Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Film Footage

I have now edited the footage that I shot earlier. Below are some stills.

In some shots you can see that Elworthy is talking to someone, who I need to film at a later date and edit into the Teaser...

Successful Shoot

I have just shot a little scene from the Teaser of Epiosde 2...

As you can see, my cat, Mischief, tried to get herself a cameo!

Monday, 23 February 2009

Role reversal

Found these photos, which were taken during shooting of some Episode 3 footage, back in Christmas 2006.

Dave Cox and I had swapped costumes, so I was dressed as Professor Richards, and he was dressed as Captain Elworthy!

The result was somewhat strange!

Sunday, 22 February 2009


Just an update to let you know that Episode 1 part 3 will be on YouTube soon(ish). I have only one scene left to shoot, which takes place in a mortuary. I will be able to shoot this whenever Dave Cox and myself are next back in Lichfield together (and whoever I find to play Dr Monroe!).

Be patient, it is coming...

Friday, 20 February 2009


I have finally decided to rewrite Episode 2 of The David Elworthy Series. I have been toying with the idea for a while now, and I ultimately decided to do it a few days ago.

It will still bear certain similarities to the original screenplay; DI Rhiannon Jones will still be Elworthy’s partner in the episode, Professor Richards will still be absent, and it will still be set in Cardiff. I will probably still keep the same alien villains too, though I will modify their evil plans to fit the new story.

I did not take the decision lightly as I was rather fond of the original screenplay; it was the first episode out of the whole series that was written, however my new idea fits in nicely with when it is set (you’ll see), and follows on from a few references that are made in Episode 1.

We had actually shot a couple of scenes from my original draft of Episode 2, which I fear some, if not all, will have to be scrapped. What I will do, however, is edit these scenes together and put them on YouTube as ‘Lost Footage’, just because I do rather like them, and because the actors involved in them deserve the credit they are due.

I am now busy writing the new screenplay, and will begin shooting as soon as possible. It will be called “From Vargonia With Love”.

More signage

I put some more signage together today for Episode 1 sets.

Can you guess where Elworthy and Richards end up in pursuit of the alien Tennis Balls?

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Hospital Signage

For the next scene I need to shoot from Episode 1, Captain Elworthy and Professor Richards go to the local hospital to examine a corpse in the mortuary.

Today I put some signs together to stick to the walls of the hospital set (wherever that ends up being!).

I think they look pretty realistic...

Film Footage

I have now edited the footage that we reshot a few months back. It is the scene in from Episode 1 set in Richards' house...

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Film Footage

I have edited some more of the Episode 1 footage that we shot over Christmas. Below are some stills...

Friday, 6 February 2009

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

UNIT Uniforms

In the old series of Doctor Who, UNIT troops used to wear standard British Army uniforms (probably because they were easy to get hold of and reasonably cheap surplus!)

In the new Doctor Who series, however, UNIT troops are outfitted in all black combat fatigues.

To be honest, I wasn’t that enamoured with this costuming choice when it first appeared (and those eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that in The David Elworthy Series the UNIT troops wear modern British Army uniforms – although this is party because of the cost; surplus Army combats are far cheaper than SWAT gear!)

However, I recently discovered that there is, in fact, a precedent for the UNIT troops wearing all black uniforms: The Royal Tank Regiment wear black coveralls as their standard day-to-day uniform…

Suddenly, I feel slightly more warmly towards to new series’ UNIT fatigues!

Now, if they could just sort out Magambo’s uniform…!