I realise I haven’t shared this with you yet and there’s a certain amount I’m only going to teaser for now – as we want to do a big reveal nearer launch time – but my lovely friend Matt and I have been working on a new podcast.

This one is probably a bit more niche than the last couple. Anyone who’s followed my side-lines in the past will remember All Out of Bubblegum and Say It Five Times.

AOOB actually ran for a couple of years and taught me how to sound relaxed (probably too relaxed) ‘on tape’. It also encouraged me not to hate the way I sound and has proven that when I’m talking about something I love, I’m pretty bloody good.

Meanwhile, Say It Five Times was a little more themed (horror movies) and we tackled a chosen film every episode. For that one Matt and I were joined by our ‘horror novice’ friend Sam and I have very fond memories of the experience.

Our next project is going to be an exploration of our favourite directors and their respective bodies of work. We’re starting with John Waters and his own particular brand of Avant Garde filmmaking purely because we’re both obsessed with him – not to mention his regular muse, Divine. Later we hope to do Lynch, Cronenberg, Wes Craven… you get the gist: directors with a horror edge.

So, I’m happy at the moment because I’m creating and I might sound like a millennial white man right now, but it feels good. I’ll share more when we’ve figured out how to edit the damn episodes and have gone ‘live’.

Oh, fuck it – we’re called Hardcore Filmography and you can follow our rather gentle teaser campaign here.

What have you been up to? ❤️