Wind. Rain. Snow. Sunshine.
Our shoots often involve battling one or two of these elements but rarely do we actively encourage them all to happen in one day. This was the challenge we set ourselves, shooting our latest collaboration with Scouts, ‘Before & After’.
The film features the ever-evolving relationship between a dad and his two children, all set within the confines of their family car. As time rolls on by in the story, we shift from one season to the next - meaning our production team had to squeeze several seasons out of two chilly October days in London.
We thought you’d like to witness a bit of the madness, so here’s a behind the scenes video to give you a sense of what went on.
It was, as you can see, a fairly challenging shoot, with a heck of a lot of moving parts and many a damp cast member. But thanks to the brilliant crew, led by Laura Scrivano (Director), Kezia Clark (Producer), Kate Reid (Director of Photography), Natasha Guiness (Art Director) and Rosie Owen (1st AD), everything remained on track.
As always when working with Scouts, they were very happy to get fully involved in the filmmaking process, whether that involved a prop-making workshop with Scouts Ambassador and film legend Warwick Davis, or making their Head of Creative, Kevin, get drenched as an Extra on set.
It’s worth noting, we don’t do weather creation every day, so we got in the fantastic specialists at Artem Ltd to help us on this one. They were amazing and, judging by the size of the machines they brought along, are used to working on some very big budget disaster movies. The wind fans were particularly popular, as long as you closed your eyes and mouth to avoid digesting a faceful of leaves.
A massive thanks to everyone who put in so much effort over the course of the production. And last but not least, here’s a link to the finished film, hope you like it.