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17.05.2017

First round of Auditions

A highly successful evening of casting and rehearsing.  We managed to fill all the roles we were looking for with the auditionees that turned up.  

 

Throughout the process of improvisation, scripting and auditoning it has been interesting to see the characters develop and nice now to have names and faces that the fit roles.  

The second half of the evening was spent rehearsing the first scene (called scene 2 much to the annoyance of the Lindsay).  A brilliant performance from both Jim and Leah and look forward to seeing their roles develop further the more they learn.

More auditions in a couple of weeks time for other roles.

 


First round of Auditions
 

27.04.2017

When to stop waffling

On Monday we had our first read through of the finished script.  On the whole it went pretty well.  

 

It's funny how we transcribed exactly what our actors said in their improvisations which sounded realistic to then hear them read back and for it to sound completely wrong.

We made very few alterations to the script as we went along and feel happy that we have got a good script.  We need to alter the ending slightly as it was felt that it ends a little too abruptly and have a session next week to extend it out slightly.  Its a fine line between waffling on after the conclusion of the film but letting the audience down gently so they don't feel cheated.

Every week from now on we'll be increasing the team so that when we come to film we'll have all the people we need.  

The next session will audition for our complementary actors/actresses and look forward to see how they interact with our two leads.

All starting to come together now.  


When to stop waffling
 

20.04.2017

All coming together

On Monday 24th April we finally start the next phase of the project, turning the script into a film.  

 

We start with a readthrough with the main cast before we start auditioning and rehearsing the rest of the cast in May.

Background preperations for locations, props, costumes, etc have also been started and various lists have been made up ready.  

We now just need to start and hopefully in the next couple of months it will all start to come together, ready for filming in July/August.

 


All coming together
 

08.03.2017

Pre-Production

Plans are well underway now turning the script into a film.  Various lists have been drawn up along with various rehearsal and filming schedules and now the process of ticking items off the lists is underway.  We still have yet to confirm a filming location, but plans are well underway in that area and have two confirmed cast members.  We are now starting the process of casting for other roles, so if any one fancies a go at acting or in some cases 'sitting' for long periods, then see our casting page for more details.  Most of the filming is taking place 31st July - 4th August, but there is also a day on 1st July for a slightly different cast.

In our resarch for this production it has been interesting to note that every professional/ex professional has a slightly different view on how things should and would be handled, partly due the nature of the incident and the ages involved and also funding. Also glad as there is such a variation that obviously this sort of thing doesn't happen very often! 

We have the luxury of artistic license to solve some of the problem whereas the professionals don't.

Plans are well underway now turning the script into a film.  Various lists have been drawn up along with various rehearsal and filming schedules and now the process of ticking items off the lists is underway.  We still have yet to confirm a filming location, but plans are well underway in that area and have two confirmed cast members.  We are now starting the process of casting for other roles, so if any one fancies a go at acting or in some cases 'sitting' for long periods, then see our casting page for more details.  Most of the filming is taking place 31st July - 4th August, but there is also a day on 1st July for a slightly different cast.

In our resarch for this production it has been interesting to note that every professional/ex professional has a slightly different view on how things should and would be handled, partly due the nature of the incident and the ages involved and also funding. Also glad as there is such a variation that obviously this sort of thing doesn't happen very often! 

We have the luxury of artistic license to solve some of the problem whereas the professionals don't.


Pre-Production
 

20.01.2017

Planning

It's done!  The completed first draft with optional flashbacks is now
complete.
 
Next stage of the process is to read through with our potential cast and
make adjustments as required.  Normally these are to individual words but as
this is a very experimental script , it could be more.  Only time will tell.
 
We are now looking at rehearsal venues and somewhere to actually film the
main bulk of the film which is taking place in an interview room.  We are
awaiting feedback from the local police to see if the St Neots Police
Station is available but if that falls through we will be looking at what
else we could use for what we feel is going to be about a 5 day shoot in
that location.  Watch this pace and see if you can help!   Tesco is our
first option for a rehearsal room.  Again we are waiting feedback.
 
One of the problems of being as we are is that we have very little to no
income so anything we use has to be begged or borrowed.  In the old days the
cast and crew used to pay club fees and filming fees which made the hiring
of rooms and filming costs fairly straightforward.  Nowadays the whole
climate of filming has changed where this seems no longer possible. This is
a problem with all 'Amateur' organisations and more so, it feels with
Channel 7 as we try very hard to work in a professional manner which leads
any contracts we have to suppose we are making money which they can have
access to when it can feel like a money pit at times.
 
Hey Ho!  Enough of our running problems.  Time to look up to a great film
from a great script though we say it ourselves!  Watch this space for
timings and requests!


Planning