April is shaping up to be a busy month with multiple projects already in the works. In addition to helping out some of our local students with a number of films, I’ll be working a bit more on a recent project for Drawn in Pen Productions. It’s under wraps for now, but I’ll tell you more about it when I can.

If you’re interested in learning a bit more about zero budget short films, take some time to visit the fine group of young people at RTS Futures NI for Zero Budget Filmmaking:  A How-to Guide on April 11 at 7 p.m. at QUB. I’ll be there, along with Thomas Scott and Steve Earley, giving a short seminar on production and etiquette when working with unpaid acting talent.

Also happening this month, several of the short films I’ve been in during previous months will be showing at the Belfast Film Festival. You can catch Her Very Own  (by Dominic Curran) in Shorts Competition Programme 2, at noon (QFT)

Later that day, you can watch two more short films I had the pleasure of taking a part in.  Both Violet (by Madeline Graham & Christopher Whiteside) and the award winning short The Invention (by Leo McGuigan) will be showing in Shorts Competition Programme 4 at 4:15 p.m. (QFT)

Finally, we’re down in the boglands for a duel to the death.  Be sure to see the short film Now Shoot a Fellowman (by Mark McNally) showing at Film Devour Short Film Festival 29 on April 15 at 7 p.m.

Other than that, I’m just busy filming and pursuing new projects.  I’ll update my page with more information soon.  Until then . . . keep making your magic happen.

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