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 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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After the beats, the scenes.

There is consensus within the go-to screen-writing guides (of Snyder, Field, McKee and so on) that each scene ought to include a set of emotional highs and lows, and a source of conflict. This conflict can be physical (an obstacle, a fight etc.), mental (a trait or belief that a character has to suppress etc.) […]

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How we came to making Ferried

Ferried was not the first short I thought I would make. It came about last year when Ollie was still working, and I was looking for someone who could help get another script off the ground. The premise of that original film (Automat) was that a young man finds out he has blood cancer and […]

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