This film was made as part of the v48Hours 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.
This is the reworked after the act version. We haven't reshot anything, but we improved the edit, re-recorded a few lines [why would you want to shoot in a cemetery with a bridge and cars over your heads], reworked quite a bit the visual effects and grade the whole lot.
We will upload the version we handed over at the v48Hours in the next few days so people who are interested could see the difference. The original version was quite good, the pace was already there but a few scenes were definitely weaker but we knew what we shot was quite decent and all it needed is proper time in post, which we did, and I think everyone is quite happy with how the film turned out, even without the forgiving context of the 48 Hours film-making challenge.
But since it's a movie that was made in 48 hours, you know it has to have a few elements to make sure everything was made during this week-end, so here they are.
- Genre: Romantic comedy
- The Character: Nicky Brick, an unlucky person
- The line: "I did that"
- The prop: a leaf [not our best use of prop, but many other films we saw were just as bad. We never really used a leaf as a proper part of the story, but since it was shot during the southern hemisphere autumn, there is leaves everywhere and let's say it's an aesthetic motif]
- The technical element: At least 2 seconds of slow motion
And here is the cast and crew:
Nicky Brick: Jeff Gane
Roberto: Cesar Wagner
Barbara, fish girlfriend: Deryn French
Aurora, car girlfriend: Delphine Grundy
Monique, Skype girlfriend: Julie Anterrieu
Nicky Wood: Tara Benedict
Priest: Paul Westlake
Guests at the funerals and the wedding: Helen d'Ambros, Alex Jaroski, Louis Mark-Brown, Simon Mark-Brown
Produced by Géraldine Clermont, Cesar Wagner
Directed by Géraldine Clermont, Nicolas Plaire, Bertrand Remaut
Written by Julie Anterrieu, Géraldine Clermont, Nicolas Plaire, Bertrand Remaut, Cesar Wagner
Edited by Bertrand Remaut
Sound: Matt Livingstone
VFX & grading: Nicolas Plaire
Music: "Cannibal", "Paper Bag Princess", "La Love", "My Sweetie Pie" by Patti Cakes, words and music by Tara Benedict.
"Loving You" by William Goodchild [c] Big Ben Fuzz