BEAR MAKES NINJA - SHENANAGRAMS

It took a while longer than expected, but here is our latest video for BEAR MAKES NINJA's awesome track SHENANAGRAMS. Hope you guys enjoy it!

This will probably be our last music video for a little while as we concentrate on other projects   leading into 2017 - Namely SUPERZEROES. Over the next few weeks I will have a wealth of information regarding our brummie superheroes, so bear with us for a few weeks more and before you know it you will be sick of us talking about it.

Take it easy,

Ollie

PAPER BUOYS - SHARP AS RAZORS, MERCY AND THE WILD SEA & MORE!

Hey guys, sorry its been a while since I last updated you all.

First of all, we have finally finished working on Mercy and the Wild Sea. It's a crazy rock and roll, science fiction stage show, with a live band, on set performances and a 50+ minute film by yours truly. The show makes its premier at the Edinburgh festival on August 6th. For more info go here.

Screen shot taken from the Mercy and the Wild Sea film.

Screen shot taken from the Mercy and the Wild Sea film.

Next up is our latest video for the Paper Buoys new single 'Sharp as Razors'. While it took little under 4 hours to shoot the live action reference it took over 6 weeks ( and then some ) to animate and composite the video. It's a great track, and they were a please to work with.

You can check out more of the Paper Buoys over at their website or Facebook . Sharp as Razors is out August 19th.

In other news we are currently in the pre production stages of our next two music videos, with the first hopefully being released mid August. It's going to be a real change of pace for us, and be in a medium i've been itching to work in for years -  Claymation!

In late September we will finally be starting production on Superzeroes. Not only do we have a brand new DP on board, myself and Liam have also been reworking the scripts; making them tighter, funnier and even more action pact. I can't wait to get crack on this, as it has been a long tome coming.

Take it easy,

Ollie

THANK YOU - THE END OF THE INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN!

MASSIVE THANKS to everyone who contributed towards the INDIEGOGO campaign. After five long weeks and an ill advised 24 hr superhero movie marathon we managed to raise 75% of our £7000 goal. Keep your eyes on this page as we will be posting behind the scenes info, images and videos as we go into production of the episodes.

Ollie

SUPERZEROES - INFLUENCES

Here is a little run down of several influences that have helped shape the characters and world of Superzeroes.

BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES

Batman the Animated Series is romantic, thrilling, dramatic and action packed. In my opinion it is the pinnacle of superhero stories in the medium of film and TV perfectly capturing Batman and the world he inhabits. Bruce Timm's simple but bold character designs seamlessly blend with its modern meets retro aesthetics, giving Batman the Animated Series a sense of timelessness - Something we hope to achieve with SUPERZEROES.

Batman the Animated Series is romantic, thrilling, dramatic and action packed. In my opinion it is the pinnacle of superhero stories in the medium of film and TV perfectly capturing Batman and the world he inhabits. Bruce Timm's simple but bold character designs seamlessly blend with its modern meets retro aesthetics, giving Batman the Animated Series a sense of timelessness - Something we hope to achieve with SUPERZEROES.

DARWYN COOKE

Unlike many of his peers, Darwyn's stories were filled to brim with hope and optimism, making the characters heroic and inspirational instead of dark and brooding. This sense of joy also translated into his art work which is sleek, clean and classical. His sense of page layout, composition and visual storytelling was second to none -it is a style that is very much an inspiration on the overall look and design of SUPERZEROES.

Unlike many of his peers, Darwyn's stories were filled to brim with hope and optimism, making the characters heroic and inspirational instead of dark and brooding. This sense of joy also translated into his art work which is sleek, clean and classical. His sense of page layout, composition and visual storytelling was second to none -it is a style that is very much an inspiration on the overall look and design of SUPERZEROES.

BATMAN 66

Yes, it's silly. Yes, it's campy, but by jove - it's fantastic! Batman 66 is bright, bold and unabashedly fun. While SUPERZEROES will be more sophisticated from a storytelling and character perspective, we still want it to be bright, colorful and full of spandex costumes. It also goes to show how versatile a character BATMAN is, which is something we want to instill into the characters of SUPERZEROES.

