Wednesday, 30 October 2013


On the 18th November I have my official screening for the film at Soho House which has a small but great screening room. If you can make it, heres the following details...


Friday, 25 October 2013

Film Poster

The 10am film poster can now be seen on an amazing resource for short film poster art work based out of the US. Its well worth checking out, theres loads of good poster art to look at. Im chuffed they've added our poster to that list.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Martin Serene plays Aeron Senior.

Martin is a true original and when I needed someone to play Mr Aeron (The dad) there was only one man in mind. Born in the heart of Salford and then onwards to everywhere but Salford, he is a class act both funny and sometimes frightening which makes for a useful and memorable mix.

Martin is both an actor and 1st assistant director by trade who at one time worked with the best in Hollywood including Tony Scott RIP. His first acting break of all films was playing Wild Bill in Se7en.  His scene involved the leather shop, need I say more.

Check Martins IMDB here

Heres Martin in the Leather Shop.

The 10am.

Score by Graham Massey

When I set out to create music for the short the first person that entered my head was fellow Mancunian Graham Massey. Graham is a pioneer in electronic music, acid house, famous for his band 808 State, collaborations with A Guy Called Gerald, Bjork, love for Sun Ra and loads of other great stuff and just a really top bloke.

Its funny then that when Graham agreed to do the soundtrack (amazing) that what actually came back had nish to do with electronic music and more to do with Steptoe and Son but twisted. Always expect the unexpected from Mr Massey. Thank you Graham.

To read more about Graham heres his wiki page:

Heres Graham with a full sized (Frank Sidebottom style) sculpture of himself by Korean artist Gwon Osang in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

Festival No.6

Thanks to festival No.6 for giving The 10am its first test screening back in September. It played before The Stone Roses Doc 'Made Of Stone' directed by Shane Meadows. Apparently it went down really well. I couldn't be there!!

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Cast Profile - Part 2

Wendy Nottingham

When the chance to work with Wendy materialised, I instantly jumped at it (Thanks to Sam Spruell). Wendy starred in one of my all time favourite short films directed by Mike Leigh. The film was called ‘The Short & Curlies’ 1988 and starred  David Thewlis, Alison Steadman, Wendy and Sylvestra Le Touzel.

The film was littered with great performances and remembered probably by the brilliant one liners delivered by David Thewlis, one example being the lyrics to the song he performs with his guitar “I know a song and its not very long, in fact it ends right here.” And ‘What's round and really violent? A vicious circle.' (made me laugh at any rate)

However for me, Wendy’s emotive and subtle portrayal of Charlene, Alison Steadmans daughter was always the performance that lingered long after watching.

Wendy has appeared in  classic Mike Leigh films and plays and more besides but she mostly applies her considerable talent in Theatre.

Business cards

Here's a business card I art worked for the film, researched from some of the worst clip art builders business cards on the web. They are a green aware company of course, hence the colour green..

Monday, 20 May 2013

Cast Profile - Part 1.

Over the course of the next few weeks Im going to introduce to you my cast.

First up is Lorn Mayers who briefly but brilliantly appears in the film. For a non actor he pulled it off.

Lorn came to my attention via Pete Gibbons and we were and still are planning to make a fly on the wall / drama about his life story which is tragic as it is inspiring.

To abbreviate his story into a paragraph is very difficult but here goes.

Lorn, London born had an incredible gift for American Football and was about to make British and US history in 2006 when he was very nearly drafted into the Orlando Raiders in the NFL. However tragedy struck when on a visit back to London with a sports injury he was gunned down on New years eve  at the Elbow rooms, Islington. Remarkably he survived six gun shots at point blank range but his life in professional sport was over forever.  Yet today he is planning to return to sport via the Paralympics in Brazil and we plan to follow his determination and singleminded effort to get there. We have already shot a day with him at one of his first training sessions back which was an epic physical effort by Lorn. Lorn is an inspiration to all and a great guy.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Pretending to be useful on location.

Thanks to Pete Gibbons (Co Producer) for the shot.

New blog (I know)

Right then, Im starting a blog. I thought this day of new media whatever, would never come. I'll be adding to this over the course of time as news, screenings, posters, photo's, art work, stories etc emerge.

A huge thanks already goes out to James Rosen for the care and attention he has showered on the film in the edit and everyone at Final Cut edit and all the crew who helped this film. Credits to follow.

Oh yeah and the amazing Graham Massey from 808 State / Sisters of Transistors has scored the film!

Watch out Aeron & Son Ltd the very best in commercial and home improvements are coming to a screen near you!

See you soon.


p.s I've already added some images below taken by Scott Kershaw. More to Follow soon

Nearly over the line!

Huge thanks to MPC and Wave for helping the film get over the final hurdle for final conform and foley post production. We will be done at the end of May. Did it really start last November?

Pictures from the shoot back in November.