Buy Me a Coffee!

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Now that I find myself with a little time to devote to developing my film ideas, I’m trying a bit of an experiment over on Buy Me a Coffee.

Those of you paying attention to this blog in 2019 will remember my three months of daily blogging. I’ve been itching to get back into doing that for some time and initially I considered dipping my toe into Substack, as I liked the membership options they offer. Then I re-discovered BMaC and realised that they seemed to be doing just as good things there, plus I sort of liked their vibe a bit more.

So, I’m going to try to get back into the daily blogging now that things are moving more than they’ve even been on the film front, and perhaps try to make a bit of money along the way via supporters to grease the wheels of development hell.

I’m not expecting miracles straightaway, but if I can keep at it, perhaps things will start moving in positive directions…

Check out my BMAC page now, and if you like what you see, buy me a coffee!

Féileacán

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I’ve had quite a big change in my life recently, job-wise, and I’ve found myself with a bit of time on my hands to focus on a feature film project I’ve been nurturing since the start of the year. It’s called Féileacán and it’s a low(ish) budget sci-fi number about an alien invasion.

Feedback on the first draft has been, on the whole, quite positive. While it’s doing the obligatory six weeks in the drawer, I’m on the look out for anyone who might be interested to take take a peek at the first draft. If you’d like to, you can access the script here. All feedback (good or bad) gratefully received!

In the meantime, I’ve been working on getting some pre-production together. I’ve created a little website for the project. I’ve got a very talented composer, who goes under the pseudonym The Back Star, very excited about the project, so mush so that he’s already been working on ideas for the film.

I’ve also got a few actors on board already, including the vary talented actor and comedian, Paul Harry Allen. Watch this space for more casting news soon!

Please check out the website, plus follow the social media accounts on Facebook and/or Twitter for updates…

Hello World

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By way of introduction, my name is Andy Coughlan and I’ve spent most of my adult life split between careers in IT and Digital Marketing, and, at various times, trying to ‘make it’ as a writer, musician and filmmaker. I’ve been reasonably successful on all of those fronts, even if I’m not a household name living in a luxurious countryside mansion.

I make award winning short films with reasonably well-known actors, run a great little Sci-Fi anthology with one of my oldest and closest friends, enjoy working in London as a Digital Product Manager (and the daily commute on Southeastern’s High Speed link), have played hundreds of gigs with some top class bands (all of whom could have been the next big thing), and spend most of my spare time either adapting my favourite books into screenplays or writing new ones.

I also love to tinker with the Interwebs and build fun little websites, mostly for my own amusement, but some with wider appeal, such as Plnnr and Scribomatic.

So that’s what you’ll find here; the outpourings of a mind struggling to make sense of all things creative, social, political, philosophical, and metaphysical. I have a deep interest in neuroscience and how that affects the way we deal with the world. Fair warning; I’m a libertarian (in the mould of Hayek and von Mises) and a firm believer in all things free (especially lunches – I’m usually available between 1 and 2!).