The winds of change

…is about ideas. Ideas that make people think, make people smile, make people laugh, make people change the way they behave. It’s about creativity. Creativity in advertising and design. Creativity in the field of poetry, literature and screenplays. It’s about art. Sharing it, discovering it. Trying to understand it. It’s about getting things done. Not waiting for someone else to do it, or relying on someone else to get it done for you. As Mahatma Gandhi said: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

I have over 25 years experience in the ad industry working for agency brands such as: DDB; TBWA; BBDO; O&M and McCann’s as a CD / AD / CW. I have won over 100 awards, including Cannes; D&AD; One Show; Campaign and Epica. For brands such as: VW; Audi; Carlsberg; Black & White Whisky, Smirnoff, Coors, Cadbury’s; Coca-Cola; Heinz; Peugeot; Nissan and Meteor to name a few.

I’m also a published writer, I was short listed for the Independent on Sunday Short Story Competition in 1997. My short story, “Woman’s Best Friend”, also appears in the IOS New Stories published by Bloomsbury.

My poetry has been widely published in Ireland, Britain and the US in anthologies and periodicals such as: The U.S. Literary Review, Envoi, Cyphers, Electric Acorn, W.P. Monthly, Lifelines 3, The Haiku Quarterly and The Amnesty International Anthology: Human Rights Have No Borders.

I am the author of six feature length screenplays, six short films, a collection of short stories, a poetry collection and my first novel which contains 85,000 words, some of which are in the correct order.

The average person farts approx 14 times a day.

I suspect that this figure is slightly skewed and that, in reality, most of us fart about 3 or 4 times a day, while my Nan farts about 400 times a day which buggers up the averages for the rest of us.

Now, I don’t know about you, but my kids think farting is hilarious. (Or ‘trumping’ as we call it in our house.) They find it particularly amusing when I do one and blame it on the missus. (Or my Nan.)

If, like me, you still find flatulence amusing, you’ll love this cheeky little film by my mate Markham, (and his partner, Richard Dennison), for Megaman energy efficient light bulbs.

Is it juvenile? Yes. Is it funny? Yes. Is it memorable? Like one of my Nan’s trumps, most definitely, yes.

Created by: SmithDennison

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