Ferried – The Production Diaries (7)

Less than three weeks away! It’s not long until the shoot. This film is becoming like a giant snowball, gaining momentum the closer we get to the shoot date. There’s a lot for me to be getting on with so I’m afraid this will be a brief post. The Kickstarter launched We launched our Kickstarter […]

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Ferried – The Production Diaries (6)

When you wish upon a star I’m very pleased to announce our first star. Navin Chowdhry will be playing Ahmed. Navin is a fantastic actor who has appeared in lots of films and TV shows including Teachers, Doctor Who and Midsomer Murders. We are really excited to have him on the team. He can even […]

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Guest Post By Ellie Fawcett

Volunteering with older or disabled people – why do it? I only started volunteering with an older, disabled woman about halfway through my first term in second year. I’d wanted to do it for a while, but always thought I had no time and was too busy. I think I watched a YouTube video about […]

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Ferried – The Production Diaries (5)

What’s new? We have had encouraging noises from potential cast. I feel like a fisherman with a prize winning carp on his line. Now we need to reel them in without scaring them off. Or them scaring me off…. We are a step closer to finding a location. One of my brother’s friends has very kindly […]

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Ferried – The Production Diaries (4)

What a difference a week makes… You’ll remember me ending last week’s post with The Dude’s eternal phrase “Strikes and Gutters”. Well, this week feels like a half-strike. We are still waiting to bag our stars and I’m still chasing up the funding contract. But… ….We heard that Kickstarter, through their partnership with Shooting People, […]

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Ferried – The Production Diaries (3)

“A wiser man than me once said, ‘Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes it eats you.’” That’s what the Cowboy tells The Dude at the end of The Big Lobowski. On the internet there’s a lot of debate about the true meaning of this. Either way, I like it because to me it neatly sums up […]

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Ferried – The Production Diaries (2)

T – 8 Weeks to shoot When we left our intrepid heroes (Ollie and Drew) they were tantalisingly close to signing Mr A-List…. Let’s see where they got to. Short film producers are not – understandably – very high up acting royalty’s priority lists. Despite the initial enthusiasm we didn’t hear anything for several months. […]

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Ferried Short Film – The Production Diaries

Welcome Welcome to the first Ferried Production Diary Entry. For those that don’t know here’s a little summary about the film: Ferried is a character led, dramatic short film about loneliness in older people; it shows what one man’s kindness can do for another. The film looks at the beginnings of a friendship between Michael, a seventy-something widower, and Ahmed, […]

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Raindance 2015 Debrief

Raindance

We’re a bit late with this blog post… Got so caught up in making films and that we forgot to actually get it on the website. Better late than never, eh? So that’s Raindance for another year. For those of you who don’t know, Raindance is a giant, international showcase that celebrates and supports new […]

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