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Sunday, July 31, 2016

My Dream Quinceañera - Alondra Ep 3- A Doll to Remember




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LAUREN ELIZABETH NEW APARTMENT TOUR!!




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BitTorrent News: Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson on BitTorrent News at the DNC




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5 WEIRD Mascara Hacks w/ NataliesOutlet!




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Saturday, July 30, 2016

ONE TRIBE MOVEMENT: IN THIS TOGETHER




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ONE TRIBE MOVEMENT: IN THIS TOGETHER

How hard is it to make a feature film, and how does that sport a web series after release by Universal

The Music in the Status Quo feature film BULA QUO; the magic and complexities of working with a legendary Rock band

The music for the film Bula Quo was always going to be a fusion, but as a screenwriter you hope to do something that lasts or moves, and I wanted to find a new Quo hit. As a screenwriter the music choices are essential and as the director as well, the music choices become even more important because you already have so much control over the story you feel every wrong move.

Certainly the composer I was going to use for the score was never in question nor questioned because this was not something Quo were geared up to do. What was disappointing was that I was told there would be no new songs, the band did not have time in what was a busy schedule.

I was conscious that this could have come from too many suggestions from me. As I have said, the music, more importantly the mood and lyrics should aid the story, the through-line and the mood you want the audience to feel. I had in the many changes to the script, as it went from violent hard playing rocking rock and rollers to comedy, suggested whole lyric lists for new songs as well as old album tracks used like the 1979 track Runaway. Runaway said so much about what was happening in the film and was the session guitarist, Tim Dodd's favourite track. Tim laid down all the guitar work in the score.

A team was building and they did not actually need to learn to work together until the film started, and before then were years of thinking and speculation. I did feel the versions of the script I put forward with lyrics in were received less well. It was perhaps over stepping.

The green light for the film was a shock to us all, having been through so many changes and cancellations for all kinds of reasons, Status Quo were just as popular as ever and their diary playing arenas around the world was unforgiving. The truth is a series of ships or phone calls that met in the night. The film was a lesser priority than touring and there was no gap, even though there were film financiers and players and team members still working and prepared in the wings, and script changes had continually been asked for until we got to the comedy you now see as Bula Quo.

Apart from the touring, if you just saw the number of propositions Quo get your head would spin.

The trigger was a call saying that the Mexico tour was cancelled. That freed up an unexpected gap which they should at best stretch into 5 weeks. I heard many rumours as to why the tour there was cancelled but my favourite as a conspiracy theory lover and film maker was because they could not get a reasonable quote on kidnap insurance, and the risk was high. I don't need to here any real reasons if that is wrong, it works for my brain.

I flew to Jersey and within 24hours the deal was agreed to finance the movie and sealed on a hand shake.

Now people were working for real and taking notice and the logistics of diaries, movement orders and work were factored together long before art or content were looked at again. I am sure that both Francis and Rick do not take any of these crack pot ideas too seriously until they are scheduled and when they did the film gave them many reasons for concern.

Arriving in Fiji changed expectations and script, and the cyclone mentioned in previous blogs, changed it all again.

There were a number of themes I was pushing for hard to be felt by the music as the script had cut into explanation. I also felt that the intern, the young girl Caroline, could in some way be a revisit to the classic song. I wanted a song for her, Caroline the sequel. Not least because at last after fighting with her agent for weeks I got my own daughter to play Caroline. Her cast name was by no way an accident. In the first version of the script she was travelling with her mother, and Joanna Lumley was approached, but it was too many characters.

I also had an emotional attachment to the Gun Song, which I had wanted to be an emotional solo from Francis. 

'Don't know how it happened
I got myself a gun,
Don't want it to be crazy,
Don't want to shoot no one.'

An exposed song, and I could suggest styles and tune, but that was not on. You learn as a director to stay on plot and fight the wars you can win, leave the others in an observation tank for others to notice. Again I was told, no new music and at the same time, the music publishers were playing hard ball on the old songs. They came, and the Fijian demos we had done for places we knew they worked in the film, both Francis and Rick understood when they saw the scenes play out.

