Archive for 2010

Making Get Well Soon – Part 12

Making Get Well Soon – Part 12

During mid-July, Ian arranged to meet again with Rory and Robin Freeman, (Ian’s band-mate in Hag). Robin is a chef – he supplied a number of ‘delicacies’ which were perfect for creating flash cuts of an unspecified surgical nightmare. I had plans to attend and make an ‘offal documentary’, but I thought better of it on […]

Get Well Soon - Wallpapers

Get Well Soon – Wallpapers

The film is almost finished so its time to start promoting it.  Here are an assortment of downloadable ‘Get Well Soon’ wallpapers to use for your desktops.

Making Get Well Soon - Part 11

Making Get Well Soon – Part 11

By early June, Ian’s son was home. Things had gradually returned to some sense of normalcy, and Ian had begun working on a shorter cut of the 30 minute assembly. Another 10 minutes of footage were shed. At that early stage, a part of me honestly thought that it couldn’t get any shorter. This cut […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 10

Making Get Well Soon – Part 10

On May 6th, Ian picked up the rushes and took them back to the hospital. His son was still critically ill, (luckily the worst hadn’t happened, as I had anticipated); little Henry was stable at least. Having a chance to look through what we’d shot appeared to be a welcome distraction for Ian. In the […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 9

Making Get Well Soon – Part 9

1-2 May – Second Weekend of Filming. The week in between both weekends of filming was pretty chaotic. Ian’s son was still critically ill.  We realised we needed to get on and produce a shot list based on his notes, and that we might also have to cut some corners in relation to coverage. Time […]

Get Well Soon - Trailer

Get Well Soon – Trailer

Today sees the release of the trailer for the psychological horror short Get Well Soon (previously known by the working title The Bath), starring Gresby Nash (The IT Crowd) and Laura Howard (Midsomer Murders). It showcases some of DOP Rory Moles’ beautiful macro sequences, filmed on the Canon 5D. Get Well Soon is a surreal […]

Zoe wins Bronze

Zoe wins Bronze

She is known as Britain’s strongest schoolgirl. On Wednesday, Zoe Smith showed exactly why as she snatched and clean-and-jerked more than three times her own body weight to become the first Englishwoman to win a Commonwealth Games weightlifting medal.

Get behind Zoe Smith

Get behind Zoe Smith

Zoe Smith will be competing tomorrow 6 October at 9:30AM (UK time) and we hope that everyone will get behind her. Zoe is only 16 years old and the youngest weightlifter to compete in the Commonwealth Games this year. Already holding over 300 junior records in Great Britain, we’re sure that Zoe will make a […]

We Are England promo - Zoe Smith

We Are England promo – Zoe Smith

BRAG Productions are pleased to announce that the promotional video for Commonwealth Games England is now up to view. The video features 16 year old weightlifter Zoe Smith who will be competing next week. For more info on Zoe and the rest of the team please visit the We Are England website (click here). Zoe […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 8

Making Get Well Soon – Part 8

THE SHOOT: Weekend one – 24-25 April Finally, the first weekend shoot had arrived. I had worked out a prop list at the last minute, but then BRAG informed us that they had found a production designer – Sophie Wyatt. This was on the 19th, just five days before the first weekend of shooting. With […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 7

Making Get Well Soon – Part 7

APRIL 2010: Makeup Test, Locking down location. It was difficult to predict the total budget, as BRAG were managing to procure a lot of services and equipment very much at the last minute for a drastically reduced price. Although BRAG were overseeing the production, Ian and I were in control of the overall spend; we […]

Making Get Well Soon – Part 6

April 2009: By April, a lot of stuff was organised. Shoot dates were now locked at 24-25 April and 1-2 May. BRAG had managed to get key crew on board. The crew, in turn, had worked wonders in pulling in favours for equipment, and thus slashing our projected budget. We had actors locked in to […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 5

Making Get Well Soon – Part 5

Late Feb /March 2010 – Location, funding, crew and camera Towards the end of February, Ian and I began looking for a Location. In retrospect, this was one of the most difficult parts of the whole project, as we had very limited funding; a lot would depend on luck in finding a place that looked right, and […]

Another festival selection

Another festival selection

More great news about The Mountain Within – it has been selected for screening at the Coca Cola Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People in Belfast.

Making Get Well Soon - Part 4

Making Get Well Soon – Part 4

Feb 2010 – Production Support We received an email in mid Feb from BRAG Productions: “Alison and I both read the script yesterday and liked it very much.  We would really like to know your plans to shoot and see if and how we can be of help.” I’ve become an enormously cynical person over the […]

TMW selected for Cinemagic IFF

TMW selected for Cinemagic IFF

We are pleased to announce that The Mountain Within has just been selected by the 20th Cinemagic International Film Festival for young people in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  We will have more information early next week so please check back for festival dates and information.

Making Get Well Soon - Part 3

Making Get Well Soon – Part 3

Writing & redrafting: (July 2009). Ian wanted to edit the piece rather than direct. We originally spent some time working with Ian’s director friend, Jack Burnford in July 2009. I hammered out first draft of roughly 30 pages. Even with the total lack of pressure at that point, it was very odd coming back to […]

The Last Job

The Last Job

Barry has made a terrible mistake, and one that could lead to dire repercussions for his colleague Mike too. But is everything as it seems? The Last Job is a fast paced short film with an unexpected conclusion. BRAG was delighted to act as associate producer of The Last Job for its BAFTA nominated director, […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 2

Making Get Well Soon – Part 2

First draft: Spring / Summer 2009. In the late 90’s, after having half-engaged in what had been advertised as a ‘creative writing degree’, I took a part-time job in a bookshop so I could focus on writing. I wrote a lot. A novel about a group of university students suffering under the yoke of their ennui, (boo hoo). A […]

The Last Job update

The Last Job update

Last month Matthew Loudon (friend and colleague) asked BRAG to associate produce his short film The Last Job so he could enter the Vigin Media Short competition. Matt did an amazing job going from script to completion in just a matter of weeks.  We asked Matt to summarise the experience and you can read all […]

The Last Job - by Matthew Loudon

The Last Job – by Matthew Loudon

From script to screen with two weeks in-between. The originally “untitled” virgin shorts project came about of need as much as want. Previously having not worked on a short for over a year, and having directed/produced, and often edited, somewhere in the region of 80 commercials since (from tour videos and film trailers, to 60 […]

Making Get Well Soon - Part 1

Making Get Well Soon – Part 1

In the Summer of 2009 I started writing what was projected to be a very low-budget short film with an editor friend. The plan was to make something as quickly and cheaply as possible, roping in favours from a few friends. By early 2010, the script was being realised by a 20 strong, industry experienced […]

Wild Target

Wild Target

Our friend and colleague Michael Price – the composer of the score for The Mountain Within – sees his next feature film hitting cinemas soon. Judging by the trailer, Wild Target looks like a great comedy and we can’t wait to watch it. Why not let us know what you think by posting a comment below or by clicking the Facebook ‘Like’ button above.