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July.2016: Ending "Work in Progress"


Most of my books are no longer available. They were essays and work in progress. Now they will be re-published in a different format and no longer a work in progress. In this age of constant content violation, it is paramount to "first publish": more spontaneous, more in the spirit of Real Art. In the spirit of Punk and more direct: "If it was like this before, surely the mind intended it to be that way..."



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T: Ghosts in the machine


T: Ghosts in the machine

First concept 1987: Design
2011: 1st version of the book published
2014: Started production on the film and the music
2016: 31st of September: double albums Audiobook Soundtrack available on CD, Vinyl and download
2016: December: pre-launch of the feature film.



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May.2016: One of my many logos


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April.2016: Disclaimer


Disclaimer 1: The beauty of being invisible is that no one is going to recognize you so you'll always be living in your own universe.

Disclaimer 2: This site is not wholly accurate: we're still completing all the sections and the re-design.





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April.2016: Reaching out...


Back in 2011 when I started to finalise the stories for Closer to the Sun, T: Ghosts in the machine, War of the Planets: The Flight of the Moths, The After Life and T: Train of Thought: it was done in order to establish the projects and reaching out to some people.

It seems that it has now finally been done. It's not that people are slow on the uptake -well, slow for my liking- but reaching out is the hardest part: everyone is busy and no one really cares anyway.

Some of the structures of my concepts were not completely in place and some deliberate errors have been left: a sure way to grab anyone's attention.

As we have started production on the films new books will be published with the complete text and structures and all the imagery and graphics created for the new projects.






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April.2016: Getting angry...


I get so angry sometimes with all the people of this world or the people behind them triggering things. I'm trying very hard to concentrate on my art but I feel I have to supervise all the players on this chessboard game -the universe that is-. Perhaps I'm a little too human after all... Or not.






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March.2016:The Y2K File


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The Y2K File -a murder mystery thriller- has begun its journey. The release of this feature film has been split into 11 singles, 1 audio soundtrack album (CD, Download, Vinyl) and 11 music clips. There is no appetite from anyone in this world at the moment to see this scary opera or indeed myself for any theatrical release: it would have been 2013 when the film was ready and I was still in touch with Sony -then-. For now this the music (and story) will take precedence over the terrifying footage that can still be seen as a music clip.

The website for this film will be fully functioning: Y2KDiary.net and I'm still very angry with the FBI for having allowed the theft of the original Y2KDiary.com name, my diary of the years 1999-2000 and this will also be featured on this website. The onus is still on the FBI to put this right.


Virtual Alien, Nick Peterson, Old Nick, The Y2K File film




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March.2016: With a Mouse (to your mouth)


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An opera fantasy feature film.

This is the story of X - a little germ entering someone's mouth. X's vision is somewhat blurred. Its vision is in 'distorted 3D'. The mouth is the ultimate frontier between the inside of a creature and the rest of the universe. It is the border control. There is a long process before reaching the heart of the body. X aims to re-produce itself into the heart of the body just like a little mouse. When inside the body, X the germ can see, feel and breathe exactly what the creature's body sees, feels and breathes.

The main photography for this feature has been filmed in 1997. It seems unbelievable that this feature film was only ready in January 2016.

In life the most important thing is always to complete and to go all the way. the film has been divided into 10 singles, 1 audio album (CD, Download, Vinyl) and 10 music clips.

This film was finally ready in full 3D in 2013.


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February.2016:
More singles released from the Old Nick / Virtual Alien collection.


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February.2016:
We are releasing all the singles since day one / 20 in total


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February.2016:


Debut de Siecle. My 2000 album. These were the days.


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January.2016: Bigger than Art! David Bowie




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Goodbye Blackstar !





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January.2016: New single: Morning has come (with Old Nick)




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Morning has come outside the corridors of power and I'm ready to change the world.





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January.2016: New single: If I were a film Maker (with Old Nick)




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If I were a film Maker... I would make a film where, from my castle inside Westminster I will conquer and rule over the world.





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January.2016: New single: Killing someone from a distance (with Old Nick)




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Not for the faint-hearted. It's about all the wars in this world created by the same people and triggered very far away from the battlefield.





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January.2016: With a mouse (to your mouth)




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With a mouse (to your mouth) This film started production in 1997 but will finally see the light of day this year! All in real 3D: you'll need glasses to watch it.
Starring: Dolly di Rosso, Stuart Timings, John Waterhouse and Virtual Alien. Produced by Tom Norwood and Alex Altman.





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December.2015: Old Nick is up 6M!




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For about two years I really wanted to have Tom Cruise to play in my film Closer to the Sun and I was ready to pay him. After wasting two years trying to chase him through the rudness of his agent and entourage. I have instead decided that his role would be performed by my alter-ego Old Nick. Two weeks after the announcement Old Nick's new entry in Imdb went from zero to over 6M in ratings (What ever that means).





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December.2015: Remove Your Face: new album launch




In my latest album Remove Your Face my singing in the title track has been described as a "group of headless chickens shrieking and feeding inside a farm" adding "somewhere, anywhere like Ohio". Yes, spot on! That's precisely what it was. The story of the song is about a farmer in Ohio. What's wrong with farming in Ohio?

Music is an art form. It doesn't have to be big and commercial. It's the ability of one human to feel alive and communicate this sentiment to another (human or animal). It's just something that one does.

A film is a series of images and sound. It's a statement. It conveys a message that is supposed to create a reaction. As long as I have something to say I will say it using this medium and in my own way and in a monochromatic or in a multicolored form.








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October.2015:




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Front cover photography: Tom Norwood The new "Red by..." album featuring my alter ego will be out on the 26th of January 2016. Some of the songs from the album will support my documentary-feature "RED by James Hogan" and will be out in May 2016. Yes: the main album color is red with 14 new songs and there will be 7 singles out. The concept is masonic, malefic, transcendental and very like me. It will be my 10th album. I have been working on this project for the last three years in between the completion of my last three films.

I'm off to Italy to continue on the work of my next thriller with director Ginaluca. I have created the film and I will also be an executive producer. The film: Closer to the Sun is set on an oil rig off the coast of Africa.





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Front cover photography: Tom Norwood


The first few comments from the media for the "RED by James Hogan" bout about 21st century broadcasting (OUT on the first of December 2015):

"For anyone who cares about broadcasting and its power to inform as well as entertain, this is a vital, colourful study, drawing on a rich, transformative past to pose stark questions for the future" - Chris Blackhurst, commentator, Evening Standard & Independent.

With James Hogan we have worked around the clock for several years in order to produce this book and it features the screenplay to the documentary-feature with:

Rob Woodward (STV), Sir Trevor McDonald (ITV), Lord Grade (BBC), Greg Dyke (BBC, FA, BFI), Peter Bazalgette (Arts Council), Roger Bolton (BBC), Peter Ibbotson (BBC), Jean Seaton (BBC, Westminster University), Richard Horwood, Chris Carter (Edinburgh University), Adam Boulton (SKY News), Dawn Airey (Yahoo, Getty), David Montgomery (The Sun, News Int).

All of these people have helped in their own way to shape broadcasting in the 21st century in Britain.









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New singles
October.2015:




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Front cover photography: Tom Norwood

The second single from the new album RED by... (album available on the 24th of Januay 2016). Soundtrack to the feature -documentary film "RED by James Hogan".





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Front cover photography: Tom Norwood

Song from In and Out available in December 2015











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October.2015: Remove Your Face: new album launch




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Front cover photography: Frank Dow and Front cover design: Tom Norwood








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New website
October.2015: New website




This website is undergoing some major transformations and some features may not be available on some browsers and platforms. The transition should be completed by the 1st of December 2015 along with the launch of the DiaryUnlimited website. More details and explanations will be appearing shortly on the exact description of this new site. We have the pretention of being greater and more fun and intelligent than Facebook/Fuckbook and Wikietc. (Not a fan of the last two).

With a series of albums, series and films being launched for the next 12 months it was more than urgent to redefine our message and main presentation.






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New singles
October.2015: Mask/WWW/No Man's Land




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Front cover photography: Tom Norwood


The fifth single from the new album Remove Your Face (album available on the 10th of November 2015) is Mask (In and Out Mix) fom the film "In and Out of Planet Earth" out on the 6th of November.

"Underwater, deep space, down below the final frontier, you can't measure it, you can't time it. Everything beats faster than the on the suface of the ocean..."



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Front cover photography: Tom Norwood


The fourth single from the new album Remove Your Face (album available on the 31st of October 2015) is WWW (Marquis de Sade)

"I'm about to propose some large ideas. They will be heard and pondered. If not all of them please, surely a few will; in some sort, then, I shall have contributed to the advancement of learning and shall be content. It gives me pains ­ I do not deny it ­ to see with what halting steps we approach our destination; I'm disturbed by the presentiment that we are on the eve of failing once again to arrive there... Is it thought that this goal will be reached when we have been given laws? Abandon the idea. What should we, who have no religion, do with laws? We must have a creed, something suitable for the republican character, which is so far removed from as never to be able to resume the worship of Rome... " Penned by the Marquis de Sade.



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Front cover photography: Tom Norwood



The third single from the new album Remove Your Face (album available on the 16th of October 2015) is No Man's Land out on the first of October.







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New single
September.2015: Speed Song




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Front cover photography: Tom Norwood

The second single from the new album Remove Your Face (album available on the 10th of November 2015) is Speed Song out on the first of October.

This song has been created for the film Speed of Light and added at the end of the Speed of Light Soundtrack and audio book album in 2007. It has never been released as a single but the French version has been released in France in 2007 as a single and this version has been added to the Debut album compilation of 2009.







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My diaries of the 00 years
September.2015: Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt/The Y2K File


I'm very happy to announce that my diaries of the zero years: The Y2K File (2000), Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt (part 1: 2001-2003), Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt (part 2: 2004-2006), Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt part 3: Adventures beyond the Hemisphere (2007-2009) have all been made available on paperback/deluxe hardback and Kindle and iTunes.

It has been made available for the greater good and for the owners of this planet (although they don't really read).

Everything that cannot be said has been written and I stand by it. I had some initial alternative titles but I decided against in the end but they could have worked but it might have been construed as arrogant: "Fuck them all" or "I'm Jehovah".







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The definitive cast list of interviewees:
September.2015: Red by James Hogan


Lord Grade, Greg Dyke, Jean Seaton, Peter Ibbotson, Yours truly, Chris Carter, Sir Peter Bazalgette, Dawn Airey, Rob Woodward, Roger Bolton, Richard Horwood, James Hogan, Sir Trevor McDonald, Adam Boulton.



The book of the project featuring the screenplay to the film will be out on the 12th of November 2015.






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September.2015: New single: Est (Nietzsche's Gay science)




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Front cover photography: Tom Norwood

All composed and performed by yours truly featuring the voice of Stuart Mansell on Est (E.S.T.)

"Ordinary madness tends to fascinate our society, because we fear it and chase it desperately. Madness is letting our brain believe that anything can happen..."

With additional music from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.





