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First Russian Team Creating a FIlm for the Impact50!

By the moment I entered the international team of Impact50 I had produced three shorts. However, I have never produced a short film, which was not made from my own screenplay. This was my first try. I read all the winning scripts, but it was hard to choose which one to produce, as I was

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And it’s a wrap on ‘We Were Human’

We Were Human wrapped production in Reno at about 4:30 yesterday. I took everyone to Bertha Miranda for dinner and drinks. (Left to right) me, our location coordinator Adam Barrett, cinematographer Aaron Franke, and stars Tony Frenchu and Cece Dietlein. I can’t wait to start editing! Scott Young The Diaz Brothers Want to get a

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Making ‘The Travellers’ by Spacegoat Films

Making ‘The Travellers’ represented somewhat of a milestone for me as it is pretty much the first film I have made/directed that I have NOT written myself. This definitely presented a number of challenges for me, but made the process more enjoyable as a result! Usually, pre-production for me is fairly straightforward as I have

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It’s a wrap… on ‘No Connection, Try Again Later’ by Scott Young

This morning at about 11:15, after a very early start, director Xander Borg called, “It’s a wrap!” on ‘No Connection, Try Again Later’ for The Impact. I had the great pleasure of acting as one of the producers and getting to work with him and actor Trevor Young (no relation to me!), as well as cinematographer Aaron Franke, whose footage

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Inside The Piano Shop Is Now Live On The Impact50 Website!

This is the first HOS project – a short film from the Lisa Parry script and part of the Impact50 initiative. Although short, this script required a fantastic location, and we found one in J Reid Pianos in north London. Casting and auditions also went extremely well, and Sarah Eastwood and Ian McCurrach were a perfect fit

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Paul W Franklin: Filming ‘East Valley Rhinos’

Of all my creative projects, I find that the ones that turn out the best are the ones that I feel a personal connection to. ‘East Valley Rhinos’ is a sweet tale about some rugby players who go to rescue an injured teammate from hospital. Having played rugby myself, it instantly grabbed me … and

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Inside the Piano Shop produced by Hyperobject Studio

This is the first HOS project – a short film from the Lisa Parry script and part of the Impact50 initiative. Although short, this script required a fantastic location, and we found one in J Reid Pianos in north London. Casting and auditions also went extremely well, and Sarah Eastwood and Ian McCurrach were a

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5 Things I Have Learned As A First-Time Producer by Kim L. Wheeler

Someone once told me that one of the best ways to improve my own writing was to produce a film. “Yeh, that’s not gonna happen,” I laughed. “I wouldn’t know where to start!” Then came along Create50’s ‘The Impact’ Initiative which offers 50 writers the chance to have their own screenplays put out to producers.

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The Impact50 Formally Launches Today! Can you make a short film?

  We officially launch the filmmaking leg of The Impact50 feature film today. Calling all filmmakers from around the world, can you make a short film from a two page script? Join hundreds of other filmmaking teams as we collectively produce an extraordinary feature film to be released in 2018. What do you do? Select

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Lullaby written by Jane Hamer, Produced by Red Squares Kino

Directed by Natalia Filson under her Red Squares Kino production company, the film Lullaby written by Jane Hamer is now in post production. Pictures below:     Director Natalia Filson on the set of Jane Hamer’s Lullaby the day before production begins. The short is part of the Impact for Create50. Lullaby stars Heidi Nagel

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First Russian Team Creating a FIlm for the Impact50!

By the moment I entered the international team of Impact50 I had produced three shorts. However, I have never produced a short film, which was not made from my own screenplay. This was my first try. I read all the winning scripts, but it was hard to choose which one to produce, as I was

Read More »

And it’s a wrap on ‘We Were Human’

We Were Human wrapped production in Reno at about 4:30 yesterday. I took everyone to Bertha Miranda for dinner and drinks. (Left to right) me, our location coordinator Adam Barrett, cinematographer Aaron Franke, and stars Tony Frenchu and Cece Dietlein. I can’t wait to start editing! Scott Young The Diaz Brothers Want to get a

Read More »

Making ‘The Travellers’ by Spacegoat Films

Making ‘The Travellers’ represented somewhat of a milestone for me as it is pretty much the first film I have made/directed that I have NOT written myself. This definitely presented a number of challenges for me, but made the process more enjoyable as a result! Usually, pre-production for me is fairly straightforward as I have

Read More »

It’s a wrap… on ‘No Connection, Try Again Later’ by Scott Young

This morning at about 11:15, after a very early start, director Xander Borg called, “It’s a wrap!” on ‘No Connection, Try Again Later’ for The Impact. I had the great pleasure of acting as one of the producers and getting to work with him and actor Trevor Young (no relation to me!), as well as cinematographer Aaron Franke, whose footage

Read More »

Inside The Piano Shop Is Now Live On The Impact50 Website!

This is the first HOS project – a short film from the Lisa Parry script and part of the Impact50 initiative. Although short, this script required a fantastic location, and we found one in J Reid Pianos in north London. Casting and auditions also went extremely well, and Sarah Eastwood and Ian McCurrach were a perfect fit

Read More »

Paul W Franklin: Filming ‘East Valley Rhinos’

Of all my creative projects, I find that the ones that turn out the best are the ones that I feel a personal connection to. ‘East Valley Rhinos’ is a sweet tale about some rugby players who go to rescue an injured teammate from hospital. Having played rugby myself, it instantly grabbed me … and

Read More »

Inside the Piano Shop produced by Hyperobject Studio

This is the first HOS project – a short film from the Lisa Parry script and part of the Impact50 initiative. Although short, this script required a fantastic location, and we found one in J Reid Pianos in north London. Casting and auditions also went extremely well, and Sarah Eastwood and Ian McCurrach were a

Read More »

5 Things I Have Learned As A First-Time Producer by Kim L. Wheeler

Someone once told me that one of the best ways to improve my own writing was to produce a film. “Yeh, that’s not gonna happen,” I laughed. “I wouldn’t know where to start!” Then came along Create50’s ‘The Impact’ Initiative which offers 50 writers the chance to have their own screenplays put out to producers.

Read More »

The Impact50 Formally Launches Today! Can you make a short film?

  We officially launch the filmmaking leg of The Impact50 feature film today. Calling all filmmakers from around the world, can you make a short film from a two page script? Join hundreds of other filmmaking teams as we collectively produce an extraordinary feature film to be released in 2018. What do you do? Select

Read More »

Lullaby written by Jane Hamer, Produced by Red Squares Kino

Directed by Natalia Filson under her Red Squares Kino production company, the film Lullaby written by Jane Hamer is now in post production. Pictures below:     Director Natalia Filson on the set of Jane Hamer’s Lullaby the day before production begins. The short is part of the Impact for Create50. Lullaby stars Heidi Nagel

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