I wrote and directed an entry into Sci Fi London’s 48 Hour Film Challenge. It’s called POST JUMP and stars Thomas Turgoose from THIS IS ENGLAND.
Unfortunately the organisers of the challenge didn’t choose the film for their shortlist. Our Plan B was always to repackage the short for festivals, at a slightly longer length, so that’s what we’re doing now. As a result we’ve taken the film down from public view. If you’d like to see it, send me an email or leave a comment and I’ll provide you a link.
Our crew were phenomenal, and worked for nearly 18 straight hours without anything resembling a break. Special mentions:
Chris O’Driscoll, the film’s Director of Photography, was up for the challenge as soon as I suggested it months ago. He was instrumental in securing all the equipment that makes it look so great, and for encouraging me since the beginning. He’s the nicest and most unflappable collaborator around.
Omar Kenawi and his wonderful way with words helped secure each of the cast members, who all agreed to give their time without knowing precisely what we were going to shoot.
Alan Tang volunteered only as editor, but ended up working as Digital Imaging Technician on shoot, too. The edit was epic: from 12pm Sunday to 6am Monday, without a pause for anything more than a cigarette, Alan set up, cut and tidied the whole project, while coordinating a colourist and composer and about a hundred editing machines and servers. He refuses any thanks, and will probably hate me for writing this.
And everyone else. Tommo, Nick, Tristan for being ready to go at a moment’s notice; Pawel, George, Rory and Mike for hoofing lights and camera up three flights, and then from room to room; Mike for being the perfect 1st; Rob and Vytautas for being the world’s most attentive sound crew; Hannah for dressing sets and actors – neither of which were her actual job; Kunal for designing and building The Device, and for being on hand all day; Ed for being everything else, and then some, without even being asked; Belgin for interpreting my nonsensical colour whims and Blair, for taking our overtired overrunning with such amused understanding, and somehow managing to pull a custom score and mix out of the hat.
Sorry for the gush, but they really were great. Hire them.