Dear Friends and Enemies,
So Alan Part 2 is out, as the title suggests. Yes, that’s me, with the thumbs up and the optimism. A little studio and a bunch of dangerously talented and fantastic people make a lot of magic. Apologies for the delay (especially to cast and crew). Stuff happened, as it does, a few new projects and some other work got in the way.
After Part One came out earlier this year I was asked the same two question innumerable times. I will try and answer them briefly:
1. WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU MAKE THIS? HOW MUCH TIME DID IT TAKE? ARE YOU CRAZY?
2. I QUITE ENJOYED THAT AMUSING FILM ABOUT ALAN MOORE. WHAT ELSE ARE YOU MAKING. ARE YOU CRAZY?
Well, firstly we made Alan as the lead sketch for ‘The Cult of Smack’. What is ‘The Cult of Smack’ you ask? Here’s the blurb:
The Cult of Smack is a sketch show for ‘us’ – the comic book geeks, fanboys, nerds, musos, film buffs, gamers, redditors, twitterati, Whedonites, the tech savvy, and the cult smart.
So that’s why. We’ll be talking to people about the show in the new year, or maybe do a Kickstarter as T.V. commissioning is a long, arduous Somme-like process. The pilot script is finished and some great names from comedy, television, cult films/T.V. and new media are attached. A few teaser sketches should appear soonish. One’s about The Hobbit, so as long as we get that out before the new trilogy ends we’ll be grand.
If you think you can help or contribute, feel free to drop me a line.
Just after Christmas I’m releasing a free novella and interlinked audio play involving Sherlock Holmes, robots, Charlie Chaplin, astronauts and murder which should be fun. Then there’s a short film and if that goes well a feature at the end on 2013. None of them are comedy, unless they go horribly wrong in which case I may claim they are comedy. Again, If you think you can help or contribute, feel free to drop me a line.
And if you know a good sequential artists – a good one – not one of those people who draws Superman like he’s made out of wax, stood near a large fire and then had a stroke, no – a good one – then get them to drop me a line. It’s a paid gig.
In the meantime check out the sizzle reel for The Gap, a sketch show we finished a year or so ago featuring Rich Fulcher from The Mighty Boosh and Adeel Akhtar from Four Lions and The Dictator among others.
Until then thanks for reading and (probably) watching the Alan films. If you haven’t watched the Alan films this probably made very little sense. I suggest you watch them for some contextualisation of this blog post. You can find them here:
Biscuits and Salutations