Less than three weeks to go and things are looking gooood. I have become the producer for a couple of days, which for those of you not in the know means making LOTS of phone calls. I’ve been working through the locations list. I managed to put big ticks next to a couple of places, and most other responses have been in the “shouldn’t be a problem, but I’ll have to check with X and get back to you” vein. I had to rule out the football stadium, who wanted to charge us UKP500, but I won’t be shedding any tears over that. It was too green anyway.
I also spoke to the council and the police, which took a great weight off my mind, since neither seemed intent on shutting down the production. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Vic and Alie (not “Ally”, it seems) are tracking down trains (no pun intend), hunting down quarries (pun very much intended) and… er… looking for blacksmiths. Vic suggested doing the quarry stuff in Malvern. I explained that I might not entirely be the Malvern Hills Conservators’ favourite person, as anyone who followed the production of The Beacon will know. Plus I vowed never to film in Malvern again.
Lots of people are looking for a Cadillac too. If anyone out there owns, or knows someone who owns, a convertible car or pick-up truck of the American persuasion, please drop us a line.