As our personal fortunes dip and wain, our work environment keeps getting more and more flash. We are moving offices for the third and hopefully final time to Marketplace off Oxford Street thanks to a close friend who wants to support the arts.
The colour scheme and minimalist design of the space will be ruined by our arrival as we come laden with two house plants, some garden furniture, twenty boxes of props, a huge roll of bubble wrap, half of Viking Direct in spare stationary and two ‘Welcome to Mull’ tea towels. Luckily there are also three state of the art, sound proofed meeting rooms so our frequently impassioned exchanges can be appropriately muffled.
We have spent the majority of our time on the film working out the details of the budget: both costs to date and future spend. The strategy for raising completion funds is multi-stranded with all of us busy pursuing one or other. The six minute promo has been working its magic but it’s clearly time to get cracking on the main assembly as this will inform our 6 days of additional photography. Fitting these days around Colin Morgan’s availability as he heads on to his second series of Merlin in Wales and France is another major juggle. And then there’s the insurance claim…the mix of the sublime and the ridiculous never fails to amaze and amuse us.