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We’re selling a spaceship

With the cockpit/bridge shots behind us, the dauntless Team Offworld find ourselves in possession of a rather swanky looking spaceship set. And, a bit like when Han lost the Falcon to Lando, it can be yours. We’ve made no secret of the fact that making a film is expensive and even with our generous Kickstarter backers giving us […]

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Strange Connections – My Tenuous Link to Game of Thrones

Science says I am no more than seven steps from Kevin Bacon. Science also says I am probably no more than ten feet from a rat whenever I’m in London. Life, like writing, is full of strange connections. Writing is a predominantly solitary pursuit. Many writers, myself included, clearly feel this isolation. The hashtag, #amwriting, far […]

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Offworld Filming is complete (sort of) – here’s what happened.

Terry Cooper has written up a “warts and all” update of how the film shoot went, hot on the heels of the final scenes being “in the can”. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1962670634/offworld-british-scifi-feature-film/posts/1870713 I watched the whole shoot from afar as I was not able to get to the set. It was a strange experience – watching people act […]

It even rains in space – The perils of writing weather on alien worlds

A lot of writers ignore the weather. It’s sunny when things are good. It always rains at funerals. These old tricks are sometimes considered a part of “The Pathetic Fallacy”.  But weather counts, and when you’re screenwriting for outside shoots it’s more than just mood. In a few weeks, my first ever feature length film […]