Half-term is just around the corner and whilst I'll be taking some time off during the week, there'll be lots of juggling going on here as I entertain little kids and make big deadlines. The
The Cannes Film Festival always proves to be the most gloriously glamorous whirlwind of a break! My 5th time attending, every festival, honestly- and somewhat miraculously (as every year is sooo flipping good)- seems to beat the rest.
Welcome to the latest Wonderful Women with the award winning filmmaker, Debbie Shuter. Debbie has directed and produced numerous documentaries and feature films including 'Beigles Already' (her first film) - a short documentary for BBC1, 'Educating Haji' - BBC1, 'St Lukes' - Cutting Edge C4 and 'The Veteran' - a feature film starring Brian Cox and Toby Kebbell.
Although aged just 6 and 3 respectively, Oliver and Xander have got a trainer collection to rival Kanye-OK maybe not Kanye but Saint at least ;) That's how blogger kids roll these days huh!
We're a household of HUGE Disney fans.
As a family of Disney lovers, we've gone ga-ga for the new 7 dwarves capsule collection at Melijoe.
It's nearly the end of February half-term (weep, it's been a gorgeously relaxed one here) so earlier this week, we headed to Cottage Road Cinema in Leeds to watch Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. If you're going, take cotton wool for your ears and wine if you can to get through it. The kids loved it to be fair.
As a natural, born creative I love nothing more than spending my days writing, producing videos, directing and generally immersing myself in creative projects. I'm so pleased that mine and my husband's creative genes have been passed down to my two sons, Oliver and Xander too.
As women, we often feel like frauds don't we? I know I do, and often, and there's a term for it: the imposter syndrome.
I love writing my film round-ups but I've realised one genre I haven't covered is horror movies which could well be because I'm a big baby (the Simpsons Halloween special even scares me!)
Just like a bored adult, kids need stimulation, and fun too and while there's a place for watching the box (we adore movies in this house) we love engaging in fun things that help develop little minds and motor skills.
Bonjour mes amis, I'm excitingly off to the Cannes Film Festival for a long weekend away and I simply cannot wait.
To brighten up this Monday, I have an exciting competition for all your Shaun the Sheep fans out there-this Sunday (25 January 2015) you could be walking the red carpet with your family at the the world premier of Shaun the Sheep Movie.
I mentioned on Facebook recently how mesmerized my son, Oliver, aged 4 1/2 was by the movie of the moment, the modern ET, Earth to Echo. I've never seen a film, any film effect him as much as this one.
...As many of you know I'll soon be setting off for a few days at the Cannes Film Festival... First up is a dress fitting for frocks for the festival and BritMums Live with Fever London in the Big Smoke and a crazy-early flight to the South of France on Tuesday morning.
For those who don't know, I'm a freelance writer/director directing drama, documentary, shorts, promos and music videos. I've been lucky enough to work with some of the leading production companies in the world and for diverse broadcasters from the BBC to film company Lionsgate UK- and I've even scooped some awards to boot along the way. I love my job-truly, I feel like I get to play and get paid for it.
So which were my best and worst films of 2011.... Sometimes I pretend I'm Claudia Winkleman and BBC Radio Leeds entertain me by inviting me in to talk films, filmmaking and erm the movies on the wireless. I recently gave my review of films in 2011 so I thought I'd enlighten those who missed it, on this here blog.