Three weeks of preparation. Two days of filming. And more than 40 people involved.
It's been difficult. It's been stressfull. It's been (quite) expensive.
But at the end I finished filming my short, called "The Game They Play" (look at the milliways movies website for more information). Last month was just an idea, a script, and a storyboard. In three weeks, thanks to friends, collegues and internet, I found a crew, I built a set, and with the help of fantastic actors, I have the short film almost completely done.
We were supposed to film 3 days, but I decided to film just 2, cause my crew was exhausted, and all I wanted was just enough material to cover at least 70% of the storyboard. The 30% missing? Oh, you know, editing is when the creation process begins. If the plan A doesn't work, and the plan B neither, it's time to use Plan C and start to really think about how to get a best short as possible.
I'm confident. I always am.
And I don't want to disappoint the actors and all the incredible guys and girls that helped me to film the western. I won't.
Just some final technical info, cause someone asked me: we shot in the Amber Room studio, Battersea, on Friday. The set was built in 6 hours on thurdsay. On saturday, we filmed in Chobham Common, Surrey.
We used a canon xl1 with the mini35 adaptor and Zeiss Prime Lenses (18-200mm). And the speed was similar of the speed of a film crew!
The final Cast:
|Luke Hamill||John Smith Jr|
|Michael Gerard||Adam Mortimer|
|Olga Olgiati||Eva Jill|
|Guy PW||the Counter of Sourwater|
|Jonathan Clues||Jeff Harriman|
|Roy Clues||Mr McBain|
|Eugenio Olgiati||John Smith Sr|
|Simon Glass||the Counter of Pinwood|
|Ian DeArdo||the Counter of Croxley|
|Kapil Komireddi||the Counter of Hillingdon|
|Antonio Melchionno||Sourwater Resident|
|Kirsty Balmer||Sourwater Resident|
|Tracy Mitchell||Sourwater Resident|
|Alan O'Brien||Last Client|