Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I'm A Moving Blogs...

For the sake of handiness and convenience, I'll be moving the majority of my blogging over to a brand spanking new website that Ken McGuire made for me. He's a dote.

It's over on johnmorton.ie if you're interested in checking it out and from there, I'll likely blog.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Vultures Episode 5 Bloopers

And from Vultures Episode 5 'The Adventures Of The Hidden Microfilm' comes a whole bunch of the bits we messed up:


Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

'Address The Silence' by Von Bizmark

Von Bizmark have just released their 'Address The Silence' single and we got the lovely job of doing the video for it.

I scripted and directed it with Alan Slattery producing it under our Mycrofilms outfit. Also thanks to John Doran, Lucy McKenna, Stephen Morton and Sarah Dunphy for all their work on it. Sarah also got to do some acting along with Jessica Walsh and Stephen Colfer who did a fine line in loving and torturing. But mostly torturing.

I'd had this voodoo doll couple chase concept chalked down for a potential music video and when John Coady of Von Bizmark sent me the track and there was a mention of 'voodoo dolls' it was pretty inevitable that this was the video to use it in. And here it is:

The single itself is out since Friday and the lads have a tour in full swing to support it, all details can be found over on www.VonBizmark.com. There's also a website set up for the video itself so check it out over here. Ken McGuire of Rewind PR is the man doing a fine line in promoting and websiting for Von Bizmark so additional thanks to him for pimping out the video.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Vultures Episode 4 Bloopers

The bloopers for the fourth episode of Vultures 'The Case Of The Poisoned Dates' have just gone online. Proof conclusive that there's nothing funnier than people fucking up. Apart from people falling.


Sunday, March 28, 2010


I came across this little curio online a few weeks back. It's a clip from the first film I ever made back when I was 17. Made by YIFM in 2001, Skegs and Skangers was my idea of an Irish teen movie set on the weekend before a bunch of Kilkenny youths go back to school. Unfortunately it had no nudity, bongs or anything else remotely interesting. Mostly people getting in fights with scumbags at shit house parties and being embarrassing with girls. So essentially, it was not unlike my actual teen years.

Here's one scene from it that ended up a bit more finished. It features Mark Colgan, Mick McGrath and Chris Walshe in a shop that no longer exists in Kilkenny:

I can remember none of us had a fucking clue how to make a film and I'm pretty sure the whole thing is nonsensical because there was roughly 30,000 storylines. But it was pretty good hands on experience at the time and I remember it being a lot of fun. The film remains unfinished (or abandoned) and will likely never see the light of day. It had a huge cast that could do with the embarrassment so maybe some more of it may resurface.

I took all the teen characters and moved them on a few years and used them to make another Kilkenny piece, a play called Smitten, which was first performed by Devious Theatre in 2008. A lot of the characters are the same and the story was just as ramshackle. I'll probably do something with the same characters when they're in their 30's as well.

It is very likely that it will involve lots of different stories set in Kilkenny and not make much sense when pieced together.