38 (21-1-23)

I’m 38 y’all.

Buy a film. https://t.co/FJswDUqEtR

Also check out the new backstory section, the site is ever so slowly getting updated.

Writing Update (2-1-23)

25 pages in two days.


Parts of page 19 are below!

Tea is epic!

2023 (1-1-23)

Hey there cool cats and/or kittens.

The New Year has started, and this year is going to be the year of a LOT of Barbatachtian Films content, Scripts, books, films, shorts, podcasts if I find time. And a whole new look for the website, more of which will come soon.

I am currently writing a Christmas film to release next Winter. The working title is Oh My God, It’s Christmas and I currently have eleven pages written. As usual I have no idea how I’ll actually make it, but I’ll figure out something. It’s got an irreverent tone so far, and in theory is a horror film.

I will also release Barbatachtian: 1985. That is in the usual state of flux, and will be saved in editing again. Some would say the last one wasn’t, yet I’d say… hah.

I will also be working on some more shorts. People like shorts.

Outside of that on a personal level, I plan to travel more. Partly for location shooting in different places, partly just to see the world again.

At any rate, remember… life is beautiful, and so are you.


Year end review (31-12-22)

Hey there cool cats and/or kittens.

2022 is almost at an end, so it seems fitting for me to do wrap up of sorts for a year which has certainly been a year, both for good and for bad.

Firstly, I know that this website needs updating. It’s in the works.

Secondly, it’s been a proper grand year royalty wise. Thanks for Indie Nation Network and New Village Video, the films are still making change. Not anything I can live on, but it’s still awesome that people watch and pay for this dreck.

Thirdly, I came close to selling a script this year. I will sell one next year. That is my resolution. I know some people will scoff, but I willed myself to make a bunch of films and I did that so I’m going to sell a script damnit.

Fourthly, there’ll be a new book on Amazon at some point. It’ll be a book about my experiences making these films. I’ll keep y’all posted.

Finally, next year will see lots of new projects. There’ll be Barbatachtian: 1985, there’ll be a Christmas film (those make good bank at Christmas time), and I’ll be aiming to make a bigger film. Not sure which one yet, but I’ll be pushing for it.

For now, enjoy the New Year

See y’all on the other side.

Oh, and buy some shit on the store. https://barbatachthianfilm.com/store/

Shameless shilling (14-11-22)

Hola cool cats and/or kittens.

Did you know that if you rent Barbatachtian on Neq village Video that yours truly get royalties?

Well, you do now.


Filmmaking (6-11-22)

I’ve made 4.5 films and am working on my 5th.

It’s still surreal to type stuff like that. Up until the age of 35 I hadn’t made shit. Now I’ve made three Barbatachtian films, a short prequel, and the worlds weirdest Christmas Carol adaptation.

And I’ve earned money from them.

The market for indie films has, and is, changed so much. Between Indie Nation Network and Projektor and Cubestream and New Village Video and countless others, there’s never been a better time to make your own film.

And get paid doing so.

So while I embark further into the rabbit hole of the next Barbatachtian film, if you wish to support the madness you can, as always, buy the films on the official store.


My Apocalyptic Thanksgiving (3-8-22)

Hey there ya’ll.

It’s shilling time.

Not mine. Not today. No, I figure I want to do more blogs here but I only have so much to shill myself, so I’m gonna promote other peoples work. It’s generosity, or something. Or they’re just that grand. One of the two.

Also someone rented the film on one of the sites its on, so I made money.

Anyway, here’s the trailer for My Apocalyptic Thanksgiving (4K) which I really, really enjoyed and am going to try to track down the full film.

This looks funny and heartwarming, and has zombies in it. I’m going to go try check out the full film, and I suggest ya’ll do the same. Gotta support these awesome looking indies when we can!

Barbatachtian: 1985 Update (30-7-22)

Good morning.

Day off from the full time job today and am tucking into some writing for the next Barbatachtian film, which is going to be really weird judging by this first draft.

Here’s a sneak peak.

Who are Louise and Drexel?

You’ll find out soon enough.

The Fifth Film (20-7-22)

I’m probably tempting fate, but that seems to be my thing.

So, without further adieu, and before film four is even released, here is the first poster for my fifth film, which is coming at some point next year and will have an actual cast and locations (no idea how but again, improvising.)

Coming 2023

The title gives it away, but it is most definitely a Western. It’s also a bit of a departure from what I’ve been doing, as the outline has a fair few characters and more intense, dramatic scenes, along with a more methodical, leisurely pace. I mean that’s what I’ve deduced from the outline and the six pages I’ve written so far at any rate.

The poster does have horror elements, but mainly it’s a straight up Western, albeit set in the modern day and in South-East England. Kinda a Western then, sort of… maybe!

It’s a film I need to make. I won’t stop making Barbatachtian films (one a year), and – indeed – I have a poster for the next Barbatachtian film as well, which I’m not releasing yet as I have an idea for the film that might benefit from… well, that’ll come later.

Anyway, while you’re here…