So I’m just back from my awesome 3 week work trip in Atlanta, Georgia. I was there finishing up or getting started on several different projects Joseph Morgan, Matt Ryan, Leon Davies, Ben Read, Mark Kendrick and myself have been working on over the last two and half years.
The newest edition to the family is a short film written and directed by Joseph Morgan starring Persia White. Produced by Matt Ryan (who is also b-camera operator and editor), Leon Davies and Joseph Morgan. I worked as Director of Photography and A-camera operator.
I’m very grateful to Joseph that I got to work on this project as from already seeing what we got in the can I just know it’s going to be something very very special.
I’m also grateful to the crew I got to work with and in particular the camera, lighting and grip team. Sean, Eric, Ken, Matt, Mikey and Ivan were an absolutely incredible team and I hope to work with them soon.
Those lines which I re-edited in hope of a rye chuckle from the reader are famously said by Clark Gable in Gone With The Wind a movie that even though is one of my mothers favorite films of all time I have never actually seen myself. I have how ever seen The Legend Of Bagger Vance (it’s an enjoyable lighthearted romp which warms the heart in my opinion), Why am I talking about two film set in Atlanta Georgia? Well that’s because I’m heading Here! At the home of some of the greatest Americans how have ever lived like Rev. Martin Luther King JR, Spike Lee, Ray Charles and Ryan Seacrest?
This is my first trip to America since my Grandad took my brother and me on a road trip round California and Arizona (when is was in my early teens) visiting the landscapes and sets where his favorite westerns where shot as well as Back To The Future III. The experience went on to influence the idea of 500 Miles North.
I’m going to Atlanta on a work/social trip which involves working on a few different projects including doing the poster shoot for Warhouse with Joseph Morgan. Already I feel incredibly at home because I have my good friends Matt Ryan and Leon Davis here as well, both who where actors and producers on Warhouse and 500 Miles north it’s just a shame we are missing Ben Read and Mark Kendrick from the A team but we will see them in May for the bid adventure which is coming up
But for now… While I was on the plane flying to Atlanata this famous speech was going round in my head because of the excitement I was feeling of seeing my friends Joseph Morgan, Matt Ryan and Leon Davis again
APOLOGY! I have since found out since writing this post that The Legend Of Bagger Vance (or The Liar Of Bagger Vance as I will now call it) was filmed and set in Savannah Georgia. I would also like to point out I only called it a “an enjoyable lighthearted romp which warms the heart” as it’s the only film I could think of off the top of my head filmed in Atlanta Georgia and wanted to compare another film to Gone With The Wind (which i haven’t seen). The only other film or TV show I’ve seen set and made in Atlanta Georgia is The Walking Dead and you try comparing Gone With The Wind to that! Not easy is it? Wait a minute if I just changed the title…
Warhouse is up on IMDB which you can find here
Warhouse has a new Facebook page which you can find here we will be uploading new content every week. To start with we are sharing screen grabs from the film featuring Joseph Morgan as A.J Budd. We will be sharing two more screen grabs every Friday on the Facebook page in till the release of the film early next year.
It’s been a hectic few months working on the post-production of 500 Miles North and helping over see the final stages of releasing WARHOUSE (We might just have something very special to share with you on Halloween this Monday) so I haven’t had much spare time to blog. I will be sharing more information about both projects on my blog and on my twitter page which you can find here.
For now I would like to say a long over due thank you to Helen Abraham who came up to Scotland to take some behind the scene photos while we where shooting in inshriach. As well as above one of her previous photos was also used on the zap2it article which you can read here.