Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The Hunt - Getting warm...

It's been a landmark acheivement to finish filming after all the effort the production crew have put in. Gladys, Brian, Spencer & Julianne - my awesome co-producers have kept this project going through the most amazing trials. (Thanks guys!)

So now finding the time to finish things is the more tricky thing.

When will the film be released?
Well we have been aiming for putting the film online this December. This is almost achieveable but because of delays during filming and the sheer volume of work to be completed in our spare time on editing, music, sound and visual effects I'm going to put the date back a bit. Currently I'm discussing a fixed date with the team which we will announce soon. I might be as early as January or it might be a month or two later, to give time to put some polish on our hard work. Ultimately I won't release it until I'm completely happy.

Anyway that's all for now folks. Thanks to everyone on the production crew who's made this so fun. Now we hand over to the postprod team and enter the final stage of this epic journey...

Just remember... there's nothing quite like hugging a friendly orc...! ;)

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Almost a wrap

It's November now and we're now as good as wrapped. Over a year in the filming, it's sad to think I won't be spending so much time camping out in forests with a bunch of orcs and our amazing crew!

Spencer, Adrian and myself after wrapping the marathon last shoot.

The final few shoots were intense, the very last one included a fight scene at night, which we filmed until 3am before grabbing a couple of hours sleep and embarking on a full day of shooting the next day.

An elf scout makes an appearance on the night shoot

Anyway it's all in the can, Adrian's wrapped and Lewis is editing the latest scenes into place. After staring at a rough cut without a beginning or end, I'll soon be able to see how the movie is flowing as a whole.

A snap rescued from our first shoot in Wales over a year ago

Just as Born of Hope hit the Chicago Tribune and Daily Telegraph, we had a nice bit of press with an interview I did for SFX magazine link.

Orc desktop by Julie Mink