Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Clive Released & Reactions

Last week, Nathaniel Kelly's new web series, CLIVE, was unleashed on YouTube. It's a colourful little series with six short, digestible episodes.



In today's day and age, something doesn't exist unless there's a reaction video. So in conjunction with the release of CLIVE, I produced a reaction video for each episode, with a range of people from the cast & crew. They start weird and get weirder and weirder.



I'm glad we live in a world where CLIVE exists.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Activate Nathaniel Kelly: Production Powerhouse

In the past couple weeks my long-time filmmaking collaborator, Nathaniel Kelly, has started (or rather, returned to) producing short and simple YouTube videos. He has made two of these new ones so far, and both were entirely shot and edited in the same afternoon. They're fairly simple and straightfoward, but that doesn't make them any less interesting and cool. And with both of us working on larger projects lately, it's always nice to remind yourself what you can create in a single afternoon.

Here are the two flicks! First one featuring yours truly.



Tuesday, 5 March 2019

A Wacky Short Story Podcast

Years ago, my mate Christopher Stennett started writing a short story every single week, and publishing them on his website waitwhatsorry.com. These stories are very wacky and diverse and pretty unpredictable. And at this point, there are hundreds of them.

As an enormous fan of podcasts and audiobooks, I of course began to wonder if I could audio-ify them. Chris has accepted, Thomas Field has done up a jingle, and so every Monday I will be releasing an audio version of a story from Wait! What? Sorry.

Check out the first episode here:

I use a Chromebook

And I've recently made a few YouTube videos about it. The first has received a lot of attention. As in, like 5 times more attention than my next most popular original YouTube video. This is nice, but unexpected, and low-key stressful and daunting. In general, I'm thankful that audiences have been lovely (YouTubers are often & notoriously the worst).

It is still interesting how easily online audiences can take everything as a personal affront. Sure I enjoy Chromebooks, but I genuinely like all kinds of computers, and don't care what other people want to use. In the end they're all just slightly different tools. Some viewers have taken my videos about Chromebooks as a statement that everyone should use Chromebooks. Outrage is the opium of the internet.

Anyhow, here are the three videos:





Saturday, 5 January 2019

The Sketch Files 4

Just before Christmas I completed the fourth entry in my absurd sketch webseries called The Sketch Files.

I'm always excited to experiment in this series, and really enjoyed doing so in The Sketch Files 4, with a new style and some new themes and some different ideas.



We hope you enjoy this strange little horror story.


Performing in Black Comedy & Love's Labour's Lost

In November and December 2018 I was ecstatic to be given the opportunity to act in two bright, lively and hilarious plays. Both were directed by Tony Rive and presented in Darwin's Browns Mart Theatre.

First came Darwin Theatre Company's Black Comedy, a tight and fast piece of British absurdity with some really fun physical gags:



Then came Corrugated Iron's production of Love's Labour's Lost, a strange little Shakespeare, which was presented at Browns Mart alongside an excellent production of Animal Farm.



I was also honoured to be given the opportunity to create the television advertisement for Corrugated Iron's shows, which you can view here:



Unreal amounts of fun making these shows with so many cool people.