Return of the Hat – Festival selections

Posted by Alec on March 15, 2017  /   No Comments

Really pleased to have had Return of the Hat selected for 5 film festivals so far. Not only that, it also received the Judges favourite comedy award at Erie International Film festival. As if wasn’t …


Shoot day 02

Posted by Alec on August 3, 2016  /   No Comments

As well as shooting the final scene we had to shoot the over-run from day one. This created some tremendous time pressures but the cast & crew did a great job pulling it all together! …


Shoot day One

Posted by Alec on December 12, 2015  /   No Comments

Many thanks to all the cast & crew that helped to make the first shoot day a success! Special thanks to RSPCA and James Hinchcliffe for the use of the shop, and to Gillian Neild …


Casting auditions

Posted by Alec on October 3, 2015  /   No Comments

We had a very productive and fun day casting for “Return of the Hat” this week. Many thanks to all the candidates who took part and also to Joe Irving for helping out with organising …


Pre-production meeting

Posted by Alec on August 18, 2015  /   No Comments

Great pre-production meeting with Medusa Digital to go through final storyboards, shoot lists, film rigs… and more. Please check out the Facebook Page for updates.


Professional Puppeteer is on the team.

Posted by Alec on August 14, 2015  /   No Comments

Had a great meeting with John Barber [professional puppeteer and actor] He was really impressed with my puppet rig and has agreed to join the team! He will provide the voice and also be the …


Storyboard sketches

Posted by Alec on July 26, 2015  /   No Comments

I love to sketch out early film ideas. Its a great way help other people understand ideas when you send them a draft script to give feedback. Here are a couple of sketches showing the …


Latest prop in construction [its evil]

Posted by Alec on July 4, 2015  /   No Comments

This is the latest film prop in construction… [a clue: its evil!] More coming soon…   Please check out the Facebook Page for updates.


The talking hat rig – It lives!

Posted by Alec on June 15, 2015  /   No Comments

It Lives! After numerous attempts, I’ve made the talking hat. Its hand operated at the back and currently has 3 main movements with many combinations in between. In addition I have an animated [evil] scarf. …


Test rig for Talking Hat prop

Here is a short clip of the talking hat prop I’m building for a new dark comedy film.   Please check out the Facebook Page for updates. Its operated remotely by two hands, and will appear …


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