After a successful festival run including selections to Itzon Film Festival and the Eerie Horror Film Festival we are pleased to finally release Get Well Soon online for everyone to view. This is a film that was only made possible by the dedication of the cast and crew. Please let us know what you think. [...]
A behind the scenes look at the making of the short film Get Well Soon including interviews, film clips and outtakes.
We’re thrilled that Get Well Soon has been selected for the 2011 Eerie Horror Film Festival at the end of October. Fingers crossed for a win.
By popular demand there will be two public screenings of the brilliant Get Well Soon in London on Sunday 24 July. Tickets can be purchased at www.wegottickets.com/event/123884 (4pm screening) and www.wegottickets.com/event/125406 (5pm screening). Both screenings will be hosted by The Exhibit in Balham. And then on Monday 1 August (at 7:30pm), Get Well Soon will be screened [...]
Help celebrate the release of Get Well Soon by downloading one of our film posters. Below are a couple of different versions for you to download. To download please click the size you would like, then right click your mouse on the image to save the file to your desktop. Landscape [...]
The Cast and Crew screening for Get Well Soon will be held on the 2nd of June. If you haven’t received an invitation from us please contact us ASAP so we can secure your place.
We’re delighted to report that Get Well Soon has now started its festival run and been listed on IMDb – you can view this page here We will keep you up to date here and on our Facebook page, but in the meantime here are some production stills
When Ian and I sat down to watch what was practically the final edit, it was a relief, although I knew that wouldn’t be able to get any distance and objectivity for some time. I’d watched it so many times in different forms over the previous year. The final task was to get Laura Howard [...]
Short film – horror/thriller IMDB Youtube Vimeo Completed 2011 15 min HD Directed by Ian Baigent and Jack Burnford Written by Michael Woodman Synopsis Theodore Fisk is plagued by nightmares which stem from his recent treatment for breast cancer. Now in remission, his ordeal appears to be drawing to close – but the cracks are [...]
On October 6th, Rael Jones began working on the score to Get Well Soon. Up until this point, we’d been using Nick Cave’s bleak score to The Road as temp music, as well as some earlier ambient tracks Rael had prepared. Rael and I had been members of Thumpermonkey Lives! for a while; what we needed for this short [...]
Get Well Soon is nearing the end of post production. In fact, all that remains is the sound work. Hopefully that will draw to a close this month and then we can get started submitting to festivals. Here is a great little video made by Ian Baigent (co-director) using all of the slates filmed in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]