Tag Archives: independent film

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 5

We are very pleased to announce that New York City based sonic artists, Amanda Belantara and Michael Cacioppo Belantara, are to join the production team forThe Raven On The Jetty. Amanda will be recording all the sounds, while Michael will take care of post-production sound design. They will be working very closely with John Wood, who has already committed […]

Leading Actors for The Raven On The Jetty Announounced

Happy New Year! We have had a busy December working on casting for the key roles in our forthcoming film, The Raven On The Jetty, and are very excited about the year to come. On the 15th and 16th of December 2012, following a tremendous response to our casting call, we held auditions for the leading boy, […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 4

On the 15 and 16 December 2012, we held auditions at the Rheged Centre in Penrith for the leading actors in our forthcoming film, The Raven On The Jetty. We had a fantastic turnout and saw many boys with a parent. We are quite keen to cast a 8 to 10 year old boy with […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 3

Mark Duggan and Erik Knudsen visit a location in Morecambe and discuss the location’s role in Erik Knudsen’s forthcoming film, The Raven On The Jetty. Most of the key locations are now in place. We are completing the production team and we are also now at a stage of casting the film and will shortly […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 2

Mark Duggan and Erik Knudsen visit a number of locations in the Lake District of England in preparation for Erik Knudsen’s forthcoming film, The Raven On The Jetty. They visited a raven handler, the farmhouse that will be a central part of the film, a number of woods and the lakeside where key scenes in […]

To Apply, Or Not To Apply!

That is indeed the question on my mind at the moment. In nearly 30 years of regularly trying to get film funding from the British Film Institute (BFI), and for a period while it existed, the UK Film Council, I have never received a penny. Even during the 1980s and part of the 1990s, I […]

The Day Thomas Learned To Speak I

I thought I would share on a regular basis progress on my forthcoming film that currently has the working title, The Day Thomas Learned To Speak. I hope to share with you the whole process right through to completion and distribution, whether it fails or succeeds. This is something completely new for me; an experiment […]

Robert Bresson’s Films

I’ve just got back from two weeks in Cuba, where I was running my regular Creativity Workshop at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television. During the evenings of my second week, I was fortunate enough to attend a series of wonderful evening classes run by Dr Ruth Goldberg from the State University of New […]