The Groundhog Give

The Groundhog Give

Has anyone here seen the film Groundhog Day? Remember, that film from the 90’s about a man who finds himself living the same day over and over and over again? He is the only person in his world who knows this is happening and after going though periods of dismay and...
ABR

ABR

So, what does ABR stand for? I’ll get to that shortly. But for now let me ask you a question and be truthful: How often do you practice your craft as an actor? I am always astounded when actors tell me that they don’t practise acting as much as they did while they...
Let’s talk Chutzpah

Let’s talk Chutzpah

Chutzpah is a Yiddish term that comes from the Hebrew word ḥutspâ, which means ‘insolence’, ‘cheek’ or ‘audacity’. The modern English usage of the word has taken on a broader meaning, having been popularised through the vernacular used in film, literature and...
Producing Comedy

Producing Comedy

Having read Jon Plowman’s book on How to Produce Comedy Bronze I thought I’d share with you some of his advice on how to get your humorous project on the big or little screen. After all, he did produce such noteworthy shows including Absolutely Fabulous, The Office,...
Downey Time

Downey Time

From early on in his life he was always a rambunctious kid growing up to an artistic, creative dad who also broke the rules and made films his own way. Robert decided to quit school and asked his dad for permission, his dad said ‘Either show up every day or quit. Do...