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Evolving Portfolio

So I found this website called Contentedly for creating portfolios. It takes a fair bit of messing around but all in all it’s not too bad. It has begun! So here is a link to my new, evolving portfolio. ! Advertisements

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Worst Movie Franchises

Generally made to milk a concept, character or genre, movie sequels have never been especially renowned for their artistic integrity. In the case of movies with more than one sequel, these often mammoth series of spin offs and money grinders—series which can last decades in some cases—are all too often perfect examples of the law […]

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Published: Short Story

Alpha-Sidhe Space Opera By Russell W.B. Kirkby Chad was raiding a dungeon in the Forest of Kurgasiax when the historic news of the alien landing swept through the internet. Just hours later, he pushed his way through to the front row of a heaving, improvised amphitheater in the desert, and as the Alpha-Sidhe burst from […]

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Most Dangerous Films List

Since the inception of art and literature, there have been works produced that have, for one reason or another, been labelled “dangerous”. In this list we attempt to bring together ten diverse films from different eras and places, from the humble beginnings of feature length cinema, right through to the near-present.

Films that have brought controversy, expulsion, political tension, mental trauma and even injury to their audiences, sensors, cast and crew. While some of these films are obviously revolting or difficult to watch, some of them are a little more subtle and require some context and thought to fully appreciate why they were considered “dangerous” in the context of their production and release.

As with any list of ten films, there is no doubt that this list will not please every one. There are of course other dangerous films. The objective here is to bring together a wide cross section and variety of films that have been deemed dangerous for a variety of reasons.

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Taste of Cinema

So a few weeks ago I thought I’d take a crack at writing for Taste of Cinema. Low and behold, they accepted my first Top Ten Film List. Ten Most Beautiful Films. While these dont reflect my personal tastes, this I hope gives a good cross section with something in there that we may all […]

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Acceptance!

Well, after a few months or tireless submissions of short stories, articles and poems, I finally recieved my first acceptance letter for a short flash fiction. My short, short story ‘Alpha-Sidhe Space Opera’ is due to be published in Antipodean SF issue 231 in October! I will also be recording the audio version for their […]

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Shooting on Film

Some notes on my experieces (circa 2004) on the pros and cons of shooting on celluloid instead of digitally or on tape.   It is important to note that while I had made a lot of short films up until ‘cogito’, literally dozens of them, as well as music videos and documentaries and all manner […]

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Writing

Currently in the process of quering my first novel while finishing a second. I have over 25 submissions in various queues for various markets including scifi and literary short stories, non-fiction, flash fiction etc. This list is growing all the time. Presently editing my first non-fiction book.    

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