Open: A sci-fi short

Open: A sci-fi short

Open is a very special project indeed. This sci-fi short film by EMAGIC integrates impressive VFX and features a good friend of mine, Jason Rivers, as the only cast member. I have a strong alliance with EMAGIC, something that I’ll be talking about in...

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Gatsby Skate Scratch

Gatsby Skate Scratch

Through the winter and spring Rachel and I have been progressing our skate skills, since our first performance together for Christmas at the Bullring. With a summer scratch night coming up, we decided to dedicate the best part of two weeks to the creation...

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ECSPC Easter # 2!

ECSPC Easter # 2!

Signs of spring are usually premature appearances of Easter eggs in stores everywhere. When it happened this year, what did I do? Well, I didn’t start fantasizing about all the chocolate I was going to eat, that’s for sure. No… I began fantasizing about...

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Anthropocene: Plastic Planet

Anthropocene: Plastic Planet

Concept body paint artist Emma Fay recently got me involved as an assistant painter for a mammoth, creative body paint video shoot that she has titled ‘Anthropocene: Plastic Planet.’ As you can probably guess, the concept revolved around the theme of plastics;...

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For Art’s Sake

For Art’s Sake

Since new year I've launched myself into various creative projects, collaboratively. "But why pay to travel to do unpaid projects?" cried some of my very caring business-orientated friends. There are several simple answers: I like the people I want to...

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2018: Time to Reflect

2018: Time to Reflect

It’s that universal time for reflection. Well, this year has been just incredible. I have grown such a great deal, both on an artistic and personal level. In the first few months my physio’s training restrictions were finally lifted after a good MRI report...

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The Magic Behind The Mask

The Magic Behind The Mask

Stage performance allows a unique connection with an audience. So how do you connect with an audience, silently, with a full mask covering your face? How do you connect with other actors or your props on the stage when you can barely see? I found out how...

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Aerial Training Diaries

Aerial Training Diaries

I returned from a summer contract in the USA at the end of August, where I had been coaching children in circus. You can read all about that here: lorettahope.co.uk/circus/my-american-adventure/ .My focus then turned fully to own training. I wanted to...

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Got Wood? (Save our ancient trees!)

Got Wood? (Save our ancient trees!)

Several days ago, The Woodland Trust's current petition link to save ancient trees and woodland popped up on my newsfeed, shared by a friend. Immediately an idea came to me: a man body painted, with a chopped tree trunk rising up from his legs. Body painting is still...

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