The last three nights of filming took place in and around railway wagons at Rowden Mill Station near Bromyard – a giant, privately owned trainset. Two of the days concentrated on martial arts fights between Ray and AJ, one of them on top of the roof of the wagons. Ray said he spent the whole night being scared. It’s a long way to fall.
The Thursday was to centre around Luca and Gary’s action elsewhere on the train, and was to be the first day of shooting with Jonny Lewis’ sweet ’73 Mustang. Unfortunately James smegged up the insurance and we discovered at the last minute that Lara was only insured to drive the car at location, not to or from location. It was exceedingly frustrating to have to drop yet another scene, but despite that the night overran by a good hour and a half, probably due to us all being knackered, but yet again resulted in footage which exceeded my expectations.
Thanks to the various dropped days, last week was the first time we had shot for five consecutive days and we were all feeling it by the end of Friday night. Today’s day off was extremely welcome. I slept until 4pm, went out for a nice pub meal then sat watching films with Kat and Edd for six hours. It’s now 1:21am and I’ve returned to my flat to try and finish the trailer. So I guess I’d better get on with it.