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I'm an independent film-maker, whose Graduate film 'Paint' was nominated for a BBC Award at the 17th Birmingham International Film and Television Festival. I have filmed everything from a Golden Lady returning to roost on a town hall spire, to an eccentrics funeral in order to raise money for children's hospitals, and everything in-between. I'm currently a publicity co-ordinator for The British Fantasy Society and its annual convention 'FantasyCon' where I run a short film showcase.
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David J Schow, John Skipp, Christa Faust, Craig Spector, Jeff Vandermeer, Megan Abbott, Cody Goodfellow, Ray Banks, Allan Guthrie, Tom Piccirilli, Eric Shapiro, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Chuck Palahniuk, Joe R Lansdale, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Theodore Sturgeon, Charles Beaumont, Gerald Kersh, John Wyndham, Fritz Leiber. Tim Lucas, and many many more trust me, my TBR pile would give Godzilla pause for thought...
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Dust Devil, Amicus Films, Hellraiser, Film Noir, The Thing (both versions), John Carpenter, Requiem For a Dream, David Cronenberg, Pan's Labyrinth, David Lynch, The Exorcist III, Night and the City, Brain Dead, 11.14, George Romero's films, Run Lola Run, Return of the Living Deda, Phantasm, Bubba-Ho-Tep, Uzumaki, Right at your Door, Brick, 13, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (All versions, except the new one) The Evil Dead trilogy, The Omen Trilogy, Oldboy, so many I can't pin down right now, its the slow burning Alzheimers... As for TV 24, Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Brimstone, Buffy, Carnivale, Dead Like Me, Deadwood, Doctor Who, Family Guy, Farscape, Frasier, Gogs, Futurama, Huff, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Kung Fu, Life on Mars, Lost, Masters Of Horror, Medium, Monty Pythons Flying Circus, MST3K, The Others, Outer Limits, Prison Break, ReGenesis, Reunion, Six Feet Under, South Park, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Long Firm, The Shield, The Simpsons, Twin Peaks, Warner Bros. Cartoons, Weeds, X Files

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THE MANGA BIBLE - AKA - The idiotic spin of Journalists!

I don't know if anyone else in the UK caught the Jeremy Vyne show on BBC Radio 2 dated the 23rd December 2008...

...there was a discussion about The Manga Bible where our host was asking listeners if they thought it should exist.

The presenter pretty much said, to paraphrase 'should bible stories be presented through a medium that was associated with violence and pornography?'

Obviously designed to get people 'talking' (it annoyed me anyway)... can't all forms… Continue

Posted on January 4, 2009 at 10:22pm

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At 6:00am on May 13, 2008, Grant McKenzie said…
Welcome, Martin, enjoy. I have one screenplay under consideration by a Canadian production company at the moment, and my debut novel launches in the UK on Nov. 3.

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