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22 April 2014
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Noirland premiere in Belfast. We sold out the Movie House! I actually ended up sitting on the floor at the back of the cinema because there weren't any seats left. The audience were brilliant and made all the right noises in the right places, so it was a really great night. For all of you who couldn't make it to Belfast, there will be further showings around NI in the next few months to fund our festival entries, and then we'll be entering all the festivals we can afford both nationally and internationally, so be sure to give the Noirland Facebook Page a Like so you'll know when there's a screening near you.
As always I'm teetering on the brink of a lot of exciting things that I'm not allowed to tell you about yet, so please just keep your fingers crossed and send all good vibes out into the universe on my behalf.
Now I must crawl back into my cave and write. First priority is finishing my latest novel, then I've had a wicked little idea for a short film, which I'll hopefully get written and filmed pretty quickly, and then I've had a real lightbulb idea for my next feature film - and this time, it'll be scary. :-)
Watch this space....
14 February 2014
Look at how long it's taken me to update this again! I'm only doing it now because it's 5am and I'm full of the cold and can't get to sleep because of a bunged-up nose.
So, first off, thanks to everyone who downloaded my books over the free Christmas giveaway. My books were downloaded almost 2,500 times and so far the reviews have been positive.
So where is this year's book, I hear a few of you ask? Still not done is the frustrating answer. The problem is other things come up, things with deadlines, and if I want to make the deadline I have to do them first. Due to this, and an imminent housing problem, it may well be the summer before the new novel sees the light of day, or maybe even my old Halloween timeslot if things keep bombarding me.
Still no word back from the BBC about my sitcom submission. This seems to be taking longer than usual for them to reply. Is that a good sign or a bad one? Who knows?
But what's taking the most time at the moment is Noirland. After months of cutting and re-cutting NIS have now given me the OK on picture lock. This means I can finally start working on the sound mix and grading, which is good as our world premiere is on March 30th at the Movie House cinema on the Dublin Road, Belfast, showing as part of Belfast Film Festival.
Look at that [top left] - my website has passed the 10,000 hits mark. Woo-hoo!