There have been a few changes around these parts recently, the main one being that I'm now a student again, 20 years(ish) after the first time. Writing of one form or another has paid my bills for the last 15 years or so, whether as a Digital Content Producer, a Communications Manager, a marketeer or... Continue Reading →
It was back in 2015 that I last posted on here, writing about the publication of my first book, Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors.
Hard to believe it's been almost four months since my last blog post, during which time I've been busy being busy: finishing my first book, leaving behind the freelance world for full-time employment and planning new projects for 2015. On the book front, a few unexpected occurrences - including the announcement of a fifth film... Continue Reading →
It's been a while since I had a chance to review a theatre production, so I was delighted when The National Theatre of Scotland got in touch to commission me for an article for a tour of David Greig's Dunsinane. Dunsinane is Greig's sequel to Shakespeare's Macbeth, so the NTS team were keen to feature... Continue Reading →
It was just over a year ago that I wrote about a new iPad magazine I'd worked on for the Highlands of Scotland Film Commission. Earlier this year, I headed up to Skye to start work on issue two of the magazine, interviewing a number of local filmmakers and educators. I visited Sabhal Mòr Ostaig college... Continue Reading →
I've been writing a lot about Scottish independent filmmaking this week, ending it with an invitation to be part of a panel discussion at Edinburgh's Filmhouse next Saturday.
[SFX213] The article I wrote for the October 2011 issue of SFX Magazine on the 1990 sci-fi/horror film, Tremors, is currently available for free on the magazine's iPad/iPhone app.
It's that time of year again in Edinburgh, when you can't walk a few paces without someone thrusting a Fringe flyer in your face and posters of comedians you vaguely recognise from the telly are plastered everywhere.
Once in a while my weekly Edinburgh Evening News column doesn't make it from the printed page onto their website so I publish it here instead. Here's the piece that went into yesterday's paper: It's been another summer of comic book movies, with Avengers Assemble and Spider-Man already released and The Dark Knight Rises about... Continue Reading →
As the world slowly goes mad for Disney-Pixar's Brave, the US release taking in over $65 million at the box office on it's US release and the UK premiere taking place in Edinburgh last weekend, my coverage of the Scottish-set film has started to appear in a few places.
Last week I went along to a screening of The Raid, the new Indonesian-set action film from Welsh director Gareth Evans.
I may not be heading to Cannes in person this year but some of my work will be premiering there as part of the Highlands of Scotland Film Commission's impressive new iPad app.