Our shoot is over! What an experience that was…I’m still spinning.
Wednesday 16th March:
We had a rehearsal at Electric Works in Sheffield. I spend the day with Lesley Sharp and Shaun Dooley going through the script and discussing characters, thoughts and ideas. We read through the script and discussed how we’d play the scenes. It was a really useful day and great to get to know the actors better and get used to each other before we got on set.
Thursday 17th March:
First day of our shoot. This was hectic as we were filming all the tricky locations today, starting with our supermarket scene. Tesco had very kindly agreed to let us film in one of their branches, very early in the morning, but there were complications and the store was open and it was really a very challenging way to start our shoot. After that we were in the park and it was sunny and busy so a lot of people around. Next was an external street scene, nice and easy, a quite cul de sac outside a friends house. Then the bathroom scene which was in my own house, which is quite small, so around 30 crew and a heap of equipment was no easy task at all! But we got there… quite a late finish.
Friday 18th March:
We finished off the bathroom scene this morning. Then turned my bedroom upside down to make a new last minute location we decided we needed, set being built as we rolled. At lunchtime, we all moved base to our main location house on the other side of Sheffield, kindly loaned to us by Andy Staines. We got in and unpacked and set up a proper green room for our actors. We then shot the external front of house scenes, back garden daytime and all the kitchen scenes. We then finished off with the back garden dusk scene.
Saturday 19th March
Our third day we filmed in the living room all day and got through a lot of scenes today. Then ended with the night scene in the garden. We had some really moving scenes today, beautifully performed by our talented cast, Lesley Sharp and Shaun Dooley.
Sunday 20th March
We finished with our big scene today, the climax of our film. It was harrowing stuff and I had goosebumps watching the scenes play out. We finished with some stills and cutaways and wrapped around 4pm. We said our goodbye’s to our cast who then headed off back to London. We all then cleaned packed away and got the house back in order, and headed off out for a well earned drink or two.
Our crew were absolutely fantastic, really talented and hard working. Our film is going to look and sound beautiful.
A really huge enormous thank you to everyone that gave time, energy and commitment to work with us on this. I just can’t wait to start on the edit!
It’s a wrap!