Something old, something new…

Folks, it’s been a while.

I’ve mostly been off writing scripts (including co-writing the BAFTA-winning horror #HisHouse, available on Netflix) – and that side of things is set to continue. I’ve just updated this blog with news of that; my apologies for a load of (now quite old) stories coming at once.

But it so happens I like old stories. So, I just wanted to mention that as of today, there is also a new historical fantasy novel in the works.

It takes place in the north, in a time of darkness. It features some characters you may know – or think you know. And there will be monsters.

More to follow.


So… On the night of Sunday 11April two extraordinary things happened almost simultaneously. Hail came down in biblical proportions, covering everything – and HIS HOUSE won a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Phoebe Dynevor presented the award to director, Remi Weekes.

For those who may not know, Felicity Evans and I pitched the original idea for HIS HOUSE to Starchild Pictures. After commissioning we developed it with them – and later with Remi when he was brought on board – and wrote the first draft screenplay.

Still processing, but I think it was real…

HIS HOUSE receives four BAFTA nominations

Nominations for the main BAFTA awards 2021 have been announced – and HIS HOUSE has been nominated in three categories, including Outstanding British film! The film’s lead actor, Ṣọpẹ́ Dirisu, has also been nominated for BAFTA’s Rising Star Award, bringing the total to four nominations.

For the full BAFTA list, go to:

HIS HOUSE gets 16 BIFA nominations

Very happy to announce that HIS HOUSE has been nominated in multiple categories for the British Independent Film Awards, including Director, Screenplay, debut and technical categories. It’s a shame it has to go head to head with the awesome SAINT MAUD (17 nominations) – but if nothing else it shows that horror can do more than jump scares and is at last being taken seriously.

Congrats to SAINT MAUD and all the other nominees!

Find out more here:

New documentary out!

Recently, I wrote and co-directed a documentary about my good friends Bob & Barn (aka Paul Arnold and Andrew Barnabas) who have composed many truly epic scores for a whole host of games, film and TV – not least, Sony’s MediEvil series. And today, it’s out there – courtesy of OfficialPSMag.

The film was co-directed, shot, edited, sound tweaked and, to be honest, pretty much everything by Richard Jackson – noted DoP, director and host of Val Verde Broadcasting.

It’s only short – take a little look…

PERCIVAL released today

PERCIVAL is the world’s first film shot entirely using virtual production methods (at Rebellion’s new studios). No green screen. Almost everything you see is in camera.

Script by me and Felicity Evans, based on an idea by Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley (who appears as the knight and supplied his own armour and weapons) and directed by the hugely talented HaZ Dulull.

You can watch the whole (short) thing here. Enjoy!