Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bank on bad weather

So much for Bethells! Despite predictions of fine weather today, or perhaps because of the micro-climate out west, we were again pipped at the post by the weather.

Gloomy skies and wet sand made shooting today out of the question, despite flying Sarah up from Wellies, and Adam, Kassie, myself and David taking time off from work. We even dragged Lance away from his duties! But to no avail.

So after thinking through our options we all ended up driving back to Auckland and watching The Bank Job. Not quite the day we had planned - but surprisingly pleasant all the same! At least we don't have to worry about the weather on Sunday!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Production continues....

We've got two shooting dates coming up:
Weds 27 May: Bethells - weather allowing!
Sun 31 May: Sunset Studios. Green screen shoot.

At Bethells our main focus will be on scene 4 and at Sunset, scene 1.
I anticipate an early start for Bethells - leaving town at 7am - and a more leisurely 8am start at Sunset, but we'll confirm shortly.

Stay tuned for details and get in touch if you have any questions!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

WANTED: A leaky spacesuit!

Help! We need some ideas about how to make the spacesuit vent gas!

In the script, a hole in the leg of the astronaut's suit vents a stream of gas after her fall.

Our initial plan was to feed a tube under the suit, leading to the hole and attach the other end of the tube to a powder-based fire extinguisher. HOWEVER, this idea hasn't worked out. The tube gets blocked really quickly and the extinguisher pumps out way too much powder - which additionally is really messy!

What we need it a nice continuous stream of pressurized gas blasting out of the suit - dry ice would be ideal but we've no idea how to make this work. we're also concerned that there might be safety issues with a tube of dry ice running past the actor's thigh.

We intend to supplement the effect with a particle emitter in post, such as can be found in Motion for example, but we would prefer to have a real stream of gas coming out of the suit if possible.

If anyone has any bright ideas about how to make this work - on a budget! - please let us know!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Actor wanted!

As I mentioned, we're after a voice actor to be the newsreader on our movie! If you know someone who might be interested You can see a quick background of the character here and an audition script here.

You can reach Sarah at If you could provide us with mp3 files of your audition that would be ideal!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

And now for the news....

In case you're wondering, we are still making this movie!

We're just on hold while our talented, and rather popular cameraman completes his PAID work - something that is rather hard for us to compete with!

This could take a while - but in the meantime we are continuing the project on other fronts. And first up we're on the hunt for a news reader!

If you know an actor with an authoritative voice, possibly with a bit of an accent - and who might like to make a cameo in Last Flight - let us know! We'll be auditioning shortly.

Meanwhile keep your peepers open for some dates around the end of May. We hope to have something to you later this week.