SPOT is an RTS award winning short film I worked on for the students at QUB a couple of years back. It’s a brilliant dark comedy. I’ve been given permission to share it with you all during these difficult times we face. I hope you enjoy watching it just as much as we all enjoyed filming it.
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)
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.
It was such a great pleasure to be a part of this fantastic film created and filmed by the students at QUB. If it had just ended with the filming, I’d have been happy enough to have enjoyed the magic they put into it, but SPOT was so good that it won an RTS award in the category of Comedy and Entertainment this week too!
I can’t express just how much I admire these talented young people and what they have accomplished. I have no doubt that you will be hearing more of Hannah McEvoy, Patrick Magennis, Conor Patterson, Jenny Parkhill and Bethany Mackin in the future.
R.I.P. Spot. Your memory will live on forever.