Since: Apr 2011
So I take it you are some how DQ'ed?p.s. so how was your team? I was following with interest the joining of minds (nimlin, shifty). Did you have a good time (tech issues aside)?
Not dq'd mike we got in on time(He did say sarcasm doesn't work here:) ... )
Nimlin tried everything his very sleep deprived mind could think of at the time. In the end he cut the film using just the footage from camera one which meant a lot of very cool ECU shots couldn't be included which would have given the film a hell of a lot more impact though it still works well, well I think it will, that's up to the judges. It was pretty tough walking away and not seeing his final work especially as i won't be at the screening so I'll have to wait till it gets uploded here.
As for the joining of the efforts of north and south, I think it worked pretty bloody well considering that it was a jump in the deep end arrangement, we met only two hours before we got the genre etc..
I personally was shit scared i would let him down in the writing dept as i had no idea of the strengths of his team and how they worked as a unit..
they were all very welcoming which made it easier.
By the time we arrived at his place i had a fair idea of the film and where it would go and what sort of structure it could take.
however once walking into the place and seeing all these expectant faces my brain turned to shite and i must have sounded like someone still trying to get to grips with janet and john.
Lucky for me he'd had the wisdom and consideration to set me up with a little private space and within half an hour act 1 was done, act 2 took a little more, once act 3 was decided on as to being happy or sad then it wrote it self.. some minor tweeks on saturday as the shoot progressed.
Shoot schedule went well though a reshoot of one important scene had to be redone on Sunday morning due to sound issues
there are always hiccups escecially this year with the edit, i really felt for the guy, it was tough on him but we all got through and did the hand in around 5 I think.
can't give anything away but you'll not be seeing a comedy from us, not even slightly in any way. All character driven.
Nimlin can supply anything else to this but as for me i'd do it again in a blink.
drama mike let me down big time though, no bloody beard and no bloody hat, very disappointed
Third year for me and every year have tried to improve. first year it was me and just one other person, year two a team of 5 or 6 ameteurs who'd never done it before and this year pushing up with a team experienced in it all.
Just goes to show though, regardlees of who you are and where you come from if you work to a common goal it can be achieved and that I'm extremely glad to say is what happened.
No personality clashes, when asked to step up people did.
Toughest moment by far, 3.30 am Sunday morning.
Highlight of the weekend, that friggin cheescake from Quarter acre cafe, everyone should make a pilgrimage to that place once in their lifetime to honour the shear sublime sensation of that piece of hevean, oh and working with nimlin came a close second.
I'd just like to publically say I really appreciate being given the chance to work with those guys and gals, it was hard work but a satisfying pleasure.
2012 - Nimlin Productions - Urban legand - Hira's Tree
2011 - Divide That By 9 - No Country For Fake Women - Crime
2010 - Off To The Accountant Films - The Meek Shall Inherit - Twin Movie - Regional Finalist