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September.2015: New album: Remove your Face




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Front cover photography: Frank Dow Design: Tom Norwood

12 tracks out on the 10th of November 2015.







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August.2015: "My album collection..."


Re-release of all the albums.

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Soundtrack: Music for Films album featuring: Speed Song. The theme tune from the film Speed of Light originally released in 2007. There is also a French version available on the Debut compilation album of 2009.

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Soundtrack: Music fo Films album featuring: Mouth Dance. A little instrumental dance on the piano, the theme song to the feature film: With a Mouse (to your Mouth)

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War of Love album: featuring Heaven. This classical song on the piano co-composed and produced by: Markus Ineichen

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War of Love album: featuring War of Love. This song exists in 6 different languages and has been first released in 1988.

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Dance album featuring: Fascination the original cover from David Bowie and Luther Vandross

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Dance album featuring: He's On Top Of The World An album of dance remixes and instrumental versions.

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V.A. presents Old Nick album featuring: The Funeral Party. I've created the song when I was 12 but recorded it when I was 14. Very baroque: Henry Purcell helped me a little.

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V.A. presents Old Nick album featuring: No Man's Land A song produced and arranged by Markus Ineichen in 1988.

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King of the World album featuring: Knocking on Heaven's Door with Philip Adamir who played the accordion and arranged the song.

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King of the World album featuring: WWW (Marquis de Sade Mix) Featuring lyrics by the Marquis de Sade and voice by Stuart Timings





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August.2015: RED by James Hogan




Red was King George the Third's most favorite and powerful color: red for anger, red for love and red for madness. Is the madness floating over the court of King George the Third the same insanity guiding a country with the highest amount of TV channels in the world? Is broadcasting and communication in the 21st century enthralled with the same madness raging at the court of King George the Third? Some of the leading broadcasters in TV, web and communication strategists are arguing and commenting about broadcasting in the 21st century.

The film opens at the court of King George the Third. Broadcasting is just like a painting being fed to a court or a nation; it tells a story and this story is "RED by James Hogan" a documentary about 21st century broadcasting within a 21st century background in its setting and design where the past meets the present and the future.

The film in monochromatic red (for the interviewees with a background in colour) is 6 hours long. An 80 minutes version will also be available.

In the list of interviewees so far:

Lord Grade, Greg Dyke, Jean Seaton, Peter Ibbotson, Yours truly, Chris Carter, Sir Peter Bazalgette, Dawn Airey, Rob Woodward, Roger Bolton, Richard Horwood, James Hogan. The list is still growing.



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June.2015: My "books"


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I'm not amused: thousands of my "books" or "screenplay presentations" of my films ended up on Ebay and some such sites.

The trouble is: no one mentioned that I have sold so many books. The books were merely a presentation and the books in question were proof copies.

I ought to start stamping the real books with a seal of authenticity.

Who is duplicating all the books? Obviously the FBI is too busy reading our emails rather than stemming the flood of fake books.



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May.2015: "RED by James Hogan..."


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Hard at work for the "Red by James Hogan..." documentary feature on 21st century broadcasting.



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May.2015: Remove Your Face: new album


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Off to Brooklyn, New York in July to complete my new album due out later this year.



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June.2015: The "Youtube Question"




I don't go to Youtube. I'm a zero rated kind of guy there and yet I receive a huge amount of royalties from this site. The young stars with over or past the billion view counts within a few days don't seem to be earning many royalties. 1 billion views before the video is even published? How does it work?

Over 4 M people have seen nearly all the different clips shaping the film "In and Out of Planet Earth" placed on Imdb back in March 2015. Some people are quicker than others on the uptake.

Google seems to have ignored the basic laws of mathematics and multiplication without even mentioning Aristotle's own logic. But hey: it's all a point scoring exercise: an editorial decision. Some people like it, some don't. It's very political. It's also based on the notoriety received inside the newspapers and TV people. I'm not likely to be there any time soon. Too busy for it: I've moved a long time ago on the web. I don't understand why Google is still dependent on them.

I work all the time: I create, it's my job and a task to perform.

I'm a content and data creator and a space alien. Many people still have a problem with it. I have tried to explain this to them but past a certain time, some people will never get it.
Thanks for all my fellow space aliens who do get it!



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May.2015: The After Life


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A new TV series set up inside a castle in Scotland: developed in recent years and will be released (broadcast) in the UK in 2016. The book was first published in 2012.



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May.2015: TT: Train of Thought


A new TV series set up inside a train: a comedy. Out in 2016. The book was first published in 2012. The first series will be seen in 2016 in the UK.



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May.2015: As an illuminati at the court of King George the Third


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Photography: Tom Norwood
Costumes: Laurent Mercier

As an 18th century illuminati at the court of King George the Third. Presenting an exhibition of the RED paintings collection by James Hogan in January at the Chelsea Town Hall in London.

The exhibition was nearly banned and caused an uproar for its strong sexual content.



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Photography: Tom Norwood, Frank Dow

Introducing a live 3D performance set at the court of King George the Third in London, St Martins in the Fields Theatre, Trafalgar Square. I presented the whole RED paintings collection by James Hogan on the 2nd of October 2014.



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April.2015: The War of the Planets: The Flight of the Moths


The War of the planets: The Flight of the Moths


In 2013, I have been forced to return to the UK from America to face a major FBI style tax inspection. It went on for 10 months. Since I can be so prolific, most people tend to believe that I must be earning millions. I used to but not at the moment. Before I went away, an agent in L.A. begged me to return with something that they could sell, in other words, something mainstream and something for everyone. During this big tax inspection I became pregnant with:


The War of the Planets: The Flight of the Moths


"In the year 3000, the nuclear war that has ravaged planet Earth 500 years earlier seems almost a distant memory. A new dawn has forsaken the world, a greener and bluer world flourished from the ashes of the old... "

A science-fiction fantasy epic story about a world set in the future where planet Earth has been taken over by giant moths.

It's a trilogy. A screenplay presentation is now available on paperback, Kindle and itunes to follow shortly and the novel is due to be released before the end of the year.


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April.2015: Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt


My diary of the 00 years is still available. It sold really, really well despite the fact that it has not been reviewed anywhere. A deliberate choice. I have covered too many truths in this book and it was more than most people could handle. If my main comments received on the web -about anything I ever do is: WTF my answer is generally:

Fuck Them All -.

Some agents accused me of committing a "complete suicide". Obviously it has worked! I always wanted to write a new bible: there you have it!

Meanwhile: there is the first cover where a target was placed over yours truly. In hindsight it was a great cover. My publishers opted for the "tax filing" look scattered with my blood instead.

Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt




Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt


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February.2015: The Memos


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Back in 2007, The Memos was launched as a best of various scenes from: Speed of Light, In and Out of Planet Earth, Writing on the Wall, Est and Speed of Life. The DVD was in NTSC format only for the U.S. and Japan and only available as 4:2 aspect ratio.

This compilation is now available again in the U.S. and Canada only for download and as a DVD.



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February.2015: New album out in September 2015


I have been working on a new album for the past 5 years. Not a soundtrack album but a "normal" album. This new album will be released in September 2015. I have composed 16 new tracks and technically it will be my first album since my 1990 King of the World album (I wasn't even an adult back then and it it became my last album).





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February.2015: Speed of Life


Speed of Life was a documentary feature on the making of the film Speed of Light. It inadvertently became a spoof and a hilarious comedy in its own right. A short version of 60 minutes has been added on the 2008 DVD release of Speed of Light but the full feature of Speed of Life (82 minutes) has never been made available. This film will see the light of day in September 2015.



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February.2015: The Complete Map of the Universe


The Complete Map of the Universe


Back in 2007, we've decided to create one version of Est with reference to the original title of the novel: Map of the Universe.



The Complete Map of the Universe


This new title would be: The Complete Map of the Universe featuring elements of Est, the TV game show with the films: Writing on the Wall, In and Out of Planet Earth and With a Mouse (to your mouth). All the other stories were derived from the TV show.

The four film versions along with The Complete Map of the Universe will now be available everywhere for streaming.





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January.2015: "RED by ... James Hogan in London, Chelsea"


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The Chelsea exhibition of the complete "RED by James Hogan" paintings collection on the 21st of January went extremely well. It will be the last time this exhibition will take place.

James Hogan hard hitting new book about broadcasting in the 21st century -with a preface by Yours Truly- will be out on the 10th of March IF we are left (and allowed) to complete the edit in peace. So many people have been scared of what we may be saying that we had a hard time doing it. James and I have interviewed the leading British broadcasters (TV and web).

The "RED by James Hogan" idea is a concept based in the 18th century at the court of King George the Third... A metaphor for the madness of 21st century broadcasting. The 14 paintings are part of a collection for a feature film, an interactive play and opera based on the book.



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My dad -a rabbi- was not impressed by the hat. He asked me when I will be wearing a kippa (skullcap). I will wear a kippa when he will become a vegan.

Another set of 28 costumes have been designed and I will be wearing one for each event this year. So we can only hope that my dad might end up liking one of them.



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December.2014: "RED by ... Virtual Alien"
To kick start the "RED by..." brand:

Preview

Wednesday January 21st of January 2015 6-8 pm:

Chelsea Library, Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London, SW3 5EZ.
Exhibition of the complete "RED by James Hogan" paintings.
(Displayed for two days only).



Tuesday March 10th 2015:
"RED by James Hogan/whatever happened to TV?" book launch:
an essay about broadcasting in the 21st century by James Hogan with a preface by Yours Truly.
Westminster Reference Library 1st floor from 6pm.
35 St Martin's St, London WC2H 7HP, 6-8 pm:



June 2015:
"RED by James Hogan" feature film documentary about broadcasting in the 21st century presented at the Edinburgh film festival. Directed by Yours Truly.



August 2015:
"RED by James Hogan" feature film documentary about broadcasting in the 21st century presented at the Edinburgh TV festival. Directed by Yours Truly.
James Hogan and Yours Truly will give a series of talks at the Fringe festival in association with the Edinburgh University Business School.



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RED by Virtual Alien



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October.2014: "RED by James Hogan"


RED by Virtual Alien



Thanks for everyone who turned up on the 2nd of October event in London. Many got lost and couldn’t find the venue but many more did and seemed to have been pleased with what we presented!

The event was part of a feature film documentary entitled “RED by James Hogan” about broadcasting and communication in the 21st century and won't be for the faint hearted: many will see RED! The film will be out at the beginning of next year and will run for about 82 minutes. Tom Norwood and my cousin Alex Altman are producing the film and Frank Dow is the director of photography.

The film will focus on James Hogan dealings with the broadcasting world in Britain from his early days at the BBC until the advent of the web: "what ever happened to TV?".


We will have a trailer for the evening of the 2nd of October available next week. Stay tuned!


Many thanks to everyone for your great support!


Clips of some of the interviews taken live in the afternoon in Trafalgar square can be viewed here:


James Hogan interview

Alexander Hogan interview



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September.2014: "RED by James Hogan"


2nd of October:

"RED by James Hogan"

I needed to clear up a rumor following a huge amount of emails received.

