Remembering Wes Craven
I was most saddened to learn of the passing of Wes Craven today. I was a big fan of his films and he was an extremely smart and kind gentleman whom I didn't get to know in person as well as I'd like. Like many film fans who grew up in the 70's and early 80's, Wes Craven's name became synonymous to me with cutting edge horror. When I grew up in a VHS less house, I really could only dream of the horrors behind the forbidding posters or video box art of movies like 'The Last House On The Left', ...
VIDEO: ‘Gust Of Wind’ – Pharrell Williams (feat Daft Punk)
I have to thank Mr Williams, Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo & Bryan Younce for getting me onboard for this video.
The 12 Pubs Of The Golden Mile
Seen 'The World's End'? Then what are your thoughts on the meanings of the pub names and signs? Leave your theories below. And if you haven't seen yet, beware spoilers. 1. The First Post 2. The Old Familiar 3. The Famous Cock 4. The Cross Hands 5. The Good Companions 6. The Trusty Servant 7. The Two Headed Dog 8. The Mermaid 9. The Beehive 10. The King's Head 11. The Hole in the Wall 12. The World's End SPOILERS BELOW! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE YET!
UK & Eire / The World’s End is out now!
Like the poster says, 'OUT NOW!'. We do hope you enjoy. Check the link to the full list of locations below to see if your local cinema is showing The World's End and book tickets HERE or on the relevant cinema website.
Amazing Art From The Edgar Wright Takeover at Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin
Damn Fine Print teamed up with Irish artists Steve Doogan, Steve McCarthy, Ale Mercado, Fatti Burke and Gavin Beattie to create 5 limited edition screenprints based on the Cult Films and TV series of famed director Edgar Wright for his takeover weekend at Lighthouse cinema. [Click here to buy] [Click here to buy] [Click here to buy] [Click here to buy] [Click here to buy] For more artwork checkout http://damnfineprint.bigcartel.com/
The World’s End / Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Digital Release Out Now! Physical Release July 29th
The official soundtrack to The World’s End is out on Monday 29th July! Check out the full track listing below and pre-order your copy here http://po.st/OSTpreorder. The digital version of the soundtrack is available NOW! Click here to find it on iTunes!
‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 42 / June 28th, 2003
The Winchester shoot was a tough one and definitely the trickiest part of the 'Shaun' shoot. It's funny sometimes how the shoot starts to mirror the movie, as the stand off section and Barbara's big death scene were easily the most intense and difficult stretches of the shoot. I remember not being in a great mood during this sequence and perhaps that is why dark clouds gather over the movie in this act. Maybe that even worked for the movie. Every good zombie film has to have a bummer section. It was especially tough for the zombies stuck outside who had ...
‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 41 / June 27th, 2003
The difference between the schedule and the actual shots done today are a sure sign that we are running behind. Time is running out in the Winchester for 'Shaun' and for me!
‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 40 / June 26th, 2003
Spare a thought for the zombies at the windows. These extremely patient flesheaters had to be outside the pub for days on end and without them the scene would be nothing. My friend Tim Chipping is one of the zombies halfway through the glass and soon to be shot in the neck. Lovely stuff. The detritus below shows you just what it's like to get locked up in a pub set for weeks. There's a lot of Mini Cheddars there. You will be pleased to know that Hog Lumps make a blink and you'll miss it appearance in 'The World's End'.
‘Shaun of the Dead’ Photo-a-day / Shoot Day 39 / June 25th, 2003
I think the description of the scheduled pages above and the slate below must mean that we are behind. We're still on the death of the zombified bartender. The beast must die soon as there's the rest of the climax to shoot. I do remember the Winchester scene being as intense to shoot as the scene appears in the movie. It's a very strange feeling keeping a siege sequence going and maintaining that mood. As a director you do also feel like you are barricading yourself in the set and not venturing back out into the world. It's quite ...
I was most saddened to learn of the passing of Wes Craven today. I was a big fan of his films and he was an extremely smart and kind gentleman whom I didn’t get to know in person as well as I’d like. Like many film fans who grew up in the 70’s and early 80’s, Wes Craven’s name became synonymous to me with cutting edge horror. When I grew up in a VHS less house, I really... [Read more]
I would like to wish a very happy 21st birthday to Big Talk Productions, I have worked with Nira Park and Big Talk Productions since way back in 1997. The above images contain just a few of the films and shows that Big Talk have made, including my own work such as ‘Spaced’, ‘Shaun Of The Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The World’ and ‘The... [Read more]
As always I make my somewhat OCD end of the year playlist the easy way, by ranking them by play count on iTunes. Coming up then is a very accurate list of the songs that I have played the most in 2014 AD. First, here are my albums that have got me through this year… – IT’S ALBUM TIME by TODD TERJE – ST. VINCENT by ST. VINCENT – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK) –... [Read more]
‘Hot Fuzz’ was Billie Whitelaw’s final film. She told me it would be in the summer of 2006, on her final day of the shoot. When she walked into the Market Place in Wells, Somerset to film her part of the climatic action, she greeted me and we hugged. I was very fond of her and felt like her long lost nephew sometimes. That morning, she breezily said “This is it, this is my... [Read more]
I have to thank Mr Williams, Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo & Bryan Younce for getting me onboard for this video. [Read more] Read More →
I directed a few music videos between ‘A Fistful Of Fingers’ in 1995 and ‘Spaced’ in 1999. There were three for a band called ‘Ruth’ that I can’t seem to find online. And another one for The High Llamas for ‘Nomads’ that I directed when I was 22 and didn’t really know what the hell I was doing. After ‘Spaced’ was finished in 2001,... [Read more]
This will make you feel old. My film ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ is 10 today. It was released on April 9th, 2004. But as a birthday gift for you, we’ve made available the screenplays for all three movies: So please celebrate by reading the screenplays by myself and Simon Pegg for ‘Shaun Of The Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The World’s End’ right here.... [Read more]