SCI-FI-LONDON 48hr Film Challenge

As the weekend sunshine warmed our ambling fellow citizens we were in a damp cellar underneath a pub in Hove. The reason was the Sci Fi London 48 Film Challenge. That Saturday morning, along with 500+ other teams across the country, we received our unique brief for the challenge. As of 11:30am we had 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film called ‘Natural Work’. Luckily Producer Fearghas

Milk, Flower, Headstone

7am on a Saturday morning and a guerrilla strike on a drizzle-glazed shopping square for a meet cute between our two leads. This meant more strawberry milk for some and biscuits for others, such are the requirements of the script. Thankfully the early start and the ‘will it/won’t it/oh it just did’ rain meant the opportunity for us and the general public to disrupt each other was fair minimal. Aside

What I Did & Didn’t Do in 2009 (7 of 12)

In the dying hours of 2008 I made a to do list for the new year, which included… Make a Film I’ve done some of this tomfoolery before, though the last thing I worked on was over two years ago. After you’ve got over the feeling of ‘well that was an unbearable marathon of effort, uncertainty and sleeplessness. I’m never doing that again’ you start thinking ‘ooo, I miss the

In Response to Mixed Bizness (kinda)

Luther over at Wars of Attrition recently wrote an interesting, and personal, take on his recent brush with the making of short films and the funding available for their creation (post here). As it was described I was unimpressed with the experience he described having with the blogger at Shooting People. It could seem a little disheartening that someone in the position of encouraging new film making is painting such