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All Hail NEDS!!!

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 …

TRAILER HERE

Posted: October 21st, 2010
at 12:59am by Griff

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Mighty twiddly

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.

Also just got an updated rough of this which is mighty twiddly, and looking good.

Posted: October 13th, 2010
at 6:33pm by Griff


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Update

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.

Posted: October 12th, 2010
at 7:43pm by Griff


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A Gift …

… from Scott Garrett . I might have had to twist his arm, but I don’t care cos it worked.

“Bootiful”.

Posted: October 12th, 2010
at 10:08am by Griff


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Aether

Just been granted permission to use ‘Aether’ by Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir. It’s a beautiful little track that lifts the scene its used in, and I’m very chuffed. Many thanks to Mike @ Touch.

Posted: October 8th, 2010
at 11:00am by Griff


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All Hail Andrew Thomson!

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’.

Posted: October 7th, 2010
at 8:25am by Griff

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Outtake #2 …

… shot incase I needed it.

I didn’t.

(apologies for any extras included in this recording)

Posted: October 6th, 2010
at 3:47pm by Griff


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Pylon …

… porn

Posted: October 6th, 2010
at 3:27pm by Griff


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Blag

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.

Jealous!? Eh!?

Posted: October 5th, 2010
at 9:49am by Griff


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Outtake #1 …

This shot hasn’t made the cut ‘cos its too funny. God forbid this film should actually raise a smile – that would never do.

Posted: October 4th, 2010
at 7:21pm by Griff


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