Well, where do I begin with this crazy concept? A full length feature film, shot, using multiple camera units, over just one weekend. The majority of the shoot took place in a quiet street in Cheshire…a dozen or so british comedians, actors and a well known news reader…including myself and son, Josh as we were given a small, impromptu role!
Whenever I get a phone call from director / producer Phil Hawkins, I have to brace myself…what’s he going to throw at me this time? Fortunately, he gave me slightly more time to compose the film score, than he had to shoot it, but not a lot…5 days in fact. Not much time to write almost 60 minutes of original jazz band music…thank God for Coffee and takeaways! the trailer features some of the original score from the film, but is mostly bespoke music, written for the trailer.
It seemed like a good idea at the time, three months into his redundancy, following a blazing row with his wife, John Foster lists himself on an online auction site.
This award winning drama/ comedy (winner of best film & best actor at the London independent film festival), shot innovatively in just two days, stars…..
“…an honest hit of social drama” BEING SOLD gets three stars in Empire Magazine!
“The biggest surprise i received while watching Being Sold came from just how good it was. And by good i actually mean almost great…and becomes something quite wonderfull…”
The first review is in for BEING SOLD by FlickFeast. (Thanks guys!)
Funny trailer for an independent UK feature shot in just 2 days, about a guy who lists himself for sale on eBay.
Directed by Phil Hawkins (the British one from Spielberg’s The Lot), this just won best film a the London Independent Film Festival, and a share of the profits will be donated to Amnesty International in support of their work against human trafficking.
For those of you wanting to make films someday, this is a great example of what you can achieve with a small budget, a few favours and a motivated group of friends!￼
“Being Sold certainly is revolutionary, innovative and very clever…thoroughly enjoyable smart, fun and witty comedy drama…with shades of Peter Weir’s The Truman Show and Ron Howard’s Edtv…”