'Flying Lessons' takes off

OK, I'm close to starting work on my next project which will be a short film entitled 'Flying Lessons'. I'll be working on a very short version (2mins 20 seconds maximum) for the Virgin Media Short Film Competition which has a deadline some time next Summer. There will also be a longer version that I'll find other competitions for and enter as appropriate.

The plan along the way is to keep a separate blog going here and to keep a Facebook page updated at the same time. The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/SteveJonesmovies

So, if you know any competitions that you think are worth looking at, let me know. Also,  if you're in the UK West of London and want to get involved or bring your skills and experience to the film, email me and let me know what you can do, when you're available and where you're based.

As usual, this is going to be as close to a zero budget movie as possible but I've already  got performers from some of the biggest stage musicals in London interested in roles. They've all studied at acting schools such as Guildford School of Performing Arts and are amazing people.

 I've already hinted elsewhere at the need for a green screen to allow my main character to fly. So, if you have any experience of this, let me know.

OK, that's the announcement and now I've done what every good film maker should do which is give themselves deadlines. I'm committing myself to having the movie finished by next spring so between now and then, you'll be able to read about the script preparation, pre-production planning, location scouting, shooting, special effects and post-production.

So watch this space and let us know what you're working on. The forum is coming soon!