After days of shooting 2nd unit and b-roll footage for “Reversed”, there has been a significant update this weekend, just prior to principal photography. Victoria Hopkins has joined the cast in the new leading role as Asia. We welcome and thank Victoria for coming aboard and joining the terrific cast, while we look forward to the beginning of filming the principal scenes for our new feature film. More to come this week…
We’ve wrapped four days of production already, with day five scheduled for this Thursday. When the production starts with the major scenes after the 22nd, we’ll be happy to be inviting Nadeem Ali from Videotape Swap Shop (VTSS) on set to take over the helm of the “Reversed Diaries”
So far, so good!
First day of shooting went off amazingly, hitting several locations around Central London and wrapping by 3 pm (not too shabby).
Due to last-minute crew changes we had to get a jumpstart on production, pushing it ahead by almost a month (the intended start date for production was October 22nd). But even this wasn’t the biggest jumpstart we’d had to pull off, I remember going three months ahead of schedule for Creepy Six Films’ first major film production in 2002.
On a major plus, London – or rather, most of Southern England – is experiencing a slightly scorching Indian Summer this year, so we’re getting all the exterior scenes we can over the next 10 days. Then there’s nearly a two-week break and we’re back on schedule for October 23rd.
Till next week…
Ah, we have hit a few snags, and haven’t even started production yet. Such is the way. There will be some production crew changes coming up, mostly additions, which is good news overall.
2nd Unit photography will be commencing this week and continuing into next, hopefully remaining uneventful on the stress-meter.
We will continue to overhaul the “casting” section as we get into shooting as well, to replace the promotional shots of the actors with actual production stills from “Reversed“. More on that later…
In the meantime (and between several days of 2nd unit shooting) I’ll be tracking down props, fx, and costumes, and continuing production meetings. Should be a busy 13 days.
Reversed has now been cast, and production will be starting this October.
Award-winning DOP Sasha Popove will be heading to the UK and Italy from Vancouver, making his move from Creepy Six Films to Brivido Giallo.
There is a new casting page with links to the casting breakdown sheet, for any actors/actresses around London, UK who might be interested in applying.
Shooting to start this fall in London & Milan.
So far, pre-production on “Reversed” is going well. It’s a slow process, as this is my first time producing a feature outside of Canada, but there is a great film community here in London.
We do look to be on track for going to camera, starting in Italy, near the end of October this year. If we get delayed, however, we will have to move the production dates later, likely March or 2012. But so far, as I said, we seem to be on track, and are currently looking at the second re-structuring of the screenplay.
Next task to tackle: Casting.