Anthony had a baby. Well, his partner did. So Phil Stevens – Anthony’s prop-making buddy – is going to be doing most of the work on the Swordsman for the time being. He has tested out some wood and brass finishes for Ian to look at.
A few weeks back I did a talk at Sci-Fi London 2007, a film festival at the swanky Apollo West End, on low budget lighting and special effects. It went very well – the FX bit at least – but unfortunately because it was moved back later in the day than planned, I didn’t get to meet certain useful producery and writery people who were giving a talk elsewhere. On the bright side, I was given some free software by some impressed programmers from FX Home.
In my quest to find a writer, I read some good scripts, but nothing that screamed out, “You need to work with this person!” So, painful as it was, I started draft five myself. After procrastinating for a few days over early scenes, I finally got moving late last week. At the moment I’m happy with how it’s going, but I might hate it when it’s finished.