So in the last month I’ve been working on a lot of personal things. I’ve also continued on some days here and there on Michael’s documentary, did a gig with Screencult at some conferences by OMD and was 1st AD on a short called ‘Shoe Polish' by Dom Lenoir.
In the mean time, my friend Keso has moved to London and I’ve been showing him around, helping him settle in (expect some musical collaborations to start popping up!). I’ve got a few interesting project coming up so I hope to have an update on those soon!
Sooo.. what have I been up to the last couple months? I’ll break it down:
Liam Creighton shot his Kickstarted film ‘Exposures' and I got to help him out on that a bit. It's looking to be finished around November so I can't wait to see that.
Right afterwards, Joe Giacomet had his Cash For Gold shoot and I made a short behind the scenes video for the Kickstarter backers. My friend Giorgio Bosisio, who has been recently taking his new film ‘Un Pensiero Kalašnikov' around festivals, did the camera work for me.
Later in the month I went back to Portugal for a while to visit my friends and family. I got to see some amazing concerts in Lisbon, like Maria João's new band Ogre:
Joe and our friend Juan Tudela (art dept. on Cash For Gold)were doing some photography around Spain for Joe’s portfolio and they came by Portimão to help me out with a promotional video for a local company, which I am editing now, and have a taste of the south coast of Portugal. They then continued on their journey and I came back to London.
Pás de Problème came to England for some gigs and busking and were in London for a few days. I recorded some stuff that I should be posting at some point. It was amazing to have them here. I hope they come again soon!
After that I started working on a documentary my friend Michael Dorgan is shooting, ‘Is Running Good For Us?’. He is running 8 marathons in 8 days all the way from London to Brussels. The doc looks at the effect running and general fitness can have on you. This has been ongoing over the last month so I’ll get back to it later.
In between shooting days on Michael’s doc, I did a handful of days for the upcoming feature ‘Angels in Notting Hill' by Michael Pakleppa, starring Selma Brouk and Ryan Mercier. It was fun shoot and I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
After some more days on ‘Is Running Good For Us?’, I helped out on ‘Derek vs Derek' an upcoming short about a kid who does thai boxing, by Sebastian Barner-Rasmussen. I also worked on ‘MOTH’, a new zombie short by O.T. Fagbenle, which was a lot of fun! Benjamin Gandy and I got some good zombie SFX I might be posting soon :)
We shot a few more days for the documentary in Wales and North Yorkshire. It was nice to get out of the city and breath some country air.
After we got back we did a day in Kent and Nottingham, then I went straight into the shoot for Ben Aston's film 'He Took His Skin Off For Me’, which was amazing! I finally got to work alongside Katie MacGregor, do Christopher Walken and Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions with Jon Hillson and saw some weird shit, for lack of better words (that aren’t spoilers!).
"Skins" wrapped after a night shoot at 5am yesterday morning. Katie helped me finish up with some foley until about 7am then I had to rush to Gillingham to meet up with Michael to catch him on his second run out of 8. If you are wondering why he is doing this running event, besides the purpose of the film, this video might do a better job of explaining.
So now he’s off on his run and I get to rest at home and work on some music!
Woah, it’s been a while! Sorry guys I’ve been away and busy lately! Expect some big catch up posts soon! But first of all, go check out Ben Aston’s Kisckstarter for his upcoming film ‘He Took His Skin Off For Me’. They have already sailed passed their £7,000 goal but are trying to reach £10,000 so they can shoot for one more day. There is only 1 hour left and they are almost there so go help them out!