Chelsea Leigh Macleod and Steve Dodsworth are regulating up for their festival continued after presenting their first project mutually when the recently appeared self-supporting film corporation established on the 13th of July.
Waiting for Time is likely one of the premier United Kingdom short films to move into making post lockdown.
Waiting for Time pre-production was administered regularly online. Worthily Films gradually assembled a talented organization, and each creative had a comparable mission: to tell extraordinary stories despite barriers that might appear. To say that we encountered hurdles is an oversimplification.
Firstly, we had to address all parts of the production with COVID-19 in memory. For instance:
Recognising social distancing guidelines, we have eliminated undesirable physical communication, for example, handshakes.
We scouted areas that would grant enough space for the team and cast them to work securely and effectively while keeping 2m distances.
Worthily Films sourced a catering corporation, which has assured COVID-19 friendly refreshments. Everything stayed pre-packaged in personalized bags to overcome the risk of disease.
We have cast Waiting for Time through Zoom Relying massively on instinct and with the advice and direction from Carolyn Mcleod, our casting director.
Secondly, to build safe working conditions, we bought enough cleaning pieces of equipment for sterilizing a full hospital that was a hurdle in and of itself acknowledging how some supermarket shelves were still deprived of cleansing wipes and gauntlets.
Thirdly, a genuine test was that we were building our first short film as the latest independent film production corporation. We did seem nervous. How is here all running to come collectively?
Will this work?
We determined to ignore our anxieties and focused on to ensure that we put all the pieces in suitable work then we relied on plenty of hope and strength.
Luckily for Worthily Films, we had a story, an enthusiasm project that motivated many out of their hibernation of lockdown. Staring forward to Time was directed by the Bashford Twins and written by Paul Chronnell.
It depends on dynamic visual storytelling details and has its most gripping view in a remarkably very specific setting, not a little challenge even for a talented production designer. We would not accept mediocre in the cast and positively not in the crew.
The Head of Production Design Mariya Evtimova brought the energy critical for a nerve-wracking shoot. Due to the imposing potential of the film and therefore the uncertainty of shooting a movie under such as a strict lockdown.
The primary thing, which I want to figure on ‘Waiting for Time’ was the script. After studying it, I was much amazed at how layered and heartfelt the story was while Paul did a superb job to write such a great story.
In terms of set design, I used to be drawn to Heath and the way I could add on elements to his character which will visually guide the audience through all the changes in his life resulting in his ‘safe place’- the basement.
Building a secure space for everybody on set was Worthily Films goal, and our purpose was to provide this passion project, giving a message of hope and strength. Struggling with talent that was inspired by the story was euphoric. Observing our team leave confidently, a sense of achievement, and no signs was a gift in itself.