Thursday, October 20, 2011


With ten days to go until the end of the crowdfunding campaign (ends 30th October 2011) I thought I should make a new video that describes more about the project. The animatic is beautiful but maybe not enough to show it as a whole. If you could possibly spread the word about it through social media that would be a huge help! Remember every contribution gets a reward like the DVD, t-shirt, limited edition screen-print and credits on the film!

Besides the crowdfunding campaign, my good friend, the producer Amy Tuckwell, organised a Comedy Fundraiser with live stand up comedy and a DJ. It will take place this Friday from 8pm in Notting Hill at the Blag Club. If you like comedy and would like to help independent filmmaking please do come along! £5 at the door.

Phew. Being an independent filmmaker can be challenging, but ever so rewarding!

Monday, October 10, 2011


I have been so lucky as to have met and worked alongside the super-talented and super-sweet Marie Jørgensen on my travels to Denmark. I quickly fell in love with Marie's background designs. You can see some of her work for the Danish short film "Hund I Himlen" currently in production on their production blog.
Marie has kindly agreed to make some concept designs for the backgrounds for "Final Call" and to be my art director/ background designer once we secure the financing. I am ecstatic with the team that is already on board and really happy with Marie's take on the project.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Dearest bloggers, it turns out the image I uploaded earlier of the line-up is teeny weeny. And that's not fun. So here they are again. Bigger and better!
In the meantime I have to thank all the amazing people that have contributed to the crowdfunding campaign for the making of this film. The response has been incredible and most encouraging. My target is indeed very ambitious but it's also what I would need to secure match funding from other sources and achieve the production values I am aiming for, as well as being able to pay all the creative team fairly. Thank you! And keep it coming! Woohoo!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Hello! Hello! First, my deep apologies for the long radio silence. I've been extremely busy with lots of different projects. I am determined, however, to update this blog regularly so followers and crowdfunders (past and future) can keep up to date. This short film is one of my priorities and I shall treat it as such.

Just for fun I thought I'd leave you with some very early development sketches and doodles. I have more (rougher ones!) and I'll make sure I scan them and post them here. Again a reminder that the character designs were a four hand piece by the amazing Magnus Møller (who also has recently updated his blog) and myself.

On a different note, I was invited by the editor of Flaneur - the independent art and culture online newspaper, to write articles about the life of an independent filmmaker focusing on this particular project. My first article is out today if you'd like to take a peek.

I have some excellent news about yet more amazing talent coming on board (no pun intended) but I'll have to reveal it later...! Thank you dear bloggers for reading.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I have taken the plunge into the crowdfunding world and have set up a project for 'Final Call'. If you are new to crowdfunding it's an online platform to fund films and other artistic projects. The author puts up his project and there are contributors or patrons who give small (or larger) amounts in exchange for memorabilia, DVD's, film credits or other rewards and perks the artist can afford to give. Please do take a peek at the RocketHub project for 'Final Call'. I would be very grateful for each and any donation! If you could also spread the word that would be magic too. I really want to make this film and I have such a talented team already attached, I can't wait to be able to do it! Thank you!!!!! :-)

Monday, July 25, 2011


In order to apply for production funding one of the best ways to show your vision is to have a pilot animatic. An animatic is a sequence of storyboarded images edited with the timing of the film. The Open Workshop funding and support allowed me to bring an extremely experienced storyboarder on board the project. Mads Juul makes some of the most beautiful and spot-on storyboards and animatics I have ever come across and I am honoured to also have him on board. Mads also agreed to do the remainder of the storyboards and animatic when (not if!) I manage to secure the production funding. The film itself will be 8 minutes long. We have condensed three separate scenes in this 2 minute animatic to convey the feel and look of the film. If you'd rather not know anything about the story - look away now! :-)


I was so lucky as to have the extremely talented Henrik Sønniksen also wanting to be involved in the project. One of the many strengths and talents Henrik has is an incredible eye for colour. So after Magnus and I created the line-up of the
characters, Henrik could do his magic. I love the way they work as a whole. It will make me have to re-think the background designs however - but that's all part of the (fun) process. I must add that the design of the turtle was very much Mads Juul's creation - he developed it during the storyboarding process and made him more funny than I could ever imagine.

I have also added a project page about Final Call to my new personal website if you'd like to take a peek.