Monday, November 23, 2009

Developing the Team

Last Friday saw an amazing occurrence. Apart from the fact Piers Beckley was up and communicating before midday (quite coherently, I'll add), our five other intrepid 0110 adventurers - Alan Mckenna, Dan Hall, Helen Smith, Laurence Timms and Michelle Lipton - had battled their way across London Town (Michelle having already walked barefoot from Brighton) to arrive fresh as daisies at the gates of Tenacious Towers - 0110 HQ for the day.

After Dusty the Maid had mistaken them for mere tradesfolk and encouraged them to warm their hands by the kitchen Aga, Billson (new Butler) apologetically rescued them and brought them to the Drawing Room. Here, we plotted, planned and schemed our way through the 0110 avenue of trees, thus enabling us clear vision of the Twisted Tales & Glorious wood lying before us. Oh yes, indeed it did.

We gallantly charged our way through marshy bogs and zombie infested enclosures and emerged in a vast clearing just in time to pop back for a spot of lunch: the seven of us looked quite a neat little package sat at the Southernmost end of the Grand Hall Dining Table. We filled our faces, swigged mead and chatted nonchalantly as Mrs B, the Housekeeper, screeched orders from the kitchens in the distance, often overtaking the dulcet tones of the Monks and lyre playing to us from the corner.

Once we had partaken of a brandy to warm our cockles, it was back into the wild - plagued by spectres and decisions. Which path did we take? We knew we had to decide as a Team - an Army - and we made it. We chose the correct trail through the choking fog but just as we thought the end was in sight we caught our breath: a huge beast emerged from a primordial swamp for the final showdown. We all looked at each other and immediately knew how to proceed. Fortunately for us we had an old Ghostbuster backpack kicking around and we zapped that blighter down to size in no time.

That, my dears, was our "0110:Twisted Tales & Glorious" Story/Pilot/Series Development Day.

Team works - in fact it works so well, two story first drafts are completed.

Friday, November 20, 2009

0110 - Scribe Diary 7 & The Meet

It's D-Day today - the day when me and the "0110" Scribe Team crack this baby.



And Dan Hall has a Diary Update too.

We're motoring.

See you on the other side.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

0110 - Scribe Diary 6 & Other Stories

Feature Film Development is soon to end and Pre-production looms, as well as two new projects materialising in front of me: this really has been a good, busy week, and I wouldn't change one iota for a second. Nossiree. This coming Friday will see the biggest, longest story/script/series development-meeting-covered-in-one-huge-blast ever known to mankind: it's the day when We* stir up, good and proper, the hornet's nest that is "0110: Twisted Tales & Glorious". As if The Team weren't all having a weird enough time anyway...

And with that in mind, I am thrilled to tell you to pop on over to the 0110 Diaries where Scribe, Alan Mckenna, has been sharpening his perceptions with intangible occurrences.

[*the Royal We being myself and the 0110 Scribes]

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

0110 - Scribe Diary 5

Don't say I don't treat you right...

First off, a quick reminder that you can follow @zerooneonezero on Twitter.

Secondly, today brings yet another "0110: Twisted Tales & Glorious" Scribe Diary Entry - this time from the lovely, not strange at all, Piers Beckley. It's right HERE.

Ha! I knew there would be one!

Monday, November 16, 2009

0110 - Scribe Diary 4

I have been doing a fair bit of background work for "0110" over the weekend, which has been challenging but fun all the same. Hell, I even managed to write something totally unrelated, too. Fancy that, eh? Me actually writing something these days. Ha! Take that, Time!

I'm seriously amused (but only slightly worried) by the amount of odd happenings surrounding the "0110" Team and Project. The diary section of the 0110 Website is just about to be updated with an email from Scribe, Michelle Lipton - have a read of it and you'll see what I mean. You can also leave comments in the diary section now, so feel free to share anything odd that may have happened to YOU since you became involved in "0110"!

I did warn the Team that I thought this could quite possibly become a life changing experience for us all. Even I didn't realise then, just how much.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Today theThirteenth

I've been off over at "0110: Twisted Tales & Glorious" today, doodling and jotting a few thoughts in the diaries.

All quiet on the western front so far: it is the calm before next week's storm.

Monday, November 09, 2009

0110 - Scribe Diary 3

Hope you are well and still in once piece after all those fireworks. Quite a Blitz these days, isn't it? Never mind - we'll have a little lull and then the bang-bangs will start up again as we move into Advent...

Recently, the "0110 Scribes" will no doubt have been scouring the newspapers and internet for strange Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night related incidents in order to add a third, fourth or fifth dimension to their "Twisted Tales & Glorious" ideas; or perhaps they haven't needed to? There have been enough curious, poignant and disconcerting occurrences in our individual worlds without needing to search for more, as Dan Hall discovered and penned for his 0110 Diary entry.

Friday, November 06, 2009

0110 - Scribe Diary 2

Hello all. And so a busy week wearily reaches its end for some, but not all.

It's been pretty manic here in Wing 0110 at Tenacious Towers, but good manic all the same. My tune of the week, and one which encompasses the spirit of "0110: Twisted Tales & Glorious", is "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Fortune Plango Vulnera" from Carmina Burana by Orff. One of my favourite pieces of music has always been "O Fortuna" from the same movement, but since it was bastardised by the X Factor, listening to it now feels like a guilty pleasure. It should, however, be said that it still strikes utter panic and terror into my heart as I recall watching "The Omen" for the first time.

And that leads me very nicely to tell you that our second of our Scribe Diaries, penned by Helen Smith, is now online HERE for you to read. Like Laurence Timms and the rest of the 0110 Team, Helen has noted oddities in her life since joining 0110. Maybe these strange things have always been there and our awareness is heightened. But maybe they haven't.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Today, I have been battling against the odds today with technology. Servers - or lack of service - have been a big issue, along with my phone continually re-setting itself and my central heating working as and when it decides. Fairly irritating.

However, the server issues have been momentarily overcome and I am very happy to announce that our "0110:Twisted Tales & Glorious" Script Editor - the first of the Covert Team to be announced - is the very wonderful, Elinor Perry-Smith. There is more about lovely Elinor on the 0110 website, so head on over to read all about it.

Also, the diaries will temporarily be a space for the Scribes to chart parts of their journey. I hope you enjoy their thoughts/sides of the story. Of course if they are rude about me, I shall just delete them. ;0)

Monday, November 02, 2009

Clearing Mists

Now Hallowe'en has been and gone, I can wish a brand, spanking, shiny Celtic New Year to you all.

Not an awful lot to tell you other than I spent the best part of the weekend being a pirate, I have one bright scarlet fingernail (I really like the colour so I won't remove the nail varnish just yet), "0110: Twisted Tales and Glorious" is coming together, and it looks as though I'll be filing this year, in my life archive, under "Not Too Bad".

Next it's Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night - another one of my favourites of the year. It's all those pretty colours, you see - an aerial equivalent of being given carte blanche in Tiffany's. Yum, indeed.

Well, in case you've missed it, 0110 is now available to follow on Twitter as @zerooneonezero and the news/diaries pages on the main "0110:Twisted Tales & Glorious" website will be updated with bits and pieces of info as we move along.

Bye for now.