Neil and I spent all of yesterday working on the nightclub crowd surfer/stampede sequence – about two minutes of the film. It seemed very empty, so we layered up a lot more sounds. I wound up voicing a bunch more extras, including the (female) crowd surfer. The first attempting at pitch-shifting my voice sounded like TV funny-man Joe Pasquale.
Right, so Wysiwyg. Soon after completing Soul Searcher, I advertised it as a film seeking distribution on Mandy.com. Wysiwyg’s Tom Swanston got in touch a few months ago and, after seeing a screener, saw the film’s potential. We met up a month ago for a chat and I found Tom to be very open and straightforward. (Unlike the used car salesmen of the Cannes Film Market.) The company is relatively small and new at present, but that’s a good thing because it means they’ve got something to prove by getting the film out there. Coincidentally, Diary of a Bad Lad – of Cannes Director’s Journal Crossover and recent Finchely Shooting People screening fame – is also being released by Wysiwyg next year.