The actors have been on board for an age. Initially, I had believed I had a crew, ready to go early to mid March. Then the cameraman got some work. No problem, I could wait. He contacted me; apologises, he could do another date. Okay, I could deal with that. Contact the actors, give them a new date, good to go. Cameraman comes back, got his dates mixed up. He can’t do the weekend he initially gave. Can do weekend after. Okay. Let’s do that. Actors agree, very accommodating. The cameraman cancels again. Says he will contact me and nail down a date. Hmm. Okay…..nothing. it was time to take matters into my own hands. The Web is a wonderful tool for the modern day, would be auteur. A quick Google for film crew people and a sign up to a filmmakers wannabe site – Shooting People – and I was advertising for a cameraman and sound recordist. After much toing and froing – everybody wants to know when the shoot is! – I have finally got a crew and a date. Still a couple of weeks away, so hopefully all will go well! It has been a long haul and it is only a five minute film! Got to love it.