The story of a Golden Globe nominated actress who’s done much of it and advice to those who want to do it!

Adventures in the Screen Trade

BEWARE OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR aka The Monkey’s Paw.

https://youtu.be/5kRk5bQBR7Y A spine-chilling tale of greed, magic and loss.   Taken from  the short story “The Monkeys Paw” by W.W. Jacobs.    This is a familiar story about Greed.....we always think we could have should have MORE than we already have.  Human nature doesn't change and sadly Greed is built into our DNA!     WW Jacobs was a prolific writer of short stories, of which this The Monkey's Paw, which we renamed Beware of What You Wish For is the most ...

Posted on April 26, 2018 and filed under NCT Video Shorts, New Chilling Tales

The Damned Thing

https://youtu.be/PIa1ipLH-Zs THE DAMNED THING is a wonderful, ahead of its time story, about what we humans can see or hear and the animals who can see more! We filmed in a remote area of Idaho called Burgdorf, with original miners cabins of the period...no running water no electricity! The location was quite challenging, but our Director Jesse Cordtz a very talented local Director was up to it. I did worry that we would burn down the State of Idaho with ...

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The Tell-Tale Heart

https://youtu.be/VNcaHlfyzOg A heart beating, a man obsessed with an old man MAKING OF “THE TELL – TALE HEART” BEWARE OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR was in the can, shown at some film festivals, won an Award and now it was time to make our first American story, the classic: THE TELL-TALE HEART by Edgar Allan Poe, considered to be the American Shakespeare.   Buy DVD   Here is an interview with me and Lance Thompson talking about the making of Tell Tale Heart: https://www.youtube.com/embed/nbqNMO4-HRQ Tip Jar Please donate if ...

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PEOPLE HERE AND GONE

In a funny frame of mind at the moment due to a strange fluey type virus...two, in fact, one after the other...so I am being lazy and giving myself a real break to get over it all.   So this is a just a quickie blog to stay in touch.   This seems to be the time when people keeping leaving us...falling off their perch as we say in the UK.   I just heard that lovely actor John Stride has just ...

Posted on April 24, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People

A BIT ABOUT MY LIFE!

In philosophical mood...been sick the last couple of days, many bugs around and so just been mooching about, doing nothing, but thinking about this and that and how life has changed so dramatically in the last few years particularly, with the advent and advancement of technology. I have been reading old friend's Tony Garnett's autobiography:  the day the music died...think I told you I did a wonderful television play with him back in the day: The Birth of a Private Man, ...

Posted on April 8, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People