Today we’re doing a test shoot with the camera setup we’ll be using for the film. DOP Tom Burstyn is up here to coincide with a couple of days when our lead Rawiri Paratene has some space in his busy schedule. It’s something of a tech rehearsal, but it also marks another staging post on the way toward shoot.
October 22, 2009 by mikeriddell
Tomorrow will be the first gathering of the clan, with most of the HODs for the film getting together for the first time with the director.
In the midst of the constant problem-solving and fire-fighting which occupies most of my days, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that what seemed impossible not so long ago is actually under way. Our former director Gillies Mackinnon describes the process of filmmaking as ‘from dream to shit and (hopefully) back to dream again’.
We’re just entering into the shit phase, but hoping to keep the dream in sight as we go forward.