Since I got back from New York, I've been knee-deep in a number of projects, such as Nina Nobody and Bootleg Film Festival.
I've been hunkered away in Edinburgh, one of the perks of which has been the opportunity to collaborate with my good friend and indie film cohort, Neil Rolland.
A few weeks ago, Neil asked me to get involved with a short film he wanted to make, in order to compete in the Virgin Media Shorts film competition. Of course, you don't turn down a chance to shoot a movie with a guy as sharp as Neil, and it's been a while since I did anything on screen or otherwise, and I wanted to see if I could still shake my actor bones. Then I read the screenplay.
Shot in a handful over hours and cut in a day, this is Domestic Wrestling. Neil's movie is a fun and snappy little 2 minute film, which absolutely made me step out of my comfort zone, and right between the proverbial ropes.
As ever, working alongside Maria McIndoo and Alex McGarry was great (both of whom I've been shooting Nina Nobody with). But the last call on the mic must surely go to Kerri Rolland - Neil's wife - for being badass enough to make her screen debut in a luchador mask...