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A blow by blow account of the logistics – and madness – of making a feature film about an English woman’s life in the Gers. More Info

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Our Summer of Film

Cliches are cliches for a reason

May 13, 2012 by Producer

We’ve all read about films that take ten years to reach the screen – films that sit in development hell and the like. In fact, development hell is one of… Read more…

Categories: Development

“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something”

April 21, 2012 by Producer

Damien writes….. It’s been an interesting time in the genesis of our film with only a few months left until principle photography begins – Highlights include: A conference call script… Read more…

Categories: Marketing, The Director

DISSOLVE TO:

April 17, 2012 by Producer

EXT. LONDON – DAY Six months later Damien and Jenny were making their way to a fish restaurant in central London, about to meet an actress that they hoped might… Read more…

Categories: The Actors

An American in the Gers

April 9, 2012 by Producer

Seeing Jenny’s parents again was one of many pleasant encounters I experienced in France. I had met them years earlier on a film shoot in Ohio, but the summer gave… Read more…

Categories: France, The Story, The Writer

Introducing…Twinkie

April 2, 2012 by Producer

Being in France with Tommy and Damien, in my house where I want to shoot the film, we begin to realize the problems and limitations. Number one problem – for… Read more…

Budget – what budget?

March 28, 2012 by Producer

Tommy and Damien are going great guns on the script – the reading went well in Edinburgh and all the notes that we got are being addressed, and solved, partly… Read more…

Categories: Finances, France

The Story

March 22, 2012 by Producer

It is wonderful to all be in France together – Tommy,Damien and I – after emails, conference calls and various other forms of virtual meeting. It is exciting to show… Read more…

Categories: France, The Story

Writer arrives on the scene

March 17, 2012 by Producer

It was still morning when we arrived at the Lourdes airport. The ample sun and air were a welcome change from the cramped spaces of the day so far. But… Read more…

Categories: France, The Writer

No need for greenscreen!

March 11, 2012 by Producer

You are spoilt for choice everywhere you look in the Gers. The landscape, architecture, colours, mood and ambience make it a genuinely cinematic region! Forget Green Screen and big production… Read more…

Categories: France, The Director

Airports and Arrival

March 4, 2012 by Producer

The reading in Edinburgh went well – the ‘audience’ had been immersed in the story, had favourite characters and loved the tone and rhythm that Tommy and created. Which both… Read more…

Categories: The Script, The Story