‘The Anthropocene Chronicles’
This is a current programme of projects that I am leading on.
The first project is now complete. I worked with the following writers Carmen Radtke, Emma Pullar, Fiona Leitch, Rachael Howard and Nick Jackson to produce two novella-length books with four short stories in each one. I wrote the short story called ‘Scheduled’, which appears in book one. You can buy your copies here!
The second project is now complete. I have produced and directed a micro short film called ‘Lavender’s Blue’, with a character from ‘Scheduled’ called Emilie. It is set a few days before the books. Emilie makes a secret video about her Artificial Intelligence unit Gina, and how she suspects that it has been lying to her. I wrote it with Rachael Howard, who provided some provocative song lyrics, and stars Stine Olsen as Emilie and Natalie Sloth Richter as Gina. The short is in Danish to reflect diversity, and to show that it isn’t just English that survives into our dystopian post apocalyptic A.I. dominated future. This is the first non-English language film that I have directed, however I have worked on Kurdish films in the past.
‘Lavender’s Blue’ is currently being submitted to film festivals around the world and may possibly have role in future productions as propaganda material, to incite rebellion.
The last project will be a feature film, with scope for a TV series. There is also scope for a graphic novel of the short stories to supplement the franchise.
I have a UK production company on board to make the feature, and are currently looking for another production company to join our award winning team and work with us as a co-production going forward.
‘Ménage du Trois’
This is a short horror film I wrote and directed earlier this year starring Louise Rhian Poole. It has already been selected for a BAFTA Cymru qualifying festival and will be submitted to BAFTA Cymru next year. It has another eight months on the festival circuit.
‘The Hunting of the Snark’
My 2015 stop frame animated feature film continues to do well. Following its success on the film festival market the film picked up worldwide distribution and is now available on many VOD platforms around the world, including Amazon Prime. My sales agent got the film picked up by new VOD distributers in August.
‘Un-named short story collection’
I am currently working on a collection of short fiction stories for a book that will be published in 2018.
‘The Looking Glass’
I am currently writing my first novel about a child’s life under the abusive regime her parents have created, and how she develops coping mechanisms to function outside of the home.