Yes, it's silly. Yes, it's campy, but by jove - it's fantastic! Batman 66 is bright, bold and unabashedly fun. While SUPERZEROES will be more sophisticated from a storytelling and character perspective, we still want it to be bright, colorful and full of spandex costumes. It also goes to show how versatile a character BATMAN is, which is something we want to instill into the characters of SUPERZEROES.

GHOSTBSUTERS

GHOSTBUSTERS is one of the greatest comedies of all time, focusing on a team of blue collar heroes, starting their own business, attempting to save the city. The four lead actors have fantastic chemistry together, playing off one anothers strengths and weaknesses, making every performance that much stronger. While the characters occasionally bicker/disagree, there is a great sense of warmth and affection among them. Each team member has a distinct characteristic at their core - Brains (Egon), Mouth (Peter), Heart (Ray), and the everyman (Winston) - A dynamic that has a strong influence on our very own heroes.

GHOSTBUSTERS is one of the greatest comedies of all time, focusing on a team of blue collar heroes, starting their own business, attempting to save the city. The four lead actors have fantastic chemistry together, playing off one anothers strengths and weaknesses, making every performance that much stronger. While the characters occasionally bicker/disagree, there is a great sense of warmth and affection among them. Each team member has a distinct characteristic at their core - Brains (Egon), Mouth (Peter), Heart (Ray), and the everyman (Winston) - A dynamic that has a strong influence on our very own heroes.

THE X-FILES

For over 10 series and 2 movies The X-Files Flip-flopped between monster of the week and mythology centric episodes. With weird and scary stories of Fluke Monsters and shark boys, to Alien conspiracies and personal journeys. It's a credit to the writing team that you learn just as much about the characters in the monster of the week episodes as you do in the mythological episodes (if not more) from Mulder and Scully's fears, dreams and desires. We promise that our mythology won't be half as convoluted.

For over 10 series and 2 movies The X-Files Flip-flopped between monster of the week and mythology centric episodes. With weird and scary stories of Fluke Monsters and shark boys, to Alien conspiracies and personal journeys. It's a credit to the writing team that you learn just as much about the characters in the monster of the week episodes as you do in the mythological episodes (if not more) from Mulder and Scully's fears, dreams and desires.

We promise that our mythology won't be half as convoluted.

LOONEY TUNES

Ever since I can remember, I have been obsessed with the Looney Tunes. From the fantastic animation, unique story lines and strong characters. Every Looney Tunes short stands on its own, which is something I am keen to emulate in SUPERZEROES. While there is backstory/mythology to the world SUPERZEROES, it is important to me that every episode can be viewed on its own and that it doesn't get too bogged down with backstory or unnecessary plot points. Looney Tunes have influenced SUPERZEROES in other ways. Not only is our character Resurrection boy a living cartoon character with an inability to die, the second episode is half animated and is a direct homage to the Looney Tunes shorts I grew up watching.

Ever since I can remember, I have been obsessed with the Looney Tunes. From the fantastic animation, unique story lines and strong characters. Every Looney Tunes short stands on its own, which is something I am keen to emulate in SUPERZEROES. While there is backstory/mythology to the world SUPERZEROES, it is important to me that every episode can be viewed on its own and that it doesn't get too bogged down with backstory or unnecessary plot points.

Looney Tunes have influenced SUPERZEROES in other ways. Not only is our character Resurrection boy a living cartoon character with an inability to die, the second episode is half animated and is a direct homage to the Looney Tunes shorts I grew up watching.

CORNETTO TRILOGY/BRITISH COMEDY

Let's get one thing straight, SUPERZEROES is not a spoof! One of the biggest influences are the films of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg- Shaun of the Dead, Hot fuzz and The Worlds End. All incredibly funny films, that would be easy to categorize as paradoy. However, unlike the scary Movie or The Naked Gun films that send up the genre, they are in fact love letters to the zombie, action and sci fi genres; with much more personal stories being told among the madness. SUPERZEROES also takes influence from slapstick comedies such as Some Mothers do have em and Fawlty Towers to the more bizarre/anarchic comedies such as Monty Python, The Mighty Boosh and The Young Ones to the more relatable and down to earth comedies The Office and I'm Alan partridge.

