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The making of… “Day of the Clones”!

Time for another update about our independent filmmaking exploits. Did I say I must update this blog more? I really must update this blog more. 

Our horror movie based on my on screenplay wrapped at the end of April.  “Day of the Clones” is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror movie made during the pandemic lockdown in Manchester, England. 

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The experience was incredible, frustrating, exhilarating, exhausting, hilarious, and brought me to the end of my tether on more than one occasion. We had lots of things go wrong , including a horse that died, a real car crash, loss of locations, terrible weather, and of course the pandemic itself. But we managed to complete our picture and hopefully the results will be unlike anything you’ve seen before. 

We’re editing the picture now after 32 days of filming. This will likely be a looong process as we have special effects to put in. This a much bigger film than our last one,. Just converting the digital camera files into a type that we could actually see on the computer took 2 weeks!

The kind folks at Stage 32 wrote a blog about it here: https://www.stage32.com/blog/How-Not-to-Make-an-Epic-Sci-Fi-Feature-Film

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Stay tuned as we have much more news coming very soon about our first feature… the British vampire film “Boy #5”!

More good news for our horror feature film “Boy #5!

 
We’re getting the first industry responses to the film… and so far it’s good news!
 
“A great film! Good acting, realistic script, great sound and music….just everything worked out very well indeed!”
 
We’re looking forward to having our cast and crew private screening soon and will be sharing some of the pictures of that.
 
For me personally this has been a year-long journey. We’ve had to cope with some bumps and events that nobody could have foreseen, but we’re finally getting there!
 
Next up is our search for distribution. Meanwhile, we’re keeping on making films. In fact, we have another short film in the works that I’m itching to show you.
 
Here are a few more stills from our production for “Boy #5”. Hope you enjoy them!
 

Making the horror movie

Sorry if my posts have been a little scarce recently. The reason, however, can now be revealed…

We’re making a horror movie!

Yes, that’s right. I’ve gone from the ceaseless self-torture of writing movies to the even worse self-torture of writing and directing movies!

The film will be the first made by our brand new production company, Vamoose Film Productions Ltd. This is a UK-based production company, making films in Britain!

Our first film started out as a “small” project and quickly exploded into a full-on feature film as everyone I told the story to wanted to hear more. “But there is no more” I would say. “Well, then go and write some more!” they said. So I did. The result is… well, I’ll save the exact title for later for now. 😉

Best of all, this will be a new British horror film. And it’s on a subject very close to my heart. To say any more would be telling, but those who know me well should be able to guess by now!

We have all been working like demons to get the shots done on time, and it’s not been without its trials and tribulations. But we’re about 85% of the film done now. It’s involved special effects makeup and even wild  animals. But we’ve saved some of the most ambitious elements for last.

Meanwhile here’s a behind-the-scenes shot from the set to whet your appetite! But who is that handsome guy in the glasses?

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