was on first in the first heat of the competition – the same spot I was in back in 2013. I call it “Old Faily”.
The important thing is that Michael Stranney won and Sophie Willan was the runner up (and they are lovely and very funny). The heat will be on the BBC website until some time in the future when it isn’t. Either because they take it down, or because the BBC is chopped up and sold as kindling:
Listen to Heat 1 Here
Next, the Library of Burned Books will be travelling to York. York, the city where Vikings first invented chocolate before being brutally slaughtered by the invading Quakers.
The Library of Burned Books is screening as part of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival which runs 6-9 Nov and takes place in venues across the city. The film is showing in both the drama and family friendly categories. Download the ASFF Programme here.
I’ve just launched a Steam Greenlight campaign for Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. It’s a funny, animated adventure game which I’ve designed and is being co-developed and published by Application Systems Heidelberg.
I’m delighted to announce that our Greenlight campaign was a success. Nelly Cootalot will now be Steaming her way to adventure gamers everywhere… just as soon as… the game is actually finished.
The Library of Burned Books will be travelling to Edinburgh this June for the EIFF 2014. Curated by students from Edinburgh University, the Shorts from the Film Academies: The Heart of the Matter programme includes short films “that examine the comforts and challenges of life” from London Film School, the NFTS and many international schools.
Read more, and see a clip from the film on the edfilmfest website.
I have attempted to present my artistic and personal failings to the world as coherently as possible. This website is the result.
I have even gone back in time to create news posts about things that happened in the past. Like a kind of hippy Stalin. Please explore:
I came ‘Top of the Bill’ at the New Acts of the Year Show 2014, which is a more left wing version of winning.
The NATYS (formerly Hackney Empire) was a lovely show to take part in, and I was delighted to appear on stage with the other acts, several of whom probably should have won instead of me.
Presumably due to an editorial error, I have been featured in Time Out’s ‘One to Watch’ section. It is a short feature answering the questions Who? What? and Why? Time Out shies away from trickier interrogatives like Whence? and it pays off.
It currently has 4 likes on facebook, which is a personal best.
See a picture of me in Time Out.
I was recently interviewed via the miracle of email by Such Small Portions for their ‘Incoming’ feature. In it, I reveal why a photograph of me (taken by a stranger) appeared on a Sunderland FC message board.
Read the interview here.
My LFS graduation short was one of 9 films short-listed in the Foreign Film category of the 2013 Student Academy Awards. This is the student version of the Oscars, and while I resent being thought of as foreign (they’re foreign), I’m delighted the film was nominated. Envious congratulations to the winners!