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Marriage in Little Venice

We were honoured by Caorle Film Festival 2018 when Marriage won 4 awards including Best Feature Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best VFX and Best Sound Editing. Caorle is often called Little Venice and is situated close to Venice on the mainland. It's...

Latest Festival News for Marriage

Since our last update we've been traveling the world supported Marriage at film festivals. From Thessaloniki to Jaipur, India to LA. The latest list of awards are:10th Jaipur Internation Film FestivalWon Japiur Critics Award, Best European Film, Best...

The Joy of Pickups

One of the truly rare joys of being an indie is that when you view your cut and decide that you could do with one more scene or reaction shot there, you simply pick up the phone, pick up the right lights, get your kit out and dress your living room a...

26-Oct-17 productionmarriage

Marriage VFX Breakdowns

We've collected a few vfx breakdowns from Marriage and put them all on this page. Hopefully we'll add more as well.Our first is a virtual Brussels shown outside the window with Miranda sitting in front. This was a late shot in the production and we s...

A year has passed

A year has passed since we last updated and in that year the world has seen the escalating drama of the refugees right on their doorstep. The biggest displacement of human wave since WWII.When we set out to make the film, we knew we were making a ref...

01-Nov-15 marriage

Six Months to Prepare

We have less than six months to cast the film, rehearse, find the space, build the set, arrange accommodation, import the right gear, lights, lenses and equipment, do tests, find a crew, coordinate everybody, rewrite scenes, sort out the money and dr...

Adventures in ADing

Welcome to my first retrospective blog about Marriage. This all started for me back in April last year (2012) when a chance encounter via email started between Kat and I. I'm not one to blow my own trumpet but when I found out Kat and Paul were makin...

31-Jan-14 marriageproduction

Making of Marriage Documentary

Marriage was split over a few years but the bulk of the shoot was done in a 6 week block one winter in 2012. This is a documentary that was produced with behind the scenes and interviews. After this was shot work started on visual effects, editing an...

Set Photography

Today we feature a Guest Post from Photographer Matt Linehan.It was the first time I’d been on a film set and I was bundled into a small room filled with makeup bags and boxes, told to sit on the bed – it was a bedroom – and told seriously to be quie...

06-Sep-13 marriageproduction

The Trailer

The trailer took quite a few weeks to make. We wanted a trailer that would be aimed predominantly at industry people and would give away the concept while showing a brief synopsis of the film. If we want people to invest in it, to help us finish the ...

Shooting Starts

I bet you don’t get challenges like that in a studio films!!… Well, after that Herculian deed, I can happily say that the team’s bond stretched to the maximum but never broke, in fact it became stronger. Time against us meant we had no free seconds t...

24-Sep-12 marriageproduction

Casting almost Finished

I have cast 70% of the film plus my two main leads: Woman and Rich. Played by Miranda Magee and Christopher Slater. Two charismatic, lovely, talented and warm people; with the added benefit of having a Canterbury base – how lucky is that?Miranda’s im...

The casting process

I have cast pretty much every production I have made in the past and I thoroughly enjoyed the process. I know exactly what I am looking for and in some way it’s more cost effective for someone in my circumstances to do the casting than hire anyone fr...

Planning Production

The challenge: to produce a feature with a micro (is there a sub micro level?) budget so that no one watching even knows that was ever an issue.In this day and age that kind of thing should be possible with a carefully chosen combination of kit and a...

Marriage was Born

On December 2011, after typing FADE OUT on my Final Draft, I pour myself a glass of mulled wine and close my eyes in quiet satisfaction. The play had evolved into a screenplay and all the endless possibilities of plots and answers were alive in to on...

Director's Personal Journey

It was during a visit to Athens, Greece, to see my mother, when I was caught in the riots, admittedly one of the worst of the last 5 years. I went down as an active participant, joining the friends that I knew are suffering badly, adding to their voi...

Welcome to our Marriage

Welcome to the first post in the production blog for our feature film, Marriage. We will start posting retrospectively as we kept a diary during the preproduction and production, as you can imagine during these phases we had little or no spare time e...