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

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Location, Location, Location

We're beginning to gear up for Cursed Earth filming. First I'd like to apologise to everyone who has kindly offered to help out as extras. Sorry that I haven't replied, I will be doing so this week. I was waiting for a few details to be confirmed and I wanted to avoid drip feeding information across a numerous emails.

Also, we have decide to move a couple of key scenes from our North Wales location for dramatic and logistical reasons. This means that we will be scheduling another smaller shoot later in the year. This will require fewer cast and will not be overnight.

We have a couple of locations in mind for this. However, if you own, or know the owner of a particularly derelict piece of land or building, please feel free to let me know.

There are plenty of good locations around the country, but getting permission from the correct person is always the difficult bit. The things we are looking for are - easy access, safety, lack of vegetation, derelict or barren appearance.

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.