Monday, 18 March 2013

Bluemoose Author Stars At Film Festival

An award-winning film, co-written by Bluemoose author, Socrates Adams, is due to be screened at the Belfast Film Festival in April.

Shot on a budget of £400, Wizard’s Way concerns Julian ‘Windows’ Andrews, the world’s most celebrated player of an old, dated computer game. But when Compusoft delete the game, life for ‘Windows’ and his sidekick Barry Tubbulb will be changed for ever. It is also a detailed, absorbing look at the correct beef-to-bread ratio in hamburgers.

Director, Metal Man, said: ‘We hope Wizard’s Way demonstrates that if you have a good idea, some likeable characters and a lot of spare time at the weekends, you can make a feature film without any external support or funding.’

With good fortune, but unbeknown to the writers and directors as to how, they secured the services of Sadie Frost in a cameo role.

Wizard’s Way won Best Comedy Feature at the 2012 London Independent Film Festival, and is the 2013 winner of the Discovery Award at the London Comedy Film Festival.

The film screens at the Belfast Film Festival on April 14th

Socrates Adams has also written a novel for Bluemoose Books, a humorous punch at today’s celebrity culture. A Modern Family features TV’s most popular car show presenter, who has the perfect job, but not the perfect family, which he watches disintegrate around him, unable to control anything that is not scripted.

Kevin Duffy, of Bluemoose Books, said: ‘A Modern Family looks at how obsessed we are as viewers and readers of celebrity culture, its all-consuming take on who and what we are becoming, and the catastrophic effects it has when we realise all is not well in the orange coloured world of celebrity.’

A Modern Family will be published on 25th July.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

It isn't just everyone at BLUEMOOSE BOOKS that thinks NOD by Adrian Barnes is Brilliant, the people at The Guardian think so too. 


There is a brilliant review in The Guardian today, March 9th of NOD by Adrian Barnes, a Canadian author we published last November. Eric Brown, the reviewer, amongst other things says of NOD, that it is 'BRILLIANT' and OUSTANDING. That'll do me. Anyway here's the review. Very pleased. Hopefully the rest of the universe will now pick up Adrian's book and read what I and the Guardian fella think is a cracking read and one, I've bet my house on this one, that WILL become a classic.

In the main newspaper there is also a picture of the great jacket, the image is courtesy of Italian artist, Alessandro Bavari.

 Off to email the world and his brother and sister and tweet like a rabid Blackbird.