Since completing the second series of the South Bank Show with Melvyn Bragg for Sky Arts Denise was again at Directors Cut Productions working on two programmes Radical Lives which will air on the BBC in 2014. Since then she's been at Sharp Jack Media working on a music documentary for Channel 4 Queer as Pop which transmits on 15 December 2013 and examines the influence of gay culture on popular music.
Mike and Dee's Japan blog
In April and May we visited Japan and Hong Kong and published a regular blog about our quest for the locations in Haruki Murakami novels. The trip was fantastic and we are pursuing publishing options as a result.
Mike has enjoyed several stints as freelance copywriter at Maverick Advertising and Design working on a variety of marketing and training scripts. He has also budgeted a major ELT shoot which we hope to do next year and is preparing footage and stills for incorporation in the fotolibra stock photo and footage libraries run by old friend Gwyn Headley.
We have produced a series of short showreels to show our media production capability in different sectors. You can check the others out here.
Mike wrote, photographed the centre and produced a brochure for the opening of the new Cedars Youth and Community Centre in Harrow for the Watford Community Sports & Education Trust. Click here to read more about the opening. Mike has also completed the writing and design specification for the Trust's Annual Report for the year 2012-13 - the third year in a row that he has produced the Charity's main annual communication.
In the summer Mike also produced a leaflet for the launch of Watford Works
a project with which the Trust in partnership with locally-based lottery promoter Camelot is tackling the problems of youth unemployment in the area.
He also continues as executive producer and writer for the Bimco eLearning diploma course in maritime commerce with Videotel Marine International. The fifth module concerned with contracts, laytime and demurrage in tanker operations has been launched in the Bimco eLearning programme.