WATCHA DOIN' TODAY
14 x 5/10 minute - Web Profile series
A series of inspiring, intimate stories from a diverse group of artists, capturing how creative expression can clear the mind, feed the soul and heal the heart.
Participants aged between 20-65 years old include artists, musicians, writers and creative teachers, opening up honestly to share their life during the first COVID lockdown in 2020.
An original Farrell Network production
filmed in March - June 2020.
Watcha Doin' Today has been selected for a number of
film festivals around the globe, with Episode 2 being chosen as a semi-finalist at the London Web & Short Film Festival.
aka A Bloody Good Story -
Proof of Concept reel - unmixed
Short-form 4-3 minute episodes - Comedy Series
Currently in - POST Production
ABGS is a co-production with
The Arts Refinery & Farrell Network
Director Writer Producer - Richard Fowler
Producer & Editor - Loretta Farrell
A BLOODY GOOD STORY
8 x 30 minute - Sitcom
Currently in - Development
co-production with The Arts Refinery & Farrell Network
Co-Creator & Producer & Writer - Loretta Farrell
Co-Creator & Producer & Writer - Richard Fowler
Writer - Lisa Malouf
A Bloody Good Story (ABGS) follows Rich, an ageing neurotic creative who desperately wants his first screenplay to be a feature film, but then decides his best chance for extra publicity would be to film a 'behind the scenes' (BTS) documentary.
Rich hires cinematographer Mick to shoot the BTS,
however decides instead to play 'Mikey', an Irish muso and writer who is the father character in his said screenplay 'Nova',
a film he is trying to make about a
17-year-old girl who is deaf and wants to sing.
Rich as Mikey, works closely with Producer Charlotte who is happy to go along with his crazy doco idea as long as she gets paid for her work bringing the feature film to pitch level. He then coerces close friend Chrissie to help make the doco happen as they band together friends, industry specialists, advocacy agents and professional actors to follow the fictitious Mikey documentary-making process.
Despite excoriating criticism from professional mentors and, at times, contradictory guidance from passionate advocates,
Rich continues to film himself through re-writes, location scouting and casting. His BTS doco captures the raw truth of his experience to get the feature film made.
Even when friends pull out at critical times, actors refuse to play their roles, and then the untimely death of his beloved LA based Producer and mentor Si, Rich pushes on to record a live script reading of the screenplay and is pitch-ready in eight months.
WATCHA DOIN' TODAY -
One year with Henry
1 X 30 minute - factual
Currently in Production and Post Production
In March 2020, a pandemic shut down the world.
UK Artist Henry Walsh joined a project to self-film his life as an artist in a small country village in the UK's Peak District;
never expecting to be still filming 13 months later.
Henry is still capturing his life as the UK continues to go in and out of lockdown 12 months on.
The true impact on his work as an artist, father and husband,
is still being recorded.
She Creates Beauty
Currently in Pre Production
‘She Creates Beauty’, a documentary that provokes theological conversations around beauty, the church and what role creative women of faith have in shaping culture in today’s society through their art practice.