It was just days in that Rick came to me with a song. The problem was that with a cyclone hit country, a loss of locations, no villain yet to fly out as Hasselhoff had fallen through, script changes and a local film commission who did not really understand film making, I was busy. I also did not wish to upset Francis by listening to a song from Rick when we had all discussed there would be no new song.

They got to meet my daughter Laura Aikman and both instantly fell for the fellow creative and the team was working together. Francis heard Rick's song, said he really liked it and I then felt I had permission to listen to it. The politics of film making is complex. It was a good song, a very good song.

Francis then asked me for a list of notes on Caroline's character, who was she, what did she think, what was she like, and out came my old lyric list for the sequel I had wished for and I enlarged them into notes that he would get. Francis prefers to write tune first, he is not inspired by Lyrics, but he had something in his head.

Very soon I had two knew songs and they both could see the movie and wanted to read the script more and understand it and add things. What we got was music. More and more song ideas and then the magical Bula Bula Quo, which prejudices aside, is a great Quo track. 

Francis had his own songs in his head and he gave the Gun Song for me and Rhino to complete. It changed, became Rhino rocky, and I am pleased to see the many emails that said it was the best song on the album. Many of the songs were healed by different fans, and that is so good to see.

Both the film and the music are in my mind great works, and I can see the Nameste Quo fusion with Quo's music, see it visually from the two recces done in India, and I can see the script working. I deliberately did not put Caroline in, but had a new young Indian girl. They instantly demanded she was put in.

It is never easy .......  But the musical score, the classical score that reflects the film is another piece of wonder from Mark Blackledge and here is an interview where Jean Heard who played the news anchor in the film, and now has this character Doris, interviews Mark. In this, she discovers that there is a Quo influence to the theme of Shades Of bad !   And I missed that.

Click the text to get the film.  Or go to.
http://dorisvisits.com/2016/07/28/composer/

The film Bula Quo, if you have never seen it, should be seen. It is available on Amazon as a DVD or download.

Friday, July 29, 2016

See The Billy Tupper Trailer Here


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Join Billy, the world’s kindest, dumbest, most enthusiastic ring fighter as he takes on an entire gym full of trained killers in one night.

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ONE LIFE (Collab with Boyce Avenue, Janoskians, Chester See, Madilyn Bailey, etc) | Taryn Southern




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The GHOST MATERIALIZES! - Haunted Beach Trip #6




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Feminist Frequency: Are Women Too Hard To Animate? Tropes vs Women in Video Games




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Shane Dawson TV: MEET MY EX BOYFRIEND




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MY MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT #AskLaurenElizabeth




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SDCC HAUL 2016 - Naked Truth




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UK webseries Doris Shades Of Bad star in Celebrity Big Brother



Celebrity Big Brother kicks off, and Doris Shades Of Bad guest star James Whale is in there.


Last night saw the new big brother house reveal it's celebrity guests, and it has the usual mix of controversial guests and the spoon to stir them all up could be chat show host and broadcaster James Whale.

James Whale, actor, broadcaster....

James, apart from being a guest star as Detective Inspector James Whale in episode 32 of Doris Shades Of Bad (original coffee break versions), is known for the Sunday paper reviews on Sunday Morning Television and his breakfast show on BBC Radio Essex. For many years he had his own late night TV show in the UK with had millions of viewers, figures shows just cannot get nowadays. James has had long stints on LBC, Talk Radio and Talk Sport. Click here to go to the site which will have the interview between James and Stuart.

The Connection ....

James Whale used to be the Late Night presenter on Metro Radio in Newcastle back in the 1970's, and it was there he became friends with Stuart St Paul who was then the breakfast show DJ. Stuart is now the executive producer on Shades Of Bad who has dragged in some interesting guests. Here in this interview, James and Stuart chat, head to head in the garden of Doris Shades, which is his house.  Click here to go to the site which will have the interview between James and Stuart.

The Episode

Episode 32, a lofty number very few web series achieve, is the one that James Whale appears in. The role made for him is Detective Inspector James Whale, who comes into the made house to arrest someone for murder. The series is not to be taken too seriously, it is a very light hearted humorous but very dark show about Doris Shades Of Bad, a woman who has needs, and revenge is amongst them.

