Sunday, November 28, 2004

Someone Must Have Thought About That, Surely?

On my walk this evening, I walked past a newsagent, which had one of those A3 posters advertising The Sunday Times and its lead headline.

"Man Tells - I Ran From a Shark"

These new land sharks do sound scary.

Monday, November 15, 2004

I've Been on a Film Shoot

I've spent the past four days on the set of the proof-of-concept pilot for THe Angriest Video Store Clerk in the World.

Quite frankly, having seen what was shot and having a fair idea of how it will edit together, if SBS turn it down, it's because they've had the humour portion of their brain removed with a hot wire. It looks good, it's well written, superbly acted and creatively directed by Andrew Thorn.

I was on set filming a 'behind-the-scenes' style thing, which I have to edit and turn in to Mark Lazarus, the producer, at some point in the future. Except for yesterday morning when I suddenly became an extra, playing a Siberian Yak herder, in four layers of wool and furs, inside an insulated yurt, with two television lights and 20 people, which in turn was inside a tin shed in 30 degree heat. The sort of thing you want to hit the writer for, but he was right their next to me, dressed to go out into a snowstorm.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

A Great Day

What a wonderful day. I turned 30 (I don't think I can get away with describing myself as young anymore), Dubya is more than likely going to be re-elected (frustrating), and my Uncle died this evening. (quite upset now).

Encore, anyone?

It's traditional in my family to die on another family member's birthday, generally a member of the next generation. And my Uncle has been quite sick and did deterorate rapidly in the last week. At least we were together as a family this evening when the news came. (Obviously, not everyone was present. Just most of us)

Rest In Peace, Uncle Bob.

Monday, November 01, 2004


I'm getting old next week *cough*30*cough*, so I'm having a bit of a gathering on Friday night. So -

Where: My place. If you don't know where it is, please ask.
When: 8pm, Friday 5th of November.
What to bring: Booze, if you want it. I'll be putting on some drinks and nibblies.

It's been pointed out that the 5th is Guy Fawkes Day, but I haven't been able to work Gunpower, Treason and Plot into a workable theme. No burning effigies on my front lawn. ^_^

(OK, so I've cheated and cut'n'pasted an email I sent off elsewhere)