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Production Update: February 2019

February 4, 2019

We have hit 2019 hard and fast - been a busy month! We have wrapped two Strange Tales witin the first month of the year!!! Not bad!

 

 

Well...... kind of! First off, back in November 2018 we were shooting on the second production day of Matthew Fisher's Directed Brand New Beginnings - unfortunately time got away from us and the sun set at 4pm.  Flash forward to a cold Sunday 20th January and the main cast and crew gathered to get the final two scenes shot.

 

The day began filming the opening and other scenes down and around Cardiff Bay - with a little fun and laughter keeping us warm we got what we needed.

 

 

We moved onto the afternoon at the location that is doubling for the couples home - once there, a few rehearsals, lighting rigging and as it takes place at night - some blacking out the bottom floor of the house! It literally took longer to rig than to shoot.

 

After hitting our 100th slate - it was a wrap on Brand New Beginnings, congrats to Matthew Fisher and Matthew Ford on producing this one. Fantastic performances from the cast and it goes on to the editor soon to start being compiled together.

 

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February 2nd and 3rd - Saw Second Chances come to life.

 

Second Chances - is from a script by Matthew Fisher, which is about a character called, John - who finds himself trying to gain a second chance at life!

 

Teddy Smith the Director on this Tale has formed a great cast who have worked a lot together before, most notably on our web series Whovians. Ben Wilson, John Hutch and Lisa Grace make up this fantastic cast.

 

Saturday Feb 2nd we all arrived at Milk & Sugar Cardiff, which was used as our location - we started at 4pm,  rigged, actors rehearsed and Teddy Smith worked with cast and crew. Filming began at around 5pm, filming the core of the film between characters played by Ben and John.

 

Filming wrapped at around 9:30pm - with a tired cast and crew - but fantastic performances captured and a happy Director.

 

Sunday 3rd we all meet down Cardiff Bay for a day on location. Filming a few scenes that take place at a bus stop. Ben and John are joined by Lisa Grace, Also the Crew is joined by Richard Williams and Andrew White. The morning went by very well, hardly any traffic (which is why the location was chosen), weather stayed dry and wides and various takes are captured.

 

 

After a lunch break, which cast and crew are treated to a 5 star meal! We get back to filming - unfortunately rain has come in, so we punch in and film singles/close ups. The rain passes by and in the edit you wont notice, but by now its early afternoon and Sunday drivers seem to be out in full - after asking actors to pause while cars go by, then continue scene - we manage to record everything we need.

 

With a very Cold Cast and Crew, The film wrapped at 3:30pm and Congrats to all for a fast paced shoot.

 

 That's 3 Strange Tales in the can!!!!

Production goes on a break for now, as Watchers Productions is awaiting a new toy that will improve future shoots. Stand By!!!

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