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Spare Change Short Film

The first teaser poster a short film I am writing. A comedy set in the heart of Soho.

When a homeless man is doing it all wrong asking for change he gets some unexpected advice from a professional businessman who shows him the tricks of the trade and the manipulation involved.

Kickstarter promotion starting soon.

 

London is the best city?

It is amusing to read that London is crowned as the best city in the world and judging by the criteria selected seem to have been chosen by people who don’t live in this cultural melting pot.

Only people who actually live in london will experience the following:

Hospitals: Granted that the NHS is better than most countries and free but when I took my sickly child to an A&E outlet that hadn’t been closed down we had to wait 4 hours just to be seen. We even had celebrity mentalist and funny curmudgeon Charlie Brooker in with his equally sickly child waiting for the same amount of time. Only two doctors on call hence the long wiring time…. We were lucky as there was one patient who was waiting for 7 hours.

Safety: London riots may have happened in 2011 but don’t think for one moment that the problem has gone away. The youth are still disaffected as ever and have nothing to do so this will very much come back.

Transport: Even the head of transport has said that London will fall apart in chaotic violence as the transport system can’t cope with so many Londoners. Any given weekend a few of the train lines are closed for repair so we have to seek alternate routes and plan ahead… Mondays? There will invariably be a few lines down due to the fact that works will overshoot. Oh and it’s usually standing room only.

Housing: Face it, Londoners cannot afford to get on the housing ladder and the next generation are going to live a life of renting. Home ownership will be a thing of the past keeping everyone just above the poverty line

If you are rich on the other hand London is the best place to live!

It’s not all complaints as this is still the best place in the world and wouldn’t change all the good things about it like multiculturalism and the arts.

BBC Television pitch

So, i have the ability to login to the BBC online commissioning site and submit ideas but in reality nothing will ever be commissioned hereĀ as the “pickers” have their own relationships.

This doesn’t mean i can’t submit wacky ideas (I mean, where did Gogglebox or Benefits Street come from?) so here is one of my ideas.

God forbid it actually gets to the meeting stage but stranger things have happened!