Saturday, 23 May 2009

spontaneous happy

This is my favourite advert of the past year

And then today i saw this, which made me very happy too. I wish i was there when they were being filmed, that would be so cool.

I hope those brightened your day.

Friday, 22 May 2009

First review is in!

Othello got a review in The Argus, the Brighton and Hove paper! We didn't even know they'd come until Brian, one of the venue managers found us as the whole cast were having dinner with me, Mum and Simon, and handed us the paper. I read it out and then started to cry!

"If you are looking for a wonderfully exciting slice of Shakespeare with an imaginative twist, look no further.
SUDS Theatre Company offer a contemporary take on one of Shakespeare's most presently relevant plays with this fast paced production. The subjects of racism, love, jealousy and betrayal are delicately approached and with the airy church as its venue, the piece contrasts innocence and villainy in a clever and creative way.
A tremendously talented cast include a flawless depiction of the ill-famed Iago and a heartwarming portrayal of Desdemona, making the performance a tasty treat for any thespian. A winning and exciting production."

4 Stars.

Makes it all worthwhile, i guess i can stop worrying now and finally breathe!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

The reason...

If ever another reason was needed to love Joey Comeau, his little bit of writing under todays "A Softer World" would be it.

"When summer starts, there are suddenly an awful lot of very pretty people dressed in summer clothes, which are sexy in a different way from winter clothes. And I find myself swinging wildly back and forth between thinking, "Calm down, Joey. These are real people, who should be treated with respect. I wonder what she thinks of that book she's reading?" and half a second later thinking, "I want to spend the rest of my life just kissing that one spot on her neck oh god oh god."

He is too adorable.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Backstage with Bob Dylan

Simon just sent this to me, and i had to put it on here so Dad could see it. Possibly it's because i've been awake for about 35 hours and am having the most stressful day of my life and am just a little bit punchy because of that, but it made me laugh a lot!

Also, i'm beginning to think that my love for Tom Waits is bordering on the obscene, but damn, i might have to watch Down By Law again.

What a dude!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

this is where the wild things are

Those lovely gents at, a website i check almost obsessively, today gave me a real treat in the form of a link to Spike Jonze's blog for the making of "Where The Wild Things Are." And just because i'm a very good person, i'm going to share it with you. Enjoy and think of me.
I've been looking forward to this film for actual years, since rumours first started spreading that Jonze was teaming up with Dave Eggers (literary love of my life) to adapt the Maurice Sendak story.

I've watched the trailer about a million times, and it looks like a hug of a movie. I can't wait to see it, but i'll have to, so hopefully this blog shall tide me over until October.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Oh you sneaky disney people, tricking us innocent kiddywinks

Simon just sent me this link, because i said i wanted more magic in my films (as in films i watch as much as films i make). This doesn't exactly enhance the magic of these films, but the editing makes this one magical in itself.

Interesting, non? I wonder how they noticed, i never would have unless it had been shown to me.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Othello At The Brighton Fringe

Set in the claustrophobic world of modern politics, this contemporary take on Shakespeare’s classic play explores the invasion of privacy, and the devastating effect it can have on people’s lives.

By submersing itself in modern celebrity and paparazzi culture, this production of Othello proves Shakespeare’s relevance to the modern world once and for all.

Othello is Shakespeare’s classic example of the destructive power of jealousy and mistrust. Innocence is corrupted and trust is eroded as every relationship is drawn into a tangled web of jealousies. By exploring the idea that “tearing down privacy lets in chaos and lets out love,” this production looks at Othello in a new, contemporary, cultural light.

Sussex University’s acclaimed drama society is proud to present its third production at the Brighton Fringe festival, after many years of successful productions at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Dates & times: 18-22 May - 6pm

Venue: Brighton Unitarian Church

Price: £6/£5 conc.

Tickets can be bought online at:

This is my big directorial debut, and it's shaping up to be a pretty awesome show. I've been working on it since November, and it's taken over most of my life, but hopefully it will all be worth it. Now i just need people to come. We were in The Independent this Saturday, which is amazing, and will hopefully boost our audience numbers, but i still want more!
Please buy tickets, and wish me ridiculous amounts of luck.