The Shoe Leather Express

Writing and Comedy from James Harris

Tag: Hackney Picturehouse

‘Gone Girl’: Unofficial trailer

International performance artist and my flatmate, Paula Varjack, and I have been at it again, producing one of our parody film trailers. This time we take on the Ben Affleck/Rosamund Pike domestic seether ‘Gone Girl.’ I’m particularly proud of this one, mainly down to Paula’s superb work on the technical front. Incidentally, we have a rule making the trailers to never spend any money on them.

Check out Paula’s website here and also our YouTube channel here. There will be more parodies in 2015. And in case you’re wondering – yes, we do do requests. Currently I’m agitating for our next parody to be ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, which Paula assures me is a terrible idea.

Charles Bukowski translation

Last week I was performing at the lovely night ‘Never Mind the Full Stops‘, run by Paula Varjack and Dan Simpson. My teamate  Nick Field and I were given the task of ‘translating’ a Bukowski poem. I’ve never been a big fan of romantic paens to abandoning all personal and social responsibility, so the result was, somewhat predictably, the unimpressed below.

The next night is on Tuesday December the 9th at the Hackney Picturehouse and I am very pleased to say I’ve been invited back.