Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Quote for the Week

'"Do your best to sit through to the end," requested Mr [Woody] Allen before the show. "If you don't, I understand. I won't mind. I'll be on the plane back to New York." He paused before explaining: "I've seen it before, I know how it ends: low grosses". From Smell the concrete by Tom Charity in Sight & Sound November 2010.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Taking the Plunge

I was recently asked by Marvin over at Directors Notes to write a piece about the experience of directing my first feature. You can find the finished result here: http://www.directorsnotes.com/2010/11/18/life-just-is-taking-the-plunge/.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Life Just Was

It's been a crazy few weeks since my last post, but yes, Life Just Is has now wrapped! I've been blogging about it all at length elsewhere, so I won't go into details here, but I thought I would cross-post some of the 35mm photographs that I took on set, as it felt somewhat appropriate to include them on here too (those interested can see the full set at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=251446&id=74928943075). Enjoy.

Jack Gordon - 'Pete'.

Fiona Ryan - 'Claire'.

Nathaniel Martello-White - 'Tom'.

Will De Meo - 'David'.

Paul Nicholls - 'Bobby'.

Jayne Wisener - 'Jay'.

Niall Phillips - 'Ollie'.

Rachel Bright - 'Anna'

Andrew Hawley - 'Nick'.

Alix Wilton Regan - 'Zoe'.

Jason Croot - 'Walahfrid'.

Gillian Wisener - 'Beth'

Christine Hartland, Executive Producer

Alice Caronna, 1st AD

Niina Topp, Production Designer

Yosuke Kato, cinematographer, Alice Caronna, 1st AD and Tom Stuart, producer.

Alex Barrett, writer/director, as photographed by Jayne Wisener.

Tom Stuart, producer.