She “What” And Created the World?

You’ll know that I’m a fan of amateur film, and I’ve discovered something remarkable (courtesy of my good friend, A – thanks as always!) “She Farted and Created the World” is a lovely tribute to a friend’s dog by Scott Coello, and is an intricate animation using just recycled materials. Scott even records the soundtrack […]

History In the Making

I was lucky enough to be able to go to one of the events organised for LGBT History Month earlier in the week. My colleague Alex, commissioned by Westminster Council no less, took us around Westminster regaling us with tales and stories about the lives of some of the more unusual (and sometimes quite obscure) […]

Gordon Freeman on a Budget

You might be aware of the trend for using computer game “engines” to create small amateur movies, but this is something new. Mixing game graphics and sound effects with high-definition live action comes “Escape from City 17″ based on the classic Half Life 2 game, where scientist-cum-hero Gordon Freeman battles to save the earth from […]

Brass Buttons

I went to see “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” last night, starring Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt, and adapted from the short story by F Scott Fitzgerald. I’m not sure whether I was reading too much into it, but I found it really moving, it brought tears to the eyes at times. Perhaps I’m […]

Snow in the Smoke

Yes I know I haven’t blogged in over a month. It was getting to become a bit more of a chore than a pleasure, so I stopped for a while to see if the break would do me good. I feel a lot more focussed now – and anyway there are lots of gigs coming […]