News

Photoshoot

Enjoyable photo shoot for Iain Gallacher on his latest portfolio relating to body image.

New Headshots

Refreshed my portfolio with some new shots - socially distanced of course!

Sweden Film Awards

'Solstice' selected as a Finalist in the Sweden Film Awards 2020! Well done!

Ian's Gone Postal

Great review on DiscoverPods for Ian's Gone Postal - thanks!

 

Sweden Film Awards

Thank you for naming 'Solstice' in your Official Selection!

Guidare (Short Film)

August 2020 - who wouldn't love to drive a classic Alfa Romeo Spider around the Scottish Highlands and voiceover in Italian? Dream come true. Mille Grazie!

 

June 2020

June 2020 has been far better than I expected. After so long in lockdown - some great news - Solstice has now been completed.

Delighted to say the first episode of Ians Gone Postal has now been released too.

Ian's Gone Postal

Really enjoyable experience recording a new audio series.

 

Creative team collaboration

Delighted to welcome a number of very talented new creative team members to the Solstice family - watch this space.

In Post Production

What an incredible year so far. Been working with an amazing team of creatives and our feature film is now in post production.

Solstice

Thanks to reporter Kathie Griffiths for her article in The Oban Times.

Solstice

Solstice is a romantic drama with an environmental heart about finding love and saving our seas. I play the romantic lead - Sandy ThomsonDetails on www.wizardlight.co.uk

Feature Film

An exciting year developing a feature film #becauseofTTS

Nurturing Talent Fund

'Scotland's rising stars awarded creative funding'. Delighted to announce I have been awarded funding by the Nurturing Talent Fund from Creative Scotland/Young Scot /Time to Shine. This is the catalyst to start an ambitious project. Watch this space!

Thank you!

Thanks to my amazing agent London Casting Group I got to meet and audition with one of my idols - an MD of so many shows that have been instrumental in my love of theatre. A great and enjoyable experience.

Modelling Assignment

Fun modelling for McMakeUp on a photo shoot recreating iconic movie moments.

Representation

Delighted to be represented by London Casting Group and looking forward to exciting projects ahead!

Ineffable Selected for Film Festival in UK (January 2019)

Happy happy new year having just been selected for the Lift-Off Sessions 2019!

 

Ineffable Selected for Film Festival in America (December 2018)
Best. Present. Ever. So excited that 'Ineffable' has been selected for the Short and Sweet Film Festival in Utah. I'd love to work there. This is the second film in which I've had a nomination there. Thank you!

Official Trailer Released on You Tube (November 2018)

Great new trailer released online for A Primera Vista!

 

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Really enjoying touring this production of 'White Christmas' - a feel-good 2018 seasonal tour around Scotland.

As the character Bob Wallace, I get to sing some really iconic showstoppers with this cast of talented fellow performers Emily Ashton, Rowan Miller and David Platt.

Remember remember the seventh of November 2018

'A Primera Vista' Original Soundtrack released

#Futureproof at National Theatre of Scotland
Always exciting to work with the National Theatre of Scotland.

Scottish Screenwriters
Great to explore new screenplays and collaborate with filmmakers.

The Amazing Miss MacFarlane September 2018

A sell out performance at The Space in Glasgow with great audience feedback.

Gig Harbour Film Festival September 2018
Our musical 'A Primera Vista' has been selected for the Gig Harbour Film Festival in the USA. Great News! That's the third festival selection already! Thank you.
 

"...Captures the tone of those classic golden age Hollywood films..."

First-Time Film Makers Showcase August 2018
'A Primera Vista' has been selected for the First-Time Filmmakers Showcase Online 2018! 

Rare Birds - July 2018

In final week of rehearsals for 'Rare Birds' with the Soothside Radicles. This production tells the story of Helen Macfarlane, the daughter of a wealthy Barrhead mill owner who translated Marx' communist manifesto into English and whom Marx himself admired as 'Rara Avis' (Rare Bird).  I take the roles of Francis Proust and Archie Asher. ***UPDATE*** Performances were really well received and we are looking to perform these again in the Autumn.
 

The Doll Doctor - May 2018

Performances were very well received and a few people commented we should take it on tour. I've updated the Performance Images with a few production photos.

2018 Glasgow Southside Fringe Festival

Excited to start rehearsals for The Doll Doctor. Great to be working with fellow ACS graduate Molly Crighton once again in this new production at Govanhill Theatre. Translated from the Welsh play 'Saer Doliau' by Gwenlyn Parry it is the English language premier.

Continuing Professional Development

Been a really enjoyable year to date with one thing or another. Great to meet up and collaborate with fellow ACS grads. I've also been working on various skills including passing my driving test, joining workshops such as Craft (In Motion Theatre Co) and Scottish Screenwriters and taking part in #Showreelshareday. Plus I have enjoyed seeing a few student productions at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and professional productions including Rita, Sue and Bob Too and Lemons, Lemons, Lemons at the Citz. Various things in the pipeline and some exciting news to reveal soon - watch this space!

