Ep 87 How to Make a feature in Six Days from a short with Director & Screenwriter Nicole Albarelli of ‘ToDream’, DoP Andrew Rodger and Giles Alderson

This week we chat to screenwriter and director Nicole Albarelli who’s film to Dream is released today 18th December about how she made the film in six days,

Making a short film first but loosing her cinematographer and 1stAD the day before shooting and bringing in our host and DoP Andrew Rodger at the last minute.

How she turned her 60 minutes short into a feature. Going to festivals, winning awards and then getting picked up by a distributor in Texas who wanted to release the film as a feature so they shot an extra day. Meaning they had made a feature film in 7 days in total. Shooting six or seven scenes a day in many locations made it a tough but very rewarding shoot

We discuss working with actors and giving them a background and having them on set in character all the time. Intimacy on set and blocking the actors so they could maximise on the natural light

working with Adam Deacon during his issues off set and how the lighting and the set design can bring something spectacular to something bleak.


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