Scene Stealers. Another of Film4’s competitions for us young filmmakers out there... Whilst I think it is a good thing that they do these kinds of competitions, I also find that they are extremely patronizing. Don’t get me wrong, I love Film4 and can easily sit on the sofa and watch their movies all day. They create high quality films that do exactly what they say on the box... they entertain. Which is what film is all about.
|Lisette as Amin|
But it feels like they think these competitions are our only way into the industry... and they couldn’t be more wrong! Look at it this way... how many pieces of moving imagery have you seen today? TV programs and Films aren’t the only things I’m talking about here. They are the elite pieces made by absolute professionals... and I take my stylish cowboy hat off to them. But what about the bits in between... TV doesn’t just stop, there are all those little annoying adverts in there too... And then multiply those by the number of channels there are... And what about Youtube? Music Videos? And Vimeo? What if you just wanted to make lemon cupcakes? Google it? You’ll come up with someone who has made a video to show you how... You want to stay in a hotel for the weekend with your partner... but you want to make sure the toilets are satisfactory, because let’s face it, everyone judges a place by the loos... go onto their website and they probably have a little video showing you those important facilities... Someone made those videos. Someone put money, effort and creativity into them.
|Simon directing, Kayleigh acting.|
|Me making a dead body out of my dear friend Lisette|
|From left to right, Nishad, Lisette, Justin, Isha and Simon|