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.


Various (19-10-21)

This is a housekeeping post of various entries that don’t merit their own blog per se, but work as part of a wider reaching ramble and extra curricular discourse.

Firstly, I forgot that this site had a podcast. So there’s a new episode below discussing Barbatachtian Returns. It contains some spoilers, so watch it first. Or don’t.


Secondly, the new film has had a few reviews. I’ll discuss the YouTube’s ones in a future podcast, but I’d like to focus on the one I actually give a shit about. Namely Dark Eyes of London Review

It’s a brutally honest review, but it does praise the film visually and audibly in parts. Which is fair enough. I think my films need actual actors in them who can, ya know, act… which will let me accentuate my positives in terms of visuals and sound. Most importantly, this reviewer did not like the other two films. So the vibe here being that it’s not as awful is really cool. Progress.

Thirdly, Scream in a cinema is amazing. What a film.

Fourthly, I am working on a combined cut of Barbatachtian and Barbatachtian Returns into one giant film. That’ll be a 2022 thing.

Finally, Barbatachtian’s follow up is going to be a direct sequel. The prequel will be made at some point, but one person on Twitter replied to my poll saying a direct sequel was what they wanted and by God I don’t let my fans down.

Year End Update (29-01-2020)

Boy howdy y’all.

2020 is drawing to an end. Thank God. Despite the fact that I’ve written and directed two films this year, I would in no way say this has been a good year. I’ve seen good people suffer from this awful, awful disease and feel like I, and many others, have missed out on so many beautiful experiences because of Covid.

So, ya know, fuck Covid.

But I don’t want to dwell on that too much, it’s not healthy in the slightest. Instead I want to talk about stuff for next year. Obviously the sequel is coming in October, which I should really get back to working on. I mean I have a new video camera, so hopefully the visuals will be as epic as the writing is schlock.

Before that, I have two projects.

The first is a commentary for Barbatachtian. I mean I’ve made the film, I need to do a commentary that’s a mix of explaining things and cracking jokes about how bad and rushed parts of the film are. Then, after that, I’m going to finish an extended cut of the film, that’s only mostly a parody of The Snyder Cut of JL. It won’t be four hours though, promise.

(NB: May not be able to keep that promise.)

But in addition to that, I want to make two more films next year. Kung Fu Island and a Gatsby adaptation. Now, obviously, things may change, but both of those seem like pretty good goals for the new year.

There should, hopefully, be more audio logs too. I’ve fallen behind on releasing them weekly, but I do want to get back to them.

So… yeah…

Fuck Covid!