Principal photography for movie #4 (the secret project, as mentioned in the rather nice Fangoria article over at http://www.fangoria.com/fearful_feature.php?id=4810 ) has been running for the last two weeks. We’ve been moving around aaaaaaaall over the shop this time. Sunday we were shooting in Dartford, yesterday in Portsmouth, today in Southend, tomorrow in Lewisham and so on. It’s a far cry from just being able to plonk our asses down in the Seedbed Centre in Southend for three weeks and shoot there, but it means an awful lot of varied and interesting locations hitting the lens.
Jesus, it’s tiring, though. Feel like we haven’t stopped for ages; even though we did theoretically get two days off last week, we ended up spending those two days tidying up loose ands and so didn’t really get to relax.
The flick is still staying secret for the moment, though. It’s not a straightforward deal like the others; we’ve got to work out how best to approach releasing it into the wild.
Went zorbing on Saturday, thanks to the generosity of the mighty Richard Collins, (Perry in KK, James in TrashHouse). Pip & I opted for the water based version, where they put you inside a great big ball, chuck a few buckets of water in with you and push you down a hill. It was utterly magnificent and I’d love to have another go some time; maybe trying the ‘harness’ version which looks a bit more intense. We did it via http://www.spheremania.co.uk/ in case the description has piqued anyone’s curiosity enough to want to give it a go.
Pre-prod on the mysterious movie #4 is drawing to a close, and we’ve got rehearsals this week from Wednesday onwards. Just like last year, I find myself sitting in a room full of props and strange objects. We’ve got a final location expedition this afternoon, and then it’s going to be all systems go until the end of the month.
We’ve already got a few sly scenes in the can, though, and I think it’s going to work out nicely. This one’s quite music intensive, and our old collaborator Phil Sheldon has been working himself like crazy to get all of our tunes in place.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends…
(Oh, and don’t forget to order KK on DVD. It hits the shops in the US tomorrow)