So, you may have read Stu’s last post where he said we were working on, “yes, this is why i became a film-maker” stuff. Sadly, today he is at home, eating humble pie, weeping, and saying the word “why?” to himself quietly.
Here’s the lowdown – Stu and I were invited to join in with a “chain film” project. This involved us receiving a film from another film-maker, watching it, producing our own film based on something from their film, and then passing that on to someone else. We agreed wholeheartedly, especially as the finished work is supposed to be shown at the DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts) Cinema. However, we forgot about this until Monday, and it had to be finished by… Tuesday!
So, together we watched the other film and studied it, and the best we could come up with was a silly short about a pteradactyl in the woods. We “scripted” it and “organised” to shoot the next day. The rushed finished project is unlikely to rock Hollywood, but hey, it MIGHT gently nudge a small village like Helmsdale or something.
Prepare for the horror that is….
Was it worth us missing out on two of our weekly sketches to make this? Haha, yes! It was fun.