Category: Creative Writing

16th February 2014

Here’s some of the media accompanying our short film Sumaglla as it premiers at the  Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia 😀 You can check out the film’s page on IMDb where I am credited as author and part of the cast, and it also has a facebook page. Read more →

12th February 2014

FANTASTIC NEWS!!! The talented filmmaker Sally Richards and I are doing happy dances!!! We have just found out our short art film Sumaglla made when we were in Ecuador has beaten away the opposition (at least 700 were rejected) and won a place at Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia!!! It will be premiering there as follows:  In a drop in… Read more →

5th February 2014

Some wonderful news today… I have been accepted to present a paper at the Conference CFP ‘Media and Crises: The Art of Manipulation and Propaganda’ – in Doha so I will be off to that at the end of April! 😀 Also, in the next week or so, I am going to be speaking at a couple of upcoming events about… Read more →

26th January 2014

Remember my story ‘Bite Down’ published by Literary Orphans? Well they have just selected it to appear alongside a lot of other really fantastic work in their upcoming ‘Best of…’ anthology! I am so chuffed. It will be wonderful to see the story in print! Also, the short film Sumaggla by Sally Richards which I contributed is now on the… Read more →

18th January 2014

Happy New Year everyone! I just learned some great news! The short film Sumaggla by Sally Richards which I conributed to has been shortlisted at the Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia! We’ve made it through the first 2 rounds of selections… Really hope we get through to the festival! Wonder what other excitements this year has in store… Read more →

9th December 2013

The run-up to Christmas is always a busy time, but busier than ever for me just now; the book I’m writing on the role of ‘influence’ in Anglo-American counter-terrorism strategies is less than two weeks away from the copyeditor… AND this week is International Human Rights Day, and the Sheffield launch party for ‘Bad News for Refugees’ – There has… Read more →

28th October 2013

Wow, so excited… last year I had the pleasure of helping filmmaker Sally Richards make a short art film set in the decaying beauty of a historic colonial family home in Cuenca, Ecuador. The film shows glimpses of European colonial decadence revealed and obscured by fragmented and personal narrative, for me, these are uneasy hauntings of times we’d rather forget. I worked on some writing and… Read more →

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