I broke a website

Recently I decided to jump in and fix something that had been bothering me for a while. The Action On The Side website had been hosted by the hosting site James uses (James who created AOTS). Each year I reimbursed James for hosting, an annual cost I had forgotten about. Over the years my ‘graphical […]

Welcome 2020

2019 was a crazy year, where I was overworked. I am now working at Uxbridge College in the Creative Studies department, teaching media to 16-20-year-old students. Goals for 2020 include exploring more of the UK and expanding Action On The Side outside London. I’m also going to improve this website and the AOTS website. I’ve […]

Hiding

Hiding A short thriller Directed by Nirusha Wijayamohan. Written by Andrew Pennington, based on a story by Randa Elobeid & Nirusha Wijayamohan. Starring Jey Jey I was the First AD and Co-Producer for this short film. The film has nearly finished postproduction. We are now looking for someone to design a poster for the film. […]

AOTS Time

Tomorrow the November Action On The Side project starts. We have a good group, and I’m looking forward to working with them. We have an 80% female team. It’s the first time I’ve had two of my students be my interns. It’s the first AOTS I’ve run since I started teaching full-time at Raindance. What […]

Tips for Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival and Market started yesterday. The Marché du Film is the largest film market in the world, and a must-attend for many in the film industry. I, unfortunately, cannot attend this year (teaching, y’know). Next year we should be able to attend and promote the feature we’re making with Raindance. I attended two […]

Raindance HND Feature Film

The inaugural Raindance HND £5k Student Feature Film is being announced today The Raindance Higher National Diploma (HND) on which I teach has created a competition for our students: across the two years of the diploma, we will find the best writer, best director, best producer, best DP, best editor, etc., and those students will […]