Yes, I will be staging and performing at a major event on London Trafalgar square on Thursday the 2nd of October late afternoon.

We have been inundated by requests but the show at St Martins in the Fields is by invitation only. The same performance will be re-enacted in November for everyone.



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T: Ghosts in the Machine
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june.2014: T: Ghosts in the machine


Summary

Crime thriller novel.
250 pages.
Color and B&W.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9526607-7-4.
Format: paperback and e-book.
Out: 24 August 2014.
List Price: $16.66

An interactive novel, murder, mystery thriller in 3 acts revolving around the number 6 and the letter T, both being the proton and neutron of the story. Two men from very different backgrounds meet and discover that they are both guided by invisible ghosts and they are in fact two machines forced to live a life haunted by an incurable condition. During the inauguration of the tallest building in town, one man is holding the President of the United States at gun point and together they will disappear for 66 minutes out of the eyes of the world where they will confront the ghosts in the machine.

Available at:

Amazon Paperback and book



T: Ghosts in the machine, the novel: 250 pages ISBN: 978-0952660774 is due for release on the 14th of December 2014!



june.2014: FINALLY


One sheep plus one sheep does not equal two. The sheep will not be plural; there isn't an "s" at the end of sheep.

I have stated this a long time ago, a metaphor perhaps for conflicting problems in the language and especially in the written text. We need rules but rules are often overridden by ghastly software who -as it has happened a few times in my books, removed the "d" at the end of my words: an[d] please[d] etc. triggering a huge amount of errors not even picked up by the publishers. "We thought it was intentional. You're the editor". Am I? Emphasizing their point further adding: “It's all live. It's your own reality TV show. People are expecting this from you. You will get it right eventually. It's only a series of essays: you are being monitored. People want to see a progression." I thought I wasn't a work in progress anymore! "A series of essays..." Trial[s]and error{s]? Is anything really an error or is it consciously or subconsciously presented in a certain way for a specific purpose? That is the question.

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june.2014: FINALLY


"When do we know when we are no longer a work in progress?" Who uttered that stupid yet extremely relevant phrase?

After being infamously dropped (Thanks Sony) back in 2010 after 3 years [still much longer than the 3 months deal I had with Warner in 1990] I had to restart everything in a different format. What doesn't make sense is that after being requested to gather all my recordings and albums from the past, editing uncompleted and unreleased films I had to re-do it all over and release all my books again. It has been a huge undertaking with little support. After a few years in the wilderness, I really believed last year I was on my way to rid myself of the "being" a "work in progress" tag.

I had to become "fiercely independent" working every day from the crack of dawn until late in the evening, along with my team and long and faithful supporters. We ended up using all the labels and distributors on offers to release our catalogue. What's the point of any Art if it is not made available? Some of the Art has been very successful and some a complete disaster. Some ebooks lost all its formatting and even some words have been missing making people wondered if it has been indeed intentional and the definite draft of the book. It was the definite draft when I completed it and when about 10 people scrutinized it. I always aply the same method for my films and music. Otherwise, the work could easily turn into a self-consumption and obsession and may lose any impact as a result. Somehow some of my Art often gets badly handled by third parties and software but I always rectify things in the end.

In a fit of anger (I had a few) I have ordered a block on some books and refused to honor a(n) HD distribution for my films solely on the basis of quality control. Especially if "one" is independent "one" (yours truly) will be severely judged on the cover (and content).

Anyway. We're nearly there. Since I've lost a few film deals, we -my team and I- decided to divide each film following each respective chapter into one App with a game of questions and answers (for each chapter) and the same process as a Flash movie and a software available for PlaySation and Xbox. Each chapter from each film will also be available on 3 different web sites. At last everyone will be able to check all the films.

The films will also be made available in HD for download.

I'm not bothered with some of the low ratings in Youtube: we receive millions on many other sites and plenty of encouraging comments. It is Youtube own decision to block a counter. It's a personal choice and I respect this. There a hundreds of other web sites, less known but with obviously far more traffic. It's no doubt an editorial choice and perhaps political.

That's another thing: when you're "fiercely independent" it's hard not to be political. When you're small you are always trampled upon all over like there is no "tomorrow". It's hard to believe in a government, any government that has been bent on destroying all values and decency achieved in thousands of years of civilization.

I'm extremely grateful for the UK state funding for my films that I have received and I have acknowledged this many times before. But by being "independent" and "political" (not out of choice) one has to rely on public/civil servants. One quickly realizes the complete dysfunctional system completely ransacked by so many governments and corporations. Everything is being abused but when the main model that we have in government is abusing and looting the nation in front of our very eyes, what hope do we have? I've tackled and dealt with this problem in my book in 3 parts: Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt and I have decided to leave it as that. We can never have enough guides but the truth needs to be told.

I have conceived Closer to the Sun and T: Ghosts in the machine (the novel and the screenplay) but I won't direct any of the films. I'm barred from directing: too Arty. It would only be "Arty" if not taken out by a major distributor. Anything is big with a major distributor: that's the whole point. I will now concentrate on a guide to perfect happiness if there is such a state of being. Something cheerful, something beautiful, something illustrated and something for everyone.

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june.2014: Closer to the Sun and T: Ghosts in the machine


The films Closer to the Sun and T: Ghosts in the machine will be made! We have now six producers on board including yours truly. The director(s) will be announced shortly. The main production company is Mnemonics studios and has already kick started the project. There is a long list of other studios and agencies to be announced shortly when all the paperwork will finally be signed.

The films: Closer to the Sun and T: Ghosts in the machine will be made in the UK and in the U.S. An earlier date for release for Closer to the Sun is set for December 2015 and T: Ghosts in the machine: January 2016.

T: Ghosts in the machine, the novel: 250 pages ISBN: 978-0952660774 is due for release on the 24th of August !



june.2014: Map of the Universe


I had a back log of projects to complete including: Map of the Universe and this is about to be released in a game format and various Apps during the summer.

The novel: Est: Map of the Universe will be released on the 24th of August.
ISBN-13: 978-0952660729 / 302 pages

The audiobook album: The Complete Map of the Universe (The content of the film: In and out of planet earth) will be released in August on CD and download.

Est, In and Out of Planet Earth, Speed of Light, The Y2K File and With a mouse (to your mouth) will be made available in FULL, UNCUT in HD, various Apps and in Flash (as a set of different games) during the summer.

This has been long OVERDUE!

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april.2014: A whole year has vanished...


Goodness gracious me! My last posting was last year? It couldn't have been a year? Another year has gone by? I have never stayed idle. I'm ready to run a marathon; I can't have enough of playing Bach on the piano and I have nearly absorbed every single Charles Dickens books in existence.

T: Ghosts in the machine: following the publication of the screenplay-essay two years ago, it has now become a major novel and a fully interactive one as that. It will be released when the powers that be will think it is the right time. Very soon I have been told as we are working on the film version as well.

I have also composed a new album (the first in a long, long time with 16 songs and 16 video clips (all short films). Out very soon on Vinyl, CD and download.

Beyond the Sphere of reasonable Doubt represented a titanic piece of work and not so much in the editing but in the adventure I went through to create this diary, the various investigations and fight to complete all my films and other projects. Now I have another fight on my hands delivering my films to the public, as many as possible. I never meant to "pile on the films" but applications for productions where stuck in a nightmare and fight between lawyers and I still needed to work and kept on coming up with new projects. Film production and film funding in the UK is a Kafkaesque labyrinthine fight that would drive anyone close to suicide. The old guards are doing their utmost to prevent anyone from entering "the club" by any means necessary. They are all either too religious or too political for me. It's high time they should all sober up a bit!



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may.2013: 101 Official sites


I'm currently running my own 101 different web sites, each and one of them very different in style and content and in very different locations. I wouldn't say that one is necessarily the main official one. They are all different and important. This one helps more to spread the news in its nineties style concept.

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Films book cover by V.A.


Films book cover by V.A.


Films book cover by V.A.



may.2013: Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubt (volume1-3)


OUT: 31st of October 2013. The book has been re-scheduled for legal reasons but we have now the final covers.


About the cover

First of all in the background, the cover depicts the marks of a filing. In a world obsessed by filing, the diary of one decade is essentially, yet another filing.

Juxtaposed is the color and the flow of life; blood in its most primitive form; stains scattered over the filing.

It's the filing of another piece of life where blood is flowing "like there is no tomorrow".

The cover has been engineered by Tom Norwood and V.A.


The diary started on 01.01.01 (first of January 2001) and remained so until 31.12.09 (31st of December 2009) and beyond. The 00 years are perhaps the scariest decade in human history that saw 9/11, the war on terror, web commerce, MP3/MP4, WW3, The Banking collapse, the biggest corporate frauds in history, the Eurozone, organized religions, gay weddings, Data Protection and ID thefts, electronic viruses, spam, The pollution in London, binge drinking, BSE mad cow disease, Foot and Mouth, life on credit, recycling, the Polish invasion, HD, the Hygiene problem, Lady Gaga, human trafficking, living in New York and L.A., the constant abuse of children, the army of homeless, the first black president in the history of the Western world, the eighties revival with the seventies and nineties hang-over, Facebook, the obesity pandemic, Money Laundering (a guide to), How to Kill someone from a distance, Crime and Punishment (our lawless society). The diary has often been dubbed the diaries of Virtual Alien or the devil as no one can escape the acerbic and vitriolic language often used throughout this decade. The diary of the aughties/noughties/Y2K/00 years.


It is also the diary of a Virtual Alien who discovers what the world really is and who really rules the world.


Tags: V.A, DB, LG, SCT, HMRC, BSRD, IRS, FCK, UK, U.S., WAR, REL, RPE, FC, DG, PNK, PAL, PEACE, FM, IS, FTA, ME


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may.2013: Films: Writing on the Wall and the Y2K File


UK theatrical release: November and December 2013. The dates and cinemas will be announced in July.

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february.2013: Film book compilation


Films book cover by V.A.



List Price: U.S. $26.00

6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

Black & White on White paper

346 pages

DiaryUnlimited/The Edge Press ISBN-13: 978-0952660705

OUT: 28th of February 2013

Seven screenplays including: T: Ghosts in the machine, The After Life, Closer to the Sun, Speed of Light, With a Mouse (to your mouth), In and Out of Planet Earth, TT: Train of Thought.

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january.2013: Public Announcement


My new web site will have to wait. Too much work to do already. It seems that I might be directing my next four film projects after all. I will be casting the actors very shortly.

Closer to the Sun, The After Life, T: Ghosts in the machine, TT-Train of Thought.

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january.2013: Public Announcement


1. This website is getting too chaotic. I'm no longer a work in progress. The new web site will see the day on the 24th of January 2013, (UK) 24-01-2003 (U.S.) 1/24/2013. 2. The mega project that I have started with some friends back in 1999: Beyond the Sphere of Reasonable Doubts (part 1-2-3) will not be released as a book format as previously announced. It will be published later in the year.

