Making your first film is always a challenge and are typically made by a team with one common goal: to give their heart into something they are proud of. For a lot of facilities companies, managing your resources and servicing such projects can always be tricky. But when a small film shooting on your doorstep asks for help, we see that as an opportunity.
We have just started with a new project, one that we are truly excited to be involved in. It’s a feature film called Host, shooting right in our neighbourhood, on the world famous Portobello Road. It has tinges of psychological horror, and looks like it will be one scary tale.
Why are we excited? It’s always great to be helping Directors and Producers get their first projects off the ground, especially when the talent involved is as good as the one present here. Director Rory Kindersley will be spearheading the shoot, aided by the fantastic cinematographer Douglas Milsome (credits including Full Metal Jacket), who is shooting this project with a combination of Arri Amira and GoPro cameras.
What’s great about getting involved in smaller jobs is it gives us the perfect opportunity to give excellent training to our newest Digital Imaging Technicians. New to our roster Jake Robinson will be the DOP’s wingman on set, and with the training and support that Mission has given him we are confident his first film in this role will be a success.
Providing an on set lab and Q Take video assist driven by Jan Gantner, Host is kitted out with tools. Just don’t take any tourists up Portobello Road in the next few days, there might be some roadblocks!