July 1, 2020

Film Plots Concerning Allotments

Before moving to this area, I used to live in east London and I had an allotment. One day, there was a young bloke, holding a clipboard and camera. Someone from the council? No. It turned out to be a location scout for a film company. Mi...

June 1, 2020

Stay Safe and Carry On...

People of a certain age (ahem…) will know what the Carry On films were. For the uninitiated, let me explain…

From 1958, all the way through to 1978 (and a one-off 1992 venture that’s probably best forgotten) there were 31 movies made in this fra...

May 7, 2020

The Writers' Block #53: Theme - VE Day

Tommy ran into the kitchen, his cheeks ablaze on top of a grin as though he’d heard an ice cream van. Before I could say ‘no’, he’d banged the tin onto the table. Soil and rust scattered from the minor explosion.

‘What is that?’ was...

April 6, 2020

Exposure Therapy, anyone?

As you will be aware by now - at the time of going to press - the screenings of our films have temporarily stopped. Theatres and cinemas have closed their doors.

But, now that cinemas and theatres are closed and we have to view films at home, wh...

March 18, 2020

 [This article was unpublished -

due to the Coronavirus outbreak, a replacement article was written for April 2020]

Films ahoy!

Some weeks ago, CFS Members were asked to vote which film they wished to see from a short list of six. Most votes went for Bait.

This is a Briti...

March 1, 2020

Congratulations on your Wedding!

There’s nothing like a wedding to bring out the romantic side in people. Add in the traditional pre-ceremony stress - the organisation of the event, people getting together from across the globe, emotions running high…  it is a recipe fo...

February 25, 2020

The Writers' Block #52: Theme - Fan Fiction

On hearing the request to make a cup of tea, his eyes, although unable to actually roll, did light up ever so slightly, thereby not hiding their disdain. He sighed. ‘When you say “Put the kettle on”, I am assuming that you wil...

February 1, 2020

Gongs Galore!

It’s award season in the film world. On the 9th of February, the biggest gongs are handed out: the 92nd Academy Awards, aka the Oscars. As usual, the evening will be filled with shocked winners, tears will be flowing (as much as the champagne) and some peo...

January 23, 2020

The Writers' Block #51: Theme - East of...

Sam appeared. Eyes scrunched tight. She was less dizzy than the jump used to make her. She was standing up, at least. That was certainly an improvement.

She felt a cool breeze on her face, then the tingling of cold raindrops hit...

October 17, 2019

The Writers' Block #49: 

Theme - Opening Line is 'I thought you were dead.'

‘I thought you were dead!’ Archie jumped back, appalled and ashamed. But the man’s eyes just stared at him, not accusingly, nor with any apparent comprehension. They were vacant - like his mind w...

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