happy f*cking valentines

Luke McQueen and I, having a nice date.

Brett Goldstein and I, at the end of a nice date.

Panic Stations #3 from Jim Owen on Vimeo.
Harri Grace and I, after a nice date.

One Tw*t has arrived…

This is a film I wrote called One Tw*t directed by Ben Mallaby.
Julie’s connection to her brother is so strong it stops her meeting a man. That is, until Bradley shows up.
Starring Mike Wozniak, Tom Meeten and Rachel Stubbings

In memory of Paul Cobley

For Mr. Cobley.
I write this from the dark, for my brightest light is out.
Today I was meant to see my friend to say goodbye forever, but he’d gone before I got there.
I know grief. I know that if you catch it in the right moment, it can be love, not loss. I hope to do that here.
I loved Paul Cobley on sight. I wasn’t able … Continue reading In memory of Paul Cobley »

November’s Shooting The Breeze – thanking you all please

Despite the standard post-Shooting The Breeze hangover, I feel all fuzzy with appreciation. Thank you to all the filmmakers, of which I have mentioned below, and thank you to all who came. With a risk of sounding like a ruddy hippy, nothing makes me happier than sharing good films with good people.
We opened with The Blacksmith written and directed by STB fave Jon Drever at Grain Media, … Continue reading November’s Shooting The Breeze – thanking you all please »

HOW TO DO ACTING with Rachel Stubbings

BA Hons Theatre | A-Level Drama – B (fucked it on the theory) | GCSE Drama – A*
Acting, by Rachel Stubbings
This is part 1, me acting furious:

How To Do An Actors Showreel with Rachel Stubbings part 1 from Rachel Stubbings on Vimeo.
This is me acting frightened or, scared:

How To Do An Actors Showreel with Rachel Stubbings part 2 from Rachel Stubbings on Vimeo.
And finally, doing sad:

How To … Continue reading HOW TO DO ACTING with Rachel Stubbings »

September’s Shooting The Breeze – A Big Thank You

Firstly, a thank you to everyone that came to Shortwave Cinema for Shooting The Breeze – for your patience during the black out, your politeness at being chucked out and your lovely feedback after.

Magnificent lo-fi lighting for Ben Mallaby & @RachelStubbings at #shootingthebreeze. Lobdon’s best short film night? pic.twitter.com/thmHfqpBjI
— Blaine Brothers (@blainebrothers) September 17, 2015

This months’s contributors were nothing short of brilliant, I aim to … Continue reading September’s Shooting The Breeze – A Big Thank You »

Next Shooting The Breeze is Sep 17th

This will be the 4th Shooting The Breeze at Shortwave Cinema and with it comes a plethora of brilliant new shorts, clips and guests.
Shooting The Breeze came about from being a filmmaker myself and feeling heartbroken when the fruits of mine and my friends, whom are usually all working round the clock in their personal time to create such things, are only viewed on the … Continue reading Next Shooting The Breeze is Sep 17th »

How To Make Films

Myself and Stu Laws of Turtle Canyon fame have been threatening to work together for years, and we finally got around to it. Here’s some characters really similar to ourselves, called Cords and Dane, who much like Stu and I, make films, for no money, all the time.
I don’t adhere to any of the rules personally, but you might learn something.

Stu has been blogging in … Continue reading How To Make Films »

i did it for love

In May 2015, for reasons I no longer remember, I decided to dust off my old agony aunt character, a character I cleverly named Rachel Stubbings.

STUBBING OUT PROBLEMS TEASER from Rachel Stubbings on Vimeo.
Here’s some of the highlights but the whole caboodle can be found at www.stubbingoutproblems.com, the below doesn’t touch the sides.

Stubbing Out Problems #4 feat Amy Stephenson from Rachel Stubbings on Vimeo.
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