Tristan John S

Writer, Filmmaker, Musician

Pre-Production for MAN BORN BLIND

Realised I haven’t blogged for a while. Currently in pre-production for adaptation of CS Lewis short story “The Man Born Blind.” Rehearsing in London on Thursday and hoping to shoot in late June. Trying to find Braille books is hard. Quite ironic for a sighted-person.
Also need to fashion model of principle actor to drop off cliff….

Christopher Jones Book 1 submitted

After several painful edits, taking on board lots of fantastically constructive criticism and insightful comments from friends, agents and willing ‘guinea pigs’, I submitted the first Christopher Jones novel The Lesser Evil for consideration to Inspired Quill publishing house. They’ve seen some sample chapters so now I just have to hold my breath….for a month….Meanwhile, CJ #2 (working title The Golden Rule) is a quarter of the way in….but stopping to read some Christopher Marlowe and do general research…
Oh, and mark GCSE papers. Boo.

The Word Count Podcast #2

If you head over to the rbwood.com you can read all about “The Word Count Podcast” - a monthly podcast of new stories by writers from around the world, put together by fantasy author RB Wood. Mr. Wood provides a prompt for the stories and authors submit their offerings from any genre. This month I wrote a piece entitled “The Redemption of Robert Peppler” which you can read on the site here or listen to by downloading the podcast (episode 29)
http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989

The Word Count Podcast #1

If you head over to the rbwood.com you can read all about “The Word Count Podcast” - a monthly podcast of new stories by writers from around the world, put together by fantasy author RB Wood. Mr. Wood provides a prompt for the stories and authors submit their offerings from any genre. This month I wrote a piece entitled “A Sea of Troubles” which you can read on the site here or listen to by downloading the podcast (episode 28)
http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989

Filming for 2 Days Laughter

Just in from a six hour shoot in the toilets at Westcoast Bar, Margate (by kind permission of Eli). FREEZING cold. Actors’ hands and other…extremities…practically frozen. DP Samuel Pearce (samuealpearce.co.uk) cut his hands on two dodgy lightbulbs before we even began shooting but, with a few cold chips and several slaps later, we wrapped.
Editing will be fun (where fun = lengthy, laborious, and about as hard as a piece of cheese that’s been left out for a month to go dry).