Grimwood Screentest

Yesterday, at the Victoria, Birmingham, we held a screentest for our series concept Grimwood, which spins off some of the characters & ideas from our 2017 short All Bad Things. The participants were Liam Woon and Kelley Costigan. Here’s some images!!

Grimwood Screentest 1

Grimwood Screentest 2

Grimwood Screentest Frame 1

Grimwood Screentest Frame 2

All Bad Things: Cast & Crew Screening

Incidentally, today is my birthday. Don’t ask.

Last night, we had our cast & crew screening for All Bad Things, plus the two Club Vamporama shorts “Who Is Bette Noir?” and “Hail Cthulhu!”, plus we screened some early footage for the Terror at Bell’s End trailer.

We drafted in our good friend & talented author/performer, Jasper Bark, to MC the proceedings, which was held at the Victoria, Birmingham city centre. I think overall the night went very well and we had most of the cast & crew from our various projects there (although we dearly missed Dru and Lizzie, who couldn’t make it).

The evening kicked off with the superb local actor, William Hayes (with whom we are planning to work very soon), giving a stirring rendition of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”.

ABT Screening 1

After the screening of “Who Is Bette Noir?”, Jasper interviewed Jude herself, Melyza Fay.

ABT Screening 2

Following the main event, All Bad Things, Jasper quizzed the main cast—Demelza O’Sullivan, Liam Woon and Sham Zaman.

ABT Screening 3

To complete the evening, Jasper himself performed his infamous short story, “Taking the Piss”!

ABT Screening 4

All Bad Things: It’s A Wrap

The final bits of shooting & full editing on All Bad Things has just been completed, and only a shade before midnight, ahead of the cast & crew screening (which is actually later tonight).

This involved filming a bit of last-minute gore FX which featured my arm! More on the screening soon.

All Bad Things FX

In Conversation With… Demelza O’Sullivan

New interview where All Bad Things star Demelza O’Sullivan discusses her role in our short film, plus acting in general!

(With apologies for radio silence. Much more stuff shortly.)

All Bad Things Trailer

As mentioned here—the first trailer for our short movie, All Bad Things. All feedback & support is much appreciated!!

All Bad Things On Location

Principal Photography for the indie short All Bad Things was held yesterday, at the Rajnagar, Olton, and everything went really well… plus, we wrapped well ahead of time! We still have two further (small) blocks of filming to do in the next week or two, but the biggest part is in the can and, IMO, looking real nice!!

Here are a couple of on-set photos (during the run-through before actual filming), and a big shot of the cast & crew assembled.

All Bad Things On Location 1

All Bad Things On Location 2

All Bad Things On Location 3

Group photo shows, left-to-right: Joe Dempster, Sham Zaman, Gabriela Zogall, Anthony Atkins, Sophie Sharp, Olivia Comer, John Messer, Kevin Clarke, Steve Green, Rob Eadon, Demelza O’Sullivan, Abul Kalam, Liam Woon, Aliy Haycox, Jamie Lambe. Not shown: Chrissie Harper (because I took the photo!), David Shakes (because he had to leave early) and Omar Kasis.

All Bad Things Storyboards

As we shoot the bulk of our short indie film, All Bad Things, this coming weekend… as mentioned here, here and here… I thought a few storyboards might be interesting.

(Obviously, these boards aren’t meant to be pretty illos, but rather, rough & ready guides to assist the shoot.)

All Bad Things Storyboard #1

All Bad Things Storyboard #2

All Bad Things Storyboard #11

All Bad Things Storyboard #12

All Bad Things Rehearsal

Yep, we held rehearsal on the short film “All Bad Things” yesterday (at the ever-wonderful Robannas)—which, I think, went well, in spite of my having no sleep the night before (a combination of extreme heat and a hyperactive mind). I was like unto the living dead initially, but broke the sleep barrier a bit later on. Steve picked up my slack where needed.

Demelza O’Sullivan and Liam Woon were terrific and hugely generous. A good day.

All Bad Things Rehearsal

All Bad Things…

Today we did a photo shoot for a short film entitled “All Bad Things”, based on a story by Steve. The shoot was to create a faux book cover for the movie, featuring the character AJ Grimwood.

Rehearsals & shoot for film itself will be in July. More soon! Meanwhile, here is said faux book cover—photography and Photoshop by me.

All Bad Things