Rehearsals are always a bit messy as the cast find their feet with their roles and often it is a necessary but boring stage of the process as people learn their lines and learn where to stand etc.
This weeks rehearsal just seemed to come together. Some excellent performance from a brilliant and entertaining cast.
We can't wait to start filming!
The script is now complete and has been through the first round of comments and feedback. The script has then been adjusted accordingly. Both Lindsay and I are happy that we have a good story now and that it should make sense to the viewers, so we're now on to the next phase, pre-production.
We have already had a planning session and worked out how long we think each scene will take to film, and from there how many days it will take to film in total and thats about it until April 22nd, our auditions.
We have sent lots of letters/emails to various contacts around the county so hope we will pick up some talented actors and actresses. Without them of course we can not move to our next phase and the danger will be that this is where the film stops! The response so far has been next to zero.
We can only hope!
After another marathon evening of script writing, the end is now in sight. We've now introduced all our characters and have written approximately 30 pages. There are various stages so far in the script where we could have ended our story and a lot of discussion was had about where to do it. If we had all the time in the world, we could have easily extended our story to a 90 minute film, which is in some way disappointing as it now feels a bit like we're ending the story early.
So next week all we have to do now is tie up all the loose ends and then we'll be ready for the next stage. Review and planning!
As of late some of our films have focused on the negative aspects of life, but both Lindsay and I are really pleased that this story has gone in a completely different direction this time.
Another successful session which started even earlier to try and get more done! Despite the pension and childcare debates we remained fairly on task and completed another 5 scenes. One of these was what we call a music video where we fill in gaps using significant music and a number of scenes flowing together.
The voiceover really ends Act 1 which sets the scene and occurs at a turnng point in the story. I would guess we're about two thirds of the way through the actual script so would hope 2/3 more weeks should have it ready. Then it's to auditions and the read-through which changes some lines to work better with the characters/cast.