Mike Mitchell - HERD, Short Film
Little long at the beginning - but good and well low budget. Looks like he made it with just his resources.
It always best when wrapped in a nice bow.
I had an email this morning from the Collabor8te scheme, thanking me for my entry "Me for My Father", letting me know it got it got into the top 100 but that it ultimately didn't make it to the next stage.
Close but no cigar.
Good luck to those who got shortlisted
Wow, just wow. Devastating. Shows you don't need more than 5 minutes to make an impact.
I've been doing a bit of research into short films, following the shortlisting for Eastern Edge. This film got me in the gut. Twice. Brilliant.
How’s your 2013 been so far? Mine is shaping up very well.
I’m using my *almost* daily schlep to Ealing as time to either re-read Writing books (chewing my way through the Save the Cat series again) or actually write and plot plan. Once you get over the daily commuters looking over your shoulder it’s actually quite fun and heck of a lot more productive use of the near 4 hour round trip than sitting listening to my Ipod.
But the best bit of 2013 so far has been the news that Cancer Hair, the short I’m planning to make this year, has been shortlisted for the Eastern Edge Film Fund. Huzzah.
Cancer Hair is a 10 minute short about an ambitious short film project about a self-conscious woman in remission from cancer who goes on a date with a likely-lad who wants a one night stand.
I’m absolutely thrilled about this. It gives me, and producer Andy Carslaw, the opportunity to develop the project with more experienced filmmakers, re-jig the budget and really get the ball rolling on it.
Our plan is to forge ahead with the project anyway, but being aligned to the Eastern Edge Film Fund would give it a kudos that we had only hoped for.
Fingers crossed! I’ll let you know how it goes – and how/what the training is all about.
Gail Hackston is a filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. Her blog is about getting things made in the UK Film Industry.