Last summer I took a few months out of my regular work to build a Fantastic Floating Home for Channel 4 Factual Entertainment. The result is played out in a 3 x 60 minute TV series that airs at 7pm on Sunday 27th July on Channel 4. ‘Tom’s Fantastic Floating Home‘ is my first TV commission and while I’ve never really striven to be on the telly it’s amazing what can happen in life when you say YES to things that normally you wouldn’t dream of. All I want is to inspire people to dare to dream, to live a colourful, unconventional life that’s fuelled by imagination – the premise of the show is that I look at the world through the eyes of my six year old Barney (who is the show’s real star) and together we put our own inventive twist on life. We’re only here once and life really is what you make it. So I am thankful to myself for having had the balls to actually do it (I deliberated so much about this) and allow a film crew to follow me for five months through triumph & failure. Whatever comes next for me I don’t know but all I hope is that if you watch it, you’ll see it for all its positivity & I hope it inspires you. It’s more fun to create than to consume. All power to you & your glorious imagination!
I have loads of photos & bubbles of the whole experiment so follow me on twitter using the hashtag #floatinghome
We also made 4 short films about inventing stuff to accompany the show. These can be found on C4′s official web page for the show
It’s nice to have made it into the local paper too – you can read the full article in the Western Daily Press online here
I did a Q & A with Develop 3D Magazine also