Hope you’re all loving the first clip we released from the film… Here is a brand new update from the editing room for you all to enjoy
So we’re very deep in post-production now but still a long ways to go before the finished film will make it out the various stages it still has to go through. We’re all very happy with how the film is turning out so far in the edit and we thought it was the right time to show you just what we’ve been working on.
Just a quick one to let you know that the clip we promised is due to release for you on Thursday evening in a blog post here!
It’s taken shape beautifully and we are all very excited to show you a little of what we achieved during the main shoot in September 2012.
Take care and see you Thursday!
A quick update from Survivors Producer Ellie for you on our upcoming theatrical trailer!
Thought I’d let you in on a secret… you’d probably guessed it anyways! Anyway, here is an extended look at the beauty of my face as I take you through what that little countdown actually means for you.
Michael Beddoes has dropped off a video update for us to share with you from our Post-Production process, which is currently well underway.
Hopefully everybody is well
Have you all seen the mysterious countdown on the website? Survivorsmovie.org
Well we thought you guys should be in on the secret of what we are counting down to.
HQ are working hard on creating a 3rd teaser trailer with a few little teases of some supporting characters… it’s shaping up to look incredibly exciting. It’ll prove to be a total senses tease…
You guys will get to see this teaser 3 days before it launches for everyone to see on the website!
But remember… keep it a secret!
See you all soon
So hopefully you’ve all had some well earned rest over the holiday period and spent time with loved ones and family as well.
We’ve got the first Production Update of 2013 here for you guys today.
Joanne Gale plays the female protagonist Kate in Survivors. Having worked with the Director, Adam and Producers Ellie & Phill on the short film Sunset 9:04, Joanne was the natural choice to play Kate in Survivors. In between a tonne of projects she’s currently hard at work on, she took a few minutes to sit down with us here at HQ for an interview.
HQ: First off, tell us a little bit about yourself?
JG: I’m currently 23, mainly living and working in London. I enjoy climbing ( small ) mountains when I’m not working on new projects.
HQ: Where have audiences seen you before?
JG: I have a mixture of experiences working on stage and on film and would like to think I’ve played a good variety of roles so far. I’m certainly keen to push further and try new things in the future.
HQ: Why did you decide to take part in Survivors?
JG: I guess pretty soon after Sunset 9:04 and the idea that something more could be made out of that idea and project. I was certainly keen to work with the team and that story world again. Adam got in touch with the first full script and it all just started rolling. I was and am so pleased to have been kept involved.
HQ: What attracted you to working with the team?
JG: Some of us had worked together before so it felt right. I enjoy working with the same people and it was exciting to try this much larger project with them. To have more people involved, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera, and to see other people’s talents was both inspiring and interesting.
HQ: Do you have any particular method when you prepare for a role?
JG: I try and use different tools I’ve been grateful to have picked up from other actors, teaching and reading over the years depending on what I think maybe needed. I try and keep an open mind but do some research. I currently like finding and looking at images. I read what I have available to me, that often has clues.
HQ: What approach did you take to your character? As an actor.
JG: I read the script over and over, it might sound obvious but I learned the lines. I also spent a lot of time thinking about how she might sound, her expressions and what being around her might be like. Like if she was to cry, I wanted her tears to be specific and not a kind of go-to emotion. I thought about her situations, her attitudes and what challenge the plot provides to those for her.
I think with this, it’s also important to be willing to drop or alter those as new ideas developed both in rehearsals and in production. In pre-production, Adam and myself shared a number of long emails with thoughts so I took those into consideration. I can only hope I’ve done her some justice.
HQ: What was filming Survivors like?
JG: Tiring at times! The shooting was intense. But it was fun to be able to work a lot, be able to jump into things, chuck in ideas. I appreciated that. There were a lot of jokes and a lot of laughs. I ate too many cheese sandwiches.
HQ: Finally, what advice would you give to new people trying to make their first project?
JG: I think everyone has different views on what success in this industry is. Some sayings I find helpful are ‘think outside the box’ and also that ‘behind every actor there must be joy.’ I think a good ethos for any industry is to work hard, be honest, be humble and a good person and hopefully good things will come along.
Joanne is currently working on “The Deliverance Of Sanctuary” which is due to embark on a tour of India and Bangladesh, with a flying visit to the Himalayas for a performance as well. Recently she has worked with Muzzle The Pig on a comedy sketch and appears in a web series for Hoot Comedy.
So we did it…
A few words from the director of “Survivors”
It’s that time… when the dust has settled on the shoot and everybody has had time to collect their thoughts. My overwhelming thought right now is of triumph. Somebody once said to me that making is movie is like fighting a war every single day and looking backwards, I understand that statement more than ever before. Making Survivors was like fighting in a war, teeth gritted, with a steely determination that we would emerge victorious from the battle field with our prize.
We started filming on Monday 17th September and finally wrapped on a beach somewhere near Hastings 12 days later. The realisation dawned that we had almost all of this movie in the can. It wasn’t an idea anymore, it was a real life movie… something tangible that we could hold in our hands. It had happened and we had done it. We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you, who believed in us enough to pledge some of your hard earned money to the project. I sincerely hope that, when you see the final film, you are proud of this film that we have crafted. I know we are immensely proud of the results, even now as it enters post-production. To be honest, it’s still sinking in that just a few short months ago, we started out on Indiegogo with an idea and a Twitter account.
Things moved, to say the least, at some speed.
To give an update on the status of Survivors at this stage, I can confirm that the film has indeed entered into Post-Production. The rough cut of the picture is currently being assembled at a top secret location, behind a number of securely bolted doors and an armed guard ( I’m exaggerating a little). I, of course, have seen it and, when the time is right, I will begin to reveal snippets to you all through this page.
The crew is to re-convene in December 2012 for two days of additional photography, as always planned. It is here that we will shoot the final few pages of the screenplay as well as include some of you, our backers, in the process as we contact you regarding the disbursement of your extra role perk. Please be looking out in your email inboxes for our message, it will come. For those of you who can make it, I cannot wait to meet you personally after all this time.
Love and Respect.