Thursday, 25 March 2010

Sacred Boston

Just returned from a short filming trip in Boston. There's something very cool about Boston that I can't quite put my finger on. Maybe it's my obsession with Lehane's Kenzie & Gennaro detective series to which Boston provides the backdrop, always a bonus to be in the place that the book you're reading is set, or maybe it's the abundance of cool bars like the Beehive. (if you get a chance order a Shortrib, Farmhouse Cheddar & Fontina Grilled Cheese sandwich - worth the trip alone). Not to mention the history, the friendly people, the obsession with baseball, the fact that it has seasons and weather similar to ours. Whatever it is, everytime I visit I like it just that little bit more.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


More to follow...

Friday, 5 March 2010


Just got back from filming Europe's biggest pharma e-marketing summit EFP.
This is the view from the hotel which overlooks the Deutscher Dom. It was snowing but don't think you can quite make that out from the picture.
Can't wait to go back and spend some more time exploring.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

In production

Nick & I have just spent a couple of days on a film set.  We're shooting some 'behind the scenes' EPK stuff for a new horror anthology called Little Deaths  Our old war buddy Sean Hogan is directing the 2nd of the 3 episodes in the anthology, 'House & Home'.  The first & third films are called 'Bitch', written & directed by Simon Rumley and 'Mutant Tool', written & directed by Andrew Parkinson.

Tuesday evening we joined them on a night shoot over near Enfield, where dog handlers were on hand to control the 'actors'.  Filming seemed to be going fairly smoothly and apart from the bloody temperature, everyone was happy at the wrap for the day.

Yesterday we were at a closed set over in Mill Hill.  One of the crucial final scenes was being filmed and the poor lead actress Kate was clearly involved in some harrowing scenes.  We had a nice chat to her afterwards and spoke to Simon and the DoP Milton Kam, who is shooting all the films on a Red One. They gave us their thoughts on the fully digital workflow and were generally really happy about the picture and performance.

So, we should have some cool goodies for EPK webisodes & a BTS documentary for the DVD release.  Will post again when we visit Sean's set - expecting more harrowed actresses there...

Pics from the top -
On-set in London, 
A dog and a Red One,