A piece by Alex about the experience of directing his first feature has been published on Directors Notes. Check it out here: http://www.directorsnotes.com/2010/11/18/life-just-is-taking-the-plunge/.
Friday, 19 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
While on set writer/director Alex Barrett took some 35mm portraits of the cast and crew. Here are some of those images. To see the full set please visit:
Nathaniel Martello-White - 'Tom'.
Will De Meo - 'David'.
Paul Nicholls - 'Bobby'.
Jayne Wisener - 'Jay'.
Niall Phillips - 'Ollie'.
Rachel Bright - 'Anna'
Andrew Hawley - 'Nick'.
Alix Wilton Regan - 'Zoe'.
Jason Croot - 'Walahfrid'.
Friday, 5 November 2010
One source of constant amusement on set were the statements that our costume designer Charmaine came out with. Here are some of her classics, reproduced for your reading pleasure...
"I think I have... but I don't think I have used this yet"
"Oh my God. I'm so cold, even my boobs are cold!"
"I got loads of overtime pay but kept eating pies. So basically, it was like getting paid in pies."
"Ding,ding, ding! Hello everyone. My name is Charmaine and I am very clever."
"I feel like I have never eaten before. Can someone teach me how to chew?"
(Crawling into the room...) "Oh! I am DONE with walking!"
"I hate this part, but I love this part where you have to eat all the food"
Posted by Life Just Is at 15:21
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Yesterday we wrapped, finishing the shoot with a day of scenes in which Pete (Jack Gordon) is alone in his bedroom. It was a great way to end. Jack gave us some heart-wrenching moments, and the crew was all on top form. I think the shoot has been something of an emotional rollercoaster for all involved, but we got through it and we came in on time and on budget. It's going to be strange not being on set anymore, and I'll miss my cast and crew, but now is also an exciting time. After a couple of weeks off to get some distance from the shoot, I'll start looking through the footage and then work closely with Murat to get the best out of the footage we've got.
But before I get carried away talking about our postproduction plans, I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all the cast and crew for their hard work. It's been an amazing experience and certainly one I'll never forget.