Communicator Award 2014 Win!

Communicator Award 2014

I’m delighted to announce that Every Time I See You I Go Wild (the video I Directed & Produced for B.E.F featuring Kim Wilde) has just been selected by The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts to receive a 2014 Communicator Award.

“The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.  Current IAVA membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including:  AirType Studio, Condè Nast, Disney, Keller Crescent, Lockheed Martin, Monster.com, MTV, rabble+rouser, Time Inc., Tribal DDB, Yahoo!, and many others.”

This is my second Commie. I’ll put it next to the first, which I keep under the bed.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

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The Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival and one that I have always enjoyed, so once the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival had ended, I took the opportunity to stay in the city for a few days of fringe show going. Predictably, it wasn’t long before I’d found a burlesque event – the ‘Boom Boom Club’.  Although the venue and audience’s attire made me feel more like I was at a warehouse party circa 1989, than a nightclub circa 1959, there was no questioning the quality of the entertainment, which included burlesque scene stalwarts such as Dusty Limits and Kitty Bang BangContinue reading “The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012”

The Day The Music Television Died – MGEITF 2012

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You don’t expect the penultimate session of the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival to be the most important and far reaching of the whole event. By the final morning, many delegates are partied out, hungover and either fast asleep, or on their way home. However, at this year’s penultimate panel, ‘Meet the Controllers: Multi Channel, Entertainment’, MTV dropped a bombshell.   Continue reading “The Day The Music Television Died – MGEITF 2012”

The Captain Sensible Band

Captain Sensible

Last month, legendary punk rock guitarist, Captain Sensible, did a mini UK tour. I went to see him in Bristol, at Area 81 Rock Club. Before venturing forth, I checked the club’s web site for directions, which helpfully informed me “We are located in Lawrence Hill in Bristol, between Holy Skin tattoo shop & the Pack Horse pub.” Who, I wondered, as I journeyed West, would use a pub AND a tattoo parlour as locator beacons? Then I arrived, walked past the row of Harleys parked outside the venue, met ‘Big Chris’ and realised I was in a Hells Angels bar. Suddenly it all made sense… Continue reading “The Captain Sensible Band”