About Me

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Howdy, I’m Simret and I’d like to thank you for following my blog.

Humble beginnings for me began at the tender age of 8 where I would dress my brother and sister as goblins, devise dream worlds, closing the bedroom curtains and transforming the bunk bed into a secret abyss.

Years on I discovered fuel for writing by reading horror novels and watching movies further enhanced by my own imagination. This caused all sorts of trouble amongst my family and even friends.

A school suspension later (for producing a pornographic comic strip in year 8), I was further punished for a graphic poem published in the English Magazine. Well, they should have read it before publishing…

Media Studies and English were my favourite subjects and Biology (although I was no good at it). I loved anything about the human anatomy, in fact I convinced myself I wanted to be surgeon, until I realised I just liked to play the role of the Doctor than actually understand the science of it all.

College was spiked with self-discovery and trauma, but it got me good enough grades to get into university.

I wanted to do Film Studies but was discouraged by articles in the newspaper explaining how they were ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees, so I did Broadcast Journalism and Politics. I still managed to get myself on a Film Studies module and really wished I could have studied film instead.

Nevertheless, I taught myself how to use a camera, lived in the Midlands for 8 years (I just noticed how often the number 8 features in my life), travelled to many countries on commissioned art-multimedia projects and worked with like-minded filmmakers at a grassroots level.

Now based in London, I’ve re-associated my brain with my hand, we’ve started collaborating again. So far I’ve made a couple of films, performed/modelled at various alternative/horror events/films/music videos, interviewed many great horror authors/directors, written short stories and just finished the first leg of my third horror film in Vietnam.

Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoy my blog!

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8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Kirk Alex says:

    Dear Simret,

    Lustmord: Anatomy of a Serial Butcher Vol. 1 (of 6) is currently available as a free download on the GoodReads site; it is also available (along with Volumes 2 and 3) on Amazon. If you like i can send Vol. 1 as an attachment. Please let me know. Appreciate you being there, supportng this genre that we love.
    Best,
    Kirk Alex
    writer/director Lunch Meat

  2. Kirk Alex says:

    Hi Simret,

    Here is the link to Goodreads. Download is free. Best, Kirk

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17828131-lustmord

  3. Mark Davies says:

    Hiya Simret,
    It was great to meet you last night (or early this morning. Lol) at the Phoenix artists club. It’s always good to meet a fellow Clive Barker ( you’ve got to read The Great and Secret Show) and HP Lovecraft fan and SF geek.
    Looking forward to reading this blog and getting to know you more. (Did that sound a little creepy? Yeah that sounded a little creepy I apologise for that. Lol)

    Mark Davies
    (The guy with the Martyrs t-shirt,flat cap and goatee)

    • Haha creepy is good and thank you for taking the time to read my blog and talk horror with me too!

      Look forward to meeting you again!

      Take care and enjoy the rest of FF. 🙂

  4. Kevin says:

    We’re working on launching a channel on Xbox showcasing shorts and the filmmakers behind them to help promote those involved. Would love to include your short NewBorn if possible.

    Let me know if this is of interest.

  5. Nick says:

    Keep up the good work. All the best Nick @RetroMovieShow

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