For those of you who haven't seen recent Twitterage or haven't yet become fans of the Facebook site, the new film I'm Producing is called "CR!KEY VILLAINS". I was intending to have a countdown to the shoot starting, but pre-production is all over and here I am, all lonely in the Production Office; everyone having fun on set. [This, of course, is a total untruth as we are all having far too much fun, on and off set. We are a very happy shoot, us lot. :0) ]
It's been a remarkably busy, but only sometimes stressful, few weeks of pre-production. We have still managed to laugh on a daily basis (that says something) and although there are many details to be ironed out, therein lies the fun and games myself, Demi Jones (Producer), Michael Riley (Producer) and Margaret Matheson (Exec Producer) are yet to have - that is once I am through bowing at their jaw-dropping omnipresences.
With our locations spread over many parts of London as well as Southend, the scale of shoot is wide enough - but not once will we let our dear Writer/Director, David Hughes, be bothered with such trivial details, or allow him to move away from his position of picturesque, calm demeanour under extreme pressure.
Last week, we had the cast read through and photo shoots which allowed colourful 3D life to billow into these, up until now, entertaining but 2D black and white characters on a page. The actors started to fill out the personas and possess the words on the paper as their own - and suddenly a whole new world was emerging. The big, small-time crooks; the ganstas; the girls; the cars; the guns; the houses; the money - the whole new world of the CR!KEY VILLAINS. But, "Who are the Cast?", I hear you shout! Who exactly are the CR!KEY VILLAINS? Well - you'll have to stay tuned for that.
If you'd like to keep up to date with me and the world of the CR!KEY VILLAINS shoot, then head over HERE - the Producer's Blog is where I'll be for a little while (starting soon) and I will do my best to bring you the news as it happens.
Hope to see you there. But remember: "Lie. Cheat. Steal. Whatever it takes to have a nice day."
Laters, beautiful people.