We have been downloading more images from the film; here are a look behind the scenes at another location of the film (which is all currently in editing :) )
On January 6th, our team embarked on what we hope will be a new and very excellent series of collaborations with a local radio station, starting, with recording a radio drama of Les Miserables, for broadcast over the next month or so (just needs editing and adding in sound effects etc!) - watch our social media for shared links to the broadcast. :)
It was fantastic to have a team of both established performers and new performers who worked together like clockwork to record the drama!
Having been in discussion with our editor, Michael, there will be, at last, a rough draft done when he is back in Devon, in Feb 2018, when he, and the South Devon Players committee will be meeting up, viewing, and then discussing the tweaks and next bits. At that point we should have a lot more info on the final timescales on the project.
In the interim, we are well aware that all of the cast and crew and supporters who have poured time, effort, money, logistics - or who love the project - are waiting very patiently, for news on the final timescales, so while we havent anything major yet, we should do soon, and in the meantime, I have decided to grab a few stills from the uncut footage. If cast would like a footage still or two, like the ones below, then do drop me a line and I will see what I can sort out Thank you so much for your patience everyone :)
A new "take" on showteam shows was trialled on Thursday. Some years back we had our Three Musketeers showteam, which is still something which can be resurrected. But in the meantime through a series of events - an afternoon of impromptu fight show between Laura and Anth, back in the summer, and then the fact that a number of our performers are Assassins Creed fans, the natural thing happened.
And the Assassins Creed-theme showteam was born, we decided to put together a fight show for the final Brixham Buccaneers Pirate Thursdays. This is a charity, volunteer-run annual series of family friendly events - mainly pirate, but they often want different entertainment, and we work with them a lot.
Lucius, Steve, Ray, Laura and Rich created the final performance. It went so well than we have been asked back for the Pirate Thursdays next summer!
A busy weekend of external jobs is now past, with great feedback.
On Friday evening, Steve, Lucius, Laura and Rhia were booked to be the in-character entertainers at a medieval banquet for Hatherleigh Primary School raising funds for their woodland area. So, Lord and Lady Bloodraven, along side Lord Redvers man at arms and Lady Eleanor Belstone (yes, using all local names!) alongside some other actors created a rolling drama of a stolen jewel, a drunken Jester who took religion after some time spent in the stocks. Unusually for us, this was not a strict historical period, and more generic in its medieval theme, so we had a lot more latitude than we normally allow ourselves!
Feedback from one of the organisers who booked us:
"Thank you sooo much one and all. Well all of the guests adored "the actors". I do feel without you all there, it would not have been a success"
Then, on Saturday, we had our second engagement, six of our lovely team booked as 1960s hippies, for the Ageing Well 2017 festival at Lupton House near Brixham . A great day of handing out flowers to people arriving, filling the front of the house with bubbles, dancing, and welcoming the event guests.
Again, great feedback from the organizers
"You really made me feel I was back in the 60s thank you so much for your hard work on the day. I could feel the love in the air"
Sidestage photos by Laura at Plymouth
Photos by an audience member (William Kehoe) at Plymouths show.
We are extremely honoured to have received yet another film laurel for the trailer, this time from the "Yes! lets make a movie" film festival. A wonderful accolade to everyone and especially our editor Michael Mirsadeghi
You can read more about them at their facebook page
Shortlisted for national arts award (please vote for us!) and in Los Angeles CineFilm Festival - in one day!
Epic Awards - national arts award finalists
(Don't forget, please vote for us at http://www.voluntaryarts.org/epic-awards-peoples-choice-voting It only takes a moment)
We are over the moon to be able to announce that due to our work locally, and our film project Mordred, we have been shortlisted for a national arts award. Epic Awards is held annually to celebrate grassroots local arts, and this would be absolutely amazing to get further - although it is a huge compliment to be even shortlisted.
Semifinalists in Los Angeles Cinefest
Just as we were trying to get over that today, an email came in, to tell us that we are also semifinalists in the Los Angeles CineFest. Mordred, our first ever feature film, a dark, tragic drama set in 6th Century Devon and Cornwall, following the legends of King Arthur's illegitimate son Mordred is in the late stages of production, with a handful more scenes to film when the weather gets better, and has a trailer already released (you can view it here on Youtube This trailer has been released to film festivals around the world, and has already made it into two US filmfestivals: Indieboost, and Los Angeles Cinefest, as well as the Barcelona film festival in Spain.
We are delighted to announce the castings for Jack The Ripper. We still have some roles to cast, so please get in touch by Saturday evening, if you would like to audition (we will be holding readings for these roles at 12 on Sunday, and then a full cast script reading from 1pm. For new cast members the rehearsal venue is the same as the auditions. If you would like to audition for one of the outstanding roles, please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Ed Stewart - Abberline
Julie Sharp - Martha Tabram & Diemschutz (feminised)
Mason Castree - Dr Llewellyn, and John Pizer
Kerrie Mifsud - Nurse 2, and Thomas Bowyer (feminised to Mrs Bowyer) Kerrie please note that Hutchinson on page 107 is now Mrs Bowyer as well)
Megan Tarrant - Mary Jane Kelly
Emma Hackett - Catherine Eddowes
Erika - Charles Cross and Artist.
Hayley Rushton - Elizabeth Stride
Seamus Mackinnon - Edmund Reid
Steve Stapleton - George Lusk
Josef McKinven- Barratt
Jem Snow - Polly
Carisse Norcott - Annie Chapman , Kirsty
Hannah Cummings - Waldron
Rich Sandford - John Kelly
Laura Jay - Nelly Holland, Nurse 1
Live music in the Ten Bells will be played by Sharon Hubbocks.
- Robert Paul scene on page 40/41 is cut,
- Kerrie and Megan please note that Hutchinson on page 107 is now Mrs Bowyer as well)
- The soliciting scene with Charles (now Charlie) Cross and Mary Kelly on 65-66 is now cut: the girls will now come in, order from Waldron and go and sit down.
- Nelly Holland and Eliza are now combined.
We still need to cast (some of the roles could be combined down)
William Gull (Freemason and well to do expert in medicine)
Henry/ Harry Turner -local pedlar, cheerful, slightly cynical and very practical.
John Reeves - Local workman (could be female if we cut from the freemasons scene and page 81, or we could combine with Carl or Kenneth)
Adam – client of the whores.
PC Watkins - local policeman, gaining his confidence, but not afraid to take on new challenges
Carl - soldier from the local barracks
Kenneth – soldier from the local barracks
Susie - Waldrons serving girl at the Ten Bells, younger and saucy, but tough
Updated by our secretary, Laura
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