It was supposed to be a three minute short film , it was supposed to be shot in one day and it was supposed to be a stress free shoot ! Well it turned into something completely different .
After finishing the shoot at the Merlin Cinema in Torquay various cast and crew had gathered at Torre Abbey for the next part of the shoot . Part of the set up of 'The Runner ' is set on the fictitious film production called 'The Importance of Everything '. The film is like one those movies from the mid 80's with Helen Bonan Carter , on where one of the leda characters has to choose between duty to his master and wooing the women he loves .
Torre Abbey worked perfect for the location and the staff couldn't of been more accommodating / helpful
in supporting our production . With five set ups in about five hours it was a tall order to get everything filmed in time . Which while we had been filming at the Merlin Cinema , make up artist Laura Harvey was making actor James Cotter who plays Henry look twenty years older see the results below :-
just after I said it .
The last scene due time concentrates we had to film outside , which in someways benefited the scene , which having people walk by on a Saturday walk or walking there dog adding to humour of the situation / scene . Plus I one member one of the public ask what the films about , its' a film with in a film etc ..
We wrapped about 6.30pm which was a massive team effort from everyone involved . Which this being just the start of this film ride , now off to the woods ....
John Tomkins Director
Midge Mullin , Rosie Mullin , Jim Elton , Stuart Miller , Christine Sweetman , Laura Harvey , Prudence Catley,
Julian Kemp , Evelyn Rei , Sam Pike , Tom Menary , Christopher Williams , Alex White , Laura Harvey , Cath kemp , Sylvia king , Jimmy The Bee Bennett ,
James Cotter by Christopher Williams
crew Picture by Cath Kemp