Tuesday, 27 November 2012


The date: 10th December, 2012


Time: 7-9pm

Christmas is coming fast n fuzzy-tailed so we just have time for one last CAN event, the last of this network's first year. The event is informal and open to writers and animators genuinely interested in collaborating in the future.

Come along, meet and mingle; you're guaranteed a roomful of interesting people. Collaborations have been happening all year out of these events, connections made that may lead somewhere stimulating/ creative/ interesting/ even lucrative!

All I ask is that you let me know if you want to come so I can keep an eye on numbers for the space (ljsedgwick66@gmail.com).

There's a LinkedIn group for connections to continue and news to spread within the CAN group.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Collaborations Festival 2013

Just heard today that my short play, SALT ON OUR SKIN has been chosen to take part in the 2013 Collaborations Festival next year in Smock Alley Theatre. The Festival is organised by the Jack Burdell Experience theatre company and will feature a wonderful melange of new work, short plays and long, all designed to stimulate and entertain, over two weeks.

It's really exciting to be part of it. My first play staged in 15 years!!

It was written for (and dedicated to) the person who inspired it, Tanvir Bushe xxx

The first draft was written for her in 1998! So don't give up hope anyone, Fate and Fortune are mischievous bedmates!

All in all, it is shaping up into a VERY GOOD week!!!

Website: http://jackburdellexperience.com/
Twitter: @jackburdell
Facebook: /jackburdellexperience

WULFIE and friends are GO!

This month, May 2014, I submitted my series Wulfie to Cartoon Forum under the auspices of my production company, Wulfie Animation, with Monster Entertainment as co-producer. It's a big move and one I was so ready to make.

The Bible is looking fantastic, thanks to everyone at Monster Entertainment. The drawings - backgrounds, characters - are gorgeous so please wish it well as it wings itself off to find funding in Europe.

Wulfie's real name is Mozart Amadeus Rachmaninov the Third, aka the Big bad Wolf and he arrived in my life in 2005.

I created the original stories for my daughter -- in a way because I felt obliged to tell her home-made stories at bed-time.

It's what writers are meant to do! I'd read about it. Every writer worth his or her salt seemed to have a series of books or a film based on something they created for their child/ children.

It was a hard act to follow but finally, after a few false starts, I found Wulfie.

Don't get me wrong, I ADORE writing, creating worlds, stories, characters. I mean, come on, is there a cooler and more fun way to make a living?! (Okay, 'make a living' might be a stretch at the moment but where would I be without a vivid and hopeful imagination?!)

But in terms of structure, pacing and chaotic but happy endings, I learnt on the job. Nothing like a small child in bed to comment on what she feels does and doesn't work! And she was my audience. If she got excited, if she went to sleep with a grin and woke wanting to know more, I knew I was on the right track.

It was a magical experience that lasted for years. Our laundry basket is still named after Wulfie cos Wulfie's foodstuffs-of-choice are dirty socks.

The smellier the better.

And, of course, Wulfie had a best friend who was a little girl and she was named for my daughter, Libby. Then Libby's friend at school was named for my step-daughter which felt really nice to do although a few weeks ago when we decided to make her a boy, to appeal to both genders since they both watch telly and we want this to travel EVERYWHERE!

Guess I'll have to find another series for the original friend!