As a follow up to the trailer thread, here is the actual release. It was played to members of the Ealing community this past Wednesday night, on the 1st anniversary of the Ealing riots. Amongst the audience was Ealing's Council Leader. I've now been asked to screen it the following Wednesday to Police and ex-offenders in Ealing, to spark a dialogue. So it's already fulfilling it's intended purpose. Here's what people have said about it thus far: "Thought provoking and emotive", "…lyrical, poetic, all the things I love", & "Really captured something, clever and brilliant!" Would love to hear what you have to say. It's by no means perfect, but I do feel proud of it. Enjoy, and please share it on whatever social media you have. I'd be grateful.
Yeah, I really liked that. Conveying his day in day out experiences is really effective. I think a lot of film makers handling this subject would be tempted to lay it on thick, but the simplicity of your story makes its all the more effective. I am sure there are hundreds of stories just like this one behind the riots. Very professionally made too. Did you use professional actors? Seems so-they were all good (not a bad or even slightly awkward performance in there). Pleased to hear your film has been taken up. Good stuff.
In regards to casting this film, I used the classic idea of the realism movement in casting theatre actors local to the film's setting. Yes, theatre actors do tend to project more (to a live audience) but I find it much easier to bring an actor down rather than up.
Yes, as mentioned in the previous thread, I didn't want to "cash in" on the riots and glamourise it as other films have. That was never the focus of the story. The idea was exploring the why rather than the actual event. Which after a year on, little has been done.
Although it was a short film, I did try to highlight a plethora of the issues that some say were the root causes. i.e poverty, unstable upbringing, consumerism, lack of future and so on.
Thanks for taking the time to watch it. Glad you liked it
carolyn: Looks posh in here Dave. Did the Council pay for the new windows?
Apr 5, 2013 17:50:59 GMT
Dave: Someone put the old windows through!
Apr 5, 2013 18:02:56 GMT
RydCook: SHOUTINGSHOUTING I AM SHOUTING
Apr 8, 2013 21:58:21 GMT
Dave: Channel4 news is halfway through as I type... interview with Shane coming up in the next 30 mins! (No one will see this in time).
Apr 16, 2013 18:26:01 GMT
pauleaster: shitty new site had to rejoin
Apr 16, 2013 20:13:42 GMT
meadowpain: I have only one question to ask. Is Mr Meadows a Notts County fan? If so would he like to go the last game of the season, I have a spare corporate ticket. Food etc. Life does not get more glamorous than that, not even in Hollywood!
Apr 17, 2013 10:49:34 GMT