Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of completing our first readthrough of the scenes that will bring the modern day versions of Tom and Joe to the screen. This part of the film will run parallel to the scenes we shot this past summer and show how the events of the 1970s, the drama and the conflict, still have repercussions today in a highly emotive way.
Starring Charles O’Neill as Joe, Ernest Vernon as Tom and Rosemary Manjunath as Ethel, this block also welcomes Jonathan Butler to the narrative as John, Ethel’s son and Joe’s nephew, who becomes a metaphorical bridge between generations.
The read through was a fantastic success and we discussed certain scenes afterwards, discussing how we can do them to make the film the best it can be. As well as this, we
showed two of the completed scenes from the summer shoot that showed how Jack and Steve had played the characters, noting little mannersisms that could be brought through into their modern day counterparts by Charles and Ernest.
A fantastic and successful day! Lots more prepping to come!
We’ve been working so hard on Sustain all year in the edit, so it was truly a wonderful moment when our amazing editor Sam and myself finally got it visually locked down this past weekend. All the differing shots, scenes, temp music, months of doing little insert shots that have blended in with the rest of the original shoot is just a joy to finally see! We even made a little video to mark the occassion!
Of course, this is by no means the end, we still have sound mix and scoring to do now, as well as beginning to ramp up promotion again. You’ll be seeing stuff appear over the next few weeks of course, but this was a magical moment and I wanted to share it.
With have been in the edit these past few months starting to piece together the 1970s scenes of Sunshine we shot over the past summer and it is going really nice. We’ve had some fantastic initial feedback to some rough scenes shown privately as well. So we thought it would be the best time before we go back into hibernation mode to prep block 2 to share a few shots with you all from the film. We’re incredibly proud of this journey so far and we hope you agree that these first few shots showcase the amazing craft and abilities of not only our wonderful cast, but also the crew, all of who worked so hard to help begin bringing this story to life. An adventure that will continue into 2019.
The first official shot from the film with the amazing duo Jack Knight and Steve Salt – these pair are incredible on screen together and have brought these younger versions of Joe and Tom to life more than we could ever have dreamed ❤
Your second official look at the film shows the wonderful trio that are Jack Knight Charlie Clarke and Simon Bamford – this was an amazing day, and we couldn’t have done it without them and also the amazing support of Vicki Phipps at Mindful Gifts who completely changed their whole store into a 1970s lounge for us to film these scenes! Thank you! 🌈🌈🌈
Going into official imagery hibernation now as we reveal this final publicity shot (for now), as we prep block 2 over the next few months. But gosh, this scene was emotional, the last time we’d have to film one with both Jack Knight and Steve Salt – they both nailed it. It was a perfect fitting moment to say goodbye to them, their characters and their part of the story of their lives so far. Thank you guys and crew 🌈❤🌈
Keep checking back for more content soon!
It’s been a few months since the first block of You Are My Sunshine finished with great success. So while we are starting to prep block 2 to begin in early 2019, have a look back over the past summer with this gallery that showcases the first three days of production.
They’ll be lots more coming soon as well so keep your eyes peeled on our social media via Facebook Twitter or Instagram
It was an amazing experience and I cannot wait to get the modern day scenes filmed that will complete the story of Tom and Joe. My deepest thanks to such a wonderful cast and crew so far!
Earlier this past year, I wrote about how I was working with our stunning Art Director L.J. Stark Greenwood on a film idea she wanted to direct. All about Werewolves.
So even though we’ve been working very hard on You Are My Sunshine, this has been busying itself in the background too.
And now we can reveal a few more details as well as the official Synopsis.
England. 1934. A young man, Elijah, has been captured and accused of being a werewolf by Clyde, a self famed bounty hunter from a nearby village.
As Elijah is brutally tortured in a vain attempt to get him to confess, he suddenly finds himself secretly released by two villagers, Faye and her younger brother Benjamin, who believe he is innocent.
As they attempt to help the young man flee through the woods, all the while pursued by the maniacal Clyde, the night time forest suddenly reveals that some legends are not myth at all.
Starring Jay Podmore (Sustain), and reuniting Charlie Clarke with Jack Knight fresh from Sunshine, the film will be directed by L.J. with special FX by both Troy Dennison and Alex Bourne while Will Bradshaw is back as Director of Photography with Suki Sandhar on camera support. Kaushy Patel is on exec producer duties while I’m in the producing chair as well as writing the script.
We really cannot wait to film this in 2019 and see L.J direct the hell out of this wonderful cast and crew! Until then, here’s the official teaser poster!
Thank you to both Heather Large and the Express & Star for their continual support of our projects around the local area, always there to help us demonstrate the filming world going on around folks in the Midlands. Really does mean a lot!
The print article is below, while the extended online version is at the following link.
It ‘s still here! If you haven’t already DONATED, please have a look over the campaign page for You Are My Sunshine! There are lots of perks to choose from for you to get involved with the making of this wonderful film that we are really excited about making!
Crowdfunding Campaign Link
We have also been releasing new posters, videos, interviews as well as other goodies! So heck out our social media page’s to see all the good stuff! We’ve also been welcomign new exciting and amazing cast memebers including Kiah Reeves as Mavis and Simon Bamford (Hellraiser, The Offer), who will be joining the film as Martin, Joe and Ethel’s stern father.
As mentioned, we have also been releasing a host of small videos too as well with some of our lovely cast! Have a snoop below!
We’ve been having meetings, discussions, scheduling tasks, locations scouts as well as going through waht each day of shooting will entail as well as welcoming our production runners to the film as well, some of them working in the camera department, some with the ADs, all of which are fascinating to watch and see them grow as their own filmmakers!
We are all really passionate about making this film, and we really would like your help to do this. Even just a £1 would be like GOLD to us! So please Donate, or SHARE if you can too, all over your own social media pages. Thank you!