HISTORY



Chronology: 1987-2020



2019

31st December
The launch of the revival of the 2000 Y2K website on Twitter @filey2k = one entry every day corresponding to each of the entry day of the year 2000 and all the content from the forum and other items displayed.

November
Release of the Y2K Diary book, the full content of the diary from the 2000 Y2K website for the revival. On Ebook on Amazon Kindle, itunes and paperback. Like the original diary: white font on a black background.
Release of the short film: Devil inside presenting the new feature film and game: Devil's Life.

Release of the opening credits and end credits to the feature film, game for Playstation, board game and card game: Devil's Life.

2018

November
General release of the feature film about AI or how an Artifical Intelligence operates.

October
Release of the TV series: Adventures Beyond the Hemisphere for 12 episodes and Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt for 1 episodes.

September
Release of the feature documentary: The Way You Make Me Feel with Lord Stevenson and Professor Malcolm Carruthers. About mental health.

General release of the feature film: Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt.


2017

September
Red By TV series is launched for 7 episodes. July
Full general release of the feature films: T: Ghosts in the Machine and Closer to the Sun.


24th of January 2017
Release of the music clips and short films:
Fascination, Devil's Life, Act III: Emails from G Not Responded, Forbidden Thoughts, T: Ghosts in the Machine, Do Not Disturb (I Pop 'til You Can't Pop), Red by.


2016

26th of December
Limited release of the feature film: Closer to the Sun.

28th of December
Release of the feature-documentary: Red by James Hogan.

November
Release of the album: War of the Planets: the Flight of the Moths, on Vinyl, CD and download and release of the single: Morning has come. September
Release of the albums: T: Ghosts in the Machine: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4 on Vinyl, CD and download.

The singles: T: Ghosts in the Machine, Act III: Emails from G Not Responded and Forbidden Thoughts.

July
Filming and recording the audio for: "T: Ghosts in the Machine" in New York and Brooklyn.

March
Started production on the feature film: "T: Ghosts in the Machine" and in a rush to do so before anyone plagarizes the title, design and whole content as some people normally do. Filming at SLV studios in Battersea and Kennington studios, both in London.

24th January
Release the album Red: instrumental and industrial music for the documentary feature: Red by James Hogan.

Singles: Red by, Do Not Disturb (I Pop 'til You Can't Pop), If I were a film maker, Morning has come (instrumental), I beg your pardon, I Won't Hang On Anymore, Killing someone from a distance, Illuminati (first released as a single in September 2001).


2015

November 12th
The Red by James Hogan book featuring the screenplay to the film written by James Hogan and Yours truly.

24th
Release of the album: Remove your face with three new songs: Remove Your Face, Est (Nietzsche's Gay Science) and Mask.

September 24th
Released of the first single from the album: Est (Nietzsche's Gay Science) / Speed Song.



January
Exhibition of the 14 red paintings at the Chelsea Town Hall in London and filming of the short film and music clip for the song: "Do not disturb (I pop 'til I can't pop).

First of a series of interviews for the film and the book Red by James Hogan until June with Lord Grade followed by: Peter Ibbotson (BBC Panorama editor, author, TV producer), Rob Woodward (Chairman of STV), Sir Trevor McDonald (ITV Broadcaster), Greg Dyke (Chairman of BFI, FA, former director general of the BBC), Peter Bazalgette (Chairman of ITV and the Arts Council), Roger Bolton (BBC producer and broadcaster), Jean Seaton (Official BBC biographer), Richard Horwood (Mirror newspaper, Live TV), Adam Boulton (broadcaster SKY news), Dawn Airey (Yahoo, Channel 5 UK, Getty), David Montgomery (Right hand man to Rupert Murdoch and former editor of the News of the World) until June 2015.


2014

2nd of October
Filming the first part of the Red by James Hogan feature-documentary in front of a live audience of about 100 at St Martins in the Fields in Trafalgar Square, London. Unveiling 14 new paintings in red by the painter James Hogan especially conceived for the film.

August
Return to London via Paris to explore and style the next two projects -and the new set of costumes- with the fashion supremo Laurent Mercier.

Moved to Turin, Italy initially to promote the film: The Y2k File but the distribution has been cancelled (censored) and remained in Italy for a while and started work on the next two big projects: a new album -partially recorded in Turin- and a documentary feature about broadcasting in the 21st century.




2013

Release of the trilogy: Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt (part 1 and the second book part 2) and Adventures Beyond the Hemisphere (part 3) the diary of the 00 years 2001-2009 (After the Y2K year). This is content of the website DiaryUnlimited that ended at the end of 2009 and will be revived on the first of January 2021.

Moved to Basel then the German countryside to study Nietzsche and supervise the translation of the books in French and German.




2012

Release of the project feature film screenplay: "T: Ghosts in the Machine".

Release of the project feature film and TV show screenplay: The After Life (the forerunner to Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt on paperback and Ebook.

Release of Est - The presentation of the project with 100 nude images of some the contestants in the TV show on paperback and Ebook.

Re-release of the albums: Speed of Light Soundtrack and audio book, Debut 2 best of and Soundtrack: Music for Films.

The feature film opera murder mystery thriller The Y2K File completed and announced for 2013 but still banned as of 2020.

Release of the screenplay to the film: With a Mouse (to your mouth).


2011

Release of the screenplay for the feature films: Speed of Light and Writing on the wall.

Release of the feature film project: Closer to the Sun on paperback and Ebook.

First release of the feature film: Writing on the Wall on DVD, NTSC and PAL.


