Sometimes in life, things just come together. Things just seem right. Whether or not it is pure luck, or the stars align and magic happens, I don’t know. What I do know, though, is that I have been fortunate enough to spend the last four weeks engrossed and enthralled in one long such moment.
I have spent the last month working with a brilliant group of people, and I truly believe that if you ask any one of them they will all agree that something magical has happened here. Against all odds (economic, illness and weather), together, we have captured some beautifully evocative moments on film — with performances that have been so natural, so right, that I feel that I have been spending my days with the characters and not the actors. The crew have banded together to find a way to overcome any obstacles and have made Sloane and I both incredibly proud and incredibly honoured to be surrounded by such talent.
Our last week was spent filming the earlier parts of our story – 15 years previously. Our three young actors (Sam, George and Hannah) wowed us with their performances and kept us entertained with their humour. They named every new object that the film crew presented to them – ‘Shiny Steve’ was the 4ft reflector, the fluffy mic was dubbed Enid, etc. Hopefully they will chime in and give us a full list of these characters that surrounded them.
Now, as the sun sets literally (it is getting dark here now) and figuratively (on the filming) we are starting post-production. After a few press interviews tomorrow, Sloane meets on Wednesday with Adam Garstone, our Editor, to start going through and choosing favourite takes. I suspect they will be spoilt for choice!