May 15th, and the talented pre-production crew assembled again for ‘SPECTRUM’. Unfortunately, due to being in demand to work on another film project for a couple of days, Producer James Jackson was unable to accompany his comrades this week. So Michael Henry took charge to keep the film students in line and keep them heading in the right direction (like a good director). As a special treat Michael invited along an actor with a lead role in ‘SPECTRUM’ – a man whom goes by the name of Tom Bridger. Fear not, Bridger proved to be great company for the team, offering his expertise to the film students and being a great interviewee (Behind the Scenes is something you DO NOT want to miss this week!). James Burtenshaw, Paulina Misarko and I were lucky enough to have the Behind the Scene roles.
Elsewhere, the PR team, this week consisting of Liam Bramall, Shona Finnie and Tom Hinckley, were pushing hard to raise awareness of ‘SPECTRUM’. The group took to calling radio stations and newspapers, to get ‘SPECTRUM’ featured, expand its audience, and gain more crowdfunding contributions. This is high on the agenda for the pre-production of ‘SPECTRUM’, as the amount of money raised from crowdfunding will affect the quality of the feature film, and determine what the crew can do in terms of output and style. The PR team also applied to Indiewire’s ‘Project of the Week’ which (if chosen), will expose ‘SPECTRUM’ to a huge international audience, and in turn gain the feature film more contributors (if accepted we’ll need the support of as many people as possible to vote for the project next week!). A big deal, as you can see. Tom Hinckley is again using his Siren FM show to feature the progress of ‘SPECTRUM’, as well as interviewing cast and crew members. Listeners are able to get an insight into what the world of ‘SPECTRUM’ will be like, and how a production company like Quandary Production works.
Location Scouting this week were Lauren Key and Morgan Mellor. These two had the (interesting) job of going to a cemetery and filling out recce forms, checking for noise pollution, and taking photographs of the location. Graveyards, as it turns out, happen to be incredibly quiet. However the pair came back to report some spookiness, reportedly seeing a grave that had James Jackson’s name etched on it. This occurs on a day that James is absent. Coincidence? I think not.