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!
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!
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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!
We filmed this last August, when the lads first met and we had a first official meeting together to go through the script and the ideas (a YEAR!!!), and it was a fantastic moment to see the lads having a great chemistry, especially as it then came through on film beautifully!
So without further ado, we present the You Are My Sunshine teaser trailer starring Steve Salt and Jack Knight. These two are going to break your hearts. I promise.
And watch out for the amazing DRONE footage that was filmed and captured by Morgan Perry, who will also be joining us again on our summer shoot for some eqaully stunning aerial work!
Myself and Will Bradshaw were recently asked to help out on the new episode of the Dark Ditties series, made from the fine folks behind the Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II,You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night as well as many other exciting projects!
Popping up north to meet the team who were already on their 3rd day of shooting, we were made to feel really welcome by everyone who came to have a chat with us and it was a pleasure to work alongside them. We were also asked to head up a small second unit to help get some shots needed for the edit while the main team worked on other scenes. This allowed us to work with the wonderful Simon Bamford (I never in my life thought I’d ever get to work with anyone from Hellraiser, never mind direct them!), and we had some wonderful moments wherein his character is running through the woods coupled with both a handcuffed briefcase and immaculate wig!
As well as this, we also helped grab some special fx insert shots, which were fantastic to do, again working with some wonderful fine folks, as well as Simon’s wig again (it’ll all make sense when you see it!).
Thanks again to everyone for making me and Will really welcome. Was a pleasure and look forward to episode 4!