Monday, September 04, 2006

It's happening

We've just completed the first day of shooting "Echoes."

You have no idea what a relief it is to be able to say that. From discussing how late we dare leave it before pulling the plug on the whole production with my director, Darren, on Friday night, everything turned round swiftly, late on Sunday - some gear was loaned after all, hire arranged for the rest, and we decided we could go ahead. A few of us met up last night for a concert which was taking place at our location (Elvington air museum, near York), and unknown to us a flypast of a Spitfire had been arranged - Richie, our lead actor, who plays a fighter pilot, was there as was our leading lady, Dania, and watching the Spitfire fly past, with the actors there with me, it felt as if everything was really coming together.

This morning was very slow - cast and crew gathered, sat around, drank coffee, read their scripts, drank more coffee. Meanwhile Darren and Joe (DoP) were collecting one lot of kit while Susan (editor, runner, whatever we need her to be) and I went for the other lot. Then in response to our press releases photographers arrived from York Evening News and the Yorkshire Post (we should be in the papers tomorrow), luckily just as Dania, Richie and Jim, our other cast member, were emerging from make-up. We also had our own photographer on set so should have some great pictures, hopefully posting a few here soon.

Meanwhile our fantastic hard-working crew (Gali, Matt, Luke, Dimitri) had set up, and finally at some point this afternoon cameras rolled. Richie said his first line, and I choked up and thought I was going to cry.

It's really happening. We're making a film, from my script.

More updates as we proceed. My head is still spinning from today to type much more right now (although I have a couple of script amendments to do), I need to eat and then have a big sleep.

If there are any Angels out there, I still need you ....


Blogger Graffiti Living said...

Go go Brown Bear!

9:13 pm  
Blogger Optimistic_Reader said...

Glad to hear you made it to production. Looking forward to updates and pics!

10:14 pm  
Blogger Stacie said...

EXCITING!!!! :-)

5:08 am  
Blogger Chris Soth said...


I had a producer on my movie who tapped me on the shoulder as they called action on the first shot, and only THEN did he say:

"Congratulations. Looks like they're making the movie."

It took a lot to get here. Enjoy.

9:33 am  

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