HOW TO HAVE A PERFECT RECORDING

HOW TO HAVE A PERFECT RECORDING. SUNDAY 23rd April I woke to grey gloomy Sunday, the day of the London Marathon. I jumped on the tube and made my way up to an address in West Hampstead, which is where HOW TO HAVE A PERFECT MARRIAGE Series 4 was being recorded. I can’t remember the […]

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THE NEVER ENDING STORY

About three years ago – to my astonishment it really is that long – I was introduced to Duncan Thomsen. He was a High-Flying Editor looking to direct – indeed had a lovely comedy drama called THE MAGIC BUS which he was touting around. I had just finished the first series of HOW TO HAVE […]

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PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

After the storm – calm? After the whirlwind – the day of reckoning? And after the filming of YOURDADSGAY – the edit. It has always seemed very clear to me that this whole project fell into very distinct categories. Raising the money – putting together a Production Crew – managing a four-day shoot. The success […]

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FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS…..

27th December The alarm goes at 0545 but I had already been awake. It was Day One of the shoot for YOUR DADS GAY, the day I had been working towards for over two years. My Producer, Rebecca Graham, and I had been desperately filling places on our Crew right up to the wire – […]

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OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FIRE!

On May 22nd  2017  – after 45 days – I was able to send a new email to our subscribers:   WE MADE IT! Last Friday night we received the £100 donation that took us over our target of £10800. WHAT A WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT THAT IS. Duncan and I know that we could not have […]

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INTO BATTLE!

It was night before we launched our campaign on Phundee – www.phundee.com. The copy had been written, and an image chosen to illustrate our project – YOURDADSGAY: YOURDADSGAY IS THE NEW TITLE OF THE WEBSERIES ADAPTED FROM NICHOLAS’ HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL RADIO 4 SERIES, ‘HOW TO HAVE A PERFECT MARRIAGE’. THE PURPOSE OF OUR CAMPAIGN IS […]

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CROWDFUNDING A CAMPAIGN

The decision to launch a crowdfunding campaign to adapt my radio series HOW TO HAVE A PERFECT MARRIAGE into a web pilot YOURDADSGAY was not a Eureka moment. Although my co-producer and director, Duncan Thomson, and I, could talk endlessly about the possibilities for our project, yet curiously we were more reluctant to commit ourselves […]

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MAKING IT HAPPEN – FROM RADIO TO THE WEB

An inevitable part of any project is the point beyond its first production when you consider what other kind of life it might have. You write a play, and it gets produced in a small fringe venue where it attracts an audience and also a roster of good reviews. Other venues may now be interested […]

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