In the ten hours between writing the last journal entry and leaving for the DW shoot in Devon (not Dorset, as it turns out), two large hiccups befell Soul Searcher. Firstly, despite my rejigging of the schedule, Penny Skinner’s boss wasn’t having it, and she had to pull out. I’ve since cast Katrina Cooke in the role. Secondly, I received a letter from our costume maker Harriet Kendall explaining that she also had to pull out, for personal reasons. Cue frantic phone calls. Charlene Whitney, another applicant for the position of costume maker, was the lucky recipient of a pretty out-of-the-blue phone call along the lines of: “Do you fancy making a whole bunch of complicated costumes in four weeks for no money?” Remarkably, she agreed.
Anyway, I eventually got to Devon (not to be confused with Heaven, but frequently confused with Dorset) and had a very relaxing week, well – mentally relaxing anyway. I was glad to get away from the stress of Soul Searcher for a little while. And the producer gave me the smoke machine at the end of the shoot. Which saves me buying one for Soul Searcher.
Speaking of producers, James has been chasing up locations. Thusfar the news is not good, with a lot of people wanting to charge us megabucks.