‘A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.’ Walter Gagehot.
Welcome to our blog. We love action adventure movies and a few years ago we decided to embark in our own filmmaking projects. Driven by passion, real talent and a fair amount of insanity these are our stories…
The intention is for our records to be used as resource and information for the crew behind Land of the Kami and The Solution as well as fellow film makers and martial artists out there.
The Solution - Principal photography completed, post-production in progress. Check out posts below for full update. Have a look at our Facebook Photo Abum sneaky previews.
Land of the Kami extended version is in pre-production! Following on from the success of the medium length version we have decided to film additional fight scenes. Watch this space for more news, in the meantime check out the Land Of The Kami Production Photo Album on Facebook.
Return to Land Of The Kami - 1 May - Lord Tomikoto v The Shogun Executioner
The team is back together, the swords are sharpened and after 3 months of pre-production we were back where it all started on Sunday 1 May.
Encouraged by the great feedback we received when Land Of The Kami was first released, we have been working on an extended version. We will explore the story of Lord Tomikoto, you know, the bad guy… and give you even more action and drama.
Sorry for the very long hiatus, I know it has been a while since the last meaningful post. I am just too busy with post production for The Solution and production for Land Of The Kami to blog. I will try harder but regular brief updates can be viewed on the facebook page.
Below you will find an overview of the important facts pertaining to entries and deadlines for our competition. It would be wonderful if you could post this in the appropriate areas on your blog to inform your readers and filmmakers of this great opportunity. Happy to help!
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Back in early 2008 when I wrote the treatment for The Solution I dreamt up this dramatic sequence at St Marys Lighthouse, one of my favourite spots on the Northumberland Coast. Of course I also wrote that it would take place at sunrise, it felt so magical and visually exciting on paper…
Well, in reality getting up just before 4am is not much fun but on the 30th of May it was all worth it and truly hope that the rest of the gang shared that view. Everybody worked so hard (to keep their eyes open), time was an issue as we had both the rising tide and the rising sun to take into account, both the lack of continuity and the lack of dry land was going to make things rather interesting!
In jst a few hours we squeezed in action scenes (well Jake running about!), drama, dialogues, manly hugs, and lit up flares for effects. Jeff did his thing and had this scene coordinated with coastguards and local police. What a way to bring this project to an end. Definitely one of my best memories of this project.
Next up, you’ve guessed it, breakfast time! So around 9am we all piled into the local Morrisons for a gigantic full English Breakfast each.
Once the bellies were full we headed to The Fabriam Centre where a great friend of the project, David Ward from Aligned Solutions, had organised for us to film in the sumptuous reception area of this great building. It will all make sense when you see the film, honest!
We completed filming at midday, which may seem a short day for us but then again with the all crew being up since 03ish in the morning, it had been a full day already. Plus we needed to keep our strength for the last day of filming only a few hours away…
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