The project was a daily diary of news, explosive, acerbic, extreme and radical rants on video, text and images. It's still a bit too hot to handle for some at the moment so we will have to wait a bit.

3. A new definitive version of the first diary of the year 2000 The Y2K File (not to be confused with the film with the same name) will be published on the 24th of January 2013. In a new book format, extended and re-loaded.

When I first embarked on this project I would have never anticipated the vitriolic attacks that I have received. I have allowed other contributors to voice their views in order to generate a response and a response I have received. We are just compiling all this response together and we will make it available at some point.

4. A new book: a compilation of 8 screenplays from my films will also be available this month. The small paperback book formats from the previous versions of previous films as well as some new projects (the very final drafts) will still be available. The paperback formats were a way to engage with people and generate a response.

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december.2012: Public Announcement


TT-Train of Thought is my latest filing ISBN-13: 9780952660743. It's a comedy, film and theatrical project. It's already available on Amazon but won't be officially released anywhere else until January. After many checks, it has finally passed the approval guidelines. We don't have the final cover as yet. The project will be available in: French (Esprit en circulation) and German (Die göttliche Gedanken)

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october.2012: Public Announcement


I'm fully aware that I need to re-design this site but I still love it. I didn't have too many complaints about this. Of course so many people still don't know who I am, so the latest press release runs like this:

"V.A. –Virtual Alien- Nick Peterson is an interactive author of Films and online projects. He started his professional life at the age of 14 in music and released 12 albums to date. He directed 10 feature films and documentaries to date."

And the rest runs like this: (with added comments)

" “Interactive author” and “interactive writing” means that there is always more than meet the eye(s). A hidden game, an anagram or an interactive message being “blasted” throughout the story.

This is not always practical with a written text as it could lead to errors in the syntax or main spelling. However it is an added challenge worth exploring".

It's been FIVE YEARS since I've been in the wilderness; that is without any big company behind me. During this intervening time, I have filed over 20 "filings" (books -sort of- many drafts, the screenplay to all my films, future and past projects)".

The last filing is about to be filed.

Now, I'm truly desperate to move on!


T:Ghosts in the Machine ISBN: 9780952660750 is my latest film project: a thriller. The screenplay and presentation is available on the first of November 2012 on paperback and download.

Synopsis
Two men from very different backgrounds meet and discover that they are both guided by invisible ghosts and they are in fact two machines compel to live a life haunted by an incurable condition.

During the inauguration of the tallest building in town, one man is holding the President of the United States at gun point and together they will disappear for 60 minutes out of the eyes of the world where they will confront the ghosts in the machine.

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september.2012: Public Announcement


Who cares if I'm still not available on HD or blu-Ray? What I know is my films will be available on Super-HD coming in 2018 and Star Trek is coming in 2020 and my films will be available then as a holographic projection.

One must be really patient in this world.

It will be 20 years in October since the first release of the album: King of the World (1992). The album is being re-released with its original vinyl cover. I have been asked many times to clarify the lyrics inside the song: Knocking on Heaven's Door from the album: King of the World. So here we go.


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august.2012: Public Announcement


More filings and more corrections: my diary website with its 6000 plus entries since the year 1999 (text/image/video) will re-open within a new format any time now. The clearing and restoration is nearing to an end.

There is someone in my head by it's not me from an infamous painting and to link it with the desperation inflicted upon this contestant in Est

Est




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july.2012: Public Announcement


I'm not directing Closer to the Sun or The After Life. I have merely presented a project and wrote the screenplay to both films.

The film The Y2K File will now be released in 2013.

The ID presentation of the short film that was Map of the Universe before it became 3 feature films.

Map of the Universe

Map of the Universe

Map of the Universe






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july.2012: In and Out of Planet Earth


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The great Mark Joseph as Paul X1 and Paul X2 (his ego) trapped in a world underwater for sixty minutes in my feature film: In and Out of Planet Earth.



july.2012: My Latest Filings


I wrote in my diary in: 29.01.01.

When everything is out in the open and everyone has been sent to their right place, a new chapter can begin. It is called the seperation process. We always learn by the mistakes. If indeed it was a mistake in the first place or just a necessary step. After all, everyone got something out of it.


As of of July 2012, my filings books, screenplays, projects have nearly all been filed. The last draft of each filing that is. I always like to make some amendments afterwards.



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july.2012: The After life


The After Life



A film and TV show project by V.A. (Yours truly)

Out on paperback and ebook on the 12th of July. The title says it all. This is a live TV appearence with the paranormal world, with life in a different dimension.

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june.2012: New Beginning


Summer is finally upon us.

I'm still filing and completing another two projects. I'm glad all the other screenplays have all been filed; the very final drafts that is and as I have mentioned earlier I wouldn't called the published versions books but filings.

This website will soon disappear (2007-2012) it was a long time, then again it wasn't. But we need to move on. I've said this before; I'm no longer a work in progress and my live presentations, essays and other experiments will disappear. I needed to re-connect and engage with other people and this site suited this need. It’s all history now and the projects need to be released on a different scale.

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may.2012: Moving On


It has recently been mentioned to me that there are many codes for each book. That is correct! When I first made all the screenplays available in August 2011, some had a second draft. There are no less than 4 different versions of each book for Amazon, one for Apple Itunes and of course the paperback code is different than the ebook version.

The following screenplays are finally available on the Itunes bookstore:

Writing on the Wall

Speed of Light

The following screenplays are finally available on the Sony bookstore:

Writing on the Wall

Speed of Light

Virtual Alien


I'm not a recluse and I've said I'm available to do and work on any new project but nothing of the kind seems to have been forthcoming.

I have no desire to fill in the Facebook server. I'm not there.

I'm still filing, loading, correcting past and recent mistakes, re-filing and re-loading. But is it Art? In any case, this is about to end soon.

I know very well how impossible it is to move against the flow. You're either "in" or "out". If I don't follow the rules then I'm "out" in the wilderness to fend for myself.

The first time was 1990 and the second time was at the end of 2006. My contracts with my agents ended (I have been with them since 2001); a long time in the business. I had enjoyed a fantastic ride even if I didn't think so at the time. During that intervening time I have managed to conceive most of my films (and some future projects). I don't believe my career in films ended at the end of 2006.

I have been re-signed soon after this with a different company but it ended again a year ago. Although being in the wilderness is not a very secure position it provides one with complete artistic control. When I was "in" the main problem was that I didn't network, didn't tour and only gave a handful of interviews. This angered my employers and yet I have delivered!

I'm still out there but not everywhere.

"I" really ought to be "we" as the amount of people (actors, technicians, musicians and other artists) who co-starred in my adventures are always carried forward in the process. I'm often accused of refusing to speak with many of them -I have also fallen out with many- I can't say this loud enough: I always need to move on all the time and create something new. It's not because someone is not "out there" and earning shed loads of money -or no money at all- that "things" are not happening. On the contrary; one is busier than never.

This is the only way to survive.

My team and yours truly have been extremely busy in the last five years. It wasn't slow at all, things moved very quickly. There was just a lot to go through.

We've been busy tiding up all the films and the music. All the screenplays to the films have been made available in various formats. Although they are books, they are more like "some more filings", another file "cleared". Especially in Britain where Red Tape is omnipresent and when we have to file and re-file constantly.

It's a big business filing, especially with all the commercial filing software available.

In fact we have filed and re-filed so much lately, as we are constantly reminded to file about what we have been up to that we ended up with multiple filings of the same filings.

They make it so hard for most of us that most have been forced to emigrate. I came back from America but I will be moving back.

SO: I have been filing for the past five years and I truly have enough of it.

I'm officially ending all these filings. Everything is available. If someone is forcing me to file again I might become a terrorist. "File yourself!"

Filing doesn't make someone a recluse. I still hike and run a lot, play the piano and the guitar and read a lot -anything up to the early sixties only-. I wish more films were on offer in cinemas (we hardly have any new films anymore (or old ones re-launched).

This website will soon be part of DiaryUnlimited. I had it for five years.

I had a good ride with it but I'm no longer a "work in progress". This website was primarily to try out new live experiments and to display some "live" news about the whole process.

Everything has been filed and made available -perhaps not to the public at large- but it will be-.



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Est


april.2012: Est


Est



Est stands for Electric(dot)Shock(dot)Treatment(dot) but it is also meant in the French sense of the term "is" -he, she, it "is"- You either have it or you don't and if you do: you are, meaning that you have GOT this knack to catch life by the throes, master it and get on with it. Some people have it and some don't. Some people crave to achieve it and need to be audited in order to GET it - I have used the word "psychotherapy" in the past instead of "auditing" but in a general sense ONLY and NOT in the existing "medical" jargon sense-.

One way to achieve this is by becoming a candidate in a TV Show called Est. Inside the show, the contestant must be confronted with its own demons in the dark for one month.


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march.2012: Ratings


I'm aware that on some websites "my ratings' are still not great. Even with the label "No view" instead of zero count when people tried to leave messages and view whatever clip there is on display. In some other sites it's millions of ratings one week, down a few thousands from the previous week then back up to a few millions. I have been advised not to delve too much into it. It's just a question of politic. That's all. One day you're in and the other you're out. One should be just grateful to be there.

I have been wiped out from some websites in the past so, I can't complain. Thanks for telling me about all this. I know, many people know.

The world is not what it seems!

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march.2012: Speed of Light Album


File under: Audio book / Soundtrack / Spoken Words / Classical / Future Music

"Hear the music, listen to the voices of the story and follow the noises..."

The album is the content of the film divided into 16 tracks. Music is omnipresent throughout with spoken words from the actors and instrumental music. Speed Song the last track of the album is the only one possibly defined as a song. I sing and I also performed the music.

Some tracks are marked explicit following the nature of the film and the film ratings (18 in the UK and R in the U.S.).

The album is available exclusively on Itunes.

Some people mentioned that the story was somewhat deeply religious. It is clearly explained inside the screenplay what the film is all about.

The screnplay and the film presentation is available on:

Amazon Kindle

Paperback

Sony Bookstore

Itunes ibookstore



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february.2012: Fascination


It is a cover version from the song written in 1974 by David Bowie and Luther Vandross from David's album Young Americans. In 1989 this song was a B-side of the single Devil Inside released by White Light/Preludio/Polydor.

Fascination featured in the compilation King of the World of 1990. A stupid name for a compilation since it was also the name of an album scheduled to be released by Warner in late 1990 but was cancelled and then dropped in the process. Just because the video I did for the song King of the World contained images of war and violence and at the same time the first gulf war started. There was no connection but they didn't get it. The album was finally released in 1993.

Fascination featured in the compilation VA presents Old Nick first released in 2001 through BMG. Then re-released in 2008. This album includes the songs -the shorter versions- originally featured in the albums Old Nick (1987) and Devil Inside (1989) with Fascination originally released in 1989. I wish the two albums were re-released separately but it is not my decision. The compilation VA presents Old Nick is scheduled to be re-released this year. Fascination also features in the album Dance released in 2003, a complilation of dance remixes produced by David Gray.

The video for Fascination is actually the trailer to my film Scary Monsters from 2001.



