Sunday, 7 November 2010

Lest We Forget

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.


A World Of War

The final shot had been fired.
The last fighter fell,
His enemy wounded and still.
All was dark.
A lonely wind blew through the void,
Whispering its silent wail of senseless agony.
A river of blood burst over its banks of death.
Pain seeped into the earth.
All seemed lost to the world of war.
Trees lay in splinters,
Lands barren and torn.
A moment of peace.
A moment of calm.
The Poppies will grow once more.


We will remember them...

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Steven Savile - The Last Angel eBook

The Last Angel eBook
by Steven Savile

"Gabriel Rush takes a photograph of a beautiful sad-faced hooker in a down town bar and is stunned by what he sees when the picture is developed. At first he thinks it is a flaw in the photograph, but then he recognizes it for what it is, the mark of the Trinity Killer. It is the same mark that scars the faces of mutilated corpses that are turning up all over New York City.

Racing to warn the woman, Gabriel instead finds himself haunted by visions and fighting against time to save his future, the woman he loves, his friends, and - when the killer's identity is finally revealed - his own sanity.

Available (for just 99 cents until Aug 1st) from: Crossroad Press, Smashwords and Amazon

In October 1969, a literary genius was born - oh yes! And at the age of 19 he strung a bunch of words together, little knowing that some time later he was to become something rather special.

Happily for said genius, a.k.a. Steven Savile, I'm no competition to his amazing scribbles, as this blog clearly shows (in fact, the words that currently come to mind are "... any more use than a fart in a wet hole (sorry Steven, just had to nick that line)). So I do the honourable thing of stalking - *cough* - following his career with total devot... genuine admiration: knowing that all he expects in return is a cup of coffee and a slice of fruit cake (of the non-nutty human variety!) once in a while.

But back to that 19 year old Steven: I've just stepped out from his world of Gabriel Rush and Lieutenant Dan Mannelli, policing Manhattan's dark side - the Trinity Killer at work, with no obvious motivation other than to kill and make a mark on the world. We're not talking 'Cagney and Lacey' with blood smeared brush strokes of ‘Q: The Winged Serpent’ splattered about, but you're getting the idea... getting, that is, not 'got'. There's much more, oh so much more. "The magic that shouldn't, couldn't, be real." The images conjured up by Steven are far more intense and disturbing. But you really do have to give it a try for yourself: not that you need further encouragement, as my suggestion should be good enough in its own right, yeah? - pop across to Jeremy Duns Blogspot The Debrief and see what he and Steven have to say on the matter if you don’t believe me...

Remember, this novel saw the birth of a genius, a genius I say!

Happy reading. Mwahahahaha.... ;)


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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

GallifreyOne 2010 interviews

From the Youtube Channel of centralcolumn:

My interview with Tim Hirst, that's Hirst with an 'I,' the publisher of Paul Castle's book Shooty Dog Thing. Tim, who leads the British publishing house Hirst Books, was a kind guest during my interview with author Paul Castle, and was gracious enough to chime in with his own thoughts on Castle's book and the upcoming Matthew Waterhouse biography, also to be published by Hirst Books this June. For more information, please visit to see Tim's other projects, including Anneke "Polly Wright" Wills' autobiography! And, of course, the lovely Miss Wills was present during this interview as well!

To finish my interview round with Paul Castle and Tim Hirst, I spoke with Anneke Wills, who playe Polly Wright with the First and Second Doctors in 1966 and 1967. Miss Wills was on hand to promote her two book autobiography. Thank you Paul, Tim, and Anneke for the pleasant and informative conversation!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Chat Noir Productions

To the Devil his Due

Live video edited by Chat Noir Productions using material shot by the band Diamond Head, during a recording session a the Wall Studio- NEWI Wrexham.

Not the Same

Music video for the Wirral Band, the Mockbeggars, filmed at Fallen Studios Arrow Park by Chat Noir Productions Ltd. (Daniel J. Fox & Mark Ellingham).

Fallen Industries Promo

Fallen Industries Music video promo filmed and edited by Chat Noir Productions Ltd


What Chat Noir Productions says:

Chat Noir Productions is a one-stop video production facility, serving clients across the UK.

From script to screen, we can provide the service that you need to produce stunning corporate and promotional films. We can also document your seminars and private functions.

We pride ourselves on NOT using a formulaic approach to video production, tailoring every Video / DVD to our clients' individual needs. Drawing on our experience in feature films & the world of television, we not only use cinematic filming and editing, but also a variety of advanced post-production techniques such as 3D and 2D effects / animation, original orchestral scores and sound design.

Chat Noir Productions Ltd
PO box 133
CH33 9BL

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Lewis Bailey Animation PROMO REEL 1

Lewis says: This is a promo reel of animated opens and elements I did while at Central Florida News 13.
These samples are just a few I made from 2003 to 2006.
Adobe After Effects and Lightwave 3D are the main programs involved along with Photoshop and Illustrator.
(music by Barry Grey...theme to U.F.O.)