Me? I wish. But a HUGE congratulations to Daniel Kaluuya for winning the best actor BAFTA for his performance in GET OUT. A few years ago we all witnessed his amazing potential as he played the character, Mac in the BBC3 horror series, THE FADES. If you never saw that show, check it out. I had the distinct pleasure of storyboarding it. It was my first ever gig as a storyboard artist for live action. clearly Daniel has gone on the great things as have many of the rest of the cast; Natalie Dormer, Tom Ellis, Iain DeCaestecker among others. It was a breakthrough show written by Jack Thorne, who’s recent show Kiri, starring Sara Lancashire hit our screens. Not only that but THE FADES was directed by Farren Blackburn. Since then, Farren has been headhunted for his particular directing chops to work for the BBC on Doctor Who, The Interceptor and Marvel shows; Daredevil, Iron Fist and The Defenders, the movie Shut In starring Naomi Watts and has just directed a new NETFLIX show called The Innocents (starring Guy Pearce), due to hit the screens later this year. From those early days of working with Farren he has called me back in to work with him on Doctor Who, The Interceptor, Shut In and The Innocents. I owe that man a lot of beer 🙂
Currently reading this gem of a book at the moment. If, like me, you love a bit of philosophy then this is the one for you. What makes this great is that not only does if give a short chapter to a whole host of ‘Great thinkers’ but it does it with the intention of showing what they had to say that is completely relevant in todays world. Politics, Art and Life in general are all handled through everyone from Plato to Coco Channel and a host of others. And as is the way with philosophy, it has really made me think 😉 Not just think but reconsider what is important to me, my life and the world around me. Great stuff. May well be sharing some snippets and insights from this.
You can check out the details on the School of Life website
Following last weeks little blunder when I announced the Transformers Sketch Auction a bit too early, here they are again.
Seven sketches that were the first to be completed as part of the Transformers Sketchbook project. These seven were not commissioned by any of the sketchbook patrons so I am now putting them up for auction.
Links to the specific auction pages for each character are…
AFTERBURNER, AIRRAID, BLASTOFF, BACKSTREET, BLADES, APEFACE, BATTLETRAP.
Or you can see them all at www.ebay.co.uk/usr/andrewwildman
And if you are interested in the printed Transformers Sketchbooks, check them out in the SHOP
For a while I have been meaning to put together a new website. I have been running at least three for a while. Sites that dealt with different aspects of what I do and it was time to consolidate them. One website to cover my professional TV and Film work as well as information about the talks I do in Schools and Colleges. All that and the blog. We all need a blog, right?
So the new website is now live. This is the first post that is going out as part of the blog on that new website. Once this is out and working I will follow up with regular posts about what I am up to as well as information about new sections and images that will be appearing on the site and any upcoming auctions of some of my old artwork.
Thanks for following all my previous incarnations of blogging etc, but THIS is the one that will stay.