Let's get one thing straight, SUPERZEROES is not a spoof! One of the biggest influences are the films of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg- Shaun of the Dead, Hot fuzz and The Worlds End. All incredibly funny films, that would be easy to categorize as paradoy. However, unlike the scary Movie or The Naked Gun films that send up the genre, they are in fact love letters to the zombie, action and sci fi genres; with much more personal stories being told among the madness.

SUPERZEROES also takes influence from slapstick comedies such as Some Mothers do have em and Fawlty Towers to the more bizarre/anarchic comedies such as Monty Python, The Mighty Boosh and The Young Ones to the more relatable and down to earth comedies The Office and I'm Alan partridge.

THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

Marvel have taken their colourful/bold characters and successfully placed them into a 'real word' setting, making them more relatable to a 21st century audience. From the down to earth origins of Iron man, to the intergalactic Guardians of the Galaxy; each film builds on larger world/story, while still telling much more personal stories to keeping the audience invested. They even made us care about a walking/talking tree and a gun toting racoon, which is by no means an easy feat. Kudos!

Marvel have taken their colourful/bold characters and successfully placed them into a 'real word' setting, making them more relatable to a 21st century audienceFrom the down to earth origins of Iron man, to the intergalactic Guardians of the Galaxy; each film builds on larger world/story, while still telling much more personal stories to keeping the audience invested. They even made us care about a walking/talking tree and a gun toting racoon, which is by no means an easy feat. Kudos!

STAR WARS

The story of Luke Skywalker is one of many classic hero's journey story arcs throughout the history of literature and film- A young, wide eyed boy with hopes and dreams goes on a life changing adventure where he tried and tested before becoming the hero he is destined to become. While SUPERZEROES is very much about the team, at the center is the Story of Jake/Zero who is very much going through his own hero's journey. Don't worry, there are no Ewoks in SUPERZEROES!

The story of Luke Skywalker is one of many classic hero's journey story arcs throughout the history of literature and film- A young, wide eyed boy with hopes and dreams goes on a life changing adventure where he tried and tested before becoming the hero he is destined to become. While SUPERZEROES is very much about the team, at the center is the Story of Jake/Zero who is very much going through his own hero's journey.

Don't worry, there are no Ewoks in SUPERZEROES!

INDEPENDENT MUSIC SCENE

Growing up, I was heavily involved with the Birmingham music scene. I was always intrigued by the dynamics within a band, from the enigmatic front man, the outlandish guitarist, the quiet bassist, and solid/backbone drummer. Do they play well as a team, or is one person leading the charge? These are elements I want to play with and explore within the SUPERZEROES team. I have also admired bands for their 'do it yourself' mentality - be it driving around Europe in a burnt out van, building a fan base, recording albums in their own lock up or pressing/printing their own CDs/T shirts. It is this DIY mentality I want to instill in the team. From making their own costumes/weapons, working for no pay while attempting to make their way up into the big leagues.

Growing up, I was heavily involved with the Birmingham music scene. I was always intrigued by the dynamics within a band, from the enigmatic front man, the outlandish guitarist, the quiet bassist, and solid/backbone drummer. Do they play well as a team, or is one person leading the charge? These are elements I want to play with and explore within the SUPERZEROES team. I have also admired bands for their 'do it yourself' mentality - be it driving around Europe in a burnt out van, building a fan base, recording albums in their own lock up or pressing/printing their own CDs/T shirts. It is this DIY mentality I want to instill in the team. From making their own costumes/weapons, working for no pay while attempting to make their way up into the big leagues.

BIRMINGHAM

The city itself is such is a ripe source of inspiration, from its diverse cultures, to its unique places and its rich history. 

The city itself is such is a ripe source of inspiration, from its diverse cultures, to its unique places and its rich history. 

Don't forget you can help make Superzeroes a reality by checking out our indiegogo campaign - we are currently half way to our goal! You can help out by contributing to the campaign (Perks start at £5) and sharing the campaign on social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

Thanks for reading,

Ollie

THE HISTORY OF SUPERZEROES

Make yourself a cup of tea , sit back and get ready to read an overly long, warts and all, 15+ year history of all things Power...less/Powerless/Superzeroes.


