Tromafling and Edinburgh

Back from a frenzied few days in Edinburgh.

TromaFling was a blast. The organisers, Avone and Louise, have juggled together a programme of 205 movies, (from shorts to features), and are managing to attract audiences despite the myriad of other stuff going on in Edinburgh at festival time. Drunkenly babbled my way through a Director’s Q&A session after the screening, having forgotten to keep a decent track of my booze intake. Top fun.

Amongst the other shows we checked out were Radio Blah Blah from TrashHouse’s music composer, sound recordist and Zombie Doctor #1 Danny James, which was entirely unscripted, brave as hell and very funny. Danny’s archiving each show here: http://www.radioblahblah.co.uk/download.htm
(the show we were at was Sunday 14th if you fancy downloading it)

Got back to find that our cats had decided, in our absence, that the litter tray was very old-fashioned and pissing randomly all over the house was the next big thing. Less than delighted, especially since they got fed, watered and had the tray changed every day so it wasn’t like they had grounds to go on dirty protest. Living in fear of discovering more poo and wee as the evening progresses.

Leavin’ for a TrashHouse premiere

In a couple of hours, I’m heading out of the house and heading up towards Edinburgh.
Accompanying me on this merry trip will be my wife, (Pip), and Richard Collins, (who played James The Psycho in TrashHouse). The current plan is to drive until we’re knackered and then find a TravelLodge or similar to crash out in, but Rich seems to have a growing desire to simply drive all night, which might mean arriving in Edinburgh at some stupid time in the morning.

The TrashHouse Premiere is on Tuesday. It’s part of the TromaFling festival, and should be a laugh. I’m down to do a Director’s Q&A afterwards, and I’m not sure what to expect. We’ll spend the other three nights checking out stand-up shows and soaking up the Edinburgh vibe.

Our next two projects, HellBride and KillerKiller, are both shooting towards the end of the year. I meant to spend today working on the scripts, (since neither of them are actually finished yet, and I’m really going to need to pull my finger out), but somehow I got caught up checking through the copy of TrashHouse that we’re taking down to TromaFling instead. I’ve been tweaking sound effects and so on even up to this week, (which considering the flick was first shown at invite-only screenings in January this year probably shows that I never quite know when to leave things the hell alone).

I’ll report back after the festival.

Cheers.