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february.2012: Who's a pirate then?


The other day I've discovered that my film Writing on the Wall was available on several websites for download. I do not mean the "legal" sites. One such site offered the film as a HD version – the HD version has not been made available -. They listed the popularity of the films in terms of downloads. Writing on the Wall stands at 15 000 plus downloads.

I'm happy that so many people have downloaded the film -and hopefully seen and enjoyed it- BUT: for crying out loud if no one is paying for it how can I be paid for the money I've invested in it? -and anyone who invested in it- How can I produce another film if the previous films failed in the normal world?

By the time a film is completed and barely released, it's already available all over the web. I blame this on SONY who could have released it but backed down at the last minute because one journalist didn't like it. The media has a share of the blame in this piracy business.

If a project is not taken on by a big company it has no chance of going anywhere. Anywhere with some recognition that is.


The Y2K File




I still have The Y2K File. It's ready for whoever is interested. Yes I'm aware some idiots posted some DVDs for sale on Ebay. It turns out it has only the special effects and the graphics. People would buy anything these days!

I'm not just ready to release it merely because the distributors are still trembling away. What are they so scared of? Am I that so mad, bad and dangerous to know? I'm aware the film is extremely scary. That's a fair point. I know that some people don't know how to handle me, so let me handle myself: I always deliver!


The Y2K File


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february.2012: Digital Broadcast




Digital Broadcast


The book is based on the documentary-feature based around the life of American broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, with an in-depth interview seen from a screen inside a TV studio by two journalists. The film demonstrates the changes in broadcasting in 30 years to a full High Definition broadcast.

Digital Broadcast was based on a 90 minutes interview the director had with Paul Gambaccini in 1999. Initially intended for an interactive TV presentation it was first released on CD-ROM for Nick Peterson's MA in Interactive Multimedia. It was released on DVD in 2006. Based on the full length version of 90 minutes: 10% (The presenter) of the film is in black and white 50% is in single colour (Blue, cyan, yellow, green, turquoise, orange and red) 40% is in full colour and HD.

Paul Gambaccini has been extremely candid in his 90 minutes interview; he has almost divulged his whole autobiography. In the book version I'm also adding a personal insight into the media world in Britain.



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february.2012: Burning from the Inside




Burning from the inside


The project started in January 1997 and by September 2006 the media world had changed its general mood by describing the situation of 'gangs, local tribes and the oil companies in conflict' as 'armed militants and guerrillas against the government in a war zone'. I was all very innocent about the whole project. I have been introduced to it by accident.

I have been asked to work on this project but I have equally been warned by some people to stay away from "these people". I thought the tone was a bit racist so I ignored this warning and ventured into it. Racist even so the person who warned me was a Nigerian-American.

I have interviewed someone who had taken hostage over 30 people on an oil rig and killed nearly 20 in the process two days before I met him, I had some extreme warnings and email exchanges with heads of big oil companies, a major fall-out with my agents ("You are a pop musician trying to do Rock, trying to be a filmmaker. What the hell are you doing?"), I had some lengthy email exchanges with the main members of the media establishment in Britain and a major fall out with some of the people interviewed.

A book describing the whole project, the making of it and its reception by the media and all the players is due to be published this year. I suppose Closer to the Sun is the final chapter and perhaps the last film I will ever be involved with. I needed to do this and I'm glad I did it. I cannot forget what had happened, the threats I have received for starting the project and for ending it. By 2007 I had to end and disconnect with all the parties involved even with the friends I've made. No one can understand a process of disconnection. It's the only way forward. It's called moving on. Burning from the Inside is perhaps too desperate for the human condition; it is the human condition.



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february.2012


For the record: I was 14 (in the eighties) when I was in the music world. I have been dropped when I was 19. I have enjoyed the eighties revival but I have not released a new album since 1990. I have tried in 1997, with Loudmouth but it flopped. I have composed music for my films and played some classical parts. I'm very happy with my albums, I'm still happy to mention them, but it was a long time ago. I do other things now.



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january.2012


We are in the process of reopening DiaryUnlimited.com with its own search engine. We've opted for HTML5 video and unlike some big and infamous video-sharing sites we do respect copyright. Whether it is our own work or some shared or public content, everything needs to be cleared. In its heyday (1999-2001), the Diary accumulated so much content that it is high time we place it all on view. And anything regarding V.A. (Virtual Alien/Nick Peterson) and anyone connected to yours truly will be made available. The Diary started in 1990 and we even have a skeleton of the 1990 website and all the content of the Y2KDiary.com.



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january.2012: The Complete Map of the Universe.


The Complete MAp of the Universe


The Complete Map of the Universe is the complete presentation based on the 1992 novel, Map of the Universe.

Writing on the wall


It has been divided into four feature films: Writing on the Wall, Est (E.S.T. in the UK), In and Out of Planet Earth and With a Mouth (to your Mouth).

The films were all made in the UK but only two were released in the UK.

The Complete Map of the Universe is the story of Paul X and Mary-Jane D'Arbanville. One is a mouse and one is a rat. They often reverse their respective species. They both live together in London during the nineties throughout the entire decade.

In the final part: With a Mouse (to your Mouth) it's the story of Paul X as a mouse entering someone's mouth to become a virus with a mission to permanently damage the inside of a human body.

The Complete Map of the Universe is the ultimate guide for survival in a world where a mouse, a rat and a virus are all considered to be the enemies within. By the time the films were ready a large amount has been leaked on the web. It has taken two years to remove most of the clips. Only a handful of clips remain and a current litigation against Youtube is still ongoing. Writing on the Wall was not released in theatres and was released on DVD and download in the U.S. in October 2011 and reached over 3000 downloads before some sites started to pirate the film. It is well acknowledged that during the heydays of web clip postings between 2006 and 2008 the Map of the Universe has achieved a phenomenal amount of hits.

The screenplays have been made available in August 2011 and are now all out of print. The films have not been dubbed but have subtitles (and screenplays) in nine languages. We believe it is high time to take this story to a higher mainstream level and we are currently seeking the best offer to publish The Complete Map of the Universe for the first time in a complete presentation. The films are waiting to be re-released worldwide on Blu-Ray witt selected theatre presentations.



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january.2012


The major drawback for one's own credibility is being forced to become "too virtual", by failing to reach "nationwide" status and the mainstream. I'm still regarded as creating artist's films. But when it comes to the Underground and Art film distribution network I'm deemed too commercial.

I have recently granted a rare interview to a journalist (all links will be provided when they become available). I wouldn't say that it went well. "I don't do interviews. I don't do the BBC; they have never asked for me so why would I ask for them now? That is the question!"

It puzzled so many people why anyone would be so prolific, constantly on the move and always releasing new projects and yet at the same time 'still not rich'. One can add to this: failed to achieve mainstream recognition. Am I failing in anyways? To paraphrase George Orwell 'still working, but failing, failing, failing to get recognized'.

Different tax men told me in recent years that ‘I must have earned millions’ by now. A lot of people did earn a great deal at my expenses but I haven’t really been worried about it until now.

We seem to live in a world where some people are making all the money and some don’t. I’m however -I have been so far- contempt with just being able to create my projects, to show them to the world and be allowed to “say” all the words that I believe matter a great deal and can make a difference. Not many people can understand this and if some members of the media can feel so threatened by this concept to the point of trying to wipe me out entirely from some websites it is their problem, not mine. If they feel that the whole thing is a war, it's their problem, not mine.

I can't ignore them, I know who they are, and I’ve dealt with viruses before; I wrote a book and a film on the subject: With a Mouse (to your Mouth).

The only way is up and forward. The only way to move on is to clear the past. When there is history behind there is always a present and a thriving future.



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january.2012


The screenplay to the films Writing on the Wall and With a Mouse (to your Mouth) and Est (E.S.T. in the UK) have been made available on paperback.

It is no longer a secret: I have started work on a new film: Closer to the Sun and I'm currently casting. It is a big project and as always I will see it through and this time faster than any of the films I have ever produced or directed. There are many disagreements going on; a typical phase prior to a production. It is not certain that I will be allowed to direct this film but I'm currently pushing things my way. This project is far too big to be mishandled.

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december.2011


The new trend (mine that is) is to announce any news after (and not before) I've been somewhere or released anything. A change from before; I often used to announce things way before they will happen. I always did what I set out to achieve so it didn't really matter but it seems that in the process, I have been causing a few problems with some people when a certain project had taken years to materialize.

I have just returned from a series of presentations of my films in Italy, France and Germany. I've returned to London and confused many as I had some meetings with a Scottish accent. Some people tend to forget that I'm also Scottish.

The beauty of having studied Dramatic Arts is the ability to switch accents and I do it very often. I may have stretched my limits now. If I have to be a "Virtual Alien" I cannot possibly express myself in the same way as my "receiver's end". I'm the "alien" to my interlocutor.

In "Virtual Alien", the documentary about yours truly, it did strike me to create a new language and use English subtitles but I have been forced to abandon this idea. I might still produce the ultimate "zombie" alien project one day. Stay Tune!

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november.2011


There is one version of Est (the film) in a condensed version available for download in some countries. It is 'condensed' as it features an edit of the 384 hours plus that was the main Est TV show of 2002. It has been carefully studied and vetted for its explicit content by many different boards of classifications and agencies.

I firmly believe that it can still be shown on a big screen but the distributors are still pondering on the subject. Some have argued that the long intro could hypnotized people and even be dangerous. I think they are thinking too hard.

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An audio book, podcast and radio feed for the documentary-features Digital Broadcast and Burning from the Inside will be available in December. This has been unavailable since 2005.

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The screenplay to the films Writing on the Wall and With a Mouse (to your Mouth) will be available in December in limited edition on paperback.

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There are specific reasons why my films have taken longer to reach the big screen (Many have not reached this status yet). Even if all the films are different especially if we compare Speed of Light to Burning from the Inside; I have never chosen the genres. They just followed one another. There are a lot of similarities between Est and Burning from the Inside. In Burning one of the 120 plus members of an African tribe (ethnic Nation) that I have interviewed was the head of a gang who a few days before the filming had taken hostage some oil workers on an oil rig and nearly killed everyone in the process. This is as violent as some of the scenes in Est or Speed of Light. Of course Burning has inspired me to create Closer to the Sun.

I document life and life is a violent concept.

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It is a general policy not to number the postings on this site as they re-appear in DiaryUnlimted.com and various other sites with a different numbering system. We merely post here the relevant news within the month.

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All the books previously mentioned (the screenplay from my films) are no longer available. It was a first edition print run.

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Est (E.S.T. in the UK)

The powerful mind control techniques used in this TV game show may seem shocking to some but they are real. They do exist and some are even legal in the UK and the U.S.

Locking people up is nothing new and locking people in the dark was very common in the middle ages.

I can understand that the film and the TV show may have been too hot to handle for some. The therapist plays with the contestants' mind and forces them to do anything he wants. Gradually the contestants are completely controlled and overwhelmed and submit to anything without even being conscious of it.




