Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cockneys Vs Zombies on TV in the UK


Yes! Cockneys Vs Zombies will air, for free, on TV in the UK, on the Pick channel, on Tuesday October 28th at 9pm!

If you couldn't make it to the cinema, didn't want to pay for the DVD or the Blu-ray or a rental or an iTunes copy/rental or to press play on Netflix or Amazon Prime, then this is the news for you! You can't afford NOT to watch!

Pick TV is a free channel, if you're watching on Freeview it's Channel 11, on Sky it's 152 (or 153 for the +1 version), on Virgin it's 123, and on Freesat it's 144. Even if you have no cable or satellite, you just need a TV with some sort of aerial and you can watch on Freeview.

You now have literally no excuse not to see it. Unless you're away. Or busy. Or dead. Or you don't want to see it because it sounds gory and sweary violent and silly (it is all of those things). But really, UK viewers, it's been incredibly cheap on DVD and now it's free, I can't do any more for you at this point than sit you down with a portable DVD player and make you watch. It's free. It's on TV. Just watch it.

The listings page is here, and the movie page is here, although after that date those links will probably expire - but it won't matter anyway, you'll have missed it. The good people at Pick TV assure me it won't be edited for content, and will air in all its sweary, gory glory. There will probably be commercial breaks, but fucking hell, people, it's free, what do you want, blood? BLOOD? MY BLOOD??

If I can, I might do a live-tweet for the people who have already seen it - if you haven't already seen it, close the fucking laptop and put away your phone and just watch it, it's only 90 minutes, you can survive that long without seeing who's dead or arrested or playing hilarious hashtag games like #ruinamoviebychangingthewordlovetoshit (All You Need Is Shit! Shit Actually! Shit's Labour's Lost!) or whatever. But we shall see.

Anyway, I think the message of this blog post can be summarised thusly: Cockneys Vs Zombies is on TV in the UK, for free. Watch it or else.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Monday, October 06, 2014

Game City live event in Nottingham

I'm heading back to Nottingham for my third visit to Game City, a really fun gaming event all about games and booze - well, mainly about games, but they do like to throw booze down your neck, and I'm obviously far too polite to refuse.

Last time, I wrote a playable, Fighting Fantasy-style mini adventure with Ian Livingstone (yes, THAT Ian Livingstone), called The Tentacled Horror - it was printed in a newsletter, so you could play it like one of the Fighting Fantasy books. Obviously it was much, much shorter, but I had a lot of fun writing it (and a lot of brain-ache, I have no idea how anyone writes the full length ones without losing their mind).

The newsletter was only available in selected places in Nottingham during the event, but now it's being launched as a digital, interactive version, and launching at this year's event. You'll be able to pick it up online, and play it, trying to avoid the many grisly deaths that await you.

Even more excitingly, I'm going to play an all new text adventure, live at the event, along with Ian himself, Kieron Gillen, Zoe Quinn, and Chris Avellone. I have no idea how it will work, but it will be very silly, I'm pretty sure of that. So come along and watch us flail around. I'll link to The Tentacled Horror when it goes online.

The live play is on Thursday 30th October, but the event runs all week, and most of it is free. Details are all at their website here, so come and join in the fun!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Crazy For You at Knoxville Horror Film Festival

Americans etc! My short film Crazy For You just added another date to its festival tour, and will play at the Knoxville Horror Film Festival, in Knoxville, Tennessee, which runs from October 25th-27th (full schedule to follow).

The website with info is here - and you can preorder passes and/or posters, t-shirts, etc, at this link here. It's the next American date after Fantastic Fest, so hopefully will be nearer any of you who couldn't make one of the other screenings.

I'm not sure if there'll be any other American screenings after this, I'm still waiting to hear back from a couple - so if you're nearby, and want to see it on a big screen, this may be your last chance!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Crazy For You at Fantastic Fest - schedule

The schedule for Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas is now live, where my short film Crazy For You is screening. If you're going, you will have two - count 'em, two! - chances to see it as part of the Short Fuse 2014 group:




Click here for the info page on the group of shorts. Even if you don't want to see mine, they're showing several others in the same block, including Goat Witch, and the romantically titled He Took His Skin Off For Me - how could you not want to see those??

I'm really sad to miss out on attending, but producer extraordinaire Jen Handorf will be there, representing the short, so if you have ANY problems at all, go and tell her she's a horrible, horrible human being. Just tell her that anyway.* Hope you enjoy the short, and Fantastic Fest!

*Don't actually do this, she's lovely and brilliant and could probably beat you up.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Crazy For You at Raindance in London

Another quick festival update - my short film Crazy For You screens at this year's Raindance Film Festival in London, on Sunday October 5th, at 12pm. Info and tickets at this link here.

I'll be attending the screening, so if you're going, I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Crazy For You at Fantastic Fest

It can finally be revealed: Crazy For You, the short I wrote and directed, starring Arthur Darvill and Hannah Tointon, will screen at this year's Fantastic Fest, in Austin, Texas.

Go here for information! And here for a direct link to the FF website!