Paradis plays at this year’s London Anarchist Bookfair After Party, brought to you by Exploding Cinema. On Saturday 29th October. Park View School West Green Road, London, N15 3QR. More details Here
We started off at the church. The week on the run up to the shoot we struggled to fill this location with extras and unfortunately on the day we were very light on numbers. This required some of us to street pitch, which also was unsuccessful. In the end we had three extras along with the cast, which wasn’t enough but we did our best with the resources we had.
The idea for this film had been in my mind before my previous short, The Voice. I was pleased to take full control as the writer again as this creates my best work. Scripts evolve with its draft numbers; the original working title was Safe Haven, meaning to find a ‘happy place’ and the idea was always around spirituality. One of the original themes was yoga, and then law of attraction. But I eventually chose Christianity which meant the title changing from Safe Haven, to Haven, to Heaven and finally Paradis.
Check out the full production photos Here
The Voice has it’s official screening at The Montpelier’s Back Room Cinema, 43 Choumert Road, Peckham, London, SE15 4AR @ 8pm and 9pm on Thursday 9th July 2015.
The day before the first day of shooting was extremely busy. Firstly I had to pick up the van in Southfields, I hired this to cater for the equipment and food. I then drove to Deptford to pick up Cal’s equipment, then to Soho to pick up the camera from the rental company. Went back to Wimbledon for the food and drink shopping with Carly, then to Carly’s house in Southfields to unload it. By this time Carly was my Production Manager and was going to cook for the crew. After that I had to get a few final bits before I went home.