Last Friday we shot the opening scene of The Impact, written by Joe Eszterhas and starring Olivia Williams. We shot in an extraordinary White House Oval Office reconstruction in Norfolk at RAF Coltishall in the sets owned by October Films.
We are SOOOO excited to share this short film about the shoot with Olivia Williams, and even more excited to share the short film once edited and graded. It’s rather special. Expect goosebumps!
This new Presidential scene will be an extraordinary opening for The Impact50 and the cast and crew have truly elevated the whole project, along with all the filmmakers whose films are now coming in daily.
It was a long day, starting at 4am and ending at midnight for me, but what a rush to direct in such an iconic location and with such worldclass talent.
I am particularly delighted with the opening shot, a cinematic and stylised long dolly backwards in ultra slow motion as the president takes onboard that the planet has less than two hours left. It should set the scene with some gravity for the films that follow.
Of course this being the White House set, everyone HAD to have a selfie behind the desk, Omar winning the prize for best photo.
Overall an enormously successful day.
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More news to follow very soon.
Watch the Impact50 first trailer HERE.
Onwards and upwards!