Pork Scratchings

Don’t Wake Up

In a slight deviation from my usual Muzzle The Pig promotional blogs, also known as 'blogs where Luke pats various people on the back and tries to sound like he's a highly skilled film maker' - we have story time. I'm a good sleeper. If I had to rate myself I'd give myself a B+, losing marks for a not-too-regular event where I leap up and shout rapidly, terrified and frightened. The few times I've done that, haven't actually meant much for me, I mean I'm sure it was horrible at the time, but people who have witnessed it have said I instantly fall back to sleep like one of those creepy-ghost-riddled...

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Shooting Action Heroes

So it's been a week since we wrapped filming on @AllintheMethod. The episodes we've filmed are by far our biggest yet, with Rich and I setting out to put into action all the lessons we've learned throughout the filming of the three already released. Our pre-production was much more extensive, with the script calling for a lot of thought and specific styles, because wanting to shoot a double episode called 'The Action Hero' on a limited budget is always going to be a little touch and go. Being on a budget also makes it hard for us to be able to churn out multiple days worth of filming, meaning...

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Runners Assemble!

So badly hiding the pain here. A few years ago I didn't understand how Eddie Izzard did 43 marathons in 51 days, but now I really don't understand how Eddie Izzard did 43 marathons in 51 days. After doing such a short (5 weeks), but intensive training scheme he just got on with it as if it was just another small obstacle in his day that he had to overcome. 2012's London Marathon was my first, and, maybe my last - a lot of people seem to think it won't be though. In quite a staggering act of generosity, the skies actually cleared and the sun lightly shone down on the massing runners....

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Call FOR Arms!

So, did we all enjoy the Serial Killer Farmer sketch? No? Ok. Well we have another one right around the corner if it didn't suit your needs. Over the next month MTP is going to be very busy with a few projects about to enter pre-production and we're looking for people to get involved! Marigolds The first of these will be 'Marigolds' (working title, makes us sound more professional), which will be starring A Criminal Audition's Rich Keeble, alongside A Halfway House's Megan Affonso. I will also be making an appearance, but don't worry, I'll barely be talking. Chris Chapman will once again...

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Ninjas Don’t Like Going Underwater

So I totally smacked a schoolboy in the face today. He had it coming. Moving on, it's been a busy old few weeks of late with the undertaking of quite a few roles in order to build material for a new show reel. Sadly, due to the usual hell of pre-production, a lot of the film's schedules criss-crossed with one another and in some cases,  just dumped their asses right on top of each other. To make matters worse I was offered a dream audition for The Underwater Realm, a project which has already raised over $100,000 and has caught Mr J Cameron's interest as he has future plans to film underwater. After...

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The Mickey Mouse Awards

The Oscar 'Period' The Oscars has never been an event that looks to entertain, rather it likes to look as posh as a guy with a monocle holding a scone. Its comedy, even at the best of times, is restrained and tactifully interspersed with praise for the celebrities to allow them moments to glance at each other and touch Zeus penises as a reminder that they are safe here in their Godly realm. For sacrificing these 'banterful' elements, the Oscars, as Ricky Gervais aptly said in his Golden Globes opener, has the 'esteem'. But that so called 'esteem' is always endanger of wavering as quickly...

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A German And His Bronzer

Rounds* are on me this week as for the first time ever, I've won on the lottery, sure it may only be £10 but at least I've finally won. *your drink can be chosen from the wide selection of cordial or tap water. A Tale I've uploaded a new chapter of the story tentatively titled, 'Jacob's Tale' that continues to slowly eke out of me.  They're all in a draft format so go easy! This chapter looks at Alexis' walk from his cabin to the nearby town, it's a walk that holds a great deal of significance for the rest of the story! Jacob's Tale The truth is, I simply am not spending enough time...

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Masnachu

Latest Updates - Film Review: 'Crazy Heart' Jacob's Tale: 'Chapter Two - Scars' Gallery: 'Images of Ron Conducts Zero' Good Music:  'M83 - Midnight City' So last weekend a few of my friends and I headed out on a series of drives that saw us briefly visit Cheltenham before high-tailing it off to Wales. It was quite a lengthy drive but it allowed me to catch up on all the sleep I had previously refused to allow my body in the evenings.  The reason for crossing into Wales (because lets face it, you need a pretty good reason), was to surprise one of my friend's (Ted) for his birthday in the only...

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A Winter Underground

Latest Updates - Poem: 'Puddles' Jacob's Tale: 'Chapter One - My Paris' Good Music:  Fiction Plane - Two Sisters So on Friday I finally saw and felt what I had been dreading. I awoke to the darkness still sitting there wondering where the fuck the sun was. Leaving the house soon after, I felt that cold bitch'in-bite swirling around in the morning air and was not surprised it had taken some good chunks out of the morning commuters, thinning their numbers. This made no difference to the train journey though, it was still as depressingly silent as it always is. I'm seriously thinking of hiring...

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