Archive for the 'Film' Category

BRUCE has landed

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

After 228 years and even more drafts, may I present to you the show that will challenge everything you think you know about the First Fleet: BRUCE. BRUCE – Episode 1: ‘A BRAND NEW START’ Watch Episodes 2-7 HERE! For more information, visit the rather beautifully designed Or you could follow us on Facebook, […]

Back from the dead

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Well it has been a bloody long time since I’ve posted here. Sorry about that, old chums. So here’s an update about goings-on at The Empire. Since August, I’ve been working at The Project as a writer and web producer, which means running the content on their web site, as well as writing possible jokes […]

New beginnings, hackneyed endings

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Greetings, browsers of the “Internet”, Well the most exciting news of our career thus far is finally out in the open, so here it is. Bruce is “under development” with the ABC. See here or here for UNDENIABLE PROOF! So we’re heads down with our little creative team to make the final case that this […]

Excuses excuses…

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Hello, a brief look just suggested to me that I haven’t written ANY news since February. To be honest, just posting up the jokes has become a mammoth task, especially with “7 Days in 7 Seconds” churning through the stories in a matter of seconds. (Much as I’ve enjoyed that segment on the show!) So […]

Reel News from Falls TV

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Hi all, Well just before GNW starts for the new year (8:30 Mondays, Channel 10), and this blog fills up with oh-so-hilarious jokes at a rate of 1000 per minute, I thought I’d post a few other little things Mat and I did on our holidays. We were asked to write a number of things […]

Twenty-oh-nine? Already?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

G’day folks, I figure what everyone visiting a blog at this time of year is looking for is some nice navel-gazing, a bit of reflection on the year gone by and/or some prognostications on the year ahead. Perhaps a list of the year’s best best-of lists of the year. Or some resolutions of things I […]

Xander and Xorctron

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

G’day again, Firstly, pleased to announce the birth of Alexander Holt shortly after that last post. All is going well so far. The family’s had a surprisingly smooth transition to being a four-piece, though my workload’s about to get a lot less flexible with the return to GNW writing next week, so if there are […]

What I’m doing on my holidays

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Eagle-eyed observers will have noted that GNW doesn’t appear to be on air at the moment, and blog updates full of our usual quality-control-free wit-spewing have also been thin on the ground. You’d probably be assuming that we’d be spending our unemployed time sucking down bongs, sculling cheap whiskey and lying in pools of our […]

The Butterfly Ball and a bunch of new vids

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

G’day folks, Been ages since we’ve just sat down and nattered. Sorry about that. The big news around these parts is that after many years of applying, I’ve finally been lucky enough to get government funding (from Film Victoria) for one of my feature film projects – The Butterfly Ball. Now if the name seems […]

The Sideshow and other shows on the side

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Well it’s official. Saturday April 21 at 7:30pm on the ABC is the date for the premiere of The Sideshow, a new variety show hosted by Paul McDermott, and written by several people including Media Empire’s very own Warwick Holt and Mat Blackwell. The show will also feature regular stars including Tripod, The Umbilical Brothers […]

One door closes, several revolve

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

G’day folks, Sorry I’ve been pretty much incommunicado lately. You probably all thought I’d shrunk into my hermit crab shell with the cancellation of The Glass House and have been hoarding ammunition and tinned food in preparation for a brutal massacre in which none will be spared. But that’s only half-true. In fact I’ve had […]

Alms for the ABC…

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Hi folks, Please help put a bit of pressure on the Australian Federal government to increase the funding for the cash-strapped ABC. After all, without funding how will they be able to keep producing The Glass House and actual quality programs? I’ll hand over now to the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance for the actual […]

Welcome back & The Glass House 2005 Remix

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Greetings subjects, Welcome to the 06 blog postings. Like last year, most posts will consist of the raw material that Mat and I write for The Glass House. Plus the occasional post on something else going on in the Empire or elsewhere on the interweb. One thing Glass House fans may enjoy is a little […]

Wednesday night TV featuring my actual head

Monday, May 16th, 2005

So finally this Star Wars thing is coming to its overdue conclusion. And the good people over at SBS’s The Movie Show decided that since Craig and I made “the definitive documentary on Australia’s obsession with Star Wars”, we would be suitable resident experts to discuss the cultural phenomenon. Or something. Maybe they might even […]