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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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 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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Twice Cut Review: Cartel Land

The cartels did a deal with the shadow men

Cartel Land opens with a mystical jungle scene where “cooks” conjure crystal meth in billowing clouds of smoke. “We will keep doing it for as long as God allows it”, they say. Thus we know that this will be a beautiful, cinematic film about the horrors of the, unstoppable, drug trade on the US Mexican […]

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Forgotten Conflicts Blog

Forgotten Conflicts

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Drew and I went to the inaugural Remake Film Festival. It’s a great concept: filmmakers make a short (max 7mins) inspired by a famous scene from cinema history. The three scenes this year were the ‘we’ve always got Paris’ scene from Casablanca, the eponymous scene from Singing in the Rain […]

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Dealing with Rejection in Filmmaking

Rejection-Man

Drew and I knew from the beginning that starting a film production company wouldn’t be all champagne, premiers and after-parties. After all, we don’t have money falling out of our pockets (yet), we aren’t BFFs with Eddie Redmayne and we certainly don’t do jazz-er-cise with Danny Boyle on Sunday mornings*. We are two people with […]

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