Tuesday, 25 November 2008


Can it be? Can this really be happening? The World Beyond the Wall film that I set out almost 9 months ago is finally FINISHED. DONE. (we still have some audio to tweak with.) but for the most part, DONE!

'Tom Bonington', 'Jerome Aarts' and 'Daphne Syrpis',
have done a fabulous job acting. Everyone on the CREW (you know who you are) has done an amazing job.

There's nothing more to say.
Thursday 27, November 2008. We will screen the film for the first time to an audience at AIU LONDON UNIVERSITY. If you're in the area. Please, stop by. 

Good Work Everyone.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

FINAL STAGES of post. FINISHED behind the scenes doc.

So the final edit of the 'behind the scenes' (FORMALLY KNOWN AS MAKING OF) documentary has been finished, color graded, mixed and compiled. It's very well edited, and we have Amanda to thank for her dedication in all the work she put into it. The final edit of the film is deadlined for DEC 4th. There is still alot of work to be done concerning color grading, sound mixing, recording, ADR, folling, special effects, rendering, so on and so forth. However, the finished product I think will be outstanding. We're calling in instructors to screen the film too before release, so look forward to seeing the behind the scenes documentary on the World beyond the wall DVD sometime next month!

Friday, 24 October 2008

hiccups in post.

So it's been awhile since i've posted anything. I do have an excuse however. 
Things have been VERY BUSY! Post Production has begun, and my (team) of editors were working relentlessly on the the assembly edit... That is until the other day when we noticed that one of our scenes DOES NOT HAVE ANY SOUND!!! Which is a huge set back. As far as we can tell, something happened with the marantz (our recording device) and the sound file we recorded too became corrupted. What do we do now? (thats a good question). It just so happens that this scene was one of the major dialog scenes in the narrative. So at this point in time, we have to edit very very carefully, recreating the audio of the scene through folioing (recording the sounds separately). Most of our hope now lies within Christian and his ability to mix and master sound. I have much faith in Christian, but I don't want to burden him with too much. So Amanda and I are wracking our brains over the assembly edit. As most of you know, Amanda is my D.O.P. and one of my editors. (AN AMAZING EDITOR AT THAT!) Which brings me to my next bit of news.

The making of documentary is turning out fantastic. Amanda has been putting alot of time and effort into it while I try and come up with a plan of action for the film. Truth is, the making of documentary might be finished before the film! Don'tt get too excited though. Were not going to let anyone see the documentary until after the short film has premiered. You can look forward to downloading the making of documentary from both youtube and the intro productions website which can be viewed at www.intro-productions.com

Stay tuned for more updates.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Editing scheduled possibly next week.

On September 11th, at the Foundry in Hackney, 'The World Beyond the Wall' trailer premiered. It received a great response. A huge thanks goes out to Christian who came into help me edit during the final hours before the premiere; and because he was the one who helped me put the thing together. I just kind of nodded from time to time, and gave advice on what should go where. In any case, this is the finished trailer, and I am giving everyone a chance to download it. The only thing I ask is, do not put it on You Tube or any streaming video sites as it may disrupt our chances of film festival distribution. 


Wednesday, 3 September 2008


No more production.. no more running around with a camera. No more scheduling actors, chasing permits, worrying about the weather or miss communications. No more over planning or thinking I may not get the shot i need, or thinking I've made the actors or crew restless. No more searching to make the impossible possible. Technically I have finished filming what I set out to accomplish more than a month ago. I now have filmed, digitized and ready for editing; a 15 minute short film, that is clocked in at over 5 hours of raw high definition footage. This films production is FINISHED! 

Thank you everyone that made this possible. 
Please view the making of documentary for the full story. 

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

The time has finally come... to time travel.

So, I'm really in a pickle.
The Richmond Park scene; one of the more important scenes in the entire film is being suspended this week because of both bureaucracy and the weather. I'm sure you're all wanting details... allow me to explain.

Richmond park will only allow me to film on site, If I have given them five working days notice prior to the filming date... okay, that would be fine, except, I need a sunny day to film on. And not just any sunny day, this sunny day must be absolutely perfect! Beautiful, bright and with blue skies.
So how, you ask, am I going to predict a perfectly sunny day five days in the future with totally unpredictable British weather? We'll I thought it over, and have decided to travel into the 'future' and see (the reason I have to do this, is because the British forecasting service here is utterly atrocious). For those of you who are not familier with the process of time traveling. Allow me to post a tutorial..

Please e-mail if your still not clear on the details of this process.

The digitizing of the footage is to take place tomorrow; marking the beginning of Post Production! .. We're still not finished with Production, but everything is slowly moving into place. New Intro Productions logo's have been created as well as animated logos for festival distribution.

We have also begun a new program entitled 'The Intro Productions Media Network'. You can be a part of the network if the work has been touched by myself or is associated with Intro Productions in anyway. More on this later.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Okay, when I said a few days left...

I think I might have been jumping the gun when I said I only had a few days left. As of this point, I do indeed have only a few scenes to film until production is finished. However, we may be subject to re shoots that could go on well into September; the footage that still needs captured includes an interior studio scene which I have been unsuccessful as of yet in finding the material for. Tom (my lead) has been both patient and helpful in every form since we began production a little over a month ago. His parts are almost all finished. Jerome (2nd Lead) is two scenes plus some voice overs away from being finished. These voice overs also include Tom. Post-production, which is the editing and mixing part of the film-making process; (including color grading and so on) will take time. This makes me believe that we will not be finished by the September 11th premiere date which I had originally planned on shooting for. I have had several discussions with different people including crew and have come to the conclusion that even though I would like to premiere it on this date, it would be better to take my time with Post, and make the best film I can for film festival circulation instead of rushing it to be seen.

After all the paper work that I had to write up, scout down, fax and scan in and e-mail to Richmond Park officials for the permission to film in the royal park today. I was unable to film due to unpredictable weather patterns. And because of that, we decided to finish up Tom's extra walking home scenes because of the convenience. Two police officers even stopped us to ask us a few questions. I was so afraid they would ask for permits. When I got to Amanda, she told me they were just asking questions like, whats the film about, and why is he making the lady hold all the heavy stuff? They were nice enough to let us continue filming though, Thanks Westminster! The question I'm sure your all wondering. When will we film next? We'll, I have a big midterm tomorrow and i'm acting in someone else's (waiting for welfare) tribute project on Monday. So we will see what next week holds. Stay tuned more updates.

PS: Yes, were filming a ''Making of:'' documentary. :)