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Memories Of A Film Shoot – The Good, The Bad And The Tennis

  It’s a week after the shoot and my film – The Good, The Bad And The Tennis – is in the home straight. It is about three years since my last film and the nerves preceding this shoot seemed to have helped enormously. Never have I planned so well for a shoot. Even though I knew the script and what I wanted to see – I did write it after all – having decided to use non-actors in all the roles, I knew I had to be able to get my ideas across clearly. Continue reading

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A bit of a trickle…..

So the campaign is up and running (check it out here) and the initial enthusiasm has faltered. Not for the project, that remains as resolute as ever, but for the whole crowdfunding kerfuffle. I want to make films. I like … Continue reading

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The dream continues.

My next film is planned for Jan/Feb 2015. It had been slated for the end of November 2014, but an impending knee operation put paid to that. With a free fortnight to fill whilst I got over the op, I … Continue reading

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two plus two is…

Another short film review this week – Two plus Two (2+2=5) http://youtu.be/SiBTRAVUipk?list=UUHhcQVRJ3_OQpSyrQw5Z8qA – is a film by a Turkish filmmaker, Babak Anvari. Set in a classroom, it shows how dictatorship is created and enforced, crushing dissent and rejecting all argument. … Continue reading

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Oh Anna….

Anna Akana – https://www.youtube.com/user/AnnaAkana/featured – is an Asian actress, comedienne and filmmaker with a channel on YouTube that has – including myself – over one million subscribers. Her viewing figures are approaching the hundred million mark and she puts out opinionated … Continue reading

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Interesting all at the Ball

‘A red ball bounces past a cafe and a couple folks’ houses and then goes to the beach.’ As descriptions of a film go, this probably is one of the least accurate and least likely to make you stop and … Continue reading

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What about the rules?

For your fledgling scriptwriter, filmmaker, auteur, there are certain precepts that are recommended. Try and avoid voiceover; don’t film conversations flat on; don’t be static. For the director, Ivan Barge and screenwriter, Matthew Harris, these loosely defined rules were obviously … Continue reading

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