2001 - SECRET ORIGINS

The origins of Superzeroes dates all the way back to 2001 when we were just teens. To a time when we thought we could skateboard, played in crappy punk bands and failed at wooing the opposite sex. It was this sense of failure and optimism that fed in to the origins of what became Superzeroes.

Like most people our age around that time we were obsessed with the TV series Jackass and skate videos such as CKY. We spent our free time videoing one another jumping off or onto things, racing around the streets in shopping trolleys and basically hurting ourselves in the name of 'FUN'. However, as an amateur filmmaker and comic book/superhero fan I wanted to do more. I created several inept superheroes based on my friends that we could make stunt films out of. 

  • Jake/Supremo - A hero without any special abilities,  A bit of a daredevil who risks life and limb in an attempt to save others.
  • Alex/Resurrection Boy - Who has the inability to die, and can re attach his severed limbs.
  • Jess/Lambrini Girl - Who gains her powers whilst drunk, and had the the ability of the the drunken teleport and a deafening sonic shriek.

None of these films came into being, but the idea never left my head. After a conversation about the lack of UK based superheroes with my life long friend Liam Delaney, we started to craft and hone these characters into something more. We titled it Power...less and it centered around a non-powered hero working for a low level superhero team operating in an alternative version of Birmingham UK; where super powers, aliens, time travel and alternative dimensions exist.

It was around this time we met Paul Nadin, who has since been a collaborator on nearly all of our projects. Together we came up with a fourth hero to join the team- Nigel/Man-Man, who gained his abilities after being bitten by a radioactive man.

The very first Power...less character designs. Yeah, they're rubbish!


2005 - STUDENT FILM

Several years pssed and I was now in university studying Animation; for one of my early pieces, I came up with a short film based on Power...less. It involved Jake/Supremo apprehending a mugger, only for the victim to turn on him instead.

This short was very much a shameless homage to the awesome ‘Batman the Animated Series’ both in tone and style. 

Screen Shots, original frames and sketches.


2007 -THE ORIGINAL SHORT FILMS AND FIRST COMIC BOOK

In 2007 we decided to go all in on Power...less. Not only did we write/draw a comic book, we also produced four short episodes.

The comic book ‘The serpent and the summoner’ saw the team going up against an evil shaman and a large two headed serpent.

The episodes saw Jake on a date which goes horribly wrong, Nigel and Jess on a stake out, and a two part episode where Jake is captured by a deranged animator Charles Timm.

To play Jake/Supremo we looked no further than Rob Laity. To date Rob has been in (if not most) all of our productions since we started making films over 25 years ago when we were 8 years old. We also cast Jamie Long as Alex/Resurrection Boy, Paul Nadin as Nigel/Man-Man and Maria Broadman as Jess/Lambrini Girl. Each short took a day or two produce. The costumes were made from wet suits and painted with latex. They weren't exactly the most comfortable costumes to wear, restricting movement as well as being incredibly hot. Overall the shorts failed to live up to our ambitions scripts, mainly due to lack of budget and experience on our behalf.

We launched all the episodes and the comic at the 2007 Birmingham Comic Con. It was great fun, and we got to be among legends such as Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

Behind the Scenes of the original short films.

Comic book pages and sketches.


2008 - THE COMIC THAT NEVER WAS

The next year, myself and Liam got back together to write the second issue of the Power...less comic. This issue had each team member on a separate missions, with events leading them to join forces for an epic finale.

For one reason or another we never actually finished the book, all that exists is a script and rough thumbnails of the entire comic.

Thumbnails from the failed second comic book.


2009 to 2011 - THE LOST YEARS

Over the years, the concept was constantly evolving/maturing, so we decided that we needed to make a few changes to several of the characters.

  • We got rid of the pants on Supremo's suit and replaced it with an oval power sign
  • Having a character called Lambrini Girl, that gained her powers from being drunk was both immature and inappropriate (not to mention infringing on copy write law). It was during this period that Jess evolved into Crimson Mist, the team's leader.

Original design of the Crimson Mist costume.