Click this text for the episode which is on daily Motion so Blogspot does not support it as a film box.

Watch Shades Of Bad from the start

Click here for the very first episode of the coffee bite series on our new Daily Motion Channel.

Other Guest Stars ....

Almost all the web series shows nominated for awards in the USA were American, but guest star Richard Beaumont was nominated for his guest appearance. Ricky was a child star in many films like Digby the Dog. Now, as we head into the Rio Olympics period World Champion and Olympian Derek Redmond becomes a huge presence in ten episodes ... episodes 43 to 53. Derek was hugely nervous in his first acting role and due to his packed diary he often had to change days, arrive late and on one day had a Sky Sports camera team arrive at the house to take over and interview him during a lunch break. Take a look at his entrance.

Where is Shades Of Bad now?

Good question. There is no doubt that the tail is now wagging the dog.  The spin off travel show Doris Visits has become an instant huge web success and has been selected and put onto the Opera TV channel already. The web site went up a few days ago www.dorisvisits.com (click this text) and already has over 60 pages loaded and schedule to release at two each day, then one a day. 
Take a look at just one show, Doris is very different in the travel show and it makes for a very friendly and engaging presentation.

This weeks episode is number 55

Fifty five episodes of a web series and still going is quite a fete. The girls, Jean and Lynn who play Doris and Wilma just wrote and directed their own episode which Buster came back and patiently did camera from. That will slot in between episode 56 and 57 and delay the next guest star from arriving by another week. This week, episode 55 is called the garage where the three girls load a dead body into the car to go and dump it in the woods (next weeks). Three leave, only two come back is all the hint we will give you. Next week in the woods was the first UK exterior location, and a night shoot. Did they have a crew and lights.... did they heck. Total crew was doubled from one to two ! And a hand generator was borrowed to work their 3 x LED light panels. 

Manuel Martinez

Is a name you might not know unless you are involved with the live cabaret circuit. He is a comedian / magician who just played at Stephen Hawkins even in the Canaries, and is well known on the cruise ship circuit. He comes in and goes and comes back and.... well, that is the future. A glimpse of him is in the behind the scenes video explaining how Doris Shades Of Bad shot in Norway and Barcelona.

The future of Doris Shades Of Bad

Ex INDYUK Films producer and then assistant to Duncan Heath at ICM, Philip Kennan has been brought back with the remit of turning the series on its head. The series will start and timeline Doris Shades post arrest and in treatment, and all that has been shot will be used as flash backs. He has free reign to explore all possibilities. There is no time line on this as there are no less that 6 cruises booked and a number of other trips for Doris Shades to take as Doris Visits.




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Thursday, July 28, 2016

LIVE: DNC Day 4: Protests continue....













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Why I, a Bernie supporter, prefer Trump to Hillary Clinton

Stairway to heaven knows what?! ((Yukata Cowboy Season 3 Episode 5)

6 Inspirational Women In Fiction


It’s been a long time coming and I’ve decided to chronicle six women in fiction who can serve as excellent role models for the modern generation. These characters have a strong sense of justice and are driven by passion to achieve their goals no matter what. In an age where women are rising up to be the leaders of the new world, inspiration is hardly lacking in the real world. But fiction can influence our hearts and that is powerful in an age where practical reality tries to overshadow our humane instinct to follow our dreams and fight for a righteous cause.

I’ve picked each one to represent a certain community within their fictional genres. Because I was moving across genres, I decided to pick one from each category and avoided going too mainstream like wonder woman, who we all admire already. The genres, respectively, are - a movie, a comic book, a novel, a web series, science fiction, and gaming franchise.

Violet Baudelaire

 Movie

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

 

A curious teenage child with a penchant for inventions, Violet Baudelaire is our pick for the movie category. The cinematic adaptation of the lovable books, A Series of Unfortunate Events, takes us on a beautiful ride into the escapades of three orphaned children with incredible minds. Violet Baudelaire is a role model for all the budding engineers and inventors out there. The movie chronicles her many daring feats and beautifully portrays her skill in making handy inventions out of common, everyday items. Assisted by her knowledgeable, book-loving brother and baby sister with incredibly sharp teeth - her inventions get this adorable trio out of many a pickle.


