Most Recent Impact50 Updates

Shooting ‘Up Up and Away’ into the blue skys of… wait, what?

We planned to have a technical rehearsal for Up Up and Away on Saturday 17th March with the actual shoot date on 18th – weather permitting. Well, weather did not permit.  With snow expected and freezing temperatures we decided to postpone the shoot date until the following Sunday, 25th March but went ahead with the

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The Watchers: Our Long Journey Into Space for #Impact50

Guest post by Andrew McGee  Who’d have thought making a film set in space would be so tricky? The Watchers was shot in late 2016, and through the hard work of an amazing cast and crew, the pre-production and shoot itself went extremely smoothly (even with my own laptop almost falling off the set, see below).

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‘Francis of Fell End Farm’ – My Journey from Writer to Director

Amos Dewhurst as ‘Francis’ with Gwyn as ‘Moss’ As ‘Francis of Fell End Farm’ is now going through post-production, I think back over the past year since I decided to film the script. I knew that my script presented challenges to anyone interested in filming it: Find a suitable farm location, an actor who could

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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

Read More »

Shooting ‘Up Up and Away’ into the blue skys of… wait, what?

We planned to have a technical rehearsal for Up Up and Away on Saturday 17th March with the actual shoot date on 18th – weather permitting. Well, weather did not permit.  With snow expected and freezing temperatures we decided to postpone the shoot date until the following Sunday, 25th March but went ahead with the

Read More »

The Watchers: Our Long Journey Into Space for #Impact50

Guest post by Andrew McGee  Who’d have thought making a film set in space would be so tricky? The Watchers was shot in late 2016, and through the hard work of an amazing cast and crew, the pre-production and shoot itself went extremely smoothly (even with my own laptop almost falling off the set, see below).

Read More »

‘Francis of Fell End Farm’ – My Journey from Writer to Director

Amos Dewhurst as ‘Francis’ with Gwyn as ‘Moss’ As ‘Francis of Fell End Farm’ is now going through post-production, I think back over the past year since I decided to film the script. I knew that my script presented challenges to anyone interested in filming it: Find a suitable farm location, an actor who could

Read More »

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 »