Every little love story has its little theme that portrays a message and personality. Much can be said about this chicken story. Not that I am implying or insulting any one per say, but really, how awesome is it to shoot a love story in a foreign place that most people wouldn't imagine about?
Honestly, the whole chicken fiasco story doesn't hold much bearing into the couple's love story. It was Tanya and Marco's idea to take up a filming rendezvous at a friend's farm in the Tottenham region this past summer.
Upon arrival I did some scouting around the farm and realized it would be best to shoot near a house, considering the weather wasn't looking to promising. Sure enough, the rain fell momentarily. I was definitely inspired with all that the farm had to offer. From cute animals to beautiful looking landscapes, clearly the couple made an excellent and wise decision.
In general, the filming was all about reality. I kept the acting to a minimal and suggested to the couple to keep the live moments as real as possible. In other words, I kept my distance and allowed them to act themselves upon circumstances. In turn, the result was fruitful and unexpected :P
I was drawn to their personalities immediately. Tanya and Marco certain compliment one another. I also learned something about the two of them. Something I find is so important in todays' society, yet we tend not to practice enough of it. I noticed how accepting and forgiving they are to one another. Even though at times, they'd disagree, one of them was there to crack a joke about it and laugh it off. I was truly amazed.
What you see is what you get. This love story had very little cutting to it. In fact, nothing could have held back much at what Tanya had to say. Being unscripted is always a pleasure to work with. Hence the title, "Chicken Scratch Story". Hope you all enjoy!