New Film In 2015

Since the completion of Atlas over the Summer, I've been hard at work on a new film project. Whilst the film is still in planning, I'd like to share a few details on what I've currently been writing.

The next project is radically different in tone from Atlas, Contract and Convictions - one that's much more sinister and natural. The film carries mature themes, shown through everything from cinematography to the dialogue. It will also continue themes of family and relationships, but explores these in new directions. A central theme of the story is regret.

The film is expected to start production in 2015. Sorry to be so vague; I cant't reveal too much on the story right now. But, my biggest clue to the film is that it'll be...killer.

 

Behind The Scenes Stills - Atlas

A couple of weeks ago, we finished filming the new short film, Atlas. The film follows a widowed mother, Olivia, coping with her loss and the weight it carries for both herself and her daughter.

See what we got up to in some of these stills from the set.

Atlas will be released online this Summer.

New Website Design

Welcome to the new-look website.

Simplicity and coherence are the focus on the redesign, and you'll notice the consistent appearance across all pages, and when viewed on different devices.

Because of the focus now on mobile, the website will fit to any screen size, including desktop, mobile and tablet.

As a portfolio to showcase my work, it made perfect sense to make the blog the front page of the website. The blog runs on a completely different platform, meaning I'll be posting more regularly and keeping everything up to date.

Feel free to take a look around. I'll be posting more updates on Atlas in the next few days, so stay tuned.

Contract - Short Drama

Alan Waters is struggling. With financial difficulties and the recent death of his father, Alan's future is bleak. But when the enigmatic Mr. Coral visits Alan one fateful day, he makes an offer Alan can't refuse.

A contract. Upon signing, the holder is granted a lifetime of good fortune, allowing Alan and his partner, Lucy, to live a life they'd only dreamed of. The catch? In exchange, the holder's lifespan is reduced by half as payment.

Contract is a follow-up to Convictions.

Written & Directed by James Parkes.

Contract Theatrical Poster

In the leadup to the release of Contract, here's the final poster for the short film.

There's a couple of things to look out for in the poster, hidden within the ink.

Contract will be premiered at Capture 13 in The Showroom Cinema, Sheffield on June 6, and will be available to watch online shortly after the event.

You can read more about Contract and the other shorts premiering at Capture 13 on the official blog for the event: http://capture13.blogspot.co.uk

You can also follow me on Twitter for up-to-date news on Contract and other projects I'm currently working on.

Contract Poster

With only one month to go until the release of my new short film: Contract, here's the latest

poster to whet your appetite.

Alan Waters is struggling. With financial difficulties and the recent death of his father, Alan’s future is bleak. But when the enigmatic Mr. Coral visits Alan one fateful day, he makes an offer Alan can’t refuse.

A contract. Upon signing, the holder is granted a lifetime of good fortune, allowing Alan and his partner, Lucy, to live a life they’d only dreamed of. The catch? In exchange, the holder’s lifespan is reduced by half as payment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_HHjkzdaxDg

Contract will be released this Summer. You can follow me on Twitter for up-to-date news about Contract and other short films I’m working on.

Contract Teaser Trailer

Teaser trailer for the upcoming short drama, Contract.  


Alan Waters is struggling. With a mundane job, lack of money, and the recent death of his father, Alan’s future is bleak. But when the enigmatic man going by the name, Mr. Coral visits Alan at his dingy apartment, he makes an offer Alan can’t refuse.

A contract. Upon signing, the holder is granted a lifetime of good fortune, ending their troubles permanently, and allowing Alan and his partner, Lucy, to live a life they’d only dreamed of. The catch? In exchange, the holder’s lifespan is reduced by half as payment.


You can find out more about Contract, here.

Contract will be released this Summer. You can follow me on Twitter for up-to-date news about Contract and other short films I'm working on.

Contract - Coming Soon - Short Drama

Alan Waters is struggling. With a mundane job, lack of money, and the recent death of his father, Alan’s future is bleak. But when the enigmatic man going by the name, Mr. Coral visits Alan at his dingy apartment, he makes an offer Alan can’t refuse.

A contract. Upon signing, the holder is granted a lifetime of good fortune, ending their troubles permanently, and allowing Alan and his partner, Lucy, to live a life they’d only dreamed of. The catch? In exchange, the holder’s lifespan is reduced by half as payment.

It’s only when Alan gives into temptation, does he realise that those who live fast, die young, and that all good things must come to an end.

Following on from Convictions, Contract will be released later this year in 2013.

You can watch the predecessor, Convictions, below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbe-KPmFqms