2010

Release of the Est film version on DVD.

Release of the screenplay for: In and Out of Planet Earth on paperback and Ebook.

Release of The Y2K File: a summary of the 2000 search engine on paperback and Ebook.

Release of The Original Edge Magazine a 'best of' and history of the magazine.

Re-release of the album compilation: V.A. presents Old Nick.


2009

Release of the feature documentary Virtual Alien on DVD, NTSC and PAL and the screenplay on paperback and Ebook.


2008

Release of the best of clips from 4 films The Memos on DVD.

Release of the documentary-feature: Speed of Life.

Release of the feature film: Speed of Light on DVD, NTSC and PAL.

Release of The Complete Map of the Universe (a version of the trilogy that are: Writing on the Wall, In and Out of Planet Earth and Est on DVD.


2007

Release of 100 songs as ringtone/realtone/mastertone and videotone.

Release of the feature film Speed of Light in selected theatres.

Release of the album: Speed of Light.

Release of the Compilation album Debut 2 (1987-2007).

Re-release of the albums: V.A. presents Old Nick, King of the World, Dance, War of Love.

Launch of the new VirtualAlien.net and DiaryUnlimited Websites.

Left Britain and moved to Santa Monica, California.


2006

Release of the feature documentary: Digital Broadcast on DVD.

Release of the feature documentary: Burning from the Inside on DVD.

Release of the feature film: In and Out of Planet Earth on DVD.


2005

Release of the audio book albums of: In and Out of Planet Earth, The Complete Map of the Universe and Est available on download.


2004

Re-release of the albums: War of Love, King of the World.


2003

First release of the Est TV show- season 1-2 on double DVD.


2002

Release of Dance album (compilation of remixes).


2001

Release of the short films: Quick Step Beyond and Scary Monsters in film festivals.

Release of the album compilation: V.A. presents Old Nick.

September: release of the single: "Illuminati.

TV reality Show pilot: Est.


2000

Release of the compilation: Debut de Siecle (released also under the titles: DDS1 and Debut 1)

Launch of the website Y2KDiary.net with Tom Norwood (on the first of January)

Received an MA degree in Interactive Multimedia


1999

Enrolled on an MA course at the London University for the Arts.

Filmed the interview with Paul Gambaccini for the feature documentary: Digital Broadcast (released in 2006).

Close down the yearly Art almanac: The Edge.


1998

Complete a long running course for a BA in English Literature and Drama at the Open University.

Start the long running feature documentary project Burning from the Inside (the basis to the investigative thriller Closer to the Sun and interviews 101 members of a Nigerian tribe. (All interviews completed in 2005).


1997

Complete the first feature film: With a mouse (to your mouse) [never released as of 2012)

Single: LoudMouth released (briefly) on CD

Album: LoudMouth recorded but never released


1996

Study computer programming 1996-2002


1995

Launch of the yearly Edge Art almanac with 5000 copies

Complete a two-year Dramatic Arts course

Release the compilation album: The White and Black Side (compilation of the Old Nick releases of 1987).

Tour and performed in a few countries (UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, U.S.).

Single release of: Be Bop/With a Mouse (to your mouth) (on 7", 12" vinyl and CD).


1994

The Edge magazine falls to 2000 copies sold every three months.


1993

The Edge magazine falls back to 5000 copies.

Publish the novel Map of the Universe (featuring Est the TV reality show).

Release of the singles: Song from in and out/WWW (De Sade Mix), The way you make me feel/Reprise (on 7", 12" vinyl and CD).


1992

The Edge magazine peaked with a circulation at 45 000 copies and is distributed in the U.S.

First release of the album: King of the World on Vinyl, CD and cassette.

Enrolled at the British Open University on a BA in English Literature and Drama course.

Release the singles: Thundering Typhoons/King of the World (on 7", 12" vinyl and CD).

Thundering Typhoons/Tonnerre de Tonnerre (French version) on 7", 12" vinyl and CD).<


1991

Re-launch of The Edge magazine with 5000 copies sold every three months.

Release of the singles: Devil's Life 1/Devil's Life 2 and With a Mouse (to your mouth) (on 7", 12" vinyl and CD).


1990


Release of the compilation album: King of the World on CD and cassette (not to be mistaken with the King of the World studio album released in 1992).

Back to college to enrol for his A levels (SATs)

Release of the single: King of the World/White Mecca (Black Mix) (on 7", 12" vinyl and CD).


1989

First release of the single: King of the World/No man's Land on 7" and 12" Vinyl and CD.

Release of the single: Fascination/Fascination Mix (A David Bowie cover) 1989 (on 7", 12" vinyl and CD).

Last of The Edge yearly magazine


1988

Second tour (UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Canada, U.S.).

Release of the album: War of Love on Vinyl, CD and cassette

Release of the singles: War of Love (15 different versions and languages on 7", 12" vinyl and CD singles).

Release of the singles: Devil Inside/For Ever and Never, No Man's Land/I remember You, The Edge of Love/Mad Dreams (on 7", 12" vinyl and CD).


1987

First tour (UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Canada, U.S.) and release a yearly magazine The Edge to present the tour.

Release of the album: Old Nick by Virtual Alien on Vinyl, CD and cassette.

Release of the album: Twist, Fate and Heaven released under the name of Old Nick on Vinyl, CD and cassette.

Release of the singles: White Mecca/On An Axe/The End, Heaven/Drizzle, The Inside Story/The Inside Story Mix, Well Red/Well Red Mix (on 7", 12" vinyl and CD).




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Cover from 'King of the World' album