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october.2011


Writing on the Wall this dark comedy set in London in the Nineties has been filmed in 2004 and only completed this year. As the film is supposed to be washed with music from the nineties the process of sorting out the songs has generated yet another delay. Some people are trying to take over the film. Being at the beginning of the nineties revival, who is going to take over the film?

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As I move on in time, whether in the virtual or non-virtual world, I'm always puzzled by some "Media analysts" who can't read or are struggling to comprehend how the world functions. I do not mean about the state of the world today, although they don't seem to understand it either. The world has always been the same and nothing is what it seems. My puzzlement is about the likes of Youtube who keeps on lowering the ratings for those who refuses to pay or have some ghastly ads floating about. They also trigger many other sites to malfunction and it often causes confusion for media analysts in the way they compile their statistics.


As a result we do not have any official sites anymore anywhere. To counter the problem we have worked tirelessly to move our DiaryUnlimited site into a video sharing site. Unless many other sites we do respect people's privacy and copyright including our own and we do not fake the ratings. Do I really care? To a degree that some sites keep on displaying ghastly Google ads over a clip, that some of the clips are cropped even pixilated. That also stems by the speed some agencies work without controlling the result. At least "our own site" will display the genuine article.

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My films are not currently available in the UK. This is ironic since they have all been made there.

They will be re-released at some point. A friend showed me recently that he has bought a copy on DVD. After a close inspection I've noticed it is yet another pirated version. I'm touched that people are keen to see the films and want the films to be shown on a big screen. It's all to do with the right timing and going through some of the "politics" and bypassing some people who for some reasons seem to be scared of me. I have been contracted to "create" a certain amount of films and I completed them all. A large amount of clips have been made available. Not an accurate representation of the content but a taster nonetheless.

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I'm not planning on directing Closer to the Sun. I have merely written the screenplay.

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I have not been amused but one U.S. TV company and another one in England who 2 years ago were so keen to profile yours truly and my new body. No one could understand how anyone can lose 28 Kilos/62lbs within three months just by hiking. They needed tangible proofs and I needed to swear under oath that I didn't do any surgery. I told them to f.off. As more and more people can see me hiking my own marathon in the Alps or in the mountains of Delaware and Washington states (a minimum of 3 hours a day) I may be planning my own documentary on the subject. I also intend to ridicule these idiots who do not understand the power of Mother Nature. Nature tends to work in mysterious ways! Above all else: I didn’t lose all this weight for "them" but for myself. Between 2000 and 2005 I put on all this weight (the world of Motion Pictures is unforgiving) and I was extremely keen to tidy a few things up, chief among them: trimming my body weight.

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I would love to get in touch with the many people I had the privilege to work with over the years. However my process of "disconnection" in order to move on to new projects is creating a pressure that is such that I need to transform myself each time and have to live a different life. But we never know: if there is a revival...

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Est is the universal title of the film in all the languages available so far (English-American and Australian, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Swedish) but in English (UK) dots needed to be added to the title to counter a general "mispronunciation" problem. E.S.T. stands for Electric Shock Treatment.


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september.2011


I'm aware that my films are now difficult to get hold of, the genuine article, not the bootleg versions or some versions seen on Ebay. The current policy of film distribution in Britain is not pretty to say the least and with the current dictatorship that we have in Britain at the moment some of my films are still censored.

I've stopped doing showcases, gigs and various presentations. All my films are currently available for download in the U.S. and in Japan.

The screenplays to most of my films are available now anywhere in the world including Britain. I had a hard time fighting Ebay and some online retailers that have been caught selling unauthorised versions, like the proof versions. Like demos we have for film and music they always tend to re-appear somewhere (and severely multiplied).

We are revamping this site. The site has been created and conceived by Tom Norwood in 2007. We have been working on establishing an "official site" for each film and each album.

I have stated in Virtual Alien the extremely ambitious feature documentary about myself, starring myself and directed by myself depicting the period of 1987-2007, that I didn't regard my albums as "concept" albums as they weren't any defining theme. I never chose any of the titles. However my films are perhaps "concept albums" as I have conceived them in a way that my music (and other music) have been combined together with the footage within a defining theme.



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The actress Dolly di Rosso as Jane in the purgatory before going to Heaven in my film: Writing on the Wall.




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august.2011


I have been told that all the screenplays that I have recently made available on books were rather a lot to take in, all at the same time.

It has been years since the films have actually been produced; except for The Y2K File and Closer to the Sun (I have not even started on this one). There are some people that still don't even know about the films, so now they know. I understand for the media agencies and the publisher and the distributors it may be a lot. So much so that some books have even been published with the wrong content but I believe it has been rectified now. If not, and some may still be in circulation may I ask to kindly consider the content as being an extension of my proverbial gobbledygook? At least the covers look great!

Make it what you will!




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august.2011


The screenplay to the following films are out now in most retailers (Itunes Bookstore, Amazon.com (In the U.S. and Canada first then in various countries), Sony Bookstore, Barnes & Noble) Paperback and Ebook.

Speed of Light
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Two brothers land on an island and discover a huge and derelict warehouse. They discover what could happen at the speed of light. It’s a tale of two stories colliding throughout an entire night. Two stories lived at the same time, but with a slightly different content. (Adult content)



In and Out of Planet Earth

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Paul X has killed a man or thought he did- who made his life a misery. Unable to live with the guilt he tries to jump into a river to end his life. Inside the river, deep underwater he will live sixty minutes 'in and out of planet earth’ facing his victim and delving on the best method to kill someone. Deep inside water he encounters the same life he led before but amplified tenfold. The violence, the sex and the man he really killed.



The Y2K File (Film)

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An Opera Murder Mystery Thriller
‘The Y2K File’ is the story of Knock-Knock. He has just lost his parents and his brother in a fire that had devastated the family house. Eager to move away from his frightening past he moves inside a big house in North London, a short walk through the forest. The house used to be inhabited by a family of thirteen who mysteriously disappeared.
When Knock-Knock was living in the house, a few events started to unfold; events that will terrify Knock-Knock, already traumatised by the death of his parents and his brother.
Everyday he will confide a report of the events to a website, the Y2K Diary.
The story starts at the dawn of the new millennium. (Film scheduled for 2012)



Closer to the Sun (The latest film)

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Four investigators are assembled by an insurance company in New York to examine a claim for accidental death of six oil workers on an oil platform, off the cost of Nigeria.
The team has 24 hours to investigate the claim. It slowly transpires that it wasn't accidental death but that the oil workers have been taken hostage by local terrorists, a common occurrence that often goes without victims and in this case six men had died.
How to approve the claim when there are so many overwhelming evidences against it? The trouble is for a reputable international insurance company dismissing such a claim would place them at odds with the real problems in the country, place them on the spot as an unlikely human right witness and will compromise a whole system with ramifications to powerful Western governments and multinational companies. They have accidentally walked into highly dangerous grounds...



Virtual Alien on Ebook for Kindle

On paperback

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Screenplay from the interview-documentary feature about the work and life of the artist Virtual Alien. 1987-2007.






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august.2011




Est (E.S.T. in the UK) out for download (U.S. only for the moment) and some DVDs "V.2010" are available in small quantity in Europe.

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august.2011


As I move on and progress in my work I do meet many people. Many great ones and many that I try to forget.

In films, like in music some projects are so intense that they still linger on even twenty years later, especially when all the Art that we have created keeps on popping in every now and then.

Sometimes I have a say in a new release and sometimes I do not even know that something has been re-released. It is worse when some clips of my films appear on Youtube with a different music on it. That really gets me. Uploading samples is one thing, but mish-mashing everything is not. I had a hard time approving and disapproving clips on Youtube or elsewhere. It's still on-going.

It's hard to disconnect from a whole team after having worked constantly for one year or two. There is a process of total disconnection that I need to go through. If this process didn't take place, I wouldn't be able to move on and keep on going. It's the only way to survive.

I have explained all this in: "Virtual Alien" the feature-documentary (available for download -U.S. only- and the screenplay of the film is available on paperback and E-book (Sony/Kindle/iBookstore) from the 12th of August 2011).

In the past I even had to fall-out with some people on purpose just to be able to disconnect. Sad in a way and most people don't understand. OR your progress OR you don't. It's called moving on. Some people only have one life and some people have many. I intend to have as many as possible and each and one of them will live for ever. After all, every single life I and other artists created have been scattered over the web.

All the people that I have met, greatly admired or greatly resented, every person I have ever worked with are within a file for everyone to meet and admire.



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august.2011


Finally: The Complete Map of the Universe project featuring Est, In and out of planet Earth and Writing on the Wall is set to be released on BluRay (pending Hollywood's willingness) as one interactive film. The original version only included sequences of each film. It was all based around the E.s.t. TV game show and the other films where all part of the contestants' own stories.

Writing on the Wall is scheduled to be released in theatres but I have no control over this. When I do have the dates I will post them in here.

Each film will be available for download individually -some are already- . Subtitles are available in 11 languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Speed of Light will also finally be available in full, with the missing 42 minutes of footage added. The film has not been dubbed but subtitles are now available in 11 languages.

There are talks to re-release the full feature length version in theatres but the talks are still on-going.

Books

The Y2K File (the diary) is still available. It features a presentation of the film of the same name but where we only use the same design, name and search engine in it and not the whole content.

The film is an opera, murder, mystery and thriller. Based around the music of Bach (Toccata). Some played by yours truly and some great musicians and partially recorded in Italy last winter. The complete list of the cast and the musicians will be available in September.

The screenplay for the films: In and Out of Planet Earth and Speed of Light will be available on the 31st of August (Paperback and Ebook).

The screenplay to my brand new project Closer to the Sun will also be available on the 31st.

Google and Youtube

It's not a secret that I'm not keen on this organisation. We are slowly trying to control and re-organise the mess there is on Youtube. We can't avoid being there.

Each time we complained to Youtube, Youtube either deleted things which is often what we have asked or zeroed the ratings. Touchy, touchy! This Google! Of course you can Google the problem, it is well known.

No. I'm not bothered if Youtube still bloody leave a clip's rating to three views even though when it is embedded on other websites it shows a few hundreds, a few thousands and a few hundred thousands even.

It happens on some sites, not all of them. If you refuse to pay to get the ratings or have the bloody Google ads on top of a clip then you are on the lowest of the lowest. I'd rather be triple 0 (000). With Youtube you're damned if your in and you're damned if you're not.



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may.2011


I have been in London recently for a brief amount of time. I made some comments about it in my DiaryUnlimited site. All I have to say is that I'm not ready to move back into London and I don't believe I ever will. Now that it is out of the way, I have a few announcements to make.

For what it's worth we (I and various distributors) have finally decided and agreed to re-release all the albums. This will turn up in the usual places between now and August.

In August, the soundtrack to the films: The Y2K File and With a Mouse (to your mouth) will also be released. I'm still hoping for a cinematic release of the films and I'm around New York at the moment to push things in that direction.

