Well, it was rather remiss of me to forget to mention who I worked with last week during the 48 hour challenge, so here goes…
Assistant director, boom operator and runner: Nicholas Eyre
Co-script writer and stills photographer: Shontelle Whiston
Actress (and all-round diva): Nadia Husseini-Eyre
Many, many thanks to Nicholas, my brother, who travelled down from Birmingham just to help out on the shoot; to my dear, wonderful Shontelle, without whom I wouldn’t even be embarking on this film-making adventure; and to Nadia, my lovely daughter who gets away totally with being a diva just because…
I have posted a selection of stills below that capture the two days of shooting. Later, I will also post some screen shots from the film itself. Enjoy!
Setting up the first shot with my beloved Mini playing a central role (isn’t she cute?)!
Preparing audio and video for the first take.
Mandatory director’s cap here was actually keeping dripping water off my head!
… but you do get to look cool ??!! (By the way, that wasn’t my cap, it was my brother’s!)
My daughter, ready to play her starring role!
Checking the take with the Leading Lady (with me wearing far more tasteful head attire!)
Discussing the next take with the Assistant Director, knowing time is not on our side!
Followed by discussions with the star of the film…
…showing a close and constructive relationship between director and actor.