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Writer/Director Toby Lomas and Producer Henrietta Fuller

Toby & Hettie make a movie - part two!

Sorry to have not been quicker at continuing the events of the rest of the shoot but we have had a couple of happenings.  I am now working for a Production and repping company in Dubai, we shall see how it goes, and Toby is working on a TV show so been busy with getting things together.  As well as, of course, concentrating on our own work but at the momenth that involves making DVDs, covers and sending them off to various parts of the world.  You might think that it wouldn't take up too much time but Dubai has a non existent postal system so we've had to track down friends and friends of friends that are going back to their various home countries and giving them our DVDs!  Everyone has been very helpful and so far every single DVD sent out has arrived within a week...a very effective and cheap solution!  Thanks everyone!

So back to the night shoot of L'amour de Montparnasse.  To be honest after the first major opening sequence the rest of the night went pretty smoothly.  Only a few bumps, literally, in the dolly track!  We had a long dolly run of about 20metres down the platform and for some reason the dolly grip just couldn't get the dolly to run smoothly down the tracks.  We finally figured out that it was because the dolly was unevenly weighted by two guys so had to re-shuffle their bums a bit to equalize the distribution of the weight.  Even then though when we were going through the footage there was the slightest couple of bumps but thankfully it didn't matter.  As the night/morning crept closer the layers started piling up, JJ our special effects guy actually bought a fur coat!  Thea and Dylan were fantastic as they didn't take the breaks we offered them as they knew we had to get through the scenes.  The crew were dwindling as some had to disappear to bed as they had to be up in the morning for school or work and we all just get going.  We managed to get all the necessary shots and when Chantelle, the locations manager, came and said that we had 30 minutes to pack up and leave before Flash Forward came by everyone just helped out tremendously.  She ended up being amazed at how a "student" shoot was more professional and tidy and careful than the big boys which we were very proud about!


4:30am finish.  The truck had to be rented for two days as the equiptment couldn't be dropped off until 10am so we had atleast 4hours sleep!  The next day it took us about 5 hours to go round dropping off all the different equiptment that we had rented from the different rental houses.  Eventually we dropped off the truck around 4pm, drove home and hit the hay absolutely knackered!  Slept through, like everyone else that stayed for the whole shoot until the next day, until 11am and then round to the DPs as he wanted to do the editing as well.  After going through and sorting out the footage we decided to leave him to it for a couple of days and give ourselves a bit of space and time to clear our heads.

Join our facebook page to meet the crew, actors and fans.  You will also be kept updated on what's happening with the film.!/pages/Lamour-de-Montparnasse-Written-Directed-by-Toby-Lomas/279362927645

So the post-production begins...

PS - not sure if I've mentioned but L'amour de Montparnasse recently got accepted into competition at the New York City International Film Festival that is taking place in Times Square between 12th - 19th August.  We are really trying to save up to attend the screening because to date we haven't actually managed to afford to go to any of the film festivals that our films have been shown at.  Plus we have never been to Newe York and would love to go.  So if any of you are goingn to be there do let us know and we can watch some movies together!

Thanks for reading



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