Over the Autumn we shot another couple of scenes for the teaser film for The Flock. We were lucky with the weather on both occasions with rain giving way to glorious sunshine for the first of them, the ‘Back Streets’ scene. I had in mind a pool of blood around the dead guy, played with conviction by Paul Rogers. As it turned out, the location had a puddle of rainwater in the middle of the cobbled back street so we let a stream of blood drift down into this, letting it mingle and disperse. It looked cool, fitted with the rest of the scene and then promptly caused chaos after the shoot. Some concerned citizens saw the puddle after we’d left and were contemplating calling the Police! A neighbour, a friend of the crew, managed to calm things down and explain what had been going on. Phew! That could have been awkward.
Despite it being a blustery day, Alex managed to use the drone to good effect, pulling off a great shot that we’ll use to open the teaser. It fits with the ‘Western’ theme regardless of the location being the back streets of Northampton. What d’you think?
The radio announcement we shot in the first scene, will become a voiceover in parts of the teaser as we move through the different scenarios that are playing out through the country, as the plague makes it’s way from community to community. In this first scene, a young girl cautiously makes her way through the back streets hoping to survive what’s coming. Survival now means doing things she’d never have considered before, but when the situation changes, so do the rules.
Incidentally, the young girl in this scene is played by Tiana Rogers who will play the role of ‘Vera’ in The Flock. Her dad, Paul Rogers, plays ‘Dead Guy’. It was a bright but chilly day and Paul managed to stay completely dead for a couple of hours in nowt but a shirt and jacket. Chapeau!
News about the next scene will be up soon and we hope to have the teaser chopped and scored in a couple of weeks. It’s always exciting to see what you’ve shot in separate bursts of activity, come together in a complete short film. Onwards and Flockwards as the saying currently goes around here!