Stare Into Space

Peer pressure

It seems that everyone else is doing it.  Round-ups of the previous year seem to be de rigueur.  Personally, I’ve never cared for them or, indeed, any new year shenanigans.  I’m not really one for the new year thing – arbitrary day after all. That said, I’m the bitch of peer pressure.  So then, daah, […]

In which I receive good news

It seems that I am to be a finalist in this years Red Planet Prize (it’s quite prestigious, you know). A month or two back, I submitted a ten-page extract and outline for a one-hour TV drama and a subsequent series.  Today I received an email stating: Congratulations Gerry Hayes! Your submission “Over Sophie” has […]

Times are good or bad, happy or sad

How often do you get to quote Al Green? So then, the bad news. I didn’t make the next round of the British Short Screenplay Competition. It seems that Branagh (I’m assuming it was him) didn’t like my script. Either that or he was scared by the vast talent evident in every page, line, word […]

Gerry Hayes

Gerry Hayes

I mostly sit around all day and drink tea. Occasionally, I write stuff and send it to strangers so they can humiliate me and deride my efforts. Other than the self-harm to dull the shame of failure, it's not a bad life. Like I say, there's tea.

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