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August 7, 2014

Working with Actors

Working with actors is the ultimate test for any fight director. If you cannot communicate your ideas, teach the rudiments of the action and allow the actors to ACT and do it all pretty darn quick...

Nine noble families wage war against each other in order to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros. Meanwhile, a force is rising after millenniums and threatens the existence of living men.

February 1, 2014

These were the image cycle of images from the old site which changed to this new WordPress format in February 2014. I post them here as archive. Image above is from the wonderful How Not To Live Your Life on which I...

February 1, 2014

Pictures are by Richard Campbell.

My main project for August and September is HAMLET at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre, directed by Guy Hollands. This runs from the 20th September till the 6th of October and features And...

January 1, 2014


Other weapons used in production can be obtained from several sources. They can be rented from an appropriate armory or be bought from an armorer specialised in making blades. They can be sourc...

January 1, 2014

Above: Director Steve Barker filming a firefight on the set of Outpost II

I have written this from the my own perspective, which is that of a fight director based in the UK. Laws change throughout the world but the a...

August 20, 2013

(Archive diary entry from 2010 with some updates.)

One Night In Emergency was shot in 2010 and with a cast including Kevin McKidd, Euan Bremnar, James Cosmo, Gary Lewis and my old River City buddy Tam Dean Burn + etc...

November 27, 2009


In November 2006 (Although I never saw its effect until October 2007) certain changes in the law were made which affected much of the theatre, film and television world. Sections of this new bill inc...

March 15, 2007

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Drama based on a short story by Ian Rankin. DI Jim Buchan (Alec Newman) is a cop on the edge. When a 100-year-old body is discovered beneath the streets of Edinburgh, his investigation ta...

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