I have to sadly announce that we had to start the whole pre-production process all over again, as our actress cancelled on us two more times at a very last minute (late afternoon the day before filming). There was a point we had no idea what to do next and how to manage to do anything before Easter break. We were asking people around for some help, but there was not much we could do at this time. Unfortunately, we came across another problem, as I had my Easter holiday visit in Poland planned already. Under the circumstances, I was very disappointed having to rebook my flight for a week earlier than I was supposed to come back. And so I did. I came back to London today and I run straight from the airport to a pre-production meeting with my producer. Throughout the time when I was away we tried to keep in touch as much as possible, so our cooperation as a team could go on. We were forced to give up the first idea and change it completely to something simpler and possible to make in such short time. I hate to say that the whole situation took away the enthusiasm I had for this project. However, todays meeting went really well and I'm back on a track!. Not only did we manage to discuss everything carefully in terms of our new plan, but also we spent a lovely afternoon talking to our new actress on a dinner we went to together. I'm now actually happy about how the things turned out, because we managed to replace the actress with this beautiful, positive and creative professional, Mafalda Pereira. If it weren't for her I'm not sure if we could get back on our feet again. I look forward to working with her tomorrow, as a director on set.
By the time I got back to London, Glendha, my producer prepared everything, that we need for filming. The required equipment was already taken out of the loan store, the room was booked, as a location for our film and projections (I'll explain when talking about the current idea). I myself brought some props in my hand language from Poland and so almost everything is ready for tomorrow apart from... the crew. Obviously, many people have already promised to help us plenty of times. Unfortunately, our timetable kept on changing, because of the problems we had and so we were left with no crew again. Luckily, Rudi agreed to be our editor, so we shouldn't be worried about the post-production for now. As for tomorrow Marko undertook the challenge of agreeing to be our DOP at such short notice. Adam and Ruta also promised to come and help us out on set tomorrow. I hope everything will turn out well this time!
REFRESHED CREW & CAST
DIRECTOR - Dominika Besińska
WRITER AND PRODUCER - Glendha Tafny
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Marko Sulic-Woodgate
LIGHTNING - Marko Sulic-Woodgate and Ruta Nejuokink
EDITOR - Rudi Leandro
STARRING - Mafalda Pereira