2012 - POWERLESS: BUSINESS AS USUAL

In 2010, My good friend James Raynor held a successful indiegogo campaign to help fund his short film Stupernatural. Intrigued by this, myself and Liam thought we would give it a shot, so we dusted off the script for our failed second comic and re worked it as a short film. In August 2011 we launched our Power...less indiegogo campaign to gain the funds needed to make the short film a reality. While it wasn't 100% successful, making only half of our goal, we still managed to get in the local papers/ radio stations and even had support from the likes of filmmaker/podcaster/all round nice guy - Kevin Smith.

Casting wise, Rob, Jamie and Paul returned to their roles with newcomer Natalie Gardner joining the team as Crimson Mist. We had previously worked with Natalie on our feature film Lost in the Headlights and thought she would be a perfect fit for the character.

As we had a budget at our disposal, we were able to hire a cast and crew to bring the film to life. One of the biggest wins for us was Brandon Kahn (Director of Photography) who has since become a key collaborator on all of our films. He even suggested we simply call it Powerless. Another great 'Get' for us was costume designer Peter Hewitt, who made four fantastic, made to measure costumes for Rob, Natalie, Paul and Jamie. I’m not going to lie, the moment I saw them all standing side by side in costume, I got a little teary-eyed.

Filming took place during October/November of 2011 over the course of ten days. We shot in and and around a office furniture Warehouse, a local green screen studio and on location in the streets of Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield. It wasn’t the most pleasant of shoots - which I'm sure the actors and crew will attest to. As the film took place at night, we started at six each night finishing at about three the next morning. Not only that, it was also cold… INCREDIBLY COLD. Even though the four leads were wearing nothing but a thin spandex onesie, they were all troopers and stuck it through to the bitter (cold) end. Before we even started filming the van we planned to use for the chase sequence failed its MOT and conked out on us. We even lost our first location due to a set of keys being lost, almost making our first day a disaster. However it's not all bad, considering we were filming in England, it didn't rain once - that is until the last day and shot of the film when it decided to chuck it down.

Having never made a film like this before, with multiple stories cutting back and forth, and extensive visual effects; it took a while to put it all together. Once the music was complete (written and recorded by my life long friend Isaac Cartwright) Powerless was really to be unleashed onto the world and premiered at the March 2013 MCM comic con.

It is by no means a perfect film, we were probably a tad over ambitions with what we could produce with the resources we had. Had I scaled the scope back, we may have had a more successful film on our hands. Saying that, I learnt a lot making this film, all of which I have carried forward on future productions.

Behind the Scenes of Powerless - Business as usual


2013 -  POWERLESS: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

After working on my friend Brandon Kahn's short film - Enter the Streets of Myth, I was very keen to get back to my own characters. With Christmas looming I thought it would be the perfect setting for a short Powerless story. Within the space of a month, we wrote (Via Skype with Liam, who was living in Qatar at the time), shot and edited the Christmas centered episode - Twas the night before Christmas.

We shot for three days in late November/early December of 2013, using a lot of the crew that had worked on the previous film and Brandons film. My good friend Nick Pearson was gracious enough to let us trash/film inside his house, which we made up to look like several different living rooms. Other locations include the Station pub, and several car parks and cul de sacs around Sutton Coldfield. We even managed to get Supremo/Jake a Motorbike, which typically conked out on set, so we had to alter several sequences at the last minute, resulting in the failed car jacking scene.

Unlike the previous film, I wanted to keep the effects to a minimum and do things in camera as much as possible. For example, when the burglar dislocates/bends his limbs; they were simply done by putting clothes on backwards and by making cardboard legs that could bend back and forth (As well as some 'snapping' celery sound effects) I even attempted to make my own sugar glass bottles for Nigel/Man-Man to smash when he finds it hard to control his strength while drunk. As hard as I tried, I just couldn't get the sugar glass mixture right and the bottles melted within a few hours. Luckily, at the last minute, I was able to purchase several professionally made sugar glass bottles, which I have to say looked incredible and worked incredibly well- Even if they did cost an arm and a leg..

Looking back at the original short, I wanted to make this one tighter, lighter, and simpler. Not only that, I was not happy with the offensive language and over the top violence and sought to course correct it with this short.

Overall I was much happier with this short and is more in line with how I want to approach the further adventures of Jake, Jess, Nigel and Alex in the future .

Behind the scenes of Powerless - Twas the night before Christmas.


