Wow, just wow. It feels so good that I have finally said those words, or well, written those words. Same difference I guess haha. But, yeah, it is so hard to believe that I have now made a feature length film.
I started and finished writing script in two weeks in the first two weeks of January 2016. I figured what a perfect way to start the year. It was also even more perfect to realise that on April will mark my tenth anniversary as a filmmaker and I figured, it was the perfect way to celebrate myself as a filmmaker by making my first feature film.
We shot for 5 days from 4th – 8th April. Yep, that is how much time we spent filming the entire film. The reason it took us this much time as we have a script which is dialogue heavy and dialogue scenes take up less time and less preparation for a filmmaker.
The actor was Sam Vaughn who read script in a day and contacted me saying how much he loved it and wanted to be a part of the project.
It was a dream that was about to become a reality and right now it has become a reality.
Expect more updates in this week as we have lot of news and updates about the Isolated and other future projects.
I finally started principal photography on my first feature film today. Well, today February 2nd which is also known as Groundhog Day (HAHA), was let us say was an eventful one to say the least.
Today was a very simple day as we filmed the locations and some cutaways. This was not the original plan for today. The original plan was to film at least a couple of important dialogue scenes with the main actor, but then Murphy’s Law happened. The very last minute the actor drops out for personal reasons.
So, we were left in an enormous chaotic situation. We had to try and not let that get to us. And luckily we didn’t as we had plan B and filmed the cutaways for today and hired another actor for this Sunday’s shoot. Hopefully, that goes well or much better that it actually happens this Sunday.
I learnt that always being ahead of yourself if a wise decision in terms of any types of filmmaking. You got to have the answer to every question and you got to find a way to get the day going.
Hope for more success on the way. Watch out as we go in depth with what the film is about and who is in the film in the next upcoming blogs.