Tuesday 4 June 2013

My Next Film - WANDERING

It's been about a month now since Nightmare was uploaded to Youtube and it has been met with excellent feedback from viewers. Though views have admittedly trailed behind The Attic (which reached 1048 views in its first month), I am still very pleased with the level of positivity when it comes to the film's reception and am very glad you all enjoyed it. And as for those who provided constructive criticism: thanks for being honest and helping me to improve for future projects.

Speaking of future projects, my next film arrives in 2014: it is called Wandering, and will be the final installment to the Black Cloak Trilogy which began with The Attic and continued with Nightmare. The trilogy is much like Edgar Wright's Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - well, almost. If you get rid of the jokes, comical violence and pretty much everything else. Essentially, the films are connected by themes and ideas, not storylines.

Wandering tells the story of James Alden whose mother Nicola has recently divorced from her cold husband. Unable to afford their home, she and James move to a small town called Churchwood, where James is immediately put off by the strange locals and sense of unease. When exploring the vast local common, he meets and befriends an estranged hermit named Simon who seems to be at the heart of the commotion - but the events that follow only make him realize the gravity of his mistake.

I can't go into much detail without spoiling, but a 65 page script has been written and filming will possibly start in August. I'm hoping this will be the best film I've ever done - it's scary, reasonably complex and more original than The Attic and Nightmare. Also, it's being shot with a Canon EOS 600D with sound recorded through a RODE Stereo VideoMic Pro. Shitty video and sound quality will now be a thing of the past!

So, you have this to look forward to when the new year arrives. I can't give you a release date, but I'll project an average one of March 2014. I hope you enjoy it when it arrives!