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Waiting For The Best People

How long does it take to make a short film?

Actors and crew call me up every day asking when the film will be ready. We shot for 3 days in April (24-26th inclusive) and it's still not finished. What happened?

Well, firstly, we cut the film and then had to recut it. ScreenWest weren't the only ones unhappy with the cut (and when they're not happy, they withdraw funding). Producer Dale Fairbairn wasn't happy with it and even I thought that there was a cut hiding in the rushes ... somewhere.

We had to wait until Tim Wellburn was avaiable, so that put us on hold for a month.

The new recut also pushed back our post sound and so we had to wait for Richard Mahony's availability. We were meant to do a sound track lay this week, but he's not feeling the best, so now we will start on August 8th.

Jonathan Mustard did a fantastic job on a soundtrack that didn't match the film. He hadn't seen a single image and so had to reconstruct the music almost from scratch! I'd…