One of the things I’m trying to do while I learn and improve at film-making is share some of the things I’ve learned. Not just in a tips-and-tricks way (although hopefully, there’ll be some of those), but also in terms of seeing how solid principles make a real difference.

So…


11 April

Found something cool today. It was in a shopping mall, of all places. One of those that were built in the 1960s with a market-space and greasy-spoon cafes in the back, where nothing has changed in decades. All the current shops are in the front, where they’ve tried…


Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood is a film that contains some sensationally good scenes, as well as some fantastic acting. And yet, I haven’t left a film as annoyed in a long time, to the point where it’s still on my mind days later. …


This is the first time I’ve done this, but I thought it might be useful to other filmmakers, especially those just starting out. If this actually is useful, please let me know in the comments or by liking/sharing this.

I work to a pretty tight budget when filming. I love…


Sadly, Margot Kidder passed away this week. She was a genuine star, who brought so much to some great films. Personally, enormously fond of Superman, The Amityville Horror and the criminally underseen Black Christmas.

In 1976, she posed naked for Playboy, under the condition that she wrote the accompanying article…


Why ‘Love is Dead’ headlines need to stop

The new season of ‘Queer Eye’ has been an absolute joy to watch. The original series never appealed to me, but people online talking about how the new season was unexpectedly emotional and joyful in the way it treated toxic masculinity meant I gave it a shot. …


Barbara Agostini as the Goddess of Inspiration

Last weekend, I took part in the 48 Hour Film Challenge. It’s a challenge where you’re given certain criteria and have to hand in a finished short film 48 hours later. I started making short films last year and this is, by far, the most ambitious project I’ve undertaken so…


“We will offer you some of the most memorable moments in Chris’s professional life, and you’ll hear tonight comments from his peers. Those here, his fellow performers, those here who loved Chris and admired him so much.

So tonight will be a three-hour tribute to one of the greatest WWE…


In the middle of a natural disaster or an attack like the recent ones in London and Manchester, Twitter can be an incredible tool. Real-time information can be vital. But when that information becomes cluttered, it becomes less useful.

It’s all about the signal to noise ratio. And while we’re…


Nobody will ever know you aren’t my son. It’s nobody else’s business.

I want you to have the love and happiness I can’t. So I will make sure her death doesn’t leave you alone.

You were born of the woman I loved and that is as close to blood as we will ever be. But nobody will ever know. Not even you.

They even say you have my eyes. I know they’re his. But it doesn’t matter now.

You are not my son. But I will be your father.

(Written with the challenge of the format of a speech and the location of a church)

Chris Brosnahan

Writer, content marketing professional and occasional stand up comedian. I write about pop culture and current events. All views mine only.

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