For the past 10 days we have been up in Edinburgh at the Fringe with our fantastic show The Magic Hour which actually managed a full house on the final day, the photo above shows cast and crew with writer Jonathan Dorf who flew in from LA to see his play at the festival and Charlie Quirke (son of Pauline) who was in a show at the same venue. You may recognise director Jake and Billy Armitage aka Josh Griffiths from the film… We can only recommend visiting the Fringe… for us it was 5 days of shows and loads of shows seen too, 40km plus walked and several cases of Fringe flu, the whole festival lasts for 4 weeks, I have no idea how you keep going for that long!!!
As soon as we returned we got straight down to final planning of the film. Over the last few days we have secured the Manor House for John’s family, the farm, collected the first weeks costume, wigs and hats, and tonight we have pretty much finished the script with some new scenes from ideas we came up with in Edinburgh.
Director of photography Phil is here and visiting locations with us and the hunt is on for props to finish the final details of the scenes.
John Hemingway’s father has been cast, as has an army officer for a crucial scene early in the film.
Finally – a poster is nearly ready!!! It has taken lots of work and discussions but we are nearly there.
We are to be joined on set by a couple of young people who are gaining work experience, some behind the scenes and a couple as extras. It promises to be a fun couple of weeks and unlike last year we will have a couple of days off in the middle to refresh.
Scene scheduling will begin tomorrow and we will begin sending out call sheets and schedules along with location details to the cast along with the final script revision.