Judge Minty, the Judge Dredd fan film.

Judge Minty Edmund Dehn
Judge Dredd Greg Staples
Director Steven Sterlacchini
Director of Photography and Digital Imagery Stephen Green
Prop and Costume Creator Daniel Carey-George of Custom Creations
Storyboards & Concepts Barry Renshaw
Written By Steven Sterlacchini & Michael Carroll, based on the work of John Wagner

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Progress report

Quite a bit to talk about in this post. First up, July's studio shoot.

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and helped out as extras and crew. The shoot was a great success, in that the footage looks amazing, despite one or two technical hitches. If the mark of a good cast and crew is the ability to adapt, then we all rocked!

Once again Edmund's performance was superb, bringing a real depth and emotion to Minty. Domino Burlesk was also excellent as the ceremonial Judge. We got what we needed on the first take, though we took a couple more just in case. Both the main scenes were beautifully lit and captured by Steve Green and Daniel Carey-George's props and costumes looked awesome, as always. As the scenes were completely green screen, Barry Renshaw's story boards were essential to help the day run smoothly. I've seen a glimpse of Steve Green's CGI work for one scene and well, let's just say it's very convincing.

Despite hours of hanging around in a hot studio, on one of the warmest days of the year, all the extras seemed to enjoy themselves. Everyone managed to get a chance at playing a Judge. Though with only two sets of leathers and nearly twenty actors taking it in turns, it was very much a blessing in disguise.

The Mega City citizen footage was the most fun to shoot, with lots of ideas being made up on the spot. We were too busy to take any official photographs, but luckily plenty of other people took some snaps to remember the day (all images are the property of the respective photographers).

This represents the last of the live action filming for Mega City One (apart from a few pickups and perhaps some more CCTV). Onward to The Cursed Earth!

Next up, a big thank you to Michael Molcher and Comic Heroes magazine, for their double page article on Daniel Carey-George's work bringing the props and costumes of Judge Minty to life. The only reason I haven't been shouting about this on the blog, is because I didn't want to knock the casting call from the top spot.

The article is brilliant. It's a massive piece of promotion for us and we're in excellent company as the rest of the magazine is packed with good stuff.


  1. For any that didn't manage to make it to this weekends filming, Steven is spot on with what he has written.

    Every person who managed to become a Judge was in their element. It's hard to describe how each persons face lit up as they climbed into a very sweaty Judge's uniform but I'm sure you will be able to imagine the feeling, on both accounts!

    As for the shoot itself, it's extremely interesting to see how the team go about their business, positioning shots, continuity, make-up, props, etc... Let's just say, they worked very hard and were happy to answer any question we asked about all aspects of the shoot.

    All in all it was another well organised shoot by Steven and his team.

    Just looking forward to the Cursed Earth now!

  2. Is that a Mega City Two judge there?