Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Handful of News

Few little bits and pieces:

Derelict edit officially begins tomorrow (Monday 20th) with John Murphy. I made a stab at it, but decided best to get some help. (Thanks John!)

Raise My Hands is an Official Selection at this years Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia Screening Saturday March 10th. Looks like a great festival. I wish I could go. I bypassed Byron Bay when I was backpacking in Australia and have always regretted it. And at the Sonoma International Film Festival in California in April.

140 is still free on Vimeo and on the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland youtube channel (thanks guys). It's had over 300 views since I but it up on Monday, which is nice. Hopefully many more.

My next project is sloooowly coming together, but it is getting there. So more about that later. It's exciting.

Got some headshots done by the very talented photographer Fiaz Farrelly (he did the supercool black & white shots on Derelict - one such picture above on the banner) Here's one shot. Some suggested I looked like a character from The Wire... I'll take that!

I also launched a new website about me and my work, it's all here on the blog, but it's a handy thing to have, more contained I suppose. Check it out here.

That's all for now. Bit of a rubbish blog entry, but it's been a quiet week. More later.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

140 is Free

I've decided to put '140' online for free. So it's free to watch, share and download. I feel like this is in keeping with the spirit of the film, and something I probably should have done earlier. It's a film about sharing. Everyone who was involved shared a little piece of their world with the rest of the world. I don't want to keep that to myself now that the festival run is over. I'd rather people see the film, then it sit unseen on my computer!

I think when this film began, back in 2009 (wow!) I was just discovering Twitter and the internet was, still is, evolving. I hadn't quite seen the power of sharing yet. And now with the SOPA debate ragging worldwide I've been reading, listening to, looking at a lot of opinions on this argument. The general consesious among artists seems to be to just get it out there. Don't be precious. Share. And only good will come.

So, I've decided to stop being old school about it and put it up. So here it is 140 Filmmakers 140 Locations 140 Seconds - 140. RT. Share. Repost. Share. Enjoy!

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland have put the film up on their youtube channel too: