While in lockdown I’ve been trying my best to keep up with writing. I’m now really excited to announce that my next play will be hosted on Zoom! It’ll be a short play about trans-allyship with a discussion at the end of it.
Click here for more details on the show as well as how you can reserve tickets.
I’ve been working on a new coding project this month. Here’s a new game I made for the TeenyTiny DragonRuby MiniGameJam. All you have to do is count how many bugs (green squares) are on the screen and click on the correct answer. It’s very simple but it does get progressively harder the more you get answers correct.
While in lockdown, I took part in a 24 hour playwriting challenge organised by Emberfly Theatre. The theme they gave us was ‘Utopia’. I had 12 hours to write a short monologue based around that theme before it was given to an actor to perform on camera. My monologue, Nirvana Mall, was performed by Hannah Abbott, one of the founders of Emberfly and a wonderful actress. I’m really happy to see the finished results for this little project. You can find the rest of the recorded monologues on Emberfly’s Facebook page.
This short film has been in the works for a very long time, but I’m excited to finally release it online. It tells the story of Sam, an amateur photographer who discovers a world of new and magical subjects to photograph. I made it with artist and filmmaker Abbigayle Bircham between 2015 and 2017.
Damien Blake has been trying to be a renowned film director ever since they left school. They starts their journey with their three best friends, a bleak outlook of society and a desire to create something important. They ends their journey with only one of these things. Set against the background of rising university fees and rising university pressures, Scenic Reality is about the trials and fears behind moving into the real world and how some of us desperately try to avoid it.
Scenic Reality is coming to the Hope Theatre. On the 27th April 2018, at 3pm, this rehearsed reading will be the first public performance a play that I’ve been working on for a while. Directed by the wonderful Samantha Wright (Co-Founder of New Room Theatre) and with a brilliant cast.
To book tickets, click the link above or below this post. All tickets are free but please only book them once you have confirmed you can come as seating is limited.
Back in August 2016, my short play Starfish was performed at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. I am now pleased to say that a full recording of that performance is available to watch on YouTube. (English subtitles can be turned on by clicking the button in the bottom right corner of the video.)
After a Christmas party that Kaitlyn would prefer to forget; her girlfriend, Nicola, takes her to the beach to try and get her head back together. However, Kaitlyn discovers that Nicola may have other reasons to keep her from breaking down.
Here’s something to celebrate the new year. I made this game last year as a way of teaching myself how to use Renpy, a free visual novel making program. All of the sound and images were also created by me, or sourced from the public domain. I would really like to do more with video games in the future and, hopefully, tell some more coherent stories. This one is a bit disjointed and experimental but I think I managed to find something unique in it.
You can download the game for free on Window, Mac and Linux on itch.io by following the link below.
Back in 2006, my Auntie Rene asked me to film her garden for her. She was always very proud of it and spent a lot of time keeping it beautiful. I wasn’t very very good at working a camera at the time, but she didn’t seem to mind.
In 2014, she passed away and as a result, there was no-one to take care of her garden. Although my family tried as best we could to take care of it, it became much more overgrown and a shadow of its former beauty.
Last week, in October 2015, we sold the house. And as I stood in the garden one last time, I remembered that old footage I had taken. So I filmed as many of the shots as I could remember and when I found the old footage and spliced it together with the footage I had taken. This was the result.