‘Visions of Beulah’ – short film explores reality and meaning
Film / Writing

‘Visions of Beulah’ – short film explores reality and meaning

When artist Mari reveals to her PhD student boyfriend that she can hear his thoughts, he decides he must think in images to maintain balance. As he opens himself up to imagination and memory, his world loses its characteristic rationale. That’s the intriguing premise of the forthcoming short film by Thomas Riordan, Visions of Beulah. Continue reading

Inventive touches for a new video on the ‘Magic’ of love
Film / Lyrics / Music / R&B / Songwriting / Soul

Inventive touches for a new video on the ‘Magic’ of love

The latest R&B video from my transatlantic friends and near-namesakes at True Weltch Media was recently released (or ‘dropped’ as I need to start saying). Magic is a romantic song, featuring a trio of New Jersey artists – two of whom I’ve featured before, Jo Rivers and Mytus, along with Raq, all from the city … Continue reading

Stormy Emotions – top-notch musicianship and vocals do justice to poetic lyrics
Jazz / Lyrics / Music / Songwriting / Writing

Stormy Emotions – top-notch musicianship and vocals do justice to poetic lyrics

Talented British jazz vocalist Sarah Moule has a new album on the way – Stormy Emotions is an uplifting collection of songs written by her husband Simon Wallace and the late, great American poet and lyricist Fran Landesman. Sarah spent 18 years working with Simon and Fran, and with this album introduces 10 previously unrecorded … Continue reading

Festivals link up for lockdown online
Comedy / Film / Music / R&B / Wales

Festivals link up for lockdown online

Four of Wales’ best-loved festivals have joined forces in lockdown to create Gŵyl 2021, a free, online festival of music and comedy. The best of Festival of Voice, FOCUS Wales, Other Voices Cardigan, and Aberystwyth Comedy Festival have been captured over recent months in Wales and internationally within coronavirus guidelines, to create an event which will be available across the UK at http://www.bbc.co.uk/gwyl2021Continue reading

Interacting with horror: ‘I Saw Black Clouds’
Film / Horror

Interacting with horror: ‘I Saw Black Clouds’

The idea of ‘interacting’ with a horror film isn’t new – famous examples include the ‘punishment poll’ in William Castle’s Mr Sardonicus (1961) and the ‘werewolf break’ in The Beast Must Die (1974). But these days, things are much, much more sophisticated, as the forthcoming British horror I Saw Black Clouds shows. This latest offering … Continue reading

Over the forest and into adventure – Annalium goes online
Comedy / Film / Horror / Romance / Science fiction / Writing

Over the forest and into adventure – Annalium goes online

An intriguing series of short, dialogue-free screenplays, has now gone online. Annalium is the work of Cardiff-based writer (and my pal) Robert Lancey, who has created a website to showcase the screenplays and their potential to be realised on screen. Each opens with a flight over a forest, and then a descent through the treetops … Continue reading