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Goodbye Fluff!

One minute I’m filming amazing Paralympians doing their thing – the next I’m making art out of a slow motion food fight LOL. Just wrapped on Jo Brand’s Little Cracker: “Goodbye Fluff” – a lovely little comedy drama set in 1972. It’s on Sky 1 at Christmas. Worth looking out for. Really good fun.


Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker: The Final

The final episode of Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker airs this Sunday, December 14th, 2008, on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1, at the slightly earlier time of 6.30pm. This is probably my favourite episode of the series. Here’s the blurb:

Wayne Rooney’s search for the country’s best, young, all-round, raw street football talent reaches its climax. The final of this uniquely street talent competition takes place in a fitting setting, a world away from the X Factor stage or the Apprentice boardroom: the top three floors of a multi-storey car park in Stockport.

Wayne – assisted by his competition sidekicks Andy Ansah and Sue Smith – have set two final, evil street football challenges in the car park, and there are some added twists along the way. The stakes are high; Wayne must decide which of the nervous, final five contestants – Henry, Ahsan, Travis, Jordan and Mohamed – is the rightful winner of the title Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker.

Production and post-production on this series lasted 15 weeks, which is very fast for three hours of TV. It’s had great feedback and ratings. I’ve had a blast. Huge shout to Wayne Rooney, Andy Ansah, and Sue Smith, Stuart Cabb, Paul Stretford, the teams at Coke and M&C Saatchi, Clare Tomlinson (and her evil laryngitis), and the hardcore; Craig Hastings, Ian Masterson, and especially Olivia Baldwin.

I am a minder!?!

So we started shooting Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker the other week and I’m really enjoying it. One of the great things about directing is being able to work on great projects and different challenges. 

And should my directing career ever fail, I could always become a minder…. Although according to the Daily Star, I already am a minder!!!! Yes, that’s me on the right, photographed on location. Made me laugh.
Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker airs on Sky 1 in the Autumn.