I am currently back in Hong Kong.
I will be here until the end of the month, though I'm not sure what exact date I will be leaving yet.
I will hopefully have a finished version of the film within a week. I am making the last few changes to the editing and I will be doing the sound mix and picture grading over the next few days.
I miss Japan (especially my girlfriend) but I love HK so am doing my best to enjoy myself.
Hope all is well with everyone and I look forward to showing you all...Read more
Just an update and bit of good news. 'Somebody to Love' is the subject of a four page article in the months issue of 'Impact'. Impact is an action film magazine which is distributed worldwide. You can find their website here:
You can buy an online copy of this months issue from the website which you receive immediately.
The article is an interview with me along with lots of good...Read more
People have been asking me to do another blog (they know who they are) so here it is.
I thought I would write about where I got the idea for the film and what kind of a film I set out to make.
I remember specifically when I got the idea for the story. I had just come out of the cinema after watching Mission Impossible 3. I thought the film was ok but the famous shot in the film of the explosion blowing Tom Cruise into the car really caught my attention.
I thought I'd add an entry to wish anyone who drops by a Merry Christmas. A particular shout out to my crew for 'Somebody to Love' who made this year so memorable. Thanks also to anyone and everyone who signed up as a fan of mine on AnD, I can't thank you enough and I'll try to live up to your kindness.
Anyways in the spirit of the season I thought I'd share some of my favorite Christmas songs with you, courtesy of youtube.
This is the most popular Christmas song in my home country (Ireland). I'm n...Read more
After my last rather dry (read boring) entry, I thought I'd put up a video of something I did as a younger man.
This video is the final fight sequence from a short film I did called 'Scangers In Red' if you don't know what a' Scanger' is, its the name given to a specific kind of person in Ireland. The equivalent would be 'chavs' in England and the nearest relation elsewhere would be 'white trash' in America. I've yet to see any equivalent in Asia.....
Don't worry if the title still ...Read more
Been a while since I wrote so thought I'd check in. I've decided not to go into too much detail with regards to what happened on the shoot until I've at least got a good rough cut of the film done. This is so I'll have a chance to go over ALL the footage so I can better jog my memory and try to figure out what happened between my initial plans for shots etc and how things actually turned out while filming. I expect this will be quite a useful thing for me to do as a learning experience and perhaps it will be in...Read more
Just checking in to say thank you to everyone who has voiced their support for the trailer. It was a lot of work but it was worth it for the nice reactions people have been voicing.
Just an update on where the trailer has been finding its way to and as a thank you to people who have been hosting it.
A big thank you to Philip Ng, Radwynn and Jayson Li who had it up from the get go. And to Mike Leeder for spreading the word.
The trailer is also on the Twitch website with a very nice piece written by a g...Read more
Hello to all,
I am pleased (and relieved) to say that the trailer is cut and ready for the viewing public. I decided on going somewhere inbetween an exact outline of the plot and just the general tone for the first part.
The trailer has not been colour graded and the sound mix was rather rudimentary but I must say I'm very pleased with it.
The first piece of music was composed by a Hong Kongese composer called Philip Yung. Philip wrote some genuinely touching and great music for the some of the romantic sc...Read more
As a thank you to all the Phil fans visiting my page (and just in case I don't have the trailer ready today)
This is some test footage we shot of Phil as a camera test in pre-production. We used a 14mm lens which I think suited him very well. We didn't get to use the lens much in the film but when we did it looked great. There is no sound I'm afraid but what the hell.
I've been told I should update my blog so here it goes.
Have been editing the trailer for the last 2 days. I've been very pleased with the stuff I have been cutting together thusfar. I've been scouring the rushes for any and all shots with dynamic movement/action etc as they work best for the kind trailer I am cutting.
Luckily since we have two full on fight scenes in the film I have a lot of dramatic shots I can use. I was thinking I would use a few more non-action shots but they turned out to n...Read more
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