The Night Before.
It is about 11pm and the evening before our first day of principal photography (yes slipped it in again!).
We are checked into the BnB, which is about a ten minute walk from the location in lovely Rochester.
Here’s a (bad) picture of my room!
It’s been a heck of a journey to get here, (I mean to this point of the production not Rochester) and I can’t quite believe tomorrow I will be calling action on my first feature film. It really is a dream come true.
It’s very humbling to think of all the support people have given us, be it by backing us on Kickstarter, sharing their talent, skills and advice or simply by promoting and championing the project. There is no way we would be here if it wasn’t for the support of so many.
One of the producers asked me if I was nervous. The honest answer is no… and yes. We have a brilliant cast and crew on board and I’m very confident that by the end of this two weeks we will have a film in the can. What I am nervous about is the uncontrollable! The weather, the camera breaking, the sub sinking*, that sort of thing.
But that is the thing with movies (I imagine), something will always go wrong and we will just have to roll with the punches. As long as we can keep shooting, we’ll be okay.
I have to be up at around 6.00am in the morning so I best get some sleep.
Fingers crossed tomorrow goes well.
And a huge thank-you to everyone who has made this possible!
*NB to any of the cast and crew reading this – don’t worry the sub won’t sink!