2016 - SUPERZEROES

For the past few years I put Powerless as I worked on honing my craft. I have worked for the likes of the BBC and Channel Four Films; and Last year I won an Empire Award for one of my short films. I have even had great success directing many music videos, for the likes of &U&I, Sylosis, Bury Tomorrow and The Prodigy (with over 8 million hits on youtube alone)

But now its time to get back to Powerless and do things even bigger and better; using all that I have learnt over the past few years. However, there is a snag. DC comics and NBC have announced they are to produce a superhero themed TV show called Powerless. What was originally a nightmare, turned out to be a blessing in disguise, allowing us to have a fresh start. After throwing around many ideas we came up with SUPERZEROES. While it took a while for it to sink in, we now believe it to be the perfect title for the series. Liam even suggested changing Jake's alter ego to ZERO. I was never a fan of Supremo and welcomed this change as it is much more fitting with the new incarnation.

Not only that but myself, Liam and Paul have worked on an entire mythology for Superzeroes. While each episode is designed to stand alone, there are threads throughout that hint to a much wider universe and story for our characters.

We also felt we need to add one more character to the mix, and that is Birmingham City itself. It’s a rich, vibrant city, full of culture and great locations. Going forward, we really want to reflect what a wonderful city Birmingham is within the world of Superzeroes.

As you can see this is a project I have been working on for a long, long time and is very near and dear to my heart. Myself and the team have all grown as individuals and artists, and I hope you can see we are all constantly trying new things, learning and evolving. 


INDIEGOGO

Recently, I launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the funds for the first two chapters of a new series of Superzeroes shorts.

Please take a look at our campaign, If you can contribute towards the project we have some amazing perks on offer for you starting at just £5. If that is not your thing, please share the campaign among your friends and family. We would really appreciate it and it won't go unnoticed. We have several scripts ready to go, a brand new theme tune by Birmingham based band &U&I, and a cast and crew who can’t wait to get to work. The future of Superzeroes is in your hands!

Please help us make this series a reality!

A taste of things to come.

Thanks for reading,

Ollie

A more in depth video version of this will be included on the Superzeroes DVD/BLU RAY, filled with never before seen footage and behind the scenes action. Check out the indiegogo campaign for more details.

GO SUPERZEROES (INDIE) GO GO GO!

Hey guys, our campaign to raise the funds for the first two episodes of SUPERZEROES is up and running. Check out the campaign and see what great perks we have on offer. If you fancy contributing Perks start at £5 ( &U&I theme tune). If contributing is not your thing, please share us on Social media using the Indiegogo share tools to the right of the page.

Thanks,

Ollie

Bury Tomorrow - Last Light

Sorry it's been so long since our last update, but I promise it's not due to the lack of work, au contraire! We have been working our socks off on a multitude of projects, all of which we will go into more detail on a later date. However one project I can talk about is our latest music video for Metal-core merchants Bury Tomorrow which was released earlier today.

After a car crash a young girl awakes in Purgatory and is drawn towards a bright light ontop of a colossal mountain. During her journey the girl encounters giants, centors, cerberus and even Lucifer.

The video is heavily influenced by Dantes Inferno and the art of Gustave Doré.

I Hope you guys enjoy it and I promise it won't be so long until our next update.

Take care,
Ollie

Music Videos, Powerless and Comics

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, it's not due to the lack of projects more to do with the fact we have too many projects on the go. Any who here's a run down of what we have been up to and where we are at with certain projects.

TO THE WALL -  BLUE & GREY MOUNTAINS

The Music video is complete, and the band are just awaiting the final mix/master of the track to come through from america. So it shouldn't be to long to wait now.

POWERLESS

It's been a long time since we have posted about Powerless, but we are almost ready to unleash our Indiegogo campaign to help fund an eight episode web series. We have shot a campaign video, filmed a mini short to coincide with it, and produced a ton of concept and design work to support it. We aiming to launch the campaign towards the end of August/beginning of September. 

