12 Sep

Onlinefilm to stream free Caribbean films this Sunday Sep. 15th

This is cool:

“Courtesy of our friends at CaribbeanTales-TV – a partnership between VOD platform Onlinefilm and CaribbeanTales, a Canadian-based production/distribution company. 

The aim with this collaboration is to provide an online space for Caribbean films, accessible to audiences worldwide – a web portal that’s controlled by filmmakers.

This Sunday (and the next, September 15), audiences are invited to watch FOR FREE, 24 hours of streaming of Caribbean films on the website.I counted a total of 18 films available – some of them you might be familiar with, given that we’ve covered them on this site, like: Menelik Shabazz’s The Story Of Lover’s Rock, Frances-Anne Solomon’s A Winter Tale and Nicholas Attin’s Little Boy Blue.”

(Via Enjoy 24 Hours Of FREE Streaming Of Caribbean Films This Sunday (Details) | Shadow and Act.)

03 May

Actress from All Her Children Fought has a few Irish Folk songs for preview

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Kate Gisbourne, the actress from the short film adaptation of All Her Children Fought, is also a folk singer in Ireland in a duo called Woodlark.

Her first album comes out soon. She’s set up a Facebook page here. She emailed me to say that three of her songs are up on SoundCloud for people to listen to if they are interested in Irish folk/country/blues, as well as a recent radio interview she did.

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02 May

The female journalist in film

Via Charlie Jane Anders on twitter:

“From the late 1990s through today, the fictional female journalist has once again become ambitious and career driven. She is unmarried and unconcerned with life outside of work. But unlike the fictional female reporters of the 1930s and 1940s, this new archetype is portrayed as ridiculously young and embarrassingly green; so green, in fact, that she resorts to shoe leather reporting as a last resort, not a first.

Eventually for these women, an older male editor/reporter will step in to guide the young lady cub, because this type of fictional female reporter is just a girl. She is clueless, sloppy, and morally bankrupt. Even more, she’s always willing to sleep with a source, or an editor, for a story.”

(Via Hollywood’s utter failure to accurately portray female journalists – The Week.)

29 Mar

Short film adaptation of my story All Her Children Fought to show at the Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival

The Snugboro Films adaptation of my short story All Her Children Fought will be shown at the Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival.


I previously mentioned this week that it would be showing in Belfast this April at the Belfast Film Festival. Everyone seems excited that the film is starting to get accepted to be shown places now that it’s being submitted.

[Snugboro Films official post]