One of the greatest pleasures and most frustrating pains of independent film-making is having to do loads of the little things yourself. Here's my latest effort at a poster for the upcoming screening at the East End Film Festival. Get your tickets here btw: https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/film/eeff2017-across-river-qa-london-premiere#booking
Across the River, a true London film, is going to get a proper London Premiere at the East End Film Festival on Sunday 18th June 5.30pm, Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA More details here: http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/programme-archive/across-the-river/
Good interview here: http://thecriticalcritics.com/interviews/interview-elizabeth-healey/
"Because the film was to be totally improvised the rehearsal was a bit different from any other film I’ve been involved in. Warren, Keir and I talked through together in detail what the storyline was and what was happening at any point in the timeline of the film. We then walked the route, through London that we would be taking during filming, so we had a good idea of where we would be. It also allowed us to include any ideas into the film that came to mind as we explored the route."
"low on plot but full of life, and radically different than most movies you will see this year. ...it’s an interesting film that’s often emotionally resonant.
...an intimate movie that works on the audience slowly, revealing the emotional life of the two characters in gestures, reactions, and awkward pauses.
Healey and Charles share the screen, often in intense close-up, for the movie’s total 75 mins running time, and it’s their believable and understated chemistry — familiar and awkward at once — that is the film’s real success.
...moving, charming, and often funny, and even sometimes riveting in its simplicity and honesty."
"It was conceived to be an improvised project so it [improvisation] was expected rather than allowed! I know it’s just about possible with “the magic of cinema” (editing basically) to recreate the freshness and truth of those singular moments created by actors riffing; but those moments are so precious and wonderful that greedily, I wanted as many of them as I could get."