Apparently I now collect stork related Victoriana.
Our very own Victorian tower of tumbleweed, Philip Ardagh, co-writer of The Gift, will once AGAIN be appearing on ITV’s Daybreak this Friday morning. Last time he appeared ratings broke all previous records and rumour has it the other channels will be downing tools for the duration of his appearance, such is the futility of competition.
The establishing of his own 24hr channel is now, surely, a mere formality, the beard being a perfect housing for a candid camera, as well as a means by which to obscure that which we really ought not witness.
Addendum: Mr. Ardagh has of course previously appeared as an uncredited extra in If Money Be the Food Of Love, Play On, an episode of the cult British TV series Minder, first broadcast in 1984.
Very chuffed to say that another huge talent is on board to assist, this time in the shape of Andrew Daffy a true gent (rather incredibly snapped above by Darius Khondji!) who’s taking on a couple of very brief, but important, shots involving birds which we didn’t manage to quite capture on the shoot. Daffy is a CGi artist who has more awards than should be allowed, and his in-depth knowledge of CGi-ing our feathered friends should come in handy … though I’m biting my lip at making the rather obvious bird related quip, which would be disrespectful.
Though never completed (the cutting gets messy and loses its way toward the end, while the text is literally dropped on with little consideration for positioning or finesse) this title sequence was one of the first sequences to reach a workable state. Read the rest of this entry »
Our very own Davie McKays ‘wee’ scene from ‘NEDS’
Both of these have been around for some time, but still …
The Black Hole sticks to a short film formula that generally bugs me – it’s less of a story, so much as it is a gimmicky conceit taken to its logical conclusion – but the conceit is tight and the simplicity and brevity with which its seen through is utter class.
Spider is also a very good short film. It’s got a beautifully loose limbed unpredictability that’s introduced at the end that’s really fucking good, and the black humour reminds me a bit of Six Shooter for some reason.