Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Neil Gaiman To Direct A New Short Film

Neil Gaiman will once again turn his talents to cinema as he begins production on a 10 minute silent short film, writing on his blog:
Very quick one just to say I'm in the offices of a film company in London, spending two days interviewing editors, production designers, costume people and the like, for a short (ten minute) silent film I've written and will be directing in two weeks' time.

I can't tell you much more about it yet. It stars, er, a star, and another, different, star. I had the idea for it half way through the HousingWorks benefit Amanda and I did in April [Edit: er, June. April was PEN.], and pulled out my notebook and wrote it down.

It got the green light on Friday, will be part of a series of Silent Films broadcast in the UK in December, and I have probably already said too much.
This will be his second short, the first been the documentary 'A Short Film About John Bolton.'

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Neil Gaiman's first short film (John Bolton) was so awful it defies description, but I'll try; wooden performances, a crappy plot ripped off from a bad Tales from the Crypt episode and dumb vampire women. Every script Gaiman has written is a sub-standard mess. Neil Gaiman spends a lot of time on his image and graphics and very little time learning his craft. He's a mediocre writer and now he wants to direct? Any movie Neil Gaiman writes or directs will be a trainwreck.

Anonymous said...

Gaiman should spend less time taking endless photos of himself and try to write something a grownup would bother to read. Neil Gaiman is a clown.