Unemployed and looking for work

I’ve been unemployed and looking for work since February. I made this video to highlight some of my skills, and a few of the things I’ve done. I need to be challenged, use my creativity, and go home tired. If you have a job please consider me. If you know someone who is hiring please pass them my details. I live in London. You can reach me by emailing info (at) darrinnightingale.com. Thank you all in advance. I hope to hear from you soon.

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Watched The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

This falls into the category of lions led by lambs war film; soldiers with honour following the orders of idiots. As a film, the emotional kick in the guts that would’ve come from a fight to the last man, gets diluted by real life events. Still, there are solid performances from all concerned. It also helps that I was ignorant of the history.

Emily Scaife puts me in mind of Len Lye

I recently had an interview with The Plus to become one of their staff writers. It would be a great gig if I can get it. A chance to write about things that really interest me. You should take a look at the site if you’re at all interested in the arts.

While looking around their site I came across the work of Emily Scaife, a graduate of the Royal College of Art. Her images and animations feel to me like organic matter probing the digital universe.

Her work puts me in mind of Len Lye’s experimental films.

Lye was more interested in the kinetic than organic but for me both filmmakers share a similar vibrance.

Just finished watching S:1 Another Life (2019– )

This was interesting. A Star Trek for Generation Z. Strong female lead. Lots of fluid relationships. Gay love. Polyamorous love. Drugs. And lots, and lots, of swearing. It manages to weave complicated emotional relationships into a Columbus discovering the new world storyline. One in which we slowly realise we’re the Indians not Columbus. Definitely worth a watch.

Watched Brightburn (2019)

You can just hear the conversation that birthed this premise. It’s the kind of geek dive that would happen between Sheldon and Leopard on The Big Bang Theory, as the climb their stairs to their apartment. What would’ve happens to Superman if the Kent family hadn’t adopted him. Brightburn is what happens when Superman is brought up by a “normal” family. Definitely worth a watch.