Thursday, 26 August 2010

Moving Forward

Right now it's like I'm living inside a pressure cooker. So many things are happening with Life Just Is that I don't know where to begin... so for now it'll have to suffice to say that things are moving forward and the project is starting to gain momentum. If all goes to plan, next month we'll be holding a read-through on the script with the actors, which is something I'm very excited about. The idea is to get their input, scene-by-scene, and to talk more generally about the characters and their relationships. I will then write another (hopefully final) draft of the script off the back of these discussions. To prepare for this I've been breaking the script down moment-by-moment and looking over all my character notes.

In addition to the read-through prep, I've also been working on finding more crew members to join our team. At the moment everything is a whirlwind, so I don't want to say any more... but I hope we'll have more news soon.
- Alex

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Life's Just Networking Photographs, August 2010

On Tuesday night we said farewell to the first run of our networking event with a fantastic night of shorts, presentations, networking and a discussion of the making of two microbudget features. Although we're now on hiatus while we go off and make our own feature, we'll be back at some point further down the line. As ever, you can keep up to date by following along here. The response to our first run has been fantastic, and I'd like to extend my thanks to everyone who has been a part of it in one way or another, from the filmmakers to the audience to the monthly team who help me run the events. On the production side, things are moving slowly forward and we'll be posting regular updates here as we roll further toward production of Life Just Is.
- Alex

Writer/Director Mike Rymer discusses his film 'Sick'

Writer Suzanne Heathcote discusses her film 'Covered'

Writer Joe Banks discusses his film 'Where's Alan?'

Writer/Director Marc Hardman discusses his film 'We Are What We Drink'

The Crowd

Joe Banks presenting his new project

Marc Hardman presenting his new project

Nicholas Paton talking about his microbudget feature film 'Macbeth'




Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Life's Just Networking Photographs, July 2010

With all the excitement surrounding our casting last month I'm aware that the photographs from our July event never got put, here they are! We're back at The Duchess on 10th for one last event before we go on hiatus, so be sure to come along!
- Alex

Some pre-film networking.

Stephen Fingleton talking about his film Driver.

Taking a question from the crowd.

Scott Cutts talking about his film Spicy Dealings .

Avgousta Zourelidi talking about her animation Dog's Day Afternoon.

Valmike Rampersad talking about his starring role in Get to Know Me.

LJN host Alex Barrett.