Hello Blog-Readers, Richard here. My first post of the New Look Blog.
And while the other chaps here at The Bakery busy themselves with Html and shutter speeds and user-focused-interfaces, as they snort on their croissants and think outside the box (I’m sure Alaric will agree this is a perfect illustration of his attitude to creativity) I’m a rather more old-fashioned and technically retarded individual (by which I mean I am retarded in the technical area – not that I am technically a retard. I am not).
Anyway, I write. And I’m an actor as well. Sometimes I direct things. I also write copy and Have Ideas.
Now, I am well aware of some of the funky projects that the other Bakery Boys are up to. Al in particular has a very wonderful film in production, which we’ve all had a hand in making. But my job here is not to trumpet other people’s projects, they will be able to do that themselves with much aplomb as and when they are ready. No, I’m just here to do a little bit of Blogging about how things are going in my neck of the woods.
I’m having lots of ideas. In fact sometimes I’m writing them down just in a bid to get my head to shut up and let me have some sleep. However my sleep is usually far from uneventful (I recently dreamt about meeting Martin Clunes at a house party, where I was very concerned his agent wasn’t getting him enough work . . . and last night I dreamt my Nan was obstructing me from giving Stephen Fry a cup of tea).
Anyway, you probably don’t care about my dreams . . . Except for the one about Sophie Winkleman, that deserves a website of its own . . .
ANYWAY – the long and short of it is that I am writing a couple of scripts for short films. One might even be filming next week. Maybe. The other one will certainly be filming next month.
So there you have it. Two new Bakery films. What? That’s not a good enough teaser for you? Okay. I’ll give you the working titles. The first one is provisionally called “Woolworths Isn’t Dead!” and the second one is provisionally called “The Man at Number 11”
They might come to nothing, but I’m working on them. I’m trying to embark on a big learning curve of writing and acting here at The Bakery. I’d like to try out lots of different things in the coming year, but my main focus will be on characters. Creating them and then manifesting them in film. Stretching me as an actor. Keeping me writing. Building up a creative arsenal.
And other pretentious assertions.
I’ll meet you back here when the cogs start turning. Next week hopefully . . .