What I’ve Been Up To.. In the Form of Links

For some reason I’ve been very busy over the last week or so.  Usually I keep a rather mundane routine of day job and writing but a lot of social things suddenly grouped themselves together to suck up my month’s beer money in one go.  My ‘1 hour a day’ writing schedule has been thrown out the window so I’ve now got a 7 hour debt to repay at some point but it was worth it as I got to go to a lot of fun filmy things, which also seemed to mainly involve drinking with fellow writer Chris Regan.

First up last week was a showing of the shorts made at the Brighton Filmmakers Coalition’s 48-hour film challenge which involved creating trailers for made-up films.  I had the pleasure of working with a great team of people on a trailer for a sci-fi thriller called Blink.  Sadly, hardware let us down and we only ended up with the teasiest of teasers but director Sammi Hamer shot some amazing stuff and hopefully we’ll be able to pull that footage together soon…

The other trailers were very cool and stylish but the funniest were by director Anthony Carpendale, especially The Man Who Shouts at Seagulls…

Over the weekend I saw the fantastic duo Bitter Ruin perform at the Brunswick in Hove and they were followed by a trio of American musicians, including Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione, called Gentlemen & Assassins.  Obviously they rocked, very bluesy and punky.  You can find out more on Chris’ Blog and follow that to a review by Scar who summed it up perfectly.

And then it was Moviebar on Monday, another great set of shorts which I wrote about on the Official Moviebar blog.  I even tried to take a few photos as evidence about how great these nights are but with the pub being dark and busy they didn’t turn out that great.  Although you can just about see Chris in his swish Moviebar hat…

Emma Bailey at Moviebar

So you probably suspect I’ve gone insane with jealousy and simply ripped-off Chris’s blog, passing off his packed social life as my own.  As I’ve no photographic proof of me at these events then I guess you’ll just have to trust me.

Next week I’ll be talking about my experiences writing Ten Dead Men…

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