Sorry for the blogpost drying up over the past couple of weeks. As a script writer for hire & UK script consultant I don’t think I’ve ever been so busy! Even back in the days when I was churning out chewing gum TV like Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.
I’ve been really lucky in the past couple of weeks to work on some really innovative and interesting script writing projects. But, enough about me…
I’ve still managed to watch a couple of interesting films over the last few weeks. But rather than blog about them individually, I thought I’d round them up in one quick blogpost.
I caught up with the Mad Max reboot; I enjoyed it, but would rather watch the originals. I also watched Hell or High Water and again enjoyed that, although it underwhelmed a little in the end.
Bizarre curio of recent weeks was the Empire Pictures produced TerrorVision from 1986, cheap cheerful and great fun. This film has almost become an 80s time capsule – some good low budget FX and some great humour. It’s bit trippy at times, but it’s watchable and worth seeking out for fans of retro cheese horror.
I also caught up with Scalps directed by Fred Olen Ray – I had low expectations but I did watch it the whole way through. It’s essentially an amateur film and was made for drive –in’s back in the early 80s.
The thing that interested me most about it, is that it’s rumoured to have been shot on the bootleg format Super 8mm. I’ve got a lot of experience of Super 8mm and it looked indeed like the film was shot on Super 8, for a budget of about $500.
That’s it for this week, I’m still busy working on a really interesting project for the next couple of weekends. After that I’m going to rest a while before going back to the large script writing project I’m working on.
Keep checking back and I’ll try and keep the blogposts more frequent…
Matthew Cooper has been a script writer for hire for over 20 years. He’s written for most of the UK soaps, including writing award winning episodes of Emmerdale, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs and has been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as a script writer. He also works as a content writer for hire and as a UK script consultant. You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb. You can get in touch with Matthew on email@example.com or hire him on Peopleperhour