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April 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm (News, Reviews) (, , , , , , , , )

Hello again, faithful readers (yes, both of you)! 🙂

We’re back from a week off, which mainly involved lots of going for coffees, playing video games, catching up on Prison Break and hitting the pubs. Essentially it was just like any other week in the office.

This week we’ve been busy setting up meetings and getting ready for our next projects with the Social Work and the NHS, but we still made time to chat about some personal issues….

…and last night we went to see Wolverine for “research purposes”. It was enjoyable, but not great. Go see it for yourself and tell us what you think!



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Shall Nimoy Return?

April 7, 2009 at 12:41 pm (News, Reviews) (, , , , , )

Hey raiders of the lost blogs,

First things first, has anyone seen the trailer for the new Star Trek film. I’ve never been known to get excited at the thought of a new Star Trek film but I saw the trailer at the cinema the other day. It looks pretty darn good I have to say.

That being said, lets get down to the good stuff. Who wants to see another sketch? Ok ok, here’s one that you will only have seen if you’ve already checked out the manaliveblog channel on youtube.

More sketches on the way people so check us out at least once a week for something cool.


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Chain Gang

April 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm (News) (, , , , , , , , )


So, you may have read Stu’s last post where he said we were working on, “yes, this is why i became a film-maker” stuff. Sadly, today he is at home, eating humble pie, weeping, and saying the word “why?” to himself quietly.

Here’s the lowdown – Stu and I were invited to join in with a “chain film” project. This involved us receiving a film from another film-maker, watching it, producing our own film based on something from their film, and then passing that on to someone else. We agreed wholeheartedly, especially as the finished work is supposed to be shown at the DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts) Cinema. However, we forgot about this until Monday, and it had to be finished by… Tuesday!

So, together we watched the other film and studied it, and the best we could come up with was a silly short about a pteradactyl in the woods. We “scripted” it and “organised” to shoot the next day. The rushed finished project is unlikely to rock Hollywood, but hey, it MIGHT gently nudge a small village like Helmsdale or something.

Prepare for the horror that is….


Was it worth us missing out on two of our weekly sketches to make this? Haha, yes! It was fun.



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Friends of Steve Buscemi

April 1, 2009 at 9:01 am (News) (, , , , , , , )

My friends in Blogworld!

So far its been a great week for the man ALIVE boys. We’ve been out and about doing some of the more mundane film makery stuff as well as the “yes this is why I became a film maker” stuff. Yesterday saw Liam and myself take to the woods to film our newest short film due to be screened at a local art centre (‘center’ if there’s any American followers) later in the year. More on that later, unfortunately its not edited yet so I can’t add it to this post, so instead i’ll add a couple of our more recent sketches.

BUT BEFORE THAT, Liam and I are really excited to say that thanks to the communicative powers of TWITTER, we’ve been able to chat to THE REAL Steve Buscemi. A friend of ours Mr Gregor Maltman messaged Steve on twitter suggesting he watch our Award winning Matt, Ben and Buscemi. In short, he watched it, he liked it, and he told his 7000 strong following to check us out. So if you’re here because Mr Buscemi sent you, WELCOME.

A special thanks obviously goes out to Gregor and the man ALIVE Award for ‘making our week the best ever’ goes to the man, the myth, the legend, Steve Buscemi.

Enjoy the sketches!



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