Ok everyone, I have just made the four films on newchillingtales.com free to watch for everyone, so watch and enjoy and let me know what you think of them! I am planning one more based on a short story by HP Lovecraft. He was another extraordinary American writer, who had a difficult life and died in poverty, unknown. He is now one of the most admired writers of his age, shades of Vincent Van Gogh, who sold not one painting in his life and now his pictures sell for obscene amounts of money and are almost a currency on their own. Such is the way of the world. So all you would be actors and artists, press on with your own magic, many people may not like it, but many will.
My other main project AGAINST THE TIDE, the story of Dame Naomi James‘ solo sailing voyage around the world is still very much alive and moving forward. Dame Naomi and the writer David Seidler, who wrote THE KINGS SPEECH, will meet in New Zealand early March to discuss script revisions and then we are full steam ahead. This will not be an inexpensive project, given the dramatic and exciting scenes at sea. The sea at its most terrifying has never yet been shown to its full advantage on film and one of our objectives with this film is to take the audience on that voyage.
I will be writing from the UK again shortly as I head back there early March, meeting old friends and new people. It’s shaping up to be an interesting year!