I managed to squeeze in another TV job before the year was out! lol
It’s a Kids’ TV prog called ‘Which is Witch’ and I play the character ‘Ava’ who is a witch and older sister to one of the main characters. It was filmed in Belgium (which was great as I’ve never been) and its all done in 3D with SFX. It was a really good experience. The cast are English and the crew are French! lol so it was interesting everything having to be relayed in French and then translated (if need be) The cast were all fun to work with. I’ve attached a couple pictures of me in character, along with another member of the main cast (who was actually in the BBC Three hit comedy series ‘Some Girls’)
Filming was fast yet efficient, as they film two episodes a week and everyone is lovely, yet hardworking, which is EXACTLY what you need for projects like that. Again the feedback for my performance was really good, so who knows, where that new contact could lead. I’m not entirely sure when it airs, but I’ll definitely keep you posted. Continue reading →
Hiype productions present….The Forty Elephants. After two successful runs at The Camden People’s Theatre in June 2011 and The Albany in Deptford in March 2012, The Forty Elephants is back by popular demand, for it’s third run.
In celebration of the 2009 bicentenary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) WAG Screen made a short, filmed dramatisation of his poem The Lady of Shalott to be shown at The Collection, Lincoln.Inspiration for the visual imagery came from the many Pre-Raphaelite paintings that the poem inspired, but most especially the paintings of the artist John William Waterhouse. WAG Screen is a prolific Lincoln-based non-profit-making community group led by graduates Nick Loven and Chris Roberts.
“It’s who you know, not what you know” well, that’s true to a degree. It definitely helps getting your foot in the door if you know someone in the industry, but once you’re in you’ve got to prove your worthy of staying.
I was lucky enough to get onto Russell Crowe’s Robin Hood in 2009, sitting out in the middle of the woods come rain or shine, stopping passers by from getting into the back of shot and making numerous cups of tea for camera crew on set.
But being able to stand next to Ridley Scott whilst he discusses with the DOP what their next shot will be, was something I will never forget. Continue reading →
The School of Media is delighted to announce that 2 films from last year’s 3rd year projects have been successful in receiving shortlist nominations from the RTS (Royal Television Society) for their Midlands Awards ceremony which will take place later this year.
We would like to congratulate Adam Clark and Dominic White and their production teams on this notable success & the inspiration that it provides for all our students. The nominations are in the Fiction and Entertainment categories and are listed below along with the RTS judging panel comments.
Fiction: “Breakpoint” – Dominic White and team. The judges thought that this was a very strong drama. Well shot, excellent locations which added to the dramatic effect. Good direction and production and believable acting.
Entertainment: “Porcelain” – Adam Clark The judges felt that this was particularly well written and was witty and engaging. It was entertaining, clever and the character of the mug was very well developed. A strong entry.
From Darren Scales: Backyard Productions wins again!!!
“Never one to duck from the limelight Executive Bully Darren Scales received on behalf of Backyard Productions the 2012 North Kesteven Community Champion Award for Contribution to the Arts, for the Sc-Fi production The Drift!
The production was undertaken with volunteers from across the local community as well as undergraduates from the University of Lincoln. Produced and filmed over a period of 6 months, the top floor of the Airmens’ mess at RAF Waddington was transformed from a dining room into a film studio with spaceship sets , camera and wardrobe department. The production was also featured on local ITV news in February 2012.”