So the veg patch is go. But it's not all been dig dig dig you know.
There was time to finish No More Milk - the short I've been putting together with creative partner Dan Saunders. We were really lucky to get some uber talented people in for the post production, like Chris Rodgers - senior colourist at Splice tv. The film needs to go around festivals for a while before we can post it in full, but here's a sneak peek at what Chris can do:
Also indebted to my favourite audio engineer / sound designer Jamie Thomas who put in loads of time on an awesome mix. And then of course there's Bon Iver and their manager Kyle Frenette at Ambledown management who've been enthusiastically behind the project since we showed them the first offline.
Oh dear. That sounds like a credit list. It's not, because I owe a number of really talented people a number of strong drinks for the work they've put in. I just mean to point out that if you need creative work doing of the highest order, these are the guys to take it to.
It's already entered into the inaugural Vimeo film festival, and about to submit to Leeds International film festival. Here's hoping for an official selection...
I also managed to fit in a brief appearance at 2000trees festival. I played early on the third stage to a very friendly crowd. Still no recorded stuff to hand out. But soon. Then it was off to enjoy the best of the rest of the fest. Top new bands (for me) were the Dawn Chorus who come with a Frank Turner seal of approval (including a standout collaboration on their new album) and Goldheart Assembly - a kind of blissed out Mumford & Sons.
Still the best festival there is. If you want to get down there, get tickets early.
So, it's been a good summer. Need to earn a bit more money, and then the projects start again.