For all of my harsh critics and those who are still wondering why I keep on working without gaining any major hits: firstly there is more to life than chasing major hits all the time. I had a few, a long time ago and as long as I have something to say I will keep on going.

My musical career may have been over by the time I was 16 (or 17 to be more precise) I still make a living out of (from that period) despite an enormous cut by the tax man when I was 18.

Some people liked my music then and over the years and some followed me with the films. For everyone who wants to be entertained and informed I will keep on working. And above all else I do work for me; selfishly.

Some people produce holiday snaps that are uploaded on F.Book and I create my snaps every day and with the help of a few geniuses, we have created our own F. Book: DiaryUnlimited.

Some will get it. Some don't. I won't wait for some people to get it, I have to move on, continuously.

We may, may not have a Blu Ray release for all of my films, it is still being debated. Meanwhile by August all of my films will be available for download and not only in the U.S. By August all the screenplays will also be available.

For all of you who like to see "holiday snaps" from a demented and deviated alien from outer space in a galaxy where I can understand what is going on(On Earth it is rather all too confusing).

My snaps, the one called "feature films" include some brilliant actors and technicians. I really needed to emphasise this. I may not see and get in touch with all the stars I have met before or work with, but I tend to engrave them somewhere so that there will always be there: on films, on books and on music.



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may.2011


"I'm a ghost. I do not exist. I have never achieved anything on earth, at least the things I have claimed to have done. I'm invisible. I do not exist".

According to some websites who decided that since I do not exist, and contrary to some evidences that some links are "genuine enough but...", I still cannot be the person that I'm claiming to be.

I'm at a deep loss as to what person I'm or I was supposed to be.

Anyway what would one expects with an artist name like mine (Virtual Alien that is).

Is it not the case that some people for wont of jealousy or competition -who would want to be jealous or compete with me? That's beyond me- tried in vain and for years to wipe me out of the internet or to bar me of the mainstream media?

Some clever dicks tried to infiltrate some search engines with the "Attention Dangerous Download" (ADD) mentioned in red.

Any tricks will do. I do not exist. I'm virtual. Anyway since I'm virtual I can easily crawl around where ever I want, whenever I want and for how long I want. I still have many things to say and do. Work to complete and create. If some people don't like it they can just ignore me.

Some people are not very bright. They leave traces of where ever they are and what ever they did. Some are even proud of what they did. When they have tried to destroy someone, they boast about it. So I know who they are and why they did it for and in some cases for what purpose.

Is it not Mahatma Gandhi who said: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win".

I'm pleased to notice that there are still some people that still see me as a threat. I thank them as it means that I'm not so bad after all.

Sometimes, one needs to be reminded.



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april.2011


Est (the film of the TV series) and Speed of Light are out now for download in the U.S. and Canada.

It will be available on BluRay from September.



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april.2011


Album: King of the World. (Re-mastered and Re-loaded)

The King of the World album re-mastered has been re-launched. It is now available on Amazon and Itunes. Originally released in 1992 and recorded in 1990.

Back in 2007 when the album was first released on download many people complained about the cover. The cover has been pixelated. It was actually supposed to be so. The original album was only a photograph of the face of Yours Truly (Virtual Alien) in blue. There was no artist name and no title of the album on the front.

Since it was a ‘virtual release’ (download) instead of a physical release it has been decided to pixelate the cover. So it wasn’t an accident. It was like that on purpose. Spot the difference:



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Original photography by Yves Lereshe.



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march.2011


Audiobook Film Album Soundtrack

In 2005 we divided and edited a soundtrack album audio book of the feature documentary The Complete map of the Universe, the documentary on the Est TV show. We edited out the long pauses of silences when the contestants were asleep (silence doesn’t really work well on an audio recording).

In 2007 we devised an album for Writing on the Wall and In and Out of Planet Earth, as the tracks were presented and distributed as a song/audio recording. It was amazing when some cable radio channels did broadcast the audio to cinemas and theatres. The Premiere of the film that has yet to be taken place! In many ways it was an Avant-Premiere, it’s first, partial –audio only- theatrical release.

An audio book is like a radio play. It’s more than just a podcast as it contains all the music and in my films, music is always omnipresent.

We distributed two documentaries as podcast only –not audiobook-, Burning from the Inside and Digital Broadcast (an interview with Paul Gambaccini) in 2004. The Podcasts as a radio show went very well.

The audio book soundtrack albums have also been used as a podcast and played/broadcast as a whole album/podcast.



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The Dance album was co-produced by David Gray of BabyFox and first released in January 2003 and just re-released.

It comprises several re-mixes from David Gray Inside Story On, Inside Story Off and The way you make me feel (Y2K Mix).

Well Red and the original version of Inside Story feature as an instrumental in their original eighties' mix.

Song from In and Out is an extended House Mix by Nixon R from 1995 in the spirit of the nineties House Music.

The Edge of Love features in its original 1990 techno mix. The cover is "Yours truly" by Tom Norwood.

Available on Amazon and Itunes. I understand many people only know me by the dance remixes and various techno productions and I have been labelled a 'techno' artist as a result. As much as I like to dance the bulk of my work is in Alt Rock, jazz and classical music.



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march.2011



We have started a channel on the iBookstore from Apple.

The Y2K File book is available now.

The Debut (Anthology) compilation album is available now.



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march.2011



It will be announced very shortly when my feature film Writing on the Wall set in the nineties in London and starring Mark Joseph will be released. The filming started in 2005 and it's really overdue. But being set in the nineties and bang on with the nineties revival (just started) it may be just on time.



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march.2011



In a recent drive to re-release some of my first albums (Old Nick -1987) and (Devil Inside- 1989) by my distributors I have been criticised -and in my case I have had my fair share of criticism, often neighbouring the acerbic and vitriolic- on some websites. Why would anyone object is beyond me? I understand that once a series of compilation albums have been released some often questions the wisdom of bringing out the original albums. I, for once would rather prefer releasing the original albums rather than endless compilations. I'm deeply honoured that in spite of all the serious problems engulfing the world today some people have the time to debate the pros and cons of re-releasing my albums.

I'm also touched -in a way- when people get angry when they can't see my films often believing that they may not exist. Fear not!

I understand the frustration of many when I devoted the last three years re-editing my films and during this intervening time many people turned their backs on me often in a way that I truly find deplorable.

In order to move on I had to disconnect with most people. Many people stated on some sites that I was dead and some that I was a ghost or even that I never existed in the first place.

You're damned if you're omnipresent and damned when you retreat.

10 years ago when there was some revival for my albums I have been asked to tour and I didn't. I was directing films -and very glad I did it in this precise moment in time-. Back in 2007 I could have toured again and I didn't. There is nothing worse for a music company than an artist refusing to tour. Apart from some basic problems such as a) I do not sing anymore and b) I became too fat -the world of film making is very cruel- I have received some vitriolic attacks from many quarters.

I still compose music and play the piano and the guitar every day to the point that I'm ready to perform some concerts but mainly classical pieces, the music performed in my films.

Yes I have officially lost 30 kilos/66 pounds/4st 10.1lb by hiking so I'm back to the size where I was in the nineties so I would be perfectly fit to tour. I'm thin again. Like always whatever I do I won't please anyone and some people accused me of having had extensive surgery. Some agents requested a medical check. I very politely declined (F.Off).

I can understand that I may remain a bit of a mystery to many and they all wonder how I can constantly move on all the time, in spite of not having had many major hits in recent years. Well: hard work is the key. I work all the time and I'm a creative person. I create. I do not spend my time criticising or bitching around like many. What comes around, goes around, that's all I'm saying.

And the more I move on with new projects the more I realise that I was right. One book is moving well in one country then one film is finally being recognised in another. Besides I wouldn't say that I'm alone with my projects, far from it. Each film includes a myriad of extremely talented actors and crew members.

It's all a matter of time. I'm not concerned about mainstream media. I have been friends with many but when I decided to become a recluse many turned their back on me. They didn't get it. I won't waste my time trying to make them understand. Other do get it and I'm happy for this.

Many can't accept the fact that someone was once in music then switched to films. I won't tell them that I can do other things too. They will only panic!

I remember an eminent broadcaster from the BBC (a clue: he is in one of my films) told me that I have been unlucky in music. Unlucky because I started early (at 14) and my producers were not interested in me or my albums. They were only interested in some of the songs and they used them commercially to a point of 'no return'. By using them in cable-run radios for supermarkets in many countries, playing the same song four times a day, using my songs in TV commercials and heaven knows what other use. According to this broadcaster both my credibility as an artist and therefore my albums -when they were first released- have been severely compromised.

Yes and no. Who would say no to have been given the chance to release 12 albums to date -even if some were compilations- and recorded about 400 songs.

The music may not have been Beethoven but I would never deny that I was a part of it. In fact I'm very proud of it.

My news for the month of March may well seem like some Trivia, but it is sometimes necessary to emphasize a few points.

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march.2011




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My 1997 ill-fated album: Loudmouth is due to be released on the first of May.

At the time of releasing the album -back in the days- soon after launching the first single Be Bop the record label dropped the album and myself in the process. Not the very first time I have been dropped, I may add.



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The Black and White Side is also due to be re-released for the first time since 1995 along with Devil Inside, the 1989 album.

Writing on the Wall is now scheduled to be released in January 2012 but there will be a selected release in November 2011 in selected theatres.

I understand that we have been too slow to release the film when we had the chance, too busy perhaps completing other projects or the vagaries and pains of all the paperwork involved with the production of a film. We started the project in 2004 and it is now complete and believe me I would want nothing more than having it released.

Many people have turned their back on me because of the slow-motion process and the time it took. I have no answers for how long it can take. I wish it would have been faster but I wasn't ready to show a half edited film just for the sake of being on time. Being there, done it.



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march.2011




I always tend to link to the obvious sites when there are plenty of sites where my music is available. One of the sites: Play.com You can sample the "Debut" album, a compilation released in 2009.

Amazon.com War of Love the 1988 (best selling album).

CD Universe, the Virtual Alien Presents: Old Nick album on CD and Mp3

FNAC in France, the CD album.

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march.2011




Most of my films are available on download anywhere in the world. With the huge amount of websites involved it is not always possible to compile a list but we are working on a page to display a list. For Blu-Ray formats we will have to wait a while longer.

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december.2010


Another year has gone by...



Another year of intensive red tape but hey there is light at the end of the tunnel. All my films will be available soon. Very soon. Soon cannot be soon enough. Having said that I'm probably one of the most pirated directors. The amount of pirated DVDs available is unbelievable. As far as a few months ago a few sites offered some of my films for download. There are nice pirates but these people selling my films are not nice. Always buy a DVD with seal of approval. My film collection will be available soon and when it will be, it will be announced in here.

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november.2010


With a Mouse (to your mouth)


The film is a not a new film as such. It was due to be released in 1997. It was supposed to be my first feature film but the production company collapsed soon after its production. This has left me with a bitter taste in the mouth. It became an obsession of mine to complete this film even though I had so many to complete. Yes the film is in 3D, real 3D.

Yes it seems that everyone is raving about 3D -I'm a bit past it- it was thirteen years ago!