A Primera Vista Selected for Film Festival 2018

Delighted that our musical has been selected for the Short and Sweet Film Festival 2018. Great team to work with and so pleased our work will be seen in this festival in the USA.

Showreel

I have uploaded a showreel to my Spotlight profile using some contrasting film footage. There are also links to other sites and productions if you click here.

Auditions

Have enjoyed various auditions - first calls, workshops, recalls, monologues, self-tapes, script readings, scenarios, skype.

Had a number of successful castings plus a few near misses (disappointing but maybe the chance to work together on future projects).

Meeting interesting, creative people; the reality of an actor's life. 

Release of Film - Summer 2017

I am really pleased with the release of 'Ineffable'. What a pleasure to work on such a great project and looking forward to more collaborations with Albert Lucas in the future.

Filming musical film project with Patrick Rooney; A Primera Vista. A great cast, crew and creative team to work with and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Invitation to audition and cast in a new short film - May 2017

Thanks to @CastingCallPro I was cast in another short film and had a great time filming 'Bear Hunt' on the island of Arran. 

Back in Glasgow and just recorded a song for the soundtrack of the musical film project with Patrick Rooney.

April Full 2017

Waiting for the editing and production to shape up and looking forward to seeing this year's films - 'Reboot' and 'Ineffable'. 

 

Busy with auditions and the start of an exciting Musical film project which is going to be great fun; 'A Primera Vista' by Patrick Rooney. 

Filming in March 2017

Enjoying putting screen acting skills to good use in a short film with Film Maker Albert Lucas. Thanks Mel Churcher, Patrick Tucker and Acting Coach Scotland. Also enjoyed Voiceover work in the studio. 

 

Good to speak with the BBC once again too.

 

Keeping on form - February 2017

Just keeping myself in shape with time at the gym; trying to focus on training for more action roles eg Kali, Hybrid and Judo.
Also learning monologues and attending auditions. Thanks for free Q&A session courtesy of Spotlight at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

A great start to the year - January 2017

Just finished filming 'Reboot' with Morvie Fik on location. 

Graduated - December 2016

The start of a new chapter!

Graduate Showcase - December 2016

Looking forward to an exciting showcase. Several performances including opening the live performance with a monologue 'Posh'; action short film G.O.D.5 as Hai Tien; short scene 'Bull' with Donna Swanson and Adam Dick; credited with song writing and performing (lead vocals and guitar) with my fellow company of actors at ACS to close the show.

The Government Inspector - November 2016

Performed with the company of fellow actors from ACS on November 28th and 29th at The Old Hairdressers Studio, Glasgow. A comedy by Gogol adapted by Mark Westbrook, I played the title role -  Ivan Alexandrovich Khlestakov, The Government Inspector. 

Life in a Box

Filming our next short.

G.O.D.5 Game of Death 5 - Filming Fun - October 2016

In character as Hai Tien, game-style combat - great experience! Action hero in an ACS short film - intense training with Hybrid Martial Arts Academy.

Martial Arts - October 2016

Getting to grips with action roles - fun and fitness with martial arts training sessions.

Patrick Tucker - October 2016

Have really enjoyed a week of Screen Acting with Patrick Tucker, Director, Author and Educator.

Filming - October 2016

Working with Indie Theory Productions, have just wrapped on ACS's short film Cheating.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe - August 2016

Leftover - a devised work reflecting on the many attitudes towards war and conflict; how the survivors feel and are received in their host nations. I have written a song as part of this production and am playing lead singer and guitarist. Enjoying a comedic role as Hugo, gap year student.

Troika - Exploring the causes and effects of depression, my character Tommy reveals the downside of his success after sharing a musical revelation with Tammy. My stage wife hits a wall of change as my character reaches a turning point.

BASSC - Actor Combatant - Distinction! - May 2016

After intensive training and challenging fight scenes I have received 'distinction' in Rapier / Dagger and have also passed Unarmed combat. I am now a qualified Actor /Combatant.

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari - April 2016

The year's rehearsals have culminated in a run of successful performances with Scottish Opera​ at Woodside Halls, Glasgow. 

Side by Side - Eugene Onegin - Scottish Opera - February 2016

Privileged to perform extracts in Russian from Eugene Onegin with the Connect orchestra, conducted by Sian Edwards.

Learning Russian score with Iona at Scottish Opera - January 2016

Language coming on well - it's very different  but a fun challenge.

Singing Lessons with Professional at Scottish Opera - January 2016

Choosing songs to sing with Daniel Keating-Roberts/Julia Lynch; Shuna Sendall/Duncan Williams; Chris Breckenridge/Rodrigo de Vera. 

Professional Diploma in Acting for Stage and Screen

Have started training with Acting Coach Scotland - intense - theory, weekly performances and a great company of fellow actors.