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We are more than delighted to say that our film premiered at Bath Film Festival last night.
Bath Film Festival and IMDb were instrumental in getting this film made. The Directors first film, Cancer Hair won the IMDb New Filmmaker of the Year award and part of that prize was £2000 of equipment hire from Visual Impact and £1000 cash, both of which went into making this film.
It therefore seems fitting that two years after that win, we premiere the next film at Bath.
Thank you to all those who came to see it. And to Bath Film Festival for supporting us throughout.
We are delighted to announce that Rink has been accepted into two film festivals.
Bath Film Festival - where the film will play before a feature film in the "Girls Lost" thread - on the 8th November
London Short Film Festival which will take place in January.
More news to come
The old adage that the edit suite is where the story really emerges is true.
Dean and I spent much time in the edit suite over two weekends in May and June, splicing and dicing and trying to square my vision with notes from Film London.
The brief I had set myself for the film was that it was to be short and sweet.
The finished product -submitted to Film London at the beginning of July was 6.50. Not bad going.
Hopefully, easily programmable and watchable.
If you have never been there before, let me let you into a slight panic...
...that moment in the edit suite where you need an extra shot or a bridging moment and you look and look and then it becomes clears you don't have it.
In a word - Reshoots.
We reshot a couple of scenes and pulled out the stops on a skeleton crew to get what we needed.
Our tiny crew - including Helen and Chloe above - were able to multi-task and proved eyelines for the cast on the ice during public sessions.
Good job Gang!
Well, what a wonderful two days.
Filming six under fourteens on ice rink with limited time on the ice was always going to be a tough call but it was good and I feel we got the bits we needed. Time, and the edit suite will tell.
Our cast were great and all rose to the challenge immensely. Sore heads and sore bottoms (too much ice slipping) aside! As director, I've never felt so ungraceful as I did juddering around the ice on crampons ensuring the shots were called.
A special shout out goes to our DOP Vanessa for procuring a special ice rig which allowed us to dolly on ice. And our 1st AD James who corralled us all to where we needed to be.
And so to editing!
Delighted to say - after much ado on Kickstarter and boring our families and friends to death with pleas for cash. We have hit our kickstarter target. In fact, we went over the top and got £5900 in.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped
Look HERE for the proof! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/honeybeefilms/rink
Our Director, Gail Hackston, has had a long association with the London Screenwriters Festival. This AWESOME video was taken at the 2015 festival when she ran a session with filmmakers Sebastian Solberg, James Lucas and Mat Kirkby. All of them are award winning writers and directors, with James and Mat having brought home the big boy when they won the Oscar for their short The Phone Call.
Wow, this is actually happening.
Today we launched our crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. We are looking to raise an additional £5700 from friends family and supporters to get the best possible locations and ensure our kids are trained on the ice before they go on.
Please do take a look at our video, contribute if you can and share if you can too.