4 years ago today Kristaps and I shot a film with the one and only, Mr Hummerstone, grave stone carver extraordinaire. (Link on my website!) Later this month, @kris7aps and I are collab-ing again (for the first time since The Corpse Series!) to catch up with Gabriel as part of a new doc we’re working on... Photography by @callumbakerphoto who will be collab-ing again too!
4 years ago today I released the final chapter in The Goat Trilogy saga! A lot of tears were shed that day apparently!
Having now visited some of the people across the pond, who stayed up as a family to watch the release in a different time zone, it still baffles me how much these (very) silly little films connected so many people in the weirdest of ways, made me some lifelong friends and truly changed my life in so many ways. More on that...very soon.
Well that got your attention.
#FlashbackFriday to 2 years ago today when THAT #TheCorpseSeries poster premiered. Now it’s been #banned from many an international film festival and even been censored (albeit just the tip!) from at least one.
The horror comedy is now double BAFTA Cymru nominated and slipped into over 20 film festivals with more awards than the 7 chapters of mishaps it wields- just can’t keep it down.
Some exciting news soon. But for now, as you were.
Couldn’t ask for a better welcome back to Wales than way too much Chinese food on the seafront, served with an almighty deep life catch-up about the importance of change with a few of my favourite people- American Laura, Liam NomNom and Cecilia the Wise (the owner at Lotus Asian Fusion Restaurant & Take-Away/behind the camera) 🍾🥂🥢
Dear Dead Aled, it has been a long round trip from Isle Of Wight to London, Cheltenham, Cardiff and now Llanelli...but I will be returning your prize white tiger (Archer) tomorrow before we see Ant-Man and The Wasp! @aledwatson 🐯🏹🎯🐜🐝 Shot on #35mm
May have peaked my list of clients and brands I’ve worked for now...with Apple! Post produced this promo at gorilla editors for @beatsbydre which you can watch on the IGTV of @rioferdy5 ⚽️🍏🎵 Check it out! Great job to everyone involved!
Thanks London for the opportunities! Popping back to Wales now as I plan to make a brand new short film next month... 🏴🎥👽
Special thank you to these bunch of heroes for helping out by joining us on an adventure in the Valleys yesterday! A real treat to be around such enthusiastic, positive and humbly beautiful people! That includes my mother and sister @lauloubutton for agreeing to pose and come find a cave for a film! What a day. #filming#bestpeople#visitwales
Super nostalgia day as we re-visited the set of Rocket Boys. Was last there 6 years ago in 2012 when we shot the short film. 12 awards later the Rocket Boys are now both 18 year old Rocket Men! I even sat in the same chair I asked my dad to sit in and shout “HUW!” for hours on end. Aw, good times. #rocketboys#nostalgia#goodolddays#memories#flashbackfriday
Watch the film on my website- link in bio! 🚀
Mega thank you to all these guys for again blending the line between ‘client’ and friends and smashing what they do. Big love to the whole gang at @cardiffuni - even a pleasure to take your photo! What a fantastic couple of weeks pretending to be students again! #cardiffuni#summerschools#thankyou
Bantastic last minute shoot this week with an amazing team of old and new friends for an (undisclosed) brand! Client was happy and there was pizza, so we were very happy. Now back to Wales for 10 more shoots for my own clients... #imcominghome#filming#shoot#producer (highly recommend @so_chido as a co-director! Nailed it. 🇲🇽)