This is where it gets hard. Again.

Editing is probably my favourite part of this process, it’s where you can be most creative and most in control (and I don’t mean that in a dictatorial way, only that you are dealing with fixed variables now) and it’s where you really get to let the story emerge. Somebody (maybe Michaelangelo) said of sculpting that it was a ca [...]

A Pause to Think

This planned hiatus has given us all time to breathe and to think, to consider what we have done so far and what to do next. I, for one, am grateful for it. So what do I think? It’s been said that you make your film three times; once when you write it, once when you shoot it, once when you edit it. It’s true. In fact someone cynic [...]

Over the Half-Way Mark

The facts of this little film are as follows: We have already shot nearly 60% of the film, we have done over 180 slates, and we have shot around 55 pages of the 90 page script. And we did all that in 8 days. Incredibly hard and long days! It’s a tribute to the cast and the crew that we did it, and an even bigger tribute that they are all [...]

Well That Happened!

I've just awoken from the coma the last 10 days have put me in. That was, without a shadow of a doubt, the most intensive shooting block I have ever done. And I've done Pineapple Dance Studios. The wonderful Michael Flack kept a running blog, which I'll post soon, but a few thoughts from the week: - We have an embarrassment of r [...]

Shoot Day 5 & 6

The Final Blog As you guys can imagine the last few days of the shoot were unbelievably hectic for everyone involved, so I decided to roll the remaining three blogs into one summary in order to make things a little easier. May I start off by saying - what a week it has been! Over one hundred slates have been shot in just over seventy two hour [...]