Realized I hadn’t posted this, what a doofus… The Offworld trailer is on YouTube.
Co-writer, co-director, all co-p. Terry Cooper has an update for us, and what an update it is! Firstly, have a premier date (also known as “The New and Terrifying Deadline which Must Not be Missed”)! Currently we are still in post, but CG work is underway and, having seen the Continue Reading
The bridge set from Offworld, our beloved Tantalus II, has been sold. Huge, huge thanks to everyone who bid – we reached our target of £300, which means much needed funds for the project and the promised donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.
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 Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
Aimee Hibbard from Sticky Ink Studios has delivered some fantastic cast photos for Offworld. If you’re following us on Facebook then you will already have seen them but, for those who aren’t… here they are.
I absolutely love the utilitarian style of the Tantalus II crew uniforms and how versatile they are in terms of how the actors choose to wear them. I’m looking forward to seeing them in action!
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 Continue Reading
The main OffWorld shoot begins today. Or, more accurately, “Five days of do or die filming begin today”. The crew are already on location and have already started shooting scenes as I write this. They need to do an incredible amount – the schedule we have means trying to do Continue Reading
We made a spaceship. Well, Terry Cooper and a team of really hard working set-builders built a spaceship. I mostly sat at my desk at home and posted things like “Is the space ship ready yet?” on Facebook. Still, everyone has their part to play.
Yesterday was the first day of shooting for Offworld and the first time crew and ship had come together. Terry’s been keeping the final look under wraps even from me, so the pictures in the gallery below really are the first time we’ve had sight of what the interior of the Tantalus II looks like.
There’s a retro vibe to the ship interior that I absolutely love and I think anyone watching would be hard-pressed to say that anything looks “low budget”. There’s a layer of CG and post-processing to go on yet as well, lighting up screens and consoles and obviously putting the all-important space field outside the windows.
The Tantatlus II looks almost too good to crash. But crash she will…
Today the first scenes from my first ever feature film will be shot. Today it feels official – I am a screen writer. Actually, I’ve been there before. Today, I’m a feature film screen writer. Big. Boy. Pants.
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 Continue Reading
There’s a 9 minute promo video for Offworld up on YouTube today, ringing in 2017 with some very clear shots of the Tantalus 2, some prop previews, a shot of the cast hard at work, and interviews featuring my resting bitch face. Yep, apparently that’s what I look like when Continue Reading
Today was the first Offworld “Round Table Read” – that moment when all the actors have had the script for a little while but are now in the same place at the same time for the first time and start reading out their lines. To all intents and purposes, this Continue Reading
Following on from my successful collaboration with Terry Cooper on The Black Room, I have signed to work with Terry yet again as co-writer for the OffWorld screenplay. OffWorld is a science fiction feature film being made in Wales that has already had a successful crowd-funding campaign, raising more than double Continue Reading