Friday, June 14, 2013
"Cry England!" - a short drama in the making.
We are fortunate that despite this being a "no budget" film which will have a length of about 30 minutes, we are being supported by the likes of Charlie Allen and some very able actors of all ages, who are involved with Charlie's acting class, set up in Chorlton in the Autumn of last year.
Members of the cast have variously been helping out, not only by acting, but also by keeping an able eye on continuity, holding the microphone on its 10ft boom, listening to the sound while it is recording, and keeping a wary eye on such things as shadows being cast across the actors' faces!
Much of the filming has been carried out indoors, which is not always very easy where space is limited, for instance in the bedroom or the bathroom. For a bedroom scene we had four lights, two cameras and sound equipment set up as well two actors, someone recording the shots and a cameraman having to operate the two cameras at the same time!
Before finishing this blog, I must say a word about the performance so far of our largely amateur, but coached (by Charlie) actors. We are really very impressed with what they have all produced so far. Credit goes to them and credit goes to CharlieCreative for giving them the confidence and understanding of how to act in a film such as this. Well done!
So when do we hope to release the film? We think it will be in the Autumn, and depending on how good the finished film is, we would like to enter it into a competition or two.