One week to go until we shoot and The Sea Change team have finally descended on the Isle of Mull after scouting in wet and windy Glasgow. It’s been a packed week with casting, set-building, hair and make-up tests and some of the crew starting to make their way up to Scotland. So far a team of eleven people are up there in the house at ardvergnish including Brek and Elizabeth, their First aD Mick Pantaleo, production co-ordinator Tanya Singh and the art dept who are frantically preparing the sets. Tech recces with Rain Li our cinematographer, followed by the arrival of more crew, plus Natalie and Colin are forecast for this week. It’s been very windy and a little bit rainy – better now than during the shoot is the mantra of the moment…
Clare and Johann are still in London for the time being, wrangling in much needed extra cash (if everyone can have a quick look under their mattresses that would be much appreciated!) and managing the marketing team.
The first part of the week in London was all about rehearsals and for the first time Natalie and Janet got to act together. It was very exciting for everyone. The mother/ daughter combination looks to be electric viewing. We’ve been working closely with our hair and make-up and costume team too, to transform their looks and we’re very excited about the results. It’s quite a dramatic change and we’re wondering if anyone will actually recognise them!
Brek and Elizabeth have had a fun couple of days casting both on Mull in Glasgow. We spent a delightful evening at Scottish Youth Theatre casting for the young Nikki, by way of running round a studio pretending to be a fairies and monsters with five year olds! Meanwhile back in Mull the locals have been incredibly supportive. Looks like we’re working with real fisherman, a jewellery designer and chef for extras and our post office woman has come care of Mull Theatre Company – Mull has an intriguing variety of skillsets it would seem.
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Finally a couple of big thank yous –
Firstly to Viking Direct, who have come on board and sponsored all the stationary needed on set. The delivery is due tomorrow but as they are sending it to no doubt one of the most obscure addresses in the country, we’ll keep you posted on whether it actually arrives!
Secondly to Jenny Turner who has put together some fantastic storyboards. See more of her work at www.jenny-turner.co.uk She has managed to capture the magic and mystery of the story brilliantly, despite the appalling stick figure first draft efforts provided by Brek and Elizabeth initially.