Jess/Crimson Mist Promo Picture

Jess/Crimson Mist Promo Picture

OHNO...MONSTERS

Better Feeling Films are venturing out and are entering the world of comics with ' Ohno...Monsters'. This is an idea I have had in my head for years, I tried to make a short based on it back in 2006 but it wasn't quite working. Over the years I have tried to get it to work in various forms but to no avail. Cut to 2015 and with Paul Nadin in the writers chair and myself on Art duty we have completely reconstructed the idea from the ground up  and have crafted what I believe to be a very thoughtful, character driven monster/horror book. Set in Birmingham during the mid 90's in the midst of an Alien/Monster invasion the story follows two siblings as they try find their younger brother and reunite with their family in the midst of all the chaos. It wont be ready for at least a year as we are working on it between projects, but trust me when I say it will be worth the wait.

Zoe, the hero of our book running for her life!

Zoe, the hero of our book running for her life!

MORE MUSIC VIDEOS

In the next few months we will be working with &U&I and Burn Down Rydell again to produce some visual treats for your eye balls. More info on those coming soon.

That's your lot for now,
Ollie

TO THE WALL - BLUE & GREY MOUNTAINS

CALLING ALL EXTRAS!

Concept design for the video

Concept design for the video

We are shooting a music video for the amazing rock band 'To the Wall' on Friday the 15th May
and we are in need of roughly 10 extras.

Location: Digbeth (custard Factory area)
Time: 17:00-19:00
Clothing: Causal but muted colour
All ages, races and genders welcome

Sadly this is unpaid work but If you are interested, or would like more information don't hesitate to get in touch.

Thanks.

Ollie

WE CAME, WE SAW, WE KICKED ITS ASS!

Well Ghostbusters only went and bloody well won the Done in 60 Seconds Award. To everyone who voted, friends, family, ghouls, ghost... whoever you are, THANK YOU!

Receiving our award from TV/Radio presenter Edith Bowman, Directors Ben Wheatley & Jon s.Baird and Bauer Media UK Cheif Executive Paul Keenan. Photo courtesy of Empire Online

Receiving our award from TV/Radio presenter Edith Bowman, Directors Ben Wheatley & Jon s.Baird and Bauer Media UK Cheif Executive Paul Keenan. Photo courtesy of Empire Online

Ghostbusters playing out on the big screen in front of the Empire Awards Audience.

The moment we found out we won!

Our acceptance speech. Sorry Dave Jarrett, Brandon Kahn, and Sofia Price for not mentioning you. It was all a bit of a blur up there, you know we love you!

Small Blurb on our win/Speech!

Small Blurb on our win/Speech!

On Sunday March 29th myself and Rob Laity attended the Empire Magazine Movie Awards 2015. To cut a long story short it was a great night,  where we were just a stones throw away from one of our all time favourite directors - Christopher Nolan. Just being in the same room as him was incredible. We were also in the presence of (get ready for it, name drop time)  Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Ralph Finnes, Freddie Highmore, Cast of Game of Thrones, Mark Strong, Jonathan Ross, Jane Goldman, Jason Isaacs, Henry Cavill, Jessica Chastain,  half of the Inbetweeners, Peter Capaldi, Paul King, Karen Gillan, Hayley Attwell, Daniel Radcliffe, James Mcavoy, James Nesbitt and a load more that I can't quite remember . So yeah, safe to say it was not your typical Sunday Evening. 

 

On behalf of myself and Rob, a massive thanks goes to all those involved with the making of the film too : Mark Breeze, Jamie Long, Hugh Blackwood, Natalie Gardner, Dave Jarrett, Leonora Whitehouse. Sofia Price and Brutus the Pug. Couldn't have done it without you.

I would also like to thank everyone at Empire Magazine and Jamesons UK for not only holding the competition, but for inviting us to the ceremony, and looking after us during our stay.

Ollie

For more info on the awards go to Empire Online

New Music Video and Future Kickstarter

Hey guys/gals,

It's all go here at betterfeelingfilms. We are currently in the pre production stages of our new music video. I won't give to many details only that It's unlike anything we have done thus far, and think it will be something really special. You won't have to wait to long to see it, as the bands single/e.p (which is awesome) is expected to hit mid March.

This is my life right now!

We are also getting ready to launch a Kickstarter for the third Powerless episode, so keep your eyes peeled for that in the next few weeks as well.

Concept artwork for the next episode!

Anyway, I have a LOT of 'things' to make and do. See you soon,

Ollie