I was lucky enough to work with Cadi Catlow and the rest of the Rocketeers at Rubber Rocket to provide the voice for Percy, an excitable and curious orange crab, in their entry for the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series, simply titled “Crab”. (I’m also the voice of the shark)
Somehow, they managed to put out this incredibly cool bit of stop motion animation in a matter of weeks, and I’m incredibly proud to have worked on it with them. The results are available online now, and you can see the film in its entirety right here:
In the summer of 2012, I took on the lead role of Alex Demore in the urban sci-fi thriller short Neon Ghosts. After half a year of post production, most of which was done by director Stefano Nurra himself, the film is finally finished! While we all wait impatiently for the full release, here is a sneak peek at the teaser trailer:
To have a look at some of the stills from the film and to be updated on the release, have a look at Neon Ghost’s Facebook Page.
UPDATE: Neon Ghosts has won two awards: The Remi Award at World-Fest Houston and the Award of Merit at The Indie Fest! Congratulations to Stefano and Alice, who put all their efforts into making it as good as it became.
On the 10th of january, I arrived in LA. While I’m here, I have plans to meet with some industry professionals and possibly take a few acting classes. In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy being with friends and feeling the vibe of this rather strange but beguiling place. While I’m here, I’ll keep a journal at my personal blog, so feel free to check in there as the weeks pass.
At the Venice Fishing Pier. Not as warm as it looks, actually.
2012 has come and gone, and – like 2011 – it brought with it a whole host of learning experiences. Whereas the previous year was that of working on stage, making myself heard over 800 children and their 1500 parents, 2012 was the year I had to scale my unlimited energy back for the camera.
I have been fortunate enough to work with several promising, young directors and DoPs and through their patience and expertise, I have been able to learn more than I could ever have hoped to be able to at the start of the year.
Playing opposite Ross Mitchell in Threshold by Craig McKenna (2012)
Through the year, I’ve been almost constantly working on a variety of short film projects, both in single-scene “cameos” and main roles. Many of these films have not yet finished post production, but I am proud to finally be able to present to you my first showreel of film work:
This showreel is comprised of scenes from the films Threshold by Craig McKenna, Scotland’s Got Skills by Radim Letovsky and Across the Green by Maria Saarniit, all of which were shot in March and April of 2012.
Myself and the rest of the cast are now nearly halfway through our run of The World Over (written by Keith Bunin) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The World Over is a dark comedy fantasy for grown-ups, and follows my character Adam as he travels the four corners of the globe in search of the land of Gildoray, from which he was banished at birth. It spans Adam’s life from late adolescence into his geriatric years and is a great physical and dramatic challenge for myself as an actor. In addition to acting duties, I got heavily involved with choreographing the sword fights.
So far we have received great audience feedback, and the show keeps getting better with every performance. Most of the cast have been favourably mentioned by name in reviews, though reviewers have not warmed to the style and tone of the script itself. I am incredibly proud of the work everyone is doing and am looking forward to the rest of the run.
Anna Hendon and myself met up with David Murdoch in July of 2012. David had wanted to create a series of images with a vintage setting and feel, and – as we are both fans of the TV show Mad Men – me and Anna jumped on the opportunity to take a step into the swinging sixties on location in Edinburgh.
The resultant images are striking and I’m incredibly proud of the work the three of us put into it. Please follow the link to the Gallery page to view the full set of seven.
Today, I am proud to present to you a short series of photographs taken as part of the Shedding Perceptions project by the graduating photography student Louise Robinson at Edinburgh Napier University.
The visual and conceptual idea would not have worked if all inhibitions had not been shed, as it is a project commenting on physical and personal freedom from the perceptions of others. The shoot was a liberating and fun experience, though all food tasted like chalk for the rest of that day.
I have been incredibly lucky to work with Louise, a photographer I am sure will go far, and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with in future.
On Saturday the 31st of March, I met up with photographers Laura Ford and John McIntyre through the site for models and photographers, Model Mayhem. They brought their cameras, I brought my own clothes, and we all brought ideas. The result can be found right here.
I had a great time, and I think the results are fantastic. Laura and John did a great job shooting and editing these photos. This has definitely whet my appetite for further modelling projects, and I’m even more excited about my future projects with photography student Louise Robinson and student make-up artist Laura McIvor.