My Next Project

When The Prefects went on hiatus last month, I was at a loss as to what to do filmmaking-wise.  I wanted to get something done and made by the end of the year but I was struggling to think of concepts for short films.

Often with short filmmaking – at least for Youtube directors – they focus more on concepts than character-driven dramas. There are a few exceptions, but it’s difficult to fit a meaningful character piece into such a short time frame. There seem to be way more short films about time travel and grounded science-fiction ideas than there are about two exes discussing their problems. Continue reading

The Results Are In

Oh, hooray. All my mock results are in.

If you regularly follow this blog then you will be familiar with my recent mock exams. I blogged about each day and brought them up a lot in other posts, but they ended two weeks ago and I’ve been anxiously anticipating my results. At the end of the day, yes, they are just mocks and they don’t matter. However, they are the grades which are shown to colleges for interviews which makes them a little important. People still get incredibly worked up and stressed about them.

One by one my results have leaked back, and now I can finally share them all. Let’s go. Continue reading

The Dreaded ISA – A Follow-Up

Hey guys, I hate Science!

I don’t even need to say it any more. I’ve mentioned it so many times on here that I’m sure it’s all drilled into your respective skulls by now. Well, I suppose I don’t hate it. I understand its usefulness and some aspects are pretty cool. I am and always will be in love with space. I have spent five years learning about Chemistry and learned nothing, but I can spend twenty minutes reading a paper on relativity or black holes and I would take it all in.

This is a follow-up to a post I wrote a while ago about a controlled assessment I have to do as part of my Science GCSE. One of them. There’s two, but I take six exams. It’s all really complicated but I take two papers each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The ISA controlled assessment is worth 25% of one of those, so I have already done one and there are two more to come.

Confused yet? Continue reading

What’s Gonna Happen to SPIDER-MAN?

If you have been following the news recently, then you would have heard about the Sony Pictures hacking scandal.

This Christmas, the studio are releasing a new comedy titled The Interview starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, in which they play journalists given the opportunity to interview Kim Jong-Un and are then tasked by the CIA to assassinate him. It looks pretty hilarious but understandably, North Korea are incredibly pissed off.

The country called it an “act of war” and that the filmmakers must be subjected to their “stern punishment”. I’m sure they were terrified. Of course, now they realise they really should have been. A week later a hacking group calling themselves the ‘Guardians of Peace’ hacked into Sony Pictures’ network and stole 100TB of information, including email exchanges, personal details about staff and actors, and of course information on upcoming films. It was almost certainly North Korea behind the attack, further supported by the fact that they were ordering Sony to pull the release of The Interview. It’s been a tough few weeks for journalists as well as they struggle with whether or not to cover some of the private information which has leaked. Some of the private emails include an exchange between two important Sony executives where they speculate about what movies President Obama likes – all of them focusing on slavery or featuring African-American leads.

For film geeks, however, it’s been a godsend. Sony Pictures are the studio who own the rights to the Spider-Man franchise, and the leak has given us a ton of information about what they are planning on doing with it. Continue reading

Playing an African Soldier

I just spent about thirty seconds trying to come up with a quirky-sounding title for this post and that was the best I could come up with. Don’t hit me.

On Tuesday at my theatre company the director asked us if we were all free today to do some play read-through’s; a few of us said yes but a lot of people were busy. I said yes because I thought it would be fun. It was. However, when I arrived at the theatre this morning at 10am I realised I would be the only one from my group there.

Well, technically. We have an assistant-director-person who is also starring in the show and very lovely (who also promised she’d check out this blog so if you are reading this then hello there) who was there, and another older actress from a theatre course for adults had arrived. I really didn’t know any details about the event but I learned that it was for the Creative Writing for Women course that’s been going on and we were going to read through a bunch of short plays and poems written by some incredibly talented writers in front of a small audience. Gulp. Continue reading

The Fifth AND Sixth Days – A Special Edition!

You may have noticed that I refrained from writing about my mock exam experience on Wednesday, which would have been titled ‘The Fifth Day’ as it would have been the fifth instalment in my mock exam series. However, I laid in bed that night and realised I had forgot. Whoops.

I told myself I would write it yesterday, however I ended up going to see The Imitation Game instead and writing a pretty length piece on that which you can read below. I thought I would have the time and strength to write both posts, but alas, I was wrong. It was pushed back again.

That brings us to today; ‘The Sixth Day’. The final instalment, merged with the penultimate. Today was cautiously and anxiously waited amongst nearly two hundred people these past two weeks – like the final boss at the end of a video game. The word on everybody’s lips, filling each of us with dread and fear. The dark abyss of fire and doom waiting for us at the end of the line.

Spanish. Continue reading