After a few harmless incidents recently I decided it was time to get a few things off my chest. I set up The C Project in 2011 because I was frustrated with the lack of collaboration on Independent film productions in Northern Ireland. Personally, I have always believed that having more than one creative mind on a project will produce a greater, richer result.
We are happy to announce that we won three awards at the 2012 IOV Awards with one of our short films, music videos and TV Commercials. The IOV (Institute of Videography) announced the winners of their annual awards on 13th November at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester. The IOV Awards cover five key areas of video production, namely Best Corporate, Best Wedding Day Film, Best Documentary, Best Music Video and Best Open – and are freely open to all IOV members.
It took two years in the making but I finally wrapped on my latest short film ‘To Lose Control’. After five drafts of the script, we finally got there and I was now happy with structure and pace of the film. As an indie you’re expected to wear many hats on set but this time was different, this time I wanted to focus 100% of my attention on directing the actors and getting them where I want them to be with regards to performance. With that in mind and without having to worry about production of the film, I approached Visionworks Television to take me under their wing. It was actually great timing as they were looking for more drama scripts for their current slate.
Remembering the people who have supported you at such an early stage of your development as a Director is so important. it’s those people that I remember when a fellow director or producer phones me up asking for crew recommendations or references. Too many filmmakers shit on people in order to get what they want, they have one goal- solely to make the film and they don’t care about the carnage that they leave behind. A wise person once told me “Be careful of who you step on if you think you are on the way up! You will have to pass them on the way back down!”