Showreel 2013: now with 120% more astronaut

03
Jul
2013

DoPs: Andrew Rodger, Robert Sutcliffe, Chris Wickett
Clips from ‘Death Ship 666′ promo (dancing scene) co-directed with Michael Patrick Clarkson and Markus Meedt

New short film Shoot For The Moon

12
Mar
2013

Shoot For The Moon

We have a new project at Shut Up Infinity Productions: Shoot For The Moon. It’s the story of a homeless astronaut, Spaceman Sally, trying to find her way to the moon. We have a cracking DOP (Mr Andrew Rodger) and a cracking script. I co-wrote the script and I’m directing. We’ll be shooting in April.

We found this great quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, which inspired the film in retrospect:

“The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.”

Hear, hear.

Huffington Post comedy: A Manifesto For A Republic Of Britain

12
Jan
2013

Here’s my a sniplet of my latest article for the Huffington Post, in which I lay out a vision of a perfect Britain.

Go forth and spread the word! Print badges and pin them to your elbow! Design posters with catchy slogans – Keep Calm And Abolish The Monarchy! Resistance Is Feudal! Write to your MP, sing to your dentist, bake lasagna for your local bishop; show them how the layers of pasta-sheeted dogma can be peeled away to reveal a democratic undermince.

Read the whole thing.

Huffington Post comedy: In Defence Of Skepticism

12
Jan
2013

Here’s an article I wrote for Huffington Post comedy.

Things came to head recently when I stamped on a three-year-old child’s toy unicorn – a toy she was playing with despite having NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER THAT UNICORNS EXIST. I won’t bore you with the details. Of course, my actions were just healthy skepticism, correcting a rather sinister interest in cryptozoology. But do the officers of the Metropolitan Police Child Protection Unit care about skepticism? Do they hell.

Read the rest here.

Skepticism Advert one month on

02
Jan
2013

We launched the Skepticism advert a month ago and we’ve had 14,000 views! Better than we could have hoped given its niche content. It’s been on Chortle and the British Comedy Guide, and was even featured by the Skeptics’ Guide To The Universe.

Not seen it? Here y’arr.