Yes I was still bitter about the setback but now the film will be released next year. I still want the guy responsible for this delay to swallow a copy of this film.

Yes little did I know that my next documentary feature Digital Broadcast filmed in 1999 would see the light of day in 2006 with little fanfare or acclaim. Who could have predicted that my interviews with 133 members of a Nigerian tribe for the documentary feature Burning from the Inside would haven taken five years then another two before a first release? (Production: 1999-2004 and finally released in 2007).

I could have never anticipated the BBC's refusal to even consider the film just because it was a black and white documentary. They can't show black and white apparently.

Then the thriller Speed of Light was refused by many on the grounds that my movies take too long to make and that I had burned myself with Burning from the Inside; a "political" documentary.

The film isn't political, stupid! It is historical and topical. It's different.

Speed of Light (2007) took two years to create, produce and "be" distributed for the first time.

But hey: Quick Step Beyond and Scary Monsters were made in 2001 and they could have been a feature. They were intended as such but too many people inside the co-productions wanted the films to be "shorts" in the end. That is to say I had a job to do at the time and I did it. This in turn placed on hold my already heavy schedule.

What about In and Out of Planet Earth (2008)? Est the TV show (2003) and Est (2010) the movie (just released)? It doesn't count for nothing! AND Yes I'm pleased to say that "Writing on the Wall" has been completed and will be premiered in New York in October 2011! (Filmed in 2005!).

By the way: Est (in the United States) is E.S.T. in the UK. Otherwise no one can pronounce it over there. In fact in most languages the title is now E.S.T.

The Y2K File (completed), this thriller is set to be released in 2012. This last film is a very different kind with a different production. Yet it does count. All my films count. I did them from scratch and I've taken on many roles for that purpose. So in real terms it hasn't taken that long. I wouldn't say that is has been easy but nothing is.

And the question many have asked: where and when can we see the films? The short answer is at the moment apart from the official trailers and the pirated clips floating around in space, no one can. It is not up to me to decide. I've only got one date for Writing on the Wall in 2011. All the DVD releases have been sold out and now discontinued. I'm told there have been a large amount of pirated copies around and they are easy to spot. I don't see the point of this but I do see the point of people wanted desperately to see my films. I've created my films for that purpose and they will be available soon. BluRay and download, I'm told. They are still working on the foreign versions.

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october.2010


The feature film Writing on the Wall has two extra films. One is an hour long interview with the makers of the film going around the same places featured in the film. The film is in the same format as Speed of Life the documentary-making of Speed of Light. It is a spoof of the main feature with scenes from the main film. I'm not a fan of this type of formats (making of) but it does explain a few things about the film. The spoof-docu of Speed of Light was apparently so hilarious that it seems appropriate to enhance the dark aspect of Writing on the Wall in this way. The third film is an interactive presentation of all the graffiti collected for the main project. Since a handful of graffiti have been shown in the film, (the collection is over a 1000; I have been taking pictures since the Eighties) it did seem appropriate to create a separate film.



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september.2010


After a short release in selected digital theatres back in June, "Est" the film version of the 2004 TV show "Est" is now out on DVD.

The documentary-feature "The Complete Map of the Universe", the documentary about the whole project will be out in spring 2011.



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august.2010


The Edge Book has been selected by Barnes and Noble:

The Edge book

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august.2010

With a Mouse (to your mouth)

Est


This feature film was supposed to be my first film in 1997 but has never been released. It is now scheduled for 2012.

"With a Mouse to your mouth" is the story of two friends who spend a week, day/night crossing London inside a black cab and reading a science fiction book. In the story their imagination is so powerful that they are able to become the characters from the book and re-create new and better realities around them in 3D and in blue (In real 3D. Need 3D glasses).

The book is the story of X. X is a little germ entering someone's mouth. X's vision is somewhat blurred. Its vision is in 'distorted 3D'. The mouth is the ultimate frontier between the inside of a creature and the rest of the universe. It is the border control. There is a long process before reaching the heart of the body. X aims to re-produce itself into the heart of the body just like a little mouse. When inside the body, X the germ can see, feel and breeze exactly what the creature's body sees, feels and breathes. It's often thrown out randomly. To be a germ is the ultimate fulfillment like multiple orgasms. A germ can dictate and control a whole body and there is very little anyone can do.

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august.2010

Est FACTS...

Est


1. It is a TV show. The contestants must be locked into a room, in the dark for a period of one month. Every day they are psychoanalyzed or audited.

2. Initially intended to be broadcast on the Sky network in the UK in 2002, but seeing the pilot show the producers panicked as it was deemed too controversial.

3. Series one, two and three became instead a webcast. It generated over thousands of downloads as part of the Y2KTV set (Before Youtube existed!).

4. By 2005 nearly all the episodes and clips ended up on Youtube. We had requested all the clips to be deleted but some remained.

5. Some of the clips that we didn't include in the TV show, the infamous footage when the contestants had a shower, went to the washroom ended up on X rated sites.

6. The initial reception in the UK was lukewarm to say the least due to Britain’s extremely 'conservative' and controlled film and media market. This is not the sixties, seventies or early eighties but the Y2K years.

"It's like breaking through an iron curtain". Fortunately, an "iron curtain" never lasts. It's a question of time" and then a new wave of filmmakers can finally break through it.

7. "Est" was first conceived in my 1995 novel "Map of the Universe". Inside the novel there was a chapter called: "In and Out of Planet Earth" and "Writing on the wall". The films are not really related and my ex-agents suggested five years ago to compile a film called "The Complete Map of the Universe" with footage of the three films. I always thought the whole project was a bit confusing. "The Complete Map of the Universe" is a documentary on the films, not a feature film as such.

8. "Est" is now a film (the film of the TV show) with actors, not real life contestants. The TV series is 720 hours long and perhaps some of the scenes are too horrendous to be shown so I'm not sure what is going to happen with this.

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august.2010

In and Out of Planet Earth

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In this film, there are three scenes that have mortified the censors; three scenes that I'm extremely proud about.

The first one is the so called "explicit sex scene". I thought about including the "Making of it" in the DVD but many said that it might spoil the storyline.

The storyline makes a reference to the reproduction of the animal world underwater and the main character Paul X dealing here with his emotions recalled a scene with his girlfriend -a pure analogy-. The scene has been created in pure "cinematic" style. The actors wore a tight costume of a "fleshy" color, some effects over the footage and some "grunting" in voice-overs and an added line in Tarantino's style (F.Y.B. or F.U.B.) and the whole process has been blown out of proportion.

It was merely a "cinematic/theatrical" piece; nothing real there. I'm aware that this scene along with the one in "Speed of Light" and "Est" may not lift my reputation but out of 14 films, there are just a few scenes that "some people" uploaded on "some websites" and reached many millions of hits -apparently- (as I refused to check it out).

In Hindsight: brilliant! It means that my abilities as a filmmaker to re-create the realities of life have worked.

The second part was in the scene: "The Life of a Jellyfish". There is a jellyfish floating over the main character Paul X with a few "grunted" voices. Here again far less shocking than a documentary on the Discovery Channel.

Third and final "shocking" part was yet another analogy between some underwater creatures -like the octopus- that has the ability to suck its fingers. Enter the "Thumb sucking" scene. The character Paul X describes his girlfriend fondness of the practice -and mine until a few years ago and I say this unashamedly-. Paul X quiet rightly describes this practice "like smoking a cigarette or taking drugs. Which one do you prefer?" It is a hilarious scene (with some female grunting in the background) for people with a sense of humour of course.

Nothing explicit and nothing that deserved the 'R' or '18' certificates. It's just a story like any other story.

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july.2010

Virtual Alien

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Virtual Alien is a documentary-feature about yours truly out earlier this year. It features bloopers, screeners, trailers, archives footage and rough cuts.

The content has been heavily censored by my producers.

In this interview I'm garbling on for nearly an hour (78 minutes in total) about my humble debut in the business from an early age to the year 2010. All of it presented in 'sophisticated' yet slightly pretentious BW or WB.

I rarely ever give TV interviews so 'something' needed to be done urgently.

I started working on this presentation in 2007, but got lost in all of my work.

It is heavily censored in parts as my producers removed all mentions to politic or religion. It doesn't leave much (these days). Apparently an un-censored version might be released in the future.

As a result of this editing some end cuts were quiet abrupt and very funny in parts. But it does state so on the label: "rough cuts". What can one expects?

It is a trip down memory lane. I delve a bit into my relationship with my actors and why I tend to give some more freedom. I explain why I find it very hard to work with the same actors or team and why I had often fallen out so many times with so many people in the past. It needed to be said and I said it.

DVD available at Amazon

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june.2010

The Original Edge Magazine.

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The Edge is a project that was never meant to happen. It started and continued by accident. It went on for a long time even though every year we said it would be the last (and I really wanted it to be the last). Some things are just uncontrollable.

For the first time a compilation with a summary of this magazine that I created and run from 1987 - 1999 has been assembled together. I owed it to a lot of people to release this book. Now that I have done this, I can finally move on.

130 pages in color, paperback and Ebook format. PRICE: $22.40

Ebook-Kindle

Paperback

SONY Reader

Available on the Apple Tablet Bookstore along with the first two volumes of The Y2K Files. You need a Tablet to access the Bookstore link.

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june.2010

The Y2K File. Volume 2.

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The second volume of that decade of diary entries is OUT NOW. 250 pages in color.

Ebook-Kindle PRICE: $64.00

Paperback PRICE: $64.00



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june.2010

Burning from the Inside

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I have been asked time and time again: how did I manage to interview 120-plus members of a Nigerian tribe in the extremely volatile oil region?

Patience is the mother of all virtues. That's the short answer.

Never let yourself be intimidated by anyone included the big oil companies! I’ve initially included 'them' in my project. I did set out to interview some of the chairmen and biggest shareholders. At the beginning everything went smoothly then all of a sudden they became very agitated, obnoxious and threatening. They messed me about. The more they pushed me around and the more I carried on. I became unstoppable and they tried to stop me many times!

The project was rejected by everyone. The BBC panicked. Some executives complained stating that the BBC cannot show a documentary in black and white, some other executives were simply panic stricken; the project was too political. The Film Council in Britain was far more concerned to spend their budget on improving their own offices so we didn't even present any request for help.

In hindsight I'm extremely proud of this film. The feature only includes a summary of the 500 hours plus of interviews condensed within about 70 minutes.

I have met some extremely courageous and great people. I met the current president of Nigeria who took power recently in a peaceful coup.

I can see quiet clearly the damage the likes of BP did to their country and in light of what they did with the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and how they are trying to cover the damage by choosing their own team to assess the damage.

I know it's hard to dig oil, I've tried and we are all using energy. This doesn't mean that a gang of idiots must be allowed to ruin the planet!

The project started in 1999 and was completed in 2004.

The subject matter cannot be more different than my other projects. That is a bit of a problem for a lot of people, not least in the media world. The ability to move on to new directions and horizons seems to frighten many. Stagnation is never an option.

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