Filmed and edited by Rog Harding 7th October 2017
Two recent projects with Stickleback Productions directed by Brendan O'Neill
Most recent works as a psychopath
with Shift 7
Photo: Mark Williamson
with the Loft Theatre
Photo: Vera Fenlon
The film, which has just been premiered, tells the extraordinary tale of Takashi Nagai, scientist, mystic and atom bomb survivor. The extraordinary make up can be seen here Make up
Royal Shakespeare Company
Rog played in the RSC sponsored production of Midsummer Night's Dream (As You Like It), directed by Dmitry Krymov, at the Royal Shakespeareare Theatre and Edinburgh Festival, followed by a run of Richard III playing the rather unpleasant henchman, Catesby.
Dick Shakespeare Update
Following the successful readings of the screenplay of Dick Shakespeare by Bob Rogers, a public performance was given as part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe Festival. A slightly changed cast was directed by Gordon Vallins and recorded by Mark Williams. Writer Bob Rogers has been in discussion with the BBC and is keen to shoot the film locally - so is looking at possible locations. Rog reprised his role as the very camp Earl of Southampton - and a few other roles.
What is Dick Shakespeare ?
Written by celebrated TV comedy writer Bob Rogers, the screenplay is an exciting and amusing Elizabethan romp involving the Bard’s younger sibling and a small band of his friends who fall foul of vindictive Town Constable Knee and are forced to flee to London to seek the help of Will and his influential associates.
"We know roughly when he was born and the date of his burial and that’s it, the rest is a blank so I thought I’d give him a life" said Bob.
The Coen Brothers and Kenneth Branagh have asked to see a copy of the recording. Watch this space for further developments.
Bob’s last screenplay was a collaboration with top Hollywood writer, Blake Snyder, who worked with Steven Spielberg and was for many years a staff writer with the Disney Studios. Bob has many TV and radio credits to his name including Kerr In The Community and and Looks Like Rain.
The Wrong Funeral
The Wrong Funeral is a black comedy incorporating many real-life stories from the mind of Roger Harding, scripted by him and edited by Helen Brady with further contributions from Joe Pavlo Two Hats filmed approximately 30% of the script for use as pitching material in August 2013. Since then, there has been a serious offer of finance and interest in matched funding and a distribution deal. A professional director has been signed up - and he has made a number of fantastic suggestions for improvement in the script. There have been about nine re-writes to incorporate these - and a further re-write is in progress. Each time the story gets tighter and funnier.
At the present time the nation needs a jolly good laugh - and they'll get it with this !
Rog has completed a screen play based on the story of Mary Tudor's attempted escape from England during the time of her brother, Edward VI's, reign. It was an interesting area of history to research. History would have been quite different if Mary had not been persuaded to abandon her attempt. Shooting is due to start in autumn 2012.
Entanglement Productions' latest escapade in science fiction is moving towards pre-production, with a view to shooting in spring 2014. Rog will be taking a central role, along with Amelia Tyler. You can be sure it will be well served by Huw Bowen's amazing special effects. More details at Entanglement's website
48 Hour Film Challenge
Team Division put together a great submission for the 48 Hour Film Challenge, Great team, fully committed. You can see one of Rog's scenes here
Rog completed a pop video shoot for Valhalla Smith, a moderately heavy rock group on their way up. He played a spliff smoking godfather figure being entertained by the girls he 'owned'. It's not every day you get to sit in front of two gorgeous oiled black girls dressed in G strings and bikini tops. It was hard work, but someone had to do it. Rog is a martyr to his art.
Emergency Coach Evacuation
The Two Hats emergency coach evacuation tutorial for children, is complete and copies have been delivered to Warwickshire County Council for distribution to schools. Fine presentation work by Nick Lancaster (as always), splendid score by Darren Scott. Rog operated as script writer, cameraman, actor and editor.
The Impossible Escape
Delivery Boy is in the can and edited by Huw Bowen, with some spectacular pyrotechnics shot at Coventry Canal Basin.
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