A young production company started up for the purposes of producing 'The Watchers' owned by David F. Jacobson.
The cast and crew of the film range from experienced professionals to film students and university graduates to complete beginners. However, the shoot went very smoothly with many senior crew members complimenting the professional yet relaxed working environment.
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Shot in London, October 2016 on a Sony A7ii over two days and edited on Adobe Premiere Pro. We chose this script as it's cinematic, claustrophobic...
The Watchers has been a long-time coming.
A very long time coming.
I wrote the first draft on June 8th 2015, it was then titled ‘The Watchers of Worlds’ - a nod to the astronauts being the only witnesses to a world both pre- and post-impact.
Since then I’ve gotten a degree in history, encountered Christ, finished three drafts of a fantasy feature - The Aeneid, one Egyptian TV pilot - Heiretic, started countless other projects, and shot goodness knows how many short films.
Guest post by Andrew McGee
Who’d have thought making a film set in space would be so tricky?
The Watchers was shot in late 2016, and through the hard work of an amazing cast and crew, the pre-production and shoot itself went extremely smoothly (even with my own laptop almost falling off the set, see below). Jumping straight into such an ambitious film straight after graduating, with professional adult actors and a fully constructed set of the International Space Station (thanks to the wonderful Jason Kelvin), was such an exciting time as a director.
About two months ago, I began pre-production on my latest short film, which we aim to enter into the Impact50. Yes, I know the official filmmaking rules haven’t yet been announced, but if there’s
one key piece of advice I’ve picked up from the Create50 and London Screenwriters’ Festival community it’s that you should be out there doing it NOW!
Not one day, some day. But now! (To borrow Chris’s words.)