Monday, 17 August 2009

'Digital Cinema Production' and 'English Through the Cinema' Courses in Spain, July -09

We have recently been down in Spain in a place called Urueña.

There, we have offered a series of courses in 'English Through the Cinema' and 'Digital Cinema Production' that have been successfully received both by the person who contracts us, as much as by the students themselves.

It has been so much so that the next series of courses will be going on in Valencia, Spain, in December 2009.

Notice we are currently developing the set-up of these successful courses in the UK, so please feel free to contact us to express an interest. For more information about the courses, please contact me on

In this video you can watch a bit of the results and we both talking to a Spanish TV station - POPULAR TV.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Fermin Muguruza: The Prolific Chamaleon

And listening some music whilst I write my screenplay Banglatown, I listen healthy inspiring and rebelliously-justified music through one of the best Basque Country rock, introducers of the ska in Spain and lovers of the música punk vasca, revolucionaria de fiesta - a Basque band of all times, good times of a democracy re-established in Spain only 6 years ago. It is my pleasure to introduce in here Kortatu.

El último Ska

There's a reminiscent event in my life where I'm up-to-date reassured I saw the lead singer of Kortatu, Fermin Muguruza (bio), once at an airport's waiting area of which name I happened not to remember. But the feeling was good, was of of asking that man so alike , sat down with a blonde 40-something lady and a dark-haired boy playing about - are you Fermín Muguruza? It's someting that I'd probably always regret for not having asking him whilst he was there, and so alike! And I like what he's done for the Basque musical scene.

In his many facets as an interestingly prolific artist, Fermin Muguruza is also a filmmaker that has recently directed a documentary film called Checkpoint Rock. Looking forward to it!
The co-direction with Javier Corcuera and the trailer of the film are a good promise of film to come this 2009.

Fermin has meaningfully progressed as an artist of many trades and is one of the most important figures of the Spanish cultural scene from the 80s up to today.

Here I leave you with a music video of him. All of a visual and aesthetic spectacle that accompanies lyrics shouting for freedom.

Clara & The Real Lowdown

I'm proud to public in my blog that wonderful singer, ukelele player and songwriter Clara's video - Hopetown House is finished and out there!

The song, Hopetown House, is part of Clara's second album with the London-based band The Real Lowdown.

The effort has been pleasantry rewarding and here are the results for you: - WATCH VIDEO

And remember, the video has been directed by myself and produced by me and Matteo Rolleri through The Hare & The Tortoise Productions and Danseuse Films. Actors such as Ronnie Bylli W and Kelsey Poynter. Photography: Lukas Demgenski. Customes: Nicola Helgesen.

I'd be chuffed if you leave a constructive comment or opinion on the video, thanks!

Besides, you can always listen to further music from Clara by listening to this podcast from 'Discópolis: 24 Abril 2009' where Clara and Harvey Brough tell and sing to the audience their music



It's my very first day writing in it and I feel good and positive about it, despite not having much of a clue where this journey is going to take me. Much as it occurs to be in life itself, not a single way in, so I'll do my best to have OURSELVES happy all the way through the journey.

My aims for this blog are to create and regularly update several sections - from testimonies and adventures of myself in the past, to the most current news on what I'm doing and what happens around me.

Occasional critics, articles and reviews mostly on FILM, DANCE and THE ARTS in general are will be found in a section in this blog that I call THE JOURNAL.

But above all, what I want it to do by starting up this blog is to free-up part of my writings in the internet not only to share them with you, but also to learn about myself as a person and as a professional, and to improve my writing skills, both in English and Spanish alike.

The most the written will allow me, the most I'll let you and I to enjoy this experience, so I'll also keep it short and concise because life goes fast and we want to enjoy more things that the computer's screen.

Off we go!