Off to the Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire tomorrow to add a soldier to our historical figures featuring in their short film Absolutely. Members of the museum’s Youth Panel have appeared as Romans, Victorians, and even someone from the sixties.
We’ve been location scouting in Kent. It’s always important to find not only the right location but also the right people to work with. Fortunately we found both great people and great locations in this fabulous county. We always think time spent in pre -production is never wasted. Hope to be filming near St. Mary’s, Higham later in the year. The area is close to Charles Dickens’ former home at Gads Hill, and close to some great Kentish marshes, which feature in Great Expectations.
Continuing on from the blast from the past theme. (For those who don’t know)Yes, it’s a video rental store. I saw this yesterday in a small seaside town in Kent, Broadstairs. So rare now.
There was always something about looking at the covers and making your choices. On Demand is great but there was something tactile even personal about video/DVD stores. Those boxes on the shelf when I was kid like Assault on Precinct 13, Matewan , Scarface, or The Deerhunter were a great start on the way to film and filmmaking.
It’s amazing how early choices can have so much of an impact on life and career.
Long live the Video store and let’s not even talk about the bookstore.