Tuesday, 29 March 2011

how time flies

It's already the end of March. Time appears to be whizzing by. Then it is a good job that Toby and I have finished the 2nd draft of the entire first series of Credo. We are now putting a production package together and will be working towards shooting in June. It has been what seems to have been a silent period whilst locking the script down, but it has involved discussion of Enochian magick, non euclidean geometry and obsidian mirrors along with copious amounts of tea.

I hope to be able to deliver a plot synopsis here very soon

Monday, 21 March 2011

is there a draft in here?

It feels like everything has slooooowed doooown and maybe it has. I tweeted that I was in #mind_spasm over he last few days going over and thinking about Toby's first draft of the entire first series of Credo. Well after some cogitation a rather dyslexic response has been written and emailed back to him from me. Expect movement, expect updates, expect it to happen and happen BIG!

In the meantime checkout my fave new track

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Nothing to see here (Inspiration no. 2)

Whoa, there appears to be a tear in the fabric of space time, this posting didn't happen. Huh? It was written and then never appeared. My tin foil beanie is failing to save me from the CIA mind rays that they are beaming into my house. wakka wakka.

This inspiration was written my arse bonkers hyper mage himself Grant Morrison and it is a hyper sigil disguised as a comic book The Invisibles a super dense adventure of conspiracy, action, magick, existential idea and post structuralist theory. Designed to effect your reality. Haven't been on this trip? Oh you must.

What would Bill Hicks do? (Inspiration no. 5)

Very little needs to be said about this inspiration other than if you have seen his stand up you will understand why, for those who haven't, go watch it.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Here's Johnny (Inspiration no. 4)

Another day another post, this time the inspiration is very close to the core of Credo. It relates to a character originally conceived by the marvellous Alan Moore (see inspiration no. 1) in his run on Swamp Thing and poorly conveyed to the screen by Keanu Reeves. Yes, the original Hellblazer himself, John Constantine. A working class magickian designed to break the mould of Doctor Strange and other mystical comic book heroes.

'I have an idea that most of the my stics in comics are generally older people, very austere, very proper, very middle class in a lot of ways. They are not at all functional on the street. It struck me that it might be interesting for once to do an almost blue-collar warlock. Somebody who was streetwise, working class, and from a different background than the standard run of comic book mystics. Constantine started to grow out of that.'

Alan Moore

It is this mix of realism and uncanny that attracted me to the character and world view and is an integral part to how Credo exists. So if you want an insight into this project I suggest you buy the trade paperbacks (Graphic Novels) and forget the film adaptation. My personal favourite is Garth Ennis's run as writer, culminating with 'Rakes at the Gates of Hell'

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Inspiration no. 3

Damn fine coffee this morning, damn fine. It should come as little surprise that what is probably one of the finest TV series in the known universe is an inspiration for Credo. Both series have been forced upon Toby (the writer) and the initial response was confusion, but after a discussion, the penny dropped. Don't expect a Dale Cooper like clone, but do expect a similar sense of strong ensemble of characters and an exploration of the dark underbelly of a small town. Murder, intrigue and conspiracy. Mwaaah haaaa haaaaaaaaa........ ahem.

For those who have no clue as to what I'm going on about may I present David Lynch's masterpiece of television, Twin Peaks

Sunday, 13 March 2011

no I in theme

Well it seems that the wonderful Greg Blackman has been incredibly industrious, not only producing artwork, but now a Credo theme demo. Produced entirely with a mic and vocals this piece of music has cerainly got us a buzz.

Credo Theme Idea by Greg Blackman

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Inspiration no.1

Whilts mooching (great word) about today I was drawn to reflect upon the influentual artists and art that are linked to the creation of Credo. So to allow a glimpse into the context of this project I will be blogging these inspirations starting with Alan Moore

listen up

Here is Paul Kopal's submission for the Credo soundtrack. Let us know what you think, either here, via Twitter or on our Facebook account. You can also drop by our Soundcloud account, share the track, leave comments and submit tracks via our drop box.

CREDO (Paul Kopal) by CredoTheSeries

Saturday, 5 March 2011

you tease

pretty pictures

I am blessed, yes, that's right, blessed, and why.. because one of my favourite artists is producing work inspired by the Credo scripts. Paul Kopal is an extremely talented individual, producing visual art that I can only describe as 'Picasso on acid', as well as novels, poetry, music and more. Luckily he lives in Colchester and I have collaborated with him before on Magus's 'Hyperstition'.

below are some digital photos of the first pieces, each one representing characters and scenes from episodes 1 - 3. The photos certainly don't do them justice, and I suspect an exhibition and quite probably the sale of prints will allow people to explore the intense detail and exquisite aesthetic of Paul's work.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


At last a new update, it's been a little while. There is certainly a fair bit of action to report over the next few days, so to start with...

.. after the latest meeting with Toby, the first draft of all the remaining episodes will be ready by Monday for a meeting with Steve (producer). He and I reviewed the first draft of episode 4, at our classic meeting place the George Hotel, and all I can report so far is that Toby is on it. The plot, characters and magick deepens, I'm so excited. No, really I am.

Today was my second meet with Ben Howard at Tin Pan Alley, and we have put some foundation work into Credo's digital strategy, you can now follow it on twitter, facebook (check out the buttons on the left of this page) and the blog's url is now www.credotheseries.com. There is plenty going on behind the scenes and more on that soon, meanwhile check out Ben's business below.