Few quick updates to keep the blog rankings up!
Well, things progress although we’re feeling a bit of pressure now to get this film sorted and started. Rob’s been in touch with Northern Rail during the week to try and negotiate the use of Mexborough Railway Station platform overnight for filming, however they have declined permission. We are currently looking into other options and there a few rail companies that seem a bit more organised and welcoming in terms of arranging filming on their properties.
We’re hoping to get cast together next week for rehearsals at Sheffield Independent Film. I should be able to post a few more details of the crew later in the week too.
Tess from Chief rang me yesterday and asked if I was able to support a shoot of theirs again this week in Sheffield. Chief Productions work out of Manchester and were the production team behind the Ricky Gervais NBC promo that I worked on in December. Nice to see them again tomorrow!
I filmed the charity talent show for Thank Heaven in Runcorn on Saturday night, after a speedy drive across the Pennines and round Manchester. My initial concern was getting somewhere to stay overnight as the gig didn’t finish until gone ten, but I managed to pick up a place at the Daresbury De Vere Hotel just off junction 12 of the M56. Nice hotel and the lovely receptionist arranged a king-sized bed upgrade for me for nowt! Don’t know whether she was angling for something or not but I kept the wedding ring in plain sight. Mind you, that would’ve made no difference because she’d’ve had to be blind as a bat to be angling for something in the king-sized bed with me!
The gig itself was a quite spectacular affair. A range of artistes performing their own chosen field, from singers to dance troupes to stage show tributes – it really was something quite special. I’ve not begun digitizing the footage yet but I’ll have a look over the weekend and may pop some up on here.
Surprised to see a good few inches of snow had fallen overnight on Saturday and I chased that weather back to Yorkshire over Sunday morning, avoiding the Woodhead Pass route and sticking to the M62, M1 and A1(M).