Making Films

Behind the Scenes Photo's from Film Sets I've worked on.

Solace in Wicca (2012)

The true story of Margaret InneQuaine, the last women to be burned at the stake for Witchcraft on the Isle of Man in 1617.

(Source: spudcookie)

Lycanthrope (2007)

I made this when I was 14. The movie itself ended up pretty terrible, but it was my first time working with actors (instead of puppets) and the movie presented a lot of challenges so was good fun to make nonetheless.

This shows The Blood and Guts effect (peaches with red food colouring and fake blood from a joke shop) - We got the mouth to move by using a piece of plastic with a centre fold in both the upper and lower jaw. Jon (the actor) was then able to bit down on it, thus opening and closing the Wolves mouth on camera.

The 5 minute Film can be seen here

The Toffees (2005)

I made this film when I was 12. It was the second Short Film I made. I thought some of the methods behind it were quite fun to look back on.

Even 8 years later, it is probably still the most ambitious project I’ve ever attempted. And I burned a Witch at the Stake last year!

  • I held a tub of water in front of the Camera to create the illusion of the Ocean.
  • First time using Green Screen - Puppet on the Bike.
  • Puppet was taped to the car as my Dad reversed it into the Drive.
  • Minefield - first time using CGI. Dressed my brother up as the Puppet and added the Head and the Explosions on in post.

Click here to watch the full, 5 minute film ‘The Toffees’

Industry Awards won by FrameStore

The Visual Effects Oscar for The Golden Compass, and one of their 14 Emmy’s, in the Reception Room of their London Production Offices.

This was taken a while back -  they were doing the CGI for Deathly Hallows Part 2 and War Horse at the time.

Belle (2012)

Belle tells the tale of a mixed-race girl raised as an aristocratic lady in 18th Century England, battling social prejudice against the backdrop of a controversial slavery case.

Pinewood Films 4, CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film

Industry Awards won by the Mill
Self Explanatory really. These are in the Reception Area of their London Production Offices.
On a side note, the Animation Suite on the top floor of the Mill is the trendiest looking room you’ve ever seen in your life - it’s a wonder any work gets done!

Industry Awards won by the Mill

Self Explanatory really. These are in the Reception Area of their London Production Offices.

On a side note, the Animation Suite on the top floor of the Mill is the trendiest looking room you’ve ever seen in your life - it’s a wonder any work gets done!

A Dashed Inconvenience (2012)
I did a bit of work on a short film my friend made last year. Some pretty nifty Camera Trickery on No-Budget is always good fun!
MannIN Shorts

A Dashed Inconvenience (2012)

I did a bit of work on a short film my friend made last year. Some pretty nifty Camera Trickery on No-Budget is always good fun!

MannIN Shorts

Dalek signed by David Tennant
I brought my Remote Control Dalek to the set of Decoy Bride and asked David to sign it. Really, really nice guy!The Decoy Bride - CinemaNX, HanWay Films

Dalek signed by David Tennant

I brought my Remote Control Dalek to the set of Decoy Bride and asked David to sign it. Really, really nice guy!

The Decoy Bride - CinemaNX, HanWay Films

Solace in Wicca (2012)

On Location in Castle Rushen on the Isle of Man.

The true story of Margaret InneQuaine, the only woman to be put to death for Witchcraft on the Isle of Man in 1617. 

Manx Heritage Foundation, CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film, MannIN Shorts

Dom Hemingway’s Grave
After wrapping on Dom Hemingway (2012), Jude Law wanted to burry his character. He locked his facial prosthetics in a small coffin made by the Construction Team and he buried the character in the Gardens outside the Studio……. actors, eh!
Recorded Picture Company, BBC Films, CinemaNX, Pinewood Films

Dom Hemingway’s Grave

After wrapping on Dom Hemingway (2012), Jude Law wanted to burry his character. He locked his facial prosthetics in a small coffin made by the Construction Team and he buried the character in the Gardens outside the Studio……. actors, eh!

Recorded Picture Company, BBC Films, CinemaNX, Pinewood Films

Mountain View Media Village, Film Studios


Backdrop (which is HAND PAINTED!!) for Trauma - Warner Bros. Pictures

Belle (2012)

Belle tells the tale of a mixed-race girl raised as an aristocratic lady in 18th Century England, battling social prejudice against the backdrop of a controversial slavery case.

Pinewood Films 4, CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film

Solace in Wicca (2012)

On Location in Castle Rushen on the Isle of Man.

The true story of Margaret InneQuaine, the only woman to be put to death for Witchcraft on the Isle of Man in 1617. 

Manx Heritage Foundation, CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film, MannIN Shorts

Solace in Wicca (2012)

On Location in Castle Rushen on the Isle of Man.

The true story of Margaret InneQuaine, the only woman to be put to death for Witchcraft on the Isle of Man in 1617. 

Manx Heritage Foundation, CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film, MannIN Shorts