Review: Midnight Special (2016) Directed: Jeff Nichols Featuring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepherd and Jaeden Lieberher. Jeff Nichols the director who brought us Mud (2012), Take Shelter (2011) and Shotgun Stories (2007) brings us another genre bending story Midnight Special along with regular collaborator the always-excellent Michael Shannon. This story sees a father and son […]
Podcast #4 sees our directer actually going to Guy’s home and studio to film a 5 minute documentary on the craft of stop motion animation. Remember the Documentary Edge Festival starts soon. See you there.
Well its now official Disney has won movies. With all the franchises and studios they own – Pixar, Marvel, Lucas – there does not seem to be a month that goes by when they release a thoroughly excellent movie, whether its Zootopia, this months Jungle Book or next months Civil War Disney are churning out big budget extravaganzas which not […]
Hi all – The latest podcast about Guy and the launch of the Doc Edge Festival in Auckland. Thanks and stay tuned!!
Hi all I have just been to the launch of the 2016 Documentary Edge Festival at the Auckland Art Gallery and it was just awesome. My first taste of a real festival with my short doco in it. I could not have asked for more. With my good friend Rorro. We met lots of other directors and producers. And we watched the documentary Song of Lahore just excellent.
One of the most popular genres for debut film makers to dip their toes into is the Horror genre. That means that every year there are hundreds of new horror films being released on to DVD, BR, streaming and at the movies. Most often they are cheap knock offs of familiar sub-genres, werewolves, vampires and zombies as well as found […]
I have been interviewed for about half an hour by the Dominion newspaper in Wellington. It was very exciting talking about the last year and how “An Animated guy” came into being. How I met Guy and the cool people I met making the documentary. A special shout out to: Guy Capper, Tim Capper, Ros Capper, Jemaine Clement, Laura Tait, […]
Hi All here is another podcast just about the moment I first saw Guy and how that happened. Thanks all.
Hi all as you may know I Produced/Directed the short doco “An Animated Guy” I will be attending the Wellington Screening on 7th May 2016 at 1.30pm. If you would like to share your thoughts or stories please look out for me. John Spry
Just found out that I will be doing a small amount of press next week, done by the Dominion and ergo Stuff.co.nz. Will keep you all posted. Very exciting – never done press before!!!!! What would Robert and Sheepy think?
The first of a series of podcasts about making “An Animated Guy”.
Directed by Richard Kelly Featuring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden With the upcoming release of Jeff Nicholls “Midnight Special” and the director could be considered the Richard Kelly of his day I thought it may be a good time to revisit Kelly’s “The Box” from 2009. After the success of “Donnie Darko” (2001) and the misfire of “Southland Tales” (2006) he […]
Today I am dropping my short documentary “An Animated Guy” to the Doc Edge Festival offices today in Auckland and this is the last step in the process for people to start seeing the film. I am so nervous and all I can think about is all the things I want to change and add. If only I had been […]
Well with the confirmation that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has fallen almost 70% weekend to weekend in the US and 85% in China it appears that audiences have spoken and listened to the overwhelming reviews that have been generated globally. Not even rabid fanboys could save it. Once looking like a billion dollar movie it now looks considerably […]