Once again I was fortunate enough to be invited to work with Hedgepig Theatre. This time, on their adaptation of The Maids by Jean Genet, a twisted tale of two murderous sisters.

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RedShirt films specialise in crazy, geek-culture romps filled with huge explosions and larger-than-life characters. For the finale of their series ‘Nights at the Round Table’, they came to me for a score to match.

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After I’d worked with RedShirt films on Retro Fury, and had such a fun time doing so, I jumped at the chance to score their new sci-fi comedy series.

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Because the last one was a success (11 5-star Amazon reviews at the time of writing, cough), I decided to undertake NaNoWriMo again this year.

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Yes, as I previously said, I have managed that which so many dream of – I have written a full-length novel called “It Looks Like You’re Writing a Letter”.

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I first approached RedShirt Film’s Jamie McKeller because I heard he was doing an 80s inspired action short and I knew I had a few pieces of music in my archive that he might be interested in. He was very positive and asked me to score the film, and I was delighted as I am a huge fan of RedShirt’s work.

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I don’t believe in ‘New Year’s Resolutions’. They insinuate that you can only make changes to your life once a year, then when you inevitably don’t stick to the changes you choose, you can have 11 months off. That’s just not how I operate.

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About five years ago I started going to the gym, prompted by a bulge in the midsection that seemed as alien to me as Kuato in Total Recall. I then proceeded to spend the next 2 years wasting my time and money.

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You may be familiar with NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month, in which normal humans across the globe commit to writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. This year — it’s happening.

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Marlowe is 2.5 years old. He has blonde hair and huge blue eyes and he’s the best person in the world.

I’m lucky enough to be his dad, which means I get to spend quite a bit of time with him. It’s educational. Not just because I’m always learning how to be a better father (mainly through trial and error) but because seeing how he interacts with the world and how he responds to situations is a constant education.

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