I've had an extremely busy but very rewarding month. First off i've been editing 12 short films with the student directors at Drama Centre London which is to help prepare them for their final projects. The exercise involves taking scenes from movies and television scenes which they then direct their own interpretation of and the end product which I edit is a nice showcase 5 minute scene. One of such films can be viewed below:
SHAME - Directed by Haytham Fathy
If this wasn't keeping me busy enough I also took on editing three more short films at the same time for the "Screen Your Story" competition. This is a wonderful event where they get children from all different age groups to write a script and the 5 which are voted to be the best get turned into professional films. I was very lucky to be a part of this and got to work with the three very brillian directors "John Irvin", "Ben Cavey" & "Denis Moriarty".
The event is judged by Jack Whitehall, Alistair McGowan, Ade Adepitan, Jill Green, Patricia Hodge, Michael Morpurgo, Mark Ellis, Chris Riddell, Sir Tim Rice, Sarah Sands, Ben Cavey & Jane Horrocks. The Gala was a wonderful success and I was very pleased to find out all three of my films had been voted 1st, 2nd & 3rd out of the 5 films.
I am very excited to announce that I have been editing a new feature film for Triventure Films called "By An Means". It's being directed by the very talented Leighton Spence (Sherlock, Pride) and stars Brooke Burfitt & Thomas Gibson.
We have now picture locked the edit and I am currently handing over to the other post production departments. Keep an eye out for this when it comes out it's definitely not one to be missed!
I had a great time at "Film Expo South" last week. "Surgery" went down a storm and it was fun to be able to introduce the film and give the audience a chance to prepare for what was about to come. Other highlights of the day included seeing Graham Humpherys talk about poster design in which he used our poster for "Surgery" as an example for the impact an illustrated poster can have for your film as opposed to going the photoshop route.
I also had the pleasure of attending a talk about Sales & Distribution which was most enlightening and will definitely serve us well when it comes to getting our feature film "The Still" up and running. The panel discussion involved Steve Rogers (Premiere Pictures), Mark Vennis (Moviehouse Entertainment) & Michael Ryan (GFM Films). Michael interestingly enough I discovered had worked with my dad back in the day on "The Avengers" and it was a pleasure to be able to talk to him after his talk and learn more about his experience with my dad.
I am thrilled at "Surgery" and its latest progress. Firstly the very talented Graham Humphreys has designed a new poster for us which you can see below. I am also very pleased to announce "Surgery" has now won 5 awards at festivals around the world which are:
Best Micro Short Film Director & Best Traditional Short Horror Film at Fear Fete
Best Short Film & The Spotlight Platinum Award at Atlanta Horror Film Festival
Best Short Film FX & Make-Up at Molins De Rei Horror Film Festival