Friday, April 25, 2014

'Rider and Writer' editing underway....

The editing part of a film is extremely creative but time consuming. I really enjoy this process. I have viewed the whole 7 hours of footage that we have captured and picked out the best. Now we are putting the best pieces of footage together and making it smooth, watchable and interesting. We are around a third way through the story and are up to 21 minutes of film edited. So, it is looking like it will be a one hour docudrama again- maybe a bit longer.
The Premiere is set for Saturday night the 30th of August 2014 at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre in Mt Gambier at 8.00pm. All tickets are $15ea. The interest in this film is extraordinary with people from around the country contacting me to discuss either the Premiere or DVDs.
We have discovered that this is the first biographical film of Adam Lindsay Gordon made in 100 years. The last one being a no-speaky film in 1916.
It's interesting to note that there is a huge interest in our ANZAC day commemorations amongst the younger generations. I attended two ANZAC functions and both were packed with young families.Media coverage is at an all time high and the diggers themselves have told me that it's all a very good sign that we won't forget our heritage. It's true.....'in order to know where you are going, you need to know from where you've come'. Many people have no idea who they are or where they are going.....and more than that, they don't know what to do with their lives.But for the first time in many years, people are relishing in learning about themselves through their past.
Well, back to the editing.......

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