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“Gone to Ground” nears completion

Posted by Phil On October - 16 - 2022

What do ”Outlaws”, ”Shetland”, ”Downton Abbey movie” and ”Gone to Ground” have in common?

They’ve all been ADR’ed (Automatic dialogue replacement) by Bristol sound studio ”Audio Uproar”

Matt Coster oversaw Melissa’s final outing as ”Magda” the lead in our feature film.

Due to the skills of sound recordist Kevin Harper, there was actually little to do, despite the difficult noisy location. Tidying up some lines after feedback from the dialogue accent coach.

Composer Chris Barnett and Phil are agreeing the music before it moves on to the orchestration

The tracks have been laid, foley near completion and we commence final mixing shortly.

After being delayed by lockdown, three years since cameras rolled, we’re finally near the end.

Melissa recording ADR
Melissa ready to record ADR
Phil at Audio Uproar sound studio
Audio Uproar sound studio

How to cast for your film

Posted by Phil On March - 23 - 2017

I gave a talk on casting last year. So thought it might be of use to share it.  It's presently missing the videos links at the end.

..and several slides don't make a lot of sense without my commentary. But I'll see if I can add more info.  

Hope you find it useful. Any comments welcomed.


Impact 50 Award Winner

Posted by Phil On May - 20 - 2016


Got this email yesterday.  Congratulations to all the other winners… You guys rocks.   ..and so many of my friends.

"The quality of work submitted to the Impact50 initiative was outstanding, and you should rightly be proud of your script and of your achievement as a writer. We can’t wait to get the ball rolling on the filmmaking phase, and then – further down the line – to celebrate with you all."


This email came through just as we were pitching at Cannes and Melissa was saying her embarrassing bit about me being an award winning writer, when I checked my email and said .. "I've just won another award".  ..I just said it without thinking, but I thought afterwards ..That is soo show off.    Still that's what Cannes is about.  


72 hours listening to Rick Astley torture

Posted by Phil On October - 16 - 2015

A mate of mine is doing a bizarre fundraising event.

72 hours in a locked hotel room with Rick Astley on continuous loop. No talking, no books, no washing, no internet. So I’m providing & running the camera system for the live feed. We were live on BBC FiveLive earlier, Meridian TV tonight and Dutch TV
Here’s the link to the