After five months of Pre-production, ‘For Emma’, is now entering the production stages.
Since September 2012 32 crew and cast have joined the production, bringing their skills and expertise to make ‘For Emma’ very special, I am very privileged to have such a strong group behind the production and shall do everything possible to make the production a fun and rewarding experience for everyone involved.
A few updates for this month:
-Workshops: Much progress has been made by the Director, Jazz, and the AD, Victoria, to create realistic characters for the period, and to help the actors find the right emotions needed to portray each character. Open workshops shall begin at the end of the month where crew shall be invited to view the script development stages. Feedback has been very positive on these workshops, and I am excited to see the results.
-Costume: From an uncertain start the costume stages has really began to take shape, Diane has a difficult task to create elegant and impressive costumes on a shoestring budget. Of course this hasn’t been an issue with progress moving fast and costumes becoming secured at the end of the week.
-Props/Stage manager: After a delay in purchase because of the snow the props are already sourced and shall be bought next week, with Celine doing a fantastically efficient job in both roles.
-DOP/Editor: A good meeting held before christmas last month, this week the director and I are finalizing shot lists to present to Paloma on Sunday. Again on track for filming in February.
-Welcome Photographers: Recently we have secured the photography team, including Rebecca Duke as Head photographer. I am looking forward to working with this department to create marketable and rememberable pictures. We are currently in talks to discuss how costume and makeup can have portfolios created for future use.
This month we held a script readthrough, thankyou to everyone who turned up, we had a strong turnout. The evening was beneficial to speak to departments about progress and plan the next steps. Jazz has entered a script edit, with a new Thomas Hardy poem edit and tighter script transitions. I thought the cast bought the script to life in parts, and helped us realize where future work is needed. I hope you enjoyed the readthrough and found it beneficial to meet crew and cast.
Goodbye to PR company.
Unfortunately the PR company Silvershed Productions was alliances with has disbanded. However I thank Lizzie Bruce for the input into this blog and Simon Oliver for the useful contacts. I wish the company partners all the best with future endeavors and hope we can work together on a reform.
This doesn’t mean marketing has stopped ‘For Emma’, we shall be releasing a crowdfunding venture in February, with the Assistant Producing heading the blog and being a main contact for production information. Distribution opportunities shall be discussed in March.
Finally for tonight, a big thankyou to all of your support, this production is entering the most vital stages in the upcoming months, your time and dedication to have this film made is very appreciated and I hope it shall have a positive outcome in the future.
Keep up todate with ‘For Emma’ blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts coming soon!