Attended the LFF screening of Peter Mullans ‘NEDS’ this evening after a pint with Davie McKay and a very hairy Mullan (”The Albino Taliban”). Great, great film thats very sensitively put together with his typically brave and unpredictable fantastical flourishes, and with an amazing performance by the lead who has to deal with some seriously mental scenarios that hopefully won’t be *spoilered* before you see it. (ie – don’t read the Time Out review)
Mr Mullan himself provides a nasty turn, plus cameos by both Davie And Gary Lewis of *ahem* ‘The Gift’ fame.
Mullan’s a British director to be cherished, making a run of highly individual, passionate films that confound the genre they’ll inevitably be labelled with (‘social realism’ isn’t best known for humour and surrealism) as well as making their money back and more. He’s a far better and braver director than others covering similar turf to far more acclaim.
It’s released January 2011, go see …
Pretty productive day today, edit really is getting tighter by the nano second now and I spent half the day in London at Glassworks applying subtle wounds to stuff in post.
Ok so it’s over three months since the shoot, and still it goes on. I doubt visitors to this blog are even aware it’s a production diary, such is the amount of distraction, procrastination and fucking poncing about.
In my defence I have two kids going through a particularly demanding phase (if i refer to it as a phase it might turn out to be one), I’m fussy, and I’m also really bloody slow as I’ve never done anything as demanding as this before – it’s probably fair to say I underestimated the amount of work involved by around 1000%.
However, at 39, I am knocking on a bit now … so if you remove middle aged naps and moments of decrepit glazed eyed blankness from the equation, I’ve only actually been working on this for the equivalent of one full weekend … and I start to look like I’m making waves!
In brief? – I’ve got the edit down to under the 30 minute mark.
… from Scott Garrett . I might have had to twist his arm, but I don’t care cos it worked.
Many thanks to Mr Thomson at Sector 4 for this rather bootiful bit of artwork.
Andrew’s of Preston stock and definitely one to watch, while his artwork’s intended for use in the eventual PR packaging for ‘The Gift’.
… shot incase I needed it.
(apologies for any extras included in this recording)
This is a pretty interesting approach to funding a short…
Its clearly going to be astounding given the talent involved, but $100,000 for a six minute short?! Can’t help thinking all that influence and network of people could be put toward something more substantial.
This shot hasn’t made the cut ‘cos its too funny. God forbid this film should actually raise a smile – that would never do.