Thursday, June 23, 2016

Alien Love Story



Alien Love Story is a YA science-fiction romance adventure novel with a psychological twist. I also like to think it's quite funny in places. And kind of sad in others. But mostly funny. 

Love at first sighting.

Life is a headache for 15-year-old Dan. This isn’t some kind of metaphor. Dan suffers from migraines that make just about everything he does unbearable. Added to that he’s lost almost everyone he cares about. So he feels lonelier than the last puppy in a pet shop. 

But one day he sees a mysterious girl digging in the rubbish bins behind his house. Just by being near her, he finds that all his pain goes away. So he wants to see her again, of course. And get to know her. But she’s a bit strange. And her big eyes make her look, well, like an alien. 

Does she really exist? Or is she just a figment of an overactive, under-loved imagination? 

Close encounters of the romantic kind. 

From Northern England to outer space, and from Dan’s bedroom to the sandwich shop over the road, ALIEN LOVE STORY is about a close encounter of the romantic variety. But there’s more to it than that. 

This book is about discovering parts of yourself you never knew existed. It’s about coping with grief and somehow moving on. And it’s about how Dan breaks into a mad scientist’s lab to perform a daring rescue – but that bit comes much later. 

For now it’s enough to know there will be excitement, adventure and kissing. Lots of kissing. We did say it was a love story, didn’t we? So fasten your safety belt, put on some background music and enjoy the book.

Download the novel from Amazon. 


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fingerface: Best Screenplay Winner at the Sydney Indie Film Festival



Having no idea how challenging it would be, at the end of last year I started making a feature-length film from scratch. I wrote the script, drew the backgrounds, shot the footage, recorded the sound effects, recorded the music, recorded the voices and edited everything myself as a kind of one-man production company. The result was Fingerface, what I like to believe is the most romantic story ever told...with fingers. It's about an ordinary guy who meets his dream girl in real life. Fingerface has been an Official Selection for the Hamilton Comedy Film Festival and the Sydney Indie Film Festival and I've just found out that it won the Best Screenplay award at the Sydney Indie Film Festival. So, like the characters in my film, I'm smiling.

To find out more, have a look at fingerfacefilm.com

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fingerface Trailer


Fingerface. The most romantic story every told...with fingers. A feature-length film premiering at the Hamilton Comedy Film Festival in October 2015.

You'll find more information at fingerfacefilm.com


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fingerface Teaser



The greatest love story ever told...with fingers. Coming soon.

To find out more about my little film, visit fingerfacefilm.com

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Reflecting on Poland

The view of the Vistula from a day out in the city of Płock.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Love Lviv





This is a video I shot over a couple of afternoons in the beautiful city of Lviv, Ukraine. The idea is just to give a sense of what it was like there in summer 2014.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Into Pieces - A Psychological Thriller for Kindle



How far would you go for revenge? 

Would you put your own life on the line? 

Claudia left South Africa to chase a career in London, but a phone call in the middle of the night changes everything. A family member has been murdered by car hijackers. Devastated, she returns to her home city of Durban seeking justice. When she finds out that the police can’t help her, she decides to look for revenge instead. And the only way she can catch the hijackers is if she uses herself as bait. 

Into Pieces is a psychological thriller in two parts, available together or separately from Amazon. 

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