New York, New York

What a week. Everything I’ve worked for over the last 20 years, and in particular the last six years, seemed to come to fruition in the first 9 days of April.

Firstly, as mentioned before, I was accredited for Cannes, and will be attending a screening on May 21, of Robbie Moffat’s Heckle in which I play Tery, ex-husband of the lead, Suzie Kendall, who discovers a talent for stand-up comedy after we split up. I go from being very bitter and angry to wishing her well - a nice wee journey.

Shrinking Violet, the short, directed by James Card, in which I play DCI Malcolm Cullen, a world-weary Scottish cop, will also be screened at Cannes, in Short Film corner on May 21.

 

That was all great, but then … then I find out that The Mythmakers, the unexpected friendship of Scott of the Antarctic and JM Barrie, in which I play Barrie, has been selected for the New York fringe festival in August. I’ve wated to go to New York for as long as I can remember, but I always wanted to have a reason to go. This is it!

The play is beautiful, and I always thought that we should go to New York with it. Writers Richard White and Rose MacLennan agreed, luckily, and applied.

And we were selected!

To say I’m pretty happy right now would be an understatement. :-)

Cannes-tastic!

I’m going to the Cannes Film Festival 2013 - the first time for 21 years!

Last time, I was a tourist, this time I have professional accreditation, and a film screening. Heckle, directed by Robbie Moffat for Palm Tree Entertainment/Comedy Girl Productions, will be screened in Arcades 1 on Tuesday May 21 at 1.30pm. I might even get round to posting a few tales and photos from the event itself.

The Search for Simon, directed by Martin Gooch for Gothic Manor Ltd, has its world premiere on Friday May 3 at the London Sci-Fi Festival, screening at the National Film Theatre. And Shrinking Violet, a short, directed by James Card for Thorny Devil Productions, will be hitting the screens soon (not like a fly though).

Also keep a lookout for the new Candy Says single, Favourite Flavour - a brilliant song, with a fantastic video to accompany it. I play a gallery guard and various eccentric gallery people. It’s my second music promo for Candy Says, after Melt into The Sun, in which I was a boxer, which came out in January.

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