Category Archives: Only Child
Following winning the Pitch competition last month, we’ve put the Only Child concept trailer in for the March edition of Chapter Moviemaker. It’ll hopefully provide a good opportunity to raise some interest and talk a bit about plans for filming in the summer, as well as getting others on board.
Chapter Moviemaker is a monthly event at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, where filmmakers can have their short films shown on the big screen. It’s a great atmosphere with plenty of good Q&A banter from Tom Betts, as well as plenty of time to chat/network afterwards. It provided a good opportunity to screen Escape back in January.
Last Wednesday I was invited to join Nicola Heywood Thomas for the Arts Show on BBC Radio Wales to talk about Only Child. It’s the first time I’ve been to the BBC studios, or been on the radio (apart from when our lower school nativity play was featured on local radio back in Bedford, when me and my two best friends, also called Andrew, were playing the three camels – still remember the song… ‘We are camels, very important animals’… anyway I digress) so was pretty nervous about the whole experience!
But Tessa the producer and Nicola the presenter were both really welcoming and friendly. By the time it came to go on air, it felt like it was just going to be a pleasant chat about something I care about – which it was!
Joe also came along and filmed a studio-eye-view of it all, so you can watch my part of the show above. Many people have told me I’ve got a great face for radio! And stay tuned to the end to see what happens when you don’t stay tuned to the end of the interview…
Got any tips for radio interviews? Or any horror/humorous stories of radio interviews gone pear-shaped? Let us know in the comments below!
For almost the last year I’ve been developing ideas for Only Child, a short film about shared grief, based on the Bible story of David and Bathsheba. I entered Only Child into the Pitch competition back in September, and was selected as one of the ten finalists in November. But it was last week that I finally was able to present the idea to a panel of judges at Pinewood Studios. Amazingly, Only Child was unanimously chosen as the winner against some seriously strong competition! The Pitch team put together this short video with my initial reactions to winning, as well as a bit more about the idea.
I’ll be blogging more about Only Child in the coming weeks and months leading up to shooting, hopefully in June – so watch this space!