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Funny ha ha. The terror of writing comedy.

Oh... we had a laugh... didn't we? We all have our favourite films, don't we? My comedy favourite is Planes Trains and Automobiles - for three reasons - the story is funny and heartfelt (the ending is a stomach punch), you love and care for the characters and every single small character is hilariously observed. The actors have gone to to town on them and each one of them is ...
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Locked Down… But Not Out!

Here's a link to a great podcast I did... it's quite personal, but hopefully entertaining enough to listen to or watch on the link (people seem to like it). You get to see me score the best penny football goal in history... ruin my self worth when trying to name cleaning products in the quiz... and just talking all things lock down! This Sharknado script isn't bad... (said nobody ever) ...
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Crazy Times, Coronavirus & Continuing the Creativity

I’ve read a lot of writing Tweets, Facebook Posts, Blogs etc… recently which tell you that as a writer, you should be using this period of self-isolation to write your opus or become super-productive! But in times of stress, fear and worry, it’s not always possible.  I’m also now a full-time home schoolteacher (and has to be said, not a very effective one) and I’m also trying to help out ...
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He writes… he acts… he makes a mean green curry…

So I've had quite a few requests from people who use my writing site, to see some of my acting stuff too! Well here you go, for what it's worth - this is my acting showreel and a few links to my acting things! I mean I have to do something when not writing, right? I LOVE acting - people ask which I prefer but I can honestly say I ...
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My screenplay ‘Touch Gloves’ wins Best Social Screenplay at the Best Global Shorts International Film Festival 2020

I am delighted to announce that Touch Gloves, which I wrote with Velton J. Lishke, has received another award – this time ‘Best Social Screenplay’ at the ‘Best Global Shorts’ International Film Festival. This screenplay is winning everything - and we couldn’t be happier.  The story follows the life of Samuel, a young, homeless, Muslim boxer, who befriends a white less-than-PC, bordering-on-racist trainer, Lenny.  The two of them learn to ...
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‘Past Tents’ the play is back – for one night only!

Past Tents - the play which I co-wrote with Seth Jones, is coming back for a single night on the 26th March in The Horse and Stables, Near Waterloo. The play received a lot of attention last time and was a sell out - we've also added a few new jokes to it too, so if you've seen it already, there'll be new material to watch! With great reviews, you'll ...
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T.V. Pilot Screenplay ‘Antidote’ wins again – And the importance of writing realistic female characters

I am delighted to announce that Antidote, which I wrote based on a story by the wonderful Amy Ginsburg Harvey, has won its latest Best Screenplay award at the Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge. Antidote is a TV pilot that follows the story of teenage Bella and her twin brothers, as they deal with the aftermath of an extinction-event-level virus, that wipes out most of the human race. It is set ...
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Are screenwriting competitions a waste of time?

This is something that I am often asked - firstly, there are a number of websites such as Film Freeway, that allow you to submit your scripts to various film festivals and screenwriting contests internationally. If you are looking to have your work appreciated, if you are looking for laurels to place on your posters that make it look more attractive to literary agents and managers, then do it. But ...
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I’ve been appointed to help judge at the Wigan & Leigh Film Festival in 2020!

Click on the following link! Wigan and Leigh Short Film Festival are delighted to announce that David J. Keogh @ForeverKeogh - Award Winning Actor and Award Winning Screenwriter will be joining our 2020 Selection Panel. pic.twitter.com/QakappGLA2— Wigan & Leigh Film Festival (@LeighFilmFest) January 7, 2020 ...
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