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 – 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 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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Ferried: the story so far

Before I explain where we are with Ferried, and how we got there, I want to talk a little about the point of short films. Short films, to me, are like short stories. They are not longer forms (features, novels) in miniature, but self-contained works with their own point to make and tale to tell. […]

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Dealing with Rejection in Filmmaking

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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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#filmswelove – Full Metal Jacket

Ollie here: I recently spent a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon re-watching Kubrick’s Vietnam epic Full Metal Jacket. It’s been a long time since I saw it last, but it was a pleasure to be reacquainted with Gny. Sgt. Hartman and to let his lovingly crafted insults wash over me like a cascade of vitriol. I cringed afresh […]

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