The Production Office LIVE! Making Shorts to get a feature film produced SPECIAL!

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So it’s ‘au revoir’ to our luxurious Cannes Yacht and ‘bonjour’ to the tiny Ealing Studios cubby hole also known as The Production Office!
Joining Chris and Judy in the office this week is actress / producer Kate Madison whose low budget ‘Lord Of The Rings’ prequel ‘Born Of Hope’ caused and almighty stir in Cannes this year.

FosterAlso in the ‘Production Office’ is director Jonathan Newman. His recently produced short films led to him getting two, yes TWO multi million dollar features made back to back (‘Foster’ and ‘Swinging with the Finkels’) He just wrapped ‘Foster’ with the mighty Toni Collette and legendary Richard E. Grant. Jonny’s story is both motivating and inspirational. Expect the show to end with you feeling like shouting out ‘right now, I feel like I could take on the whole galaxy myself’.

Plus ‘Death At A Funeral’ Brit screenwriter Dean Craig swings his head round the door for a quick chat about our upcoming Script to Screen Q&A with him this weekend.

All this plus the competition and our regular mish mash of insights, tips, tricks, gossip, chit-chat and just the right amount of unrehearsed chaos!

The Production Office Live….must see TV for film makers everywhere!

If you are interested in watching Jonny’s short films, you can watch ‘Swinging With The Finkels’ here
And for the Lord Of The Rings fans, you can catch ‘Born Of Hope’ here… and ‘The Hunt For Gollum’ here…

Watch ‘Alive In Joberg’, the short that lead to ‘District Nine’ here…

Onwards and upwards!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

One Response to The Production Office LIVE! Making Shorts to get a feature film produced SPECIAL!

  1. Mark Morris May 30, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    Wow I spent the day looking at Kate Madisons Born of hope and The hunt for Gollum and trying to work out just how they got to rival the cinema versions in their work.

    I thought Born of hope sagged after the initial exciting opening and the acting was a mixture in some scenes but it managed to stay professional. All this character development I was getting a little bored but then it picked up a gear and the story really gripped me. At one point even a little emotional. I particularly loved the acting by Kate and Christopher and felt Kate would have been better suited as the lead. I think we may have witnessed a future star in the making here for Chris but more so Kate.
    I understood the high level of interest in these films and it’s relatively easy to find willing orcs forests and villages etc and makes it easy to copy whats established. I wasn’t particularly a fan of these films but thats changed.

    Of the two films I preferred Kates version because I felt it was better written and the leads better cast although the acting was first class in the hunt for Gollum the story made it slide into second place for me.

    This all tells me one thing and that is we really have potential in this country and its a shame that this could be as good as it gets for most of us..

    Well done to all those involved in these projects a monumental achievement and I am a fan!

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