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Producer’s Diary: Mark Herbert on Four Lions, Part One

20 Jan, 2010 Productions Posted in: Producers, Sundance

BAFTA-winning producer Mark Herbert, whose credits include Submarine and This Is England, offers Film4.com a peek at his diary from the Sundance Film Festival, where he’s shepherding Chris Morris’ Four Lions through its world premiere.

18 January

12pm Heathrow: I’m at airport, flight is delayed. Somehow our head of Finance has managed to blag a free business class ticket to LA. I’m used to low budget – on our last film Le Donk And Scor-Zey-Zee the entire travel budget was less than this …

Director’s Diary, Part 3: Tom Harper on The Scouting Book For Boys

Director Tom Harper gives Film4.com another peek at his diary from the production of The Scouting Book For Boys.

Monday 15 September 2008
Day two. We shot the climactic scene today. I was really worried about having to shoot this so early on, but Tomo and Holli were amazing and really threw themselves into it, which was a huge relief. Particularly as they had to spend large amounts of time in the freezing cold North Sea.

We recalled Holli three times and so …

Screenwriter’s Diary, Part Two: Jack Thorne on The Scouting Book For Boys

02 Oct, 2008 Productions Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Guest blog, Writers

BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jack Thorne has worked on TV’s Skins, Shameless and This Is England, and wrote the Film4 production The Scouting Book for Boys, directed by Tom Harper. Here, he shares his diary from the making of the film

 

 

5th September 2008

Went to a wedding tonight, which was notable for two reasons:

i) I got to have a proper chat with Andrea, who is co-producer on the film and, according to Ivana, amazingly amazing. Got to say she seems great. She was …

Director’s Diary, Part 2: Tom Harper on The Scouting Book For Boys

Director Tom Harper shares his diary from the production of The Scouting Book For Boys

Wednesday 27 August 2008
Sent a video to Robbie Williams to try and get him to play a cameo role in the film (sadly, it didn’t work).

Friday 5 September 2008
The camera company have unintentionally stiffed us a week and a half before principal photography – as the new digital camera, which from the tests I’ve seen looks fantastic, and on which we were intending on shooting, is …

Screenwriter’s Diary, Part One: Jack Thorne on The Scouting Book For Boys

27 Aug, 2008 Productions Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Guest blog, Writers

BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jack Thorne has worked on TV’s Skins, Shameless and This Is England, and wrote the Film4 production The Scouting Book for Boys, directed by Tom Harper. Here, he shares his diaries from the making of the film

My name is Jack Thorne. I wrote The Scouting Book For Boys. I want to call this diary Notes From A Hole In The Floor, after my first-ever screenwriting job. I was employed by a great man called Pawel Pawlikowski and …