Sensitive Neville' was entered into the My RØDE Reel competition. You can watch it here but head over to it’s page and vote for it (click the heart)! You can also see the Making Of video which showcases some of my mad booming skills!

Last week I was down in Brighton for the shoot of ‘Daisy' by Katharine Segura Harvey. The shoot was great and I loved the city. I want to go back and explore it properly soon!

Last week I was working on a new film by Amy Coop called ‘The Treehouse’, shot down at Shepperton Studios. It’s funny that, on the train ride down, I was reading an article in Empire's 300th issue which has a shot of Joss Whedon on the set of the new Avengers film at Shepperton Studios. So just the thought of being on the same studio lot as the Avengers was pretty cool. Then, on a break I was having, I saw Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner cruise by in a little golf cart, followed by Chris Hemsworth in another. The next day I went polyboard hunting with my boss Nadine Richardson (who was lovely to work with!), and we were just standing there when we realised Robert Downey Jr. was right next to us. He was in his own little golf cart, of which he got out and walked past us with a rather gracious stride. It was probably the first time I was truly star-struck. I also had a quick peek into the set but all I could see were lights and a whole lot of green. Exciting!
The actual shoot I was on had a rough start but ended up being a great experience. I was completely blown away by the talent and professionalism of the lead actors, Cameron King and Mabel Watson, both not much older than 10. I’ll never forget the two of them whispering “Tiago, Tiago” into their radio mics to have a laugh. It was a treat to work with them.
The set they built for the interior of the treehouse was amazing, as well (thanks to Anna Mould and her team!), along with the whole lot of complex dollys, jibs and lighting transitions going on. Massive respect for the DoP Gabi Norland and her crew!So look out for ‘The Treehouse’. I have a gut feeling that it will be great and cannot wait to see it!

Last week I was working on a new film by Amy Coop called ‘The Treehouse’, shot down at Shepperton Studios. It’s funny that, on the train ride down, I was reading an article in Empire's 300th issue which has a shot of Joss Whedon on the set of the new Avengers film at Shepperton Studios. So just the thought of being on the same studio lot as the Avengers was pretty cool. Then, on a break I was having, I saw Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner cruise by in a little golf cart, followed by Chris Hemsworth in another. The next day I went polyboard hunting with my boss Nadine Richardson (who was lovely to work with!), and we were just standing there when we realised Robert Downey Jr. was right next to us. He was in his own little golf cart, of which he got out and walked past us with a rather gracious stride. It was probably the first time I was truly star-struck. I also had a quick peek into the set but all I could see were lights and a whole lot of green. Exciting!

The actual shoot I was on had a rough start but ended up being a great experience. I was completely blown away by the talent and professionalism of the lead actors, Cameron King and Mabel Watson, both not much older than 10. I’ll never forget the two of them whispering “Tiago, Tiago” into their radio mics to have a laugh. It was a treat to work with them.

The set they built for the interior of the treehouse was amazing, as well (thanks to Anna Mould and her team!), along with the whole lot of complex dollys, jibs and lighting transitions going on. Massive respect for the DoP Gabi Norland and her crew!

So look out for ‘The Treehouse’. I have a gut feeling that it will be great and cannot wait to see it!

Meet Elsie, the mechanical dragon! She was built by Paka the Uncredible and is now on display at the Artcore International 14 exhibition. It’s still open until tomorrow and is free, so make sure you drop by to see all the amazing things on display!

The video above shows me just playing around with the controls (yes, you can control Elsie!), but she also breaths fire, rears up an moves around more. It’s impressively well engineered so if you are into animatronics this is a must-see! Check out the video below for the fire-breathing.

I did a number of other things during the past week. I worked on a film by Ross Barnwell called ‘Sensitive Neville' and another by the young Fabien Frankel (son of Mark Frankel) named ‘Love and Punches’.

I also went to a Strobes gig, which was absolutely incredible. They are playing at the Emulsion Festival on the 28th, so check them out if you are going and want to dig in to some groovy “mathrobeat”.

Oh, and yesterday I randomly ran into some of the Project Trident guys and we did some catching up. They are furiously working on their upcoming feature film ‘Until The Day Breaks' which I can't be excited enough about! You will be hearing more about that fo’ sho!

This past week I was working on ‘Out’, a new short comedic drama by Gsus López. We shot a few days out in Wye, Kent, where we found ourselves between sunshine and a mini tornado!

I had a great time on this shoot and can’t wait to see the results!

Speaking of results, I also went to a screening of ‘MOTH' and it looks great! Congrats to O.T. and everyone involved!

A few weeks ago, I was out on a boat off the coast of Sussex for the upcoming revenge film set in North Korea by The Halsall Brothers, ‘When Dead Ghosts Don’t Cry' (you should check out their previous film, 'If I Had A Heart’, above).

I worked along side Al and Cillian again, on a short pitch by Gareth Stewart called ‘Hot Thespian Action' which was quite funny. I hope they get to make it into a feature as they intend to.

I also did some work with the guys at 2 Take Films and was on an shoot for a Rolo ad, produced by my friend Anand Madabushi.

In other news, Michael Dorgan's doc, now titled 'Young, Fit & Dying: The Truth About Running’, is finished and has been picked up by a couple european television stations already. I just saw the final cut the other day and it looks great!

Oh, and Joe Giacomet has launched a new Kickstarter. This time he’s offering you the once in a life time chance to get some bacon wrapping paper!



Check out the trailer for ‘Shoe Polish' by Dom Lenoir.

Here is the final version of ‘Russian Roulette’! It is also being featured on Short of the Week, so watch it now and go give it a good rating!

Chris Hadfield gave it a thumbs up!

I also went to see the first screening of ‘He Took His Skin Off For Me' last week and it looks AMAZING! I feel very proud! Congrats to Ben Aston and everyone involved in both films!

So! Earlier last month I went up to Knutsford to assist James Kibbey shoot this piece for the National Trust's 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾ in Tatton Park. It was so great to get out of London and drive around a massive park in a safari-style jeep, just observing birds, deer and other wildlife. I also had the pleasure of meeting the talented vocal artist and musician Jason Singh, who created the nature-inspired “Tweet Music" which you can listen to and read about here.

I then got called up to work on Jess Ferguson's next short film 'Whirlpool’, which was shot on the Arriflex 416, with an amazing crew, over 5 arduous days/nights. I have to say it was quite the experience! I also got to dance around playing a little oldschool keyboard as an extra for the party scene :D

Sound familiar?