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!