Friday, 8 August 2014

Sidekicked - The Movie!

A brand new superhero comedy film from the pen of the wonderfully creative J.E. Smith, who also wrote our Doctor Who fan film, Reunion.

A superhero (Daniel Tiner) calls a service for a replacement sidekick, but the guy they send (Joey Dietz) leaves something to be desired. Nonetheless, the two must head downtown to confront an evil (and hot) villainess (Elizabeth Parker) and her own sidekick (Lauren Hearn).

A Wet Paint Production
Director of Photography: Kevin Thrasher
CGI Effects: Graham Quince
Hair & Makeup: Alexis Nabors
Script Supervisor: Jennifer Stoneking
Music: Andy Waldron
Produced, Edited, Written and Directed by JE Smith

Sunday, 6 July 2014

K9 Birthday Cake!

Another extraordinary Doctor Who celebration cake from the amazingly talented Rachel Manning Cakes... Here we see brave K9, looking a bit worse for wear for his adventures...

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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Contradiction - full trailer with Paul Darrow

Paul Darrow and John Guilor star as Paul and Ryan Rand, leaders of Atlas, a controversial cult-like training company. Contradiction is a new interactive live-action video game, featuring Paul Darrow, John Guilor, Rupert Booth, Melanie Gray, Magnus Sinding, Ellen Chivers, Stephen Mosley, Anarosa De Eizaguirre Butler, Daniel Alfieri and Chris Jackson. Written, directed, designed and music by Tim Follin. Produced by Clare Follin.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

The Ribos Operation - a few notes from #Bakerwatch


As a life long fan of Doctor Who, I've been indulging in what I call #Bakerwatch, which is about watching all of the 4th and 6th Doctors adventures in turn.

You catch me quite a way into Tom's run having just finished the start to the Key to Time, The Ribos Operation.

I've seen it a couple of times now and it is more entertaining on a second viewing. It is a wonderfully rich story in a detailed, intriguing setting. This craftsmanship in the writing is complemented by some of the series' best costumes both in design and implementation along with some superb sets. I won't mention the monster, it's not polite to. Let's just say the idea of a crocodilian style reptile beastie is a great concept let down by some lousy production. Think how great it would look if this story was made now!

That said, for all the richness of the setting and the characters, the script is shot through with a lot of exposition. Character background seems to be an excuse for a fair amount of monologuing on virtually everyone's part. It's four episodes that are rather dialogue heavy. The actor's performances manage to carry this off to some extent although the Graff is somewhat one dimensionally bolshie which tends to make him a little tedious.

K9 is used to good effect here. He could so easily cut through the whole plot but his use here is nicely balanced, excitingly doing justice to his powers but at the same time not overwhelming the setting.

A good start then to the Key to Time, although Romana seems to have less to do then one might have hoped from her initial rather striking scene. Looking forward to reviewing The Pirate Planet again next time!

Friday, 25 April 2014

Doctor Who - Reunion - our new fan film!

The Time Lady Romana has been sent by the High Council of Gallifrey to track down the Doctor...!

A new amateur fan film, written by J.E. Smith, from Cheeky Monkey Pictures! made out of love and affection for the series. A prequel to Tyranny of the Daleks, this short film, or Tardisode, tells how the Doctor and Romana met again long after her adventures in E-Space...

Written by J.E. Smith. Starring Lizzie Whiting as Romana and Adam Manning as Doctor Who.  Music by James Consterdine. Director and Camera Operator was Matthew McWilliams.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Doctor Who - Reunion

A shot of a new model TARDIS for our forthcoming Doctor Who fan film, Reunion. This tells the story of how Romana and the Doctor met again and is set prior to Tyranny of the Daleks.

Reunion is written by a wonderfully creative friend, Jeff Smith.

This is a test render of Romana's TARDIS..