Saturday 29 February 2020

Flavours of the Month: February 2020...

The trial of the century, a "dangerous" film, and on the limit at 200mph is just some of what has been setting the tone of my February 2020...

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Friday 21 February 2020

Watch FWOAN now!

You can now view the short film "For Want Of A Nail" - for free - online via the OCD Action website: go HERE to view it now.

OCD Action were a great support when we were making the film, having officially endorsed us, and we are very pleased to have continued working with them, so it means a lot that we have been included as a part of the OCD Week of Action (#OCDwoa).

You can also watch it on Vimeo.

A little while ago, we spoke to writer Nick about what inspired him to write the film; here's what he said:
"The simple answer is my own experiences with OCD, but it was because I recognised that my various compulsions and routines were affecting me more and more – becoming more elaborate, requiring more attempts to get them ‘perfect’, and generally causing me more and more frustration. I’d been aware of my OCD for several years but, probably like most people do when they suspect something is ‘wrong’ with them, I dodged the issue for a long time. People with OCD tend to be quite embarrassed by the condition, especially as so much of it is internal – rolling around inside your head – so I kept it to myself and, naturally, it began to spiral. So, for me, writing “For Want Of A Nail” was a cathartic experience.
It was partly an expression of my own OCD and partly a warning to myself. around about the same time, I had seen a few of these ‘quizzes’ on social media – ‘How OCD Are You?’ type junk (oftentimes just pictures of messy rooms with a ‘how uncomfortable does this make you feel?’ one-to-ten scale underneath). I saw that not only were the quizzes themselves drowning in utter ignorance of what OCD is, but I saw that people taking the quizzes were either coming away with the completely wrong idea about the condition, or were actually convinced they had it – some going as far as boasting about it like it was something ‘cool’ to differentiate themselves on Facebook or Twitter. Trust me, an idiotic social media quiz won’t tell you that you’ve got OCD, having OCD will tell you that you’ve got OCD – and everyone who has OCD wishes they didn’t have it."
There were two core intensions for me when writing this film: 1) for the audience to come away with a better understanding of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and 2) for the audience to have also enjoyed the story, the characters, and the style of the film - to have been informed and entertained at the same time.

We are also in the process of pitching a 10-part television series adaptation of #FWOAN right now, so if you want to keep up-to-date with all things For Want Of A Nail by following us on Facebook.

Monday 10 February 2020

FWOAN to Release Online Feb 21st...

Groovy news! "For Want Of A Nail", the short film I wrote about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, will soon be getting released online for all to see.
Oakhill Productions to release the critically acclaimed, award winning short film For Want Of A Nail in conjunction with OCD ACTION as part of the ‘Week Of Action’ campaign.

We have said from the start, that we want our film to have purpose when it's released. Not for us as filmmakers to have a moment of appreciation but to really make a difference, highlight and raise awareness... so it is with great pleasure that I get to announce the Worldwide, Online Release Date of #FWOAN is happening on the 21st February 2020!!

Keep your eyes open on our own and OCD Action's social media pages from the 17th of Feb for more info, behind the scenes interviews, our further visions for the future development... and of course the OFFICIAL RELEASE!!!

You can follow the film on Facebook, and Oakhill Productions on Twitter.

Friday 7 February 2020

Chopping Mall (Jim Wynorski, 1986) Review

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“I guess I'm not used to being chased around a mall in the middle of the night by killer robots.” The 1980s was the decade when the shopping mall ruled all from the consumerist dream driving the economy to the food court driving teenagers' social engagement. It was a time and a place that was important in people's lives, something worth protecting, but how best to do that? Perhaps big steel time-locked doors and a trio of roaming robots armed with laser eyes? Gee, I sure hope a random lightning storm doesn't scramble their circuits and result in a slew of corpses … oh, hang on, too late!

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