Oracle


Comics

DC Comics


 Barbara Gordon tries to follow in the footsteps of the Dark Knight, under the alias of Batgirl, but suffers a horrible fate at the hands of the Joker who shoots her in the spine. The scenario leaves her unable to walk. But she doesn’t stop there. She takes on the mantle of Oracle! She is disabled, but that does not stop her from pushing the boundaries of her capabilities and becomes one of the greatest strategist and spy in the DC universe. Her fight isn’t from the front lines, although that wouldn’t bother her too much, she fights crime in her own way from a computer screen and a secure radio channel.


Miss Marple


Novel

Agatha Christie


 An elderly spinster from the village of St. Mary Mead is our pick for the novel category. Appearing as a consultant detective in the 12 crime novels compiled by Agatha Christie, she is an idol for the intellectual woman with a sharp eye for details and incredible deductive skills. Her analysis of each crime as it is presented to her never fails to astound the reader and we can’t help but admire her gritty determination to weed out the real perpetrators of the crime.


Justice Woman


Web Series

Vanessa Verduga


 The web series is the entertainment for the future and considering the large number of web series out there, Justice Woman makes the cherry on the cake. Written by actor, producer, director, activist and playwright, Vanessa Verduga stars in her web series as the headstrong, sexy lawyer, Sofia Escala who leads a double life as the vigilante Justice Woman. She holds a grudge against the white collar criminals in the system, who accepts bribes to betray the hard working common citizens. The witty, sarcastic humor and a cross-dressing sidekick make it a full blown package that will keep you entertained throughout the seasons. Her steadfast resolve to stand up for justice and morals makes her the ideal choice for this category.


Leia Skywalker


Science Fiction Franchise

Star Wars


 Science fiction has always been considered a sacred nerd zone that is impervious to modern pop culture trends. No matter how much swag one might have, come comic-con, the Chewbacca costumes will be out! Leia Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise (mostly in the post-movie books) is a powerful leader who brings peace and order back in the galaxy from the political side of things. Considering her childhood as part of the Organa family, she goes on to become one of the strongest characters in science fiction in her quest to unite the galaxy even amidst the many interjections from the dark side.


Cortana


Game Franchise


Halo


One of the greatest gaming franchises ever to hit the gaming community and also what primarily drives people to buy the Microsoft’s exclusive-for-gaming product, the X-Box, the Halo series would be a dull and frustrating affair were it not for the smartest among smart AI constructs, Cortana. Appearing in the image of her creator, Dr. Catherine Halsey, the intelligent strategist with a sarcastic tongue is our pick for the strongest woman in a gaming franchise (Lara Croft and Tifa were close seconds). While the master chief can take out hordes and hordes of super strong aliens coming his way, without Cortana, the human race in the Halo universe would have gone extinct from the Covenant invasions and not even the Spartan programs would have made a difference.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DIY Gold Dipped Balloons?! | Niki And Gabi DIY or DI-Don't




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Awesomeness TV: ARIANA GRANDE BREAKS UP WITH RICKY ALVAREZ




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Dave Franco and Emma Roberts PRANK CALL DARE!




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INGRESS San Diego #AegisNova




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Lauren Giraldo: My C R A Z Y cousins




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TED-Ed: How did Hitler rise to power? - Alex Gendler and Anthony Hazard




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Marina Joyce: DATE OUTFIT IDEAS








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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

INGRESS Sydney #AegisNova




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Breaking Trail: Crocodile Caught in Drainpipe!




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HEY NADINE: Packing TRAVEL HACKS + How To Pack



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JennXPenn: BREAKING WEIRD AMERICAN LAWS




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TOUCH THE FACE CHALLENGE - Merrell Twins w/Adam Saleh




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Lauren Giraldo: LAST DAY IN MIAMI




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