Day Eight – Facing up to inconvenient truths

I am up early because I need to write this. I thought my visit to the film festival would be a jolly one. Little did I realise I was about to be presented with something that I had lost within myself. The day looked innocent enough beginning with one of my favourite films on the…

Day One – Let Us Prey

Dear Reader, England played. Liam Cunningham preyed. All under the warmth of the day. Brian O’Malley debut film Let Us Prey takes us to Inveree where Liam Cunningham pays a visit in a hundred and thirty five year old jacket. Using atmospheric shots to build up suspense, keeping the shots contained the viewer can get the tension…

Day One – Finding Vivian Maier

The Filmhouse Recommends. Step out from a meeting and walk through Princes Street, plan for one film, it was later in the evening. Plans change. I arrive, shirt drenched in sweat. Too long until my film. Must find something. It was recommended on Facebook. Finding Vivian Maier I knew nothing of Vivian Maier other than…

Coming soon…

Real soon. There are warnings. In the streets, on the buses – even some of the papers carry the stories if you pay attention enough. The social media has not gone untouched. Posts cry out across Facebook and Twitter if you look hard enough. They are coming. Some are here already. They have something to show…

Going Home

Home. I still lived in the same house that I grew up during primary school. Now twelve and attending secondary school – a different one to where my friends went. To reach the house, you had to take the long way round going to the only entrance to the estate, then weave your way through…

Happy Empire Strikes Back Day!

Writing 101 Day Ten assignment is based upon picking a favourite food that meant celebration though I have put a little twist – instead of food, I have chosen a film that played a good part of my childhood – Empire Strikes Back. Out of all the Star Wars films – this was the one…