Pool party in Miami last year. Now a fish pond in Llanboidy.
Just warming up ready for another epic adventure in 6 months time, where Callum's photography series of me, in a suit, in strange places will continue. Cos why not?
Photography by @callumbakerphoto
Just woke up after a 15 hour sleep, having only caught 7 hours over the last 3...because we were busy smashing out a science fiction film for the Sci Fi London 48hour Challenge! And, we did it. Well, we did something! Another weird one... Will be sharing on website later today- link in my bio.
We formed such a strong mini team of dreams with @nataliemartinsactress @paulmarke @filmceri @aledwatson and of course, @oscargarth
Thank you to James Morris for bashing out a original score in like 3 hours and @nomnomcymru for allowing us to abduct their legendary farmhouse! 👽
Pic by @ndc__photography
Easter at a chocolate factory! Just recovering from a four night sleepover at @nomnomcymru where the weird and wonderful chocolate farm opened to the public! Filled with glorious 7 course feasts and surplus supplies of chocolatey treats, tours galores and Charlotte Church winning an auction for an Easter egg so big she could fit inside! Then things got experimental and creative on our Creative Retreat #2 with @oscargarth @callumbakerphoto and American @lauraheilbrun and London’s @amyattleir (and Dead @aledwatson too) as we played with smoke, mirrors, lasers, projectors, monitors and lights for some future aaaaaaaart. Loved the deep chats and wall-cinema...we all agreed our souls have been well fed. Then we had a rather wet final night...which will be revealed soon 🐸
Congrats to the whole NomNom and @tanamwg team for smashing Easter with their grand opening!! We love being part of the family ❤️🍫 (which is totally not a cult?)
Two weeks ago we shot a new short film #AtHome on a “creative retreat” at @nomnomcymru - with the edit all done, we now return to the chocolate factory tomorrow for all the Easter bants, joined by @callumbakerphoto for another creative week getting up to all kinds of photography and filming! My favourite kind of holiday. #flashbackfriday#comingsoon
It was a year ago today, Oscar Gerf and I got back from conquering America for 3 months. With a little help from our friends.
You may have seen that ridiculous holiday video trailer of our trip... #WhenInAmerica
But now it seems about time that we book the next 3 month adventure. This time with added Callum Baker too. Plotting commences this weekend... #ComingSoon [Photo by @callumbakerphoto who agreed it’s also about time he took me another profile pic...also this weekend)
Well hello there. Great shoot with one of our favourite clients yesterday- thank you to the whole team at @cardiffuni for an absolute blast! Although we have to pretend to play it cool for pics. See pic.
As you can tell from the photo, that the incredible @callumbakerphoto came along to for the ride and captured it like only he could. (But we need to find a way to get you in more BTS pics too!)
Tempted to invest in a forklift now for filming in those even hard to reach places. Putting Oscar Gerf at all kinds of risks yesterday, for the shot...but admittedly, mainly for the bants. #bantsfirst#safetysecond
The only client I’ve met who would let me get away with my Star Wars dressing gown being my work uniform. #throwbackthursday to filming at @nomnomcymru last week at 3pm... Check their new video we made for them on their Facebook page! \NomNomChocolate
Dad on set!
Third time getting roped into a film set for @rbutton65 - after lying next to a urinal after getting a scalpel to the throat in 2009, and chasing children with a belt in 2012 for ‘Rocket Boys’...he is back! Thanks Dad- you legend!! 😎
I promise next time it’ll be more glamorous or Logan-esque.
Just returned from a "self-imposed filmmaking refresher course/creative retreat/thingy" this week at the legendary farmhouse at @nomnomcymru . Having not really getting the chance to commit to being creative for a whole month, we decided to take time off 'work-filmmaking' and make a new short film, just for us.
But instead of the thirty-something cast/crew people on set we had last time...to DIY it, pre-Uni styley and test out some new kit. After 10 years of beg/steal/borrow/renting lights, I finally invested in some. (Then ending up with too many?). Childhood dream of owning enough kit to just go play and make films anytime...achieved! Love it.
So Oscar Gerf and I had a go at ALL the roles at the same time. Just like the old days. For a challenge and a bant. And a bant and a challenge it was. You sometimes can forget the amount of quick problem solving and work that goes into every part of filmmaking on a project- and now feel freshly reminded and appreciative of every aspect of the collaborative art of it all. For sure!
This new dark, experimental short marked the tenth collaboration with the, always amazing, Abbie Hirst! We even roped in NomNom's resident chef @derw_wood_cook of @tanamwg ...and my dad in it too (just like the student days with 'Rocket Boys'). Thanks to 'location managers' Liam and American Laura @lauraheilbrun for all ya help! And for all the wonderful sleepovers filled with at least three Indian takeaways, all the deep chats and for letting us take over your amazing home. (Warning: we will be back!) Hopefully now I've got a weird but pretty-looking film to cut together. Look out for #AtHome . #ComingSoon
Abbie Hirst owning it as Shenquita, there!
Well, #TheCorpseSeries won't stay dead apparently. More exciting news that our lil comedy horror underdog has done it again and got an nomination at the Celtic Media Festival!
So something we shot for virtually no money in our living room is up against broadcast TV shows from Spain, BBC Studios and even John Bishop's panel show- The Blame Game!? Ha!
And the most random part...this touring Celtic Media Festival 2018 is being hosted not in Glasgow this year, but instead up the road, in Llanelli! No excuse not to be there!
Congratulations to everyone involved and to all the other nominees! 💃
After knowing Liam of NomNom fame for over 4 years and filming with @nomnomcymru quite a bit (you may have noticed), I’ve never got the chance to actually sit down and interview the cheeky lil sparkling blue-eyed man of mischief. So cornered the bugger today and boy, was it was worth the wait. My apologies to the over 500(!?) people I’ve interviewed over the years, but this mad chocolate maker just won and was my favourite interview of all time. 30 minutes of inspiration, passion, excitement, the occasional swear word and sheer love for what he does and with an ambitious dream for something bigger. Was an honour, my friend.
Then he treated us all to an Indian takeaway IN a closed indian restaurant. As you do. And thanks to @lauraheilbrun aka American Laura for helping extract and explore the deepest parts of Liam’s beautiful mind.
Watch this space. Big things #comingsoon
Us pretending to be museum curators at the @britishmuseum last weekend.
Captured as brilliantly as ever on #35mm by @callumbakerphoto - give him a follow! My “Official Photographer” never disappoints ♥️ #throwbackthursday