— Tell us how it was to produce your film? What was the starting point, funding, script, shooting, casting, edit etc.
— After four months of writing (11 drafts), we finally got great feedback from both our tutors and peers, and we were good to go! Billy and I pitched the project at Middlesex University, who sponsored, mentored and provided us with equipment. That green light was the start of our funding strategy, which consisted of crowdfunding, partnerships' investment. Initially, we planned to shoot it for 6k, but in the end, we ended up spending about 10k. It was worth it, though! We had a campervan, set village, and the crew stayed at a hotel to recover from such a challenging location - the scrapyard and awful weather.
Regarding casting, we made several calls at our facilities and a casting day at a drama school. There we were introduced to little Dave and another girl who was supposed to play the leading character. Unfortunately, things didn't work out with her, and we had to find a new actress four days before the shoot. That's when we have met Elle through a Facebook post. Yes, she has the same name as the character! She saved the day.