A summer (what?)

An update on what I’m doing this summer

This is the first summer I have had holidays for a long while.

Last year (2017) I was finishing off my Master’s, all the way until I started teaching. The year before that (2016) I was working on my Master’s and preparing to start teaching at Uxbridge College. The year before that (2015) I had left a job that was killing me and was freelance for the first time, seeing first-hand the stress of applying for work as a full-time job. I also started my Master’s then. The years before that (2014, 2013, 2012) I was a workaholic, working as a Registrar and making movies.

So, here’s what I’m doing this summer.

  • Preparing for the next academic year: writing assignments, schemes of work and lesson plans;
  • Promoting our Raindance HND programme and our two new programmes;
  • Promoting and preparing for the October Action On The Side project;
  • Getting some paid film work: I’ve been applying for sound recording, AD, and writing roles.
    • I’m 1st AD’ing a short film called Lycanthropy. Looking forward to shooting that on September 1st, 28th, 29th, 30th
    • I’m editing a short film called Bitches
  • Developing a few film ideas;

and, of course, doing some relaxing.

I hear that’s nice.

Updates on my film projects: All I Do Is Dream



Pitch: A glitzy new short dance film. Recreating glamorous Hollywood films of a bygone age. A new short film set in Broadway New York about a young woman’s dream to dance.

My role: Production Manager, First Assistant Director.

I’m working with the Producer, Kira, and the Writer/Director, Andrew, of This Big Productions (https://twitter.com/ThisBigFilms)

Shooting: Late July in Ireland

Progress: We will soon be releasing a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for the film. Expect lots of promotion for it.

Behind the scenes
Director Andrew Montague shooting our Kickstarter Video


We recently confirmed our Make-up Artist. We’re still looking for a Costumier.  

Online: You can check out the website (http://allidoisdream.wordpress.com) and the twitter (allidreammovie.twitter.com) and the Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/allidoisdreamfilm)

Interesting tidbit: Our Production Assistant, Luis, is a student at the Business School where I work. He has been helping us with our social media presence.


Meeting deadlines and editing

Assorted things, but really I’m just busy editing and trying to clear my plate.


Apologies if you haven’t heard from me lately. I’ve been working on finishing two projects and getting them out. All of my spare time is going into these projects. I think that’s a good thing. Nothing clears the head like clearing what has been stressing you out.

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