Film film film
Getting back into a blogging state of mind.. whilst trying to come up with a good place to start, seeing as it’s been ages since I blogged anything and the loop is a dot on the horizon for anyone not me, including friends and family for the most part. I guess a good place to start is telling you I’ve worked on a couple of short films recently.
At the end of summer I was continuity supervisor on a short film called Århundradets brott written and directed by Johanna Paulsdotter, Tjockishjärta Film (a small indie film production company run by a small group of friends, none of whom I’d worked with before, but it was one of the best experiences I’ve had in Stockholm so far and I hope to work with them again)
A month or so ago I was assistant director as well as continuity supervisor on a short film called Halv åtta hos oss written and directed by Josefine Böttker, Hi-fy productions (an even smaller indie film production company run by just Josefine and producer/photographer Max Rangner, both of whom I’ve worked with on few occasions now and consider friends as much as colleagues by this point)
Then last weekend a small group of cast and crew drove down to Swedish small town Skövde to shoot the short film Boygame by my friend and colleague Anna Österlund Nolskog, on which I was assistant director first and foremost, and also in pre-production I adviced on the writing process as well as organised some of the casting, during the shoot I was continuity supervisor, did the hair and make-up on the actor and one of the days I co-ordinated the extras. It was an intense but fun weekend. Anna was really pleassed with the result, and I think it’s going to be a really sweet short film.
And then of course my own short film Varma Mackor has finally been edited. I should write a separate blog entry about the nightmare that was post on that one. Remind me to tell you all about it later. But it’s finished now. Not the sound, or the colour grading, but the editing. And we’ve just sent a copy to the Gothenburg Film Festival’s admissions. And if it gets in, we’ll have to beginning of January to finish the sound, grading, soundtrack and end credits. I have mixed feelings about that. On the one hand, I’m sure it’ll be fine and work out in the end. But at the same time, all of those things (minus the end credits) are out of my hands, so I don’t have any control over it, and being the obsessive and neurotic control freak that I am when it comes to things like this, I feel slightly stressed out. As you can imagine.
On a personal note, my long distance soulmate Cesar has got himself an iphone and thanks to some awesome apps we’ll now be able to talk to each other more regularly than we have been this past year, as a matter of fact we talked on the phone only the other night, and last night (my time) we had a virtual coffee date on Skype (for six hours) and now I feel a little more complete, and calm about things in general, so we definitely need to make habit of it.
On a nerdy note, for those of you keeping track, I’m now into Fry and Laurie (again, again) so you can expect lots of weird references in the near future (such as “Marjory is dead”) since “A bit of Fry & Laurie” is the obvious starting point. And later on we’ll segway into silly phrases (like “What-ho!” or “Pip pip!”) and abbrievations (“b and e”) when I’ve moved onto “Jeeves and Wooster”
“Let’s hope it’s not going to be one of those days, eh Control? Like Thursday!”
“Yes, that’s the last thing we need, I don’t know!”