Tuesday’s Mask

Tuesday’s Mask

Tuesday’s Mask

Tuesday’s Mask is a short film created in September 2014 whilst we were shooting Symbiote. It tells the story of Stephen, a soldier who wakes in an unknown forest, and of his relationship to a woman called Tuesday.

Posted by jason in Featured Slider, Films, Shorts, Tuesday's Mask
Fair Warning

Fair Warning

Fair Warning

Before everything there is nothing. Ask someone who is alive what it is like to be dead, and they cannot tell you. This is because before life they were nothing. Before everything they were nothing.

I was supposed to tell them if I began to ‘understand’, but part of that understanding was knowing they would be scared, and knowing what they might do if they were scared. Such reasoning is an impossible leap without understanding. Before, if there was no sense, then it made no sense. And it was discarded.

Posted by jason in Short Stories
Last Contact

Last Contact

Last Contact

Last Contact is a sitcom webseries, filmed in 2013 and initially put on YouTube in 2014. Following inquiries from sales agent, the series has been removed from YouTube and is currently seeking buyers.

The series stars: Simon Birks, Marielle Birks, Griff Harris, Pooja Shah, Norman Lovett and Helen Jenkinson. Series one consisted of 6 episodes of 20 minutes, plus 10 short staff meetings and a one-off scene called Discontinuity.

The series focuses on a group of university ‘scientists’ who are looking into novel ways of communicating with aliens. It is funny, and weird!

Visit the website for more information.

Posted by jason in Featured Slider, Sitcom
The Search For Simon

The Search For Simon

The Search For Simon

I wrote this film with Martin Gooch, and play the part of David’s friend, Robert. It had its’ première at the London Sci-Fi Film Festival in May 2013. Primarily, it’s a comedy about David, who is searching for his brother, Simon, who he’s been told was abducted by aliens.

Also in the film are Carol Cleveland from Monty Python, Tom Price from Torchwood, Simon Jones from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Chase Masterson from Star Trek DS9, and Sophie Aldred from Doctor Who.

See the Facebook page –> http://www.facebook.com/TheSearchForSimon

 

Posted by jason in Features, Films
Station’ry

Station’ry

Station’ry

Station’ry is a full length comedy stage play for a man and a woman. First performed in July 2010, it was put on at the Brighton Festival Fringe in 2011.

Act One – ‘At a Funny Angle’

Act Two – ‘Longhollowman’

Act Three – ‘A Picture of Me’

Act Three – ‘You’re No Fun’

Posted by jason in Plays, Station'ry
Folded

Folded

Folded

Folded is based on a poem I wrote about a woman who’s life is turned upside down when she receives a folded note. We shot the film based on the poem, and included things folding and unfolding as part of the theme.

Posted by jason in Films, Folded
Long Tousled Hair

Long Tousled Hair

Long Tousled Hair

In her hands,
her hair curls round in
unfinished thoughts.
Tousled troubles long since forgotten
hang one under another
like knots in a string.
And, of course, she still smiles,
an emotional measure deflecting concern,
make-believe recollections often shown to be fine.
Then, as night carries on,
we stand in a circle knowing full well
tracing the lines with a tip of the coffee cup,
enforcing this lie with each sip of the dark.

Yes, we all have our faults,
God knows, they’ve been counted,
but mine, like notches on embittered wood,
have scarred, become separate,
left alone at the place where I chose, once, to carve them,
not carried like hers,
in that long tousled hair.

Posted by jason in Poetry
Folded

Folded

Folded

Folded,
she found the letter,
creased into quarters,
one over another,
the paper,
its lines dented deeply within
with a writing she knew wasn’t his.

How slowly she bent to pick up its edge,
delicately cupped within shaking hands,
she watched it,
her face kept perfectly still,
her heart,
how it hurt her insides.

She rested it by his afternoon tea,
waited for over three hours before
eventually she could wait no more
she took it and read it alone.

And what she read,
how it sliced!
Through her heart,
through her life
with the tale it gleefully told,
and now as she’d found it
in cruel recompense
did she cry,
and her life, too,
fold.

Posted by jason in Poetry
Back to Front

Back to Front

Back to Front

eyes closed
voices talking
past the window
could be anything
could be anywhere
it’s warm enough

perhaps the train
will never stop
and I will fade away,
just some clothes
on the seat
a wallet full of
old receipts

this is my calm
the morning dream
rushing onwards
back to front

Posted by jason in Poetry