In 2004, I made my first movie.
We had a small budget, very little practical experience and no connections. I advertised for cast and crew on the internet. I hired a warehouse, we built sets out of wood and I filmed a ludicrously ambitious script on a mini DV camcorder.
The movie was called Trashhouse.
It ended up getting a wide DVD release in the UK. I had the joy of walking into the branch of Blockbuster that I had once worked in, and seeing multiple copies on the shelf.
Kim Newman in Empire magazine said it had 'Clever ideas but dodgy tech credits'.
While we went about our insane quest, we let filmmaker Mike Borland film everything we did. A cut-down version of Mike's documentary ended up on the DVD.
This video is the full uncensored version of that behind-the-scenes documentary.
It's filmmaking 2004 style; no DSLRs, no video blogs because such things just didn't exist. No YouTube, no Facebook. Editing footage at home was only just becoming possible. I cut the whole damn film on a PC with a 20 Gig hard drive.
There's a lot of love going on here. For better or worse, this was where it started.
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