An ambitious aim

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It seems we may have bitten off a little more than we can chew with No Evil. I’ve been doing a little research and found that it’s not unusual for a short film to be in pre-production for a year and be shot over the course of five days. That’s with a professional cast and crew, of course. And all for an 8-10 minute movie (sometimes less).

We’ve been in pre-production for a couple of months (part-time). We have a shooting schedule of six days, with another three in reserve for re-takes, wash-outs and inserts. There’s only one professional in the whole team (and it’s not me). And our running time is likely to be around 20 minutes.

Oh well. I like a challenge.

The good news is that we’ve now had two cast & crew meetings and it feels like everyone is really getting to grips with the roles they’re going to play – both acting and technical. Most of us are doing these jobs for the first time in